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Mantis in action

Mantis in action
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Copyright: Adrian Szatewicz (aes_thor) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 29 N: 592] (2489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600, Fujinon Zoom Lens 28-300 mm Eq., Raynox DCR-250
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/530 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mantodea: Mantis [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-30 13:33
Viewed: 4291
Points: 10
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Hi all!

Today one of photos taken during my holidays on Krym, Ukraine. On the picture- big green mantis- first and only I've seen in wildlife. I didn't expect to find such big species in that place, creature was hidden under the leaf near my place of stay in Eupatoria. I didn't have tripod with me so picture was taken hand held, I had to use opened focus and ISO 200 to take sharp shoot in such conditions. I have taken about ten shots- this one is the best I think. Cropped from original, noise removed in Neat Image then some levels operated, resized and sharpened. I hope You like it.
About Krym- still very wild and beautifull place to visit- I recommend for everyone who likes something different, really worth watching even if the acomodation standard is lower then in the eastern Europe.

Thanks for comments and any criticques.

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-09-30 13:36]

Hola Adrian, hoy hemos coincidido en el insecto, excelente momento, con un enfoque selectivo en cabeza y la presa, un buen resultado en esta toma con buena exposición y tonos de color. Un saludo

Hola Adrian,
Güzel bir çalışma.

Hello Adrian,
Excellent Marco shot of this Praying Mantis having lunch, superb detail, love the narrow d.o.f, well framed and composed. t.f.s

Cheers Rick :)

Bardzo fajna modliszka, dobra ostrosc i swiatlo, fajna kompozycja, bardzo ladnie nasycone odcienie zieleni, podoba mi sie,

Hi Adrian,
great shot and very interesting composition!

Best regards, Leonid

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