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Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis
Photo Information
Copyright: Regan Bune (outwest) (78)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40d, 28-135 IS f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): portfolio of a killer [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-28 20:20
Viewed: 5642
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A very defensive Praying Mantis.
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For some reason, I am reminded of 'Ta-da' after a spectacular finish. I love the clarity here, the pose, and the fine details. This is an excellent shot, especially given the unusual pose. Nice lighting, love the composition, and general subject.

Hello Regan,
Instead of run away this guy decides to fight. Wonderful pose. Look like this mantis is dancing to me. Well done image.

The attitude is fantastic! How did you make? The neatness and the background are improvable but nothing that this incredible immediate is worth seeing .
Thank you for sharing


Oh Yess Regan, splendid point of view of this deffensive praying mantis,
a realy good composition,

Bonjour Regan, superbe photo, très belle pose de cette mante, bravo,Martine

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-09-29 5:03]

Hi Regan,
Boy, this thing looks really angry!! Great capture of this amusing moment.
Amazing composition

Wooooow - I've never seen such a spectacle with my own eyes, very impressive, Regan, I love your shot very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2007-09-29 18:26]

What a display! Excellent capture!

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-01 12:10]

Hello Regan,
which type of music did you play to 'drive' the Mantis into this pose? :-)
The specimen is beautifully presented within a well composed picture. You focused very well, but depth of field and sharpness are not optimal. Nevertheless, a nice picture!
Best wishes, Peter
:D later

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