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Copyright: Laurita Godwin (ljsugarnspice) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 17 N: 55] (313)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-23
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mantodea: Mantis [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-06 10:55
Viewed: 4319
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I spotted this mantis before the other one I have posted on this site. I think this is the male of the pair. He wasn't as eager to have his picture taken as the other, but I managed to get a couple before he scurried around the stump.

Only PP is a crop and slight levels adjustment. I sharpened it a bit, but not too much.

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Awesome picture! He looks like he wants to kill you for disturbing his day. I love it! Phil

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 50 N: 47] (130)
  • [2004-09-06 13:03]

Very unusual composition here, but it works out well,very good colors and details .. good job !!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-09-06 14:26]

Very nice shot! I love the angle and his pose - like he is interested in what you are doing.. Thanks for posting

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  • Tim Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 27] (105)
  • [2004-09-06 15:41]

Great picture of the Mantis Laurita! The angle and composition are fantastic! God's best,


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-09-06 15:44]

Bonita captura Laurita, por su composicion y su perspectiva con una posicion del insecto muy llamativa.
Hermosos tonos y sombras, con una adecuada profundidad.
Bien hecho.

Pretty capture Laurita, by its composition and its perspective with a position of the insect very showy.
Beautiful tones and shades, with a suitable depth.
Well done.

Laurita, This is wonderful. Did you train the mantis to sit still;-)
Beautiful shot where the mantis standsout very well due to it's colour.
Great shot.
Greetings, Jan

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  • kb10 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 29] (155)
  • [2004-10-04 12:36]

le point de vue est vraiment très original.
les couleurs ressortent bien.

Felicitaciones, Ricardo, y gracias por animarme con estas ultimas publicaciones, lo has conseguido te lo aseguro.
Fantastico seguir dia a dia tu trabajo y tus criticas. No te contengas con mis fotos, te recuerdo que como a ti, me gusta que me critiquen, no como a otros...

Thats a very nice Macro.
I love the backgound
Very good composition

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  • nrae (24)
  • [2005-02-25 21:42]

Muito bom ! Actually very good shot. You caught the beast "looking" at you - at least it appears to. Very good eye Laurita.

Wow!This is some macro!!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-07-01 12:26]

Bonjour Laurita, bravo pour cette super macro de Mante religieuse prise avec une bonne composition. Jolies couleurs. TFS Didier.

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  • orme Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 56] (188)
  • [2005-07-24 4:44]

Great shot, Laurita. Your point of view here is excellent. I like the way the sunlight catches the mantis on some parts of his body and the way he seems to be looking at you - just before he leaps! The 'fan' at the top makes a beautiful background. Well seen and captured.

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