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M A N T I S - A m a n t i M o r t i s

M A N T I S - A m a n t i    M o r t i s
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-11 5:05
Viewed: 4051
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Praying mantis, a voracious and famous killer of the lower world.
Stagmomantis californica here waiting for a kill in its characteristic position ironically floating on the very flower of love, pink rose...
Photograph taken tonight...

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Hi Radu,
Nice picture. Interesting color contrast. Good sharpness, composition. TFS

Great macro Radu. Excellent composition with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. Well done. Thank you for posting.


The dark BG helps to show great colour, Lighting and detail of the subject. The pic is sharp and well composed with a good POV. TFS,

Hello Radu!
this is a outstanding macro with incredible sharpness and colours...I like the BG but IMO the negative space is a little extensive and distracting...I would crop a little more but it ´s only my opinion
in short this is one of the must fantastic insect macro,here in treknature!

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-11 11:36]

Hi Radu,

Excellent shot with marvellous colors,sharp and detailed ,well done and TFS,


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-11 13:09]

Hello Radu,
I love the composition on this one. The mantis in his typical pose sticking out of that womb-like "gigantic" flower gives the shot a science-fictiony feel. The details are supersharp and the exposure is perfect. Gorgeous colors.
TFS. : )

Excellent shot Radu,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Vey nice photo! I lke the black background, it contrasts nicely with the red flower and the mantis. Great sharpness and DOP. Definitley excellent, not much more to add.


Hi Radu
An Excellent composition,very good job!

Hello Radu,
Excellent picture! I love your composition, has a magnific illumination. Th mantis looks like praying to a God!
One of my favorites.

Great shot Radu! Love the colors. Looks like the mantis was taking the pose in a studio photo ;-) Great DOF, POV and composition. TFS!

Wow! Radu! Great presantation of a killer! Looks like after every killing, it leave the rose with the victim! Superb contrast with red rose and black bg! Exceptional!

update: hey look at that eyeball, it's still watching you :-)

Hi Radu,

EXCELLENT close-up!
Wonderful details, colors and sharpness.
Beautiful composition.
Very well seen and well done!

TFS :-)

Very artistic in quality and fantastic too! It looks like the devil creature dancing on it's own fiery brimstone. :)

beautiful artistic pic, TFS Ori

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