Scary Alien Insect Part III
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-11-02 2:11]
The eye of the killer. Very nice portrait. Good sharpness and great saturated colors. Great vivid red and nice efffect with black background
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-11-02 2:37]
In der natur hab ich so eine Kreatur noch nicht erlebt.Perfekte schärfe geben mir die Möglichkeit sich ein mantis von der nähe anzuschauen.Danke für diese Foto.Ich komme aus NE.Grüße Siggi
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2008-11-02 4:04]
This is just incredible Sabine!
That Tamron lens on the Canon works brilliantly (in the hands of a skilled photographer obviously;)
Those details and colours in the eye are amazing.
A really excellent macro indeed.
- kingkristian (24)
- [2008-11-02 6:52]
Nice close up. Depth-of-field and technical work are fasntastic.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-11-02 8:58]
The most impressive magnification, amazing rich colour palette and stunning details/sharpness of the mantis. Superb DOF, great use of lash and amazing pictured scene (first of all it is head turning of the insect). Well done as usual and my kind regards. TFS.
Lovely to see you still here and still posting your crisp and clear macro portraits! I have always been a little bit jealous of this Tamron lens you're using so well ;-) Glad to see it still working wonders!
As always - great details, colours and POV. The mantis looks strangely aware of being a model and thet makes the picture even more interesting.
VERY WELL DONE!
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-11-02 11:01]
It is so good to see you again and I hope you'll be staying a while.
What a good sharp image you have of this alien. They are so interesting to photograph and we can see so many crinkly bits and pieces on this one.
- manyee (23770)
- [2008-11-02 23:01]
Wow, Sabine... This is really an encounter of the close kind!!!
Fantastic details on this little monster bug!
Now that you mention it, it is a rather wrinkled and crooked neck.
That is very weird looking.
Beautiful colors and composition.
Great to see you back.
TFS. : )
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2008-11-02 23:44]
Hi Wishnu ,
Great macro with beautiful colours.
- Maite (5199)
- [2008-11-03 2:33]
What a fantastic macro portrait of this Scary Alien. It's really amazing as you say in all the sharp and curious details. You achieved not only a great focus but a splendid and beautiful composition too.
Congratulations and TFS
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-11-03 6:07]
Another lovely close up portrait of this killer mantis. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-11-03 8:42]
Another fine macro Sabien, very sharp, great tight crop and a fantastic image! Well done, thanks!
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-11-03 12:16]
un'altra splendida immagine di Mantide religiosa, spettacolare rapporto d'ingrandimento che permette di apprezzare ogni più piccolo dettaglio, la composizione diagonale, il contatto visivo diretto e BG scuro esaltano l'effetto tridimensionale, magnifici i colori.
- Silvio2006 (101902)
- [2008-11-03 13:16]
Hi Sabine, amazing portrait with terific details of this alien monster, splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- horia (16656)
- [2008-11-03 23:13]
An even more in-depth close-up of this amazing mantis!
I quite missed them this year so i'm glad i'm seeing such nice shots here on TN.
The details of your shot are really something and the huge DOF you used helped you place everything here in great focus. I envy you a bit for having such a nice macro lens :)
The flash work also helped a lot in getting those terrific textures and colors from the eye just right.
The green tones again look great against the red rose petals and that makes this alien-looking insect more eye-pleasing :)
Bravo and TFS
- anel (40572)
- [2008-11-04 5:01]
Ja das Tête à Tête mit der Gottesanbeterin ist etwas ganz Besonderes. Man kann nicht sagen, dass sie dich zärtlich ansieht! Erstaunliche Details sind auf deinem Bild zu sehen. So nahe scheint sie wirklch gar ein Alien zu sein. Schöne Komposiion und prächtiges Farbenspiel.
- vmukherjee (1472)
- [2008-11-04 9:16]
Great shot! The colours and details are amazing.
what an excellent shot of this Mantis!
That eye is amazing!
Very sharp and crisp.
What do you think of the 450D?
- ramthakur (56939)
- [2008-11-04 21:05]
My picture of this 'Alien' I took recently in the hills is pathetic in comparison with this one, Sabine. And mind you, it was my first ever confrontation with this insect and still I botched it up :(!!
You have posted yet another wonderful portrait of this Mantis with superb details and colours on it.
Its green hues are so very rich.
Danke und aufwiedersehen.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-11-05 6:06]
Magnificent capture.Colors,sharpness,BG and details and composition are excellent.
Thanks for posting..
- kmr13777 (703)
- [2008-11-05 12:47]
This is an incredible shot.Excellent details and colour. It definately is like a scary alien. Thank you for sharing the entire series. Congratulations!!!
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-11-05 16:15]
WOW. Super Macro. Great work my friend. I have seen so many Mantis here last cuple of weeks, and took some photos of them,but only one photo comes nice. Yours are wonderful.
- pulsar76 (232)
- [2008-11-06 12:50]
- fiyo (15161)
- [2008-11-07 2:06]
Sharpness,details and colors are excellent. TFS
- ddg (5507)
- [2008-11-08 5:38]
Bonjour Sabine, superbe portrait, dommage que l'il soit légèrement flou, à f/18 c'est surprenant!! toutes mes félicitations, Didier.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-11-17 18:59]
Looks fantastic Sabine - the red with black BG works very well.
You've even picked up that bit of red in the mantids eye I see..
All around a wonderful macro image :)
- mlines (3116)
- [2008-12-15 11:55]
Hi Sabine, Very good detail showing many details on this green mantis. The colours of the subject and what it is standing on, along with the diagonal is very effective. TFS. Murray.