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Mantis (ID)

Mantis (ID)
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-07 17:25
Viewed: 3469
Points: 48
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Mantis (ID)

Hello friends!

Another unusual insect in my garden. In fact, when I saw on a branch, I did not know what it is exactly! ... I had to look careful to realize it was a mantis, it was in a very strange pose!



Interesting fact about Mantis:

-Praying mantises have triangular-shaped heads and a compound eye on each side of their heads. They are the only insects that can turn their heads a full 180 degrees, and some species can turn almost 300 degrees without moving the rest of their bodies. They're also very sensitive to movement and can see something move up to 60 feet away.

-The praying mantis is exclusively predatory - it only eats other animals, usually other insects such as flies. The larger members of the mantis species have been known to eat lizards, snakes, frogs, birds and even small rodents.

-They tend to ambush their prey and are very fast when they attack. The forelegs are spiked, which helps the mantis hold on to its victims. They also have very powerful jaws, making it easy for them to kill their prey.

-The praying mantis is considered diurnal, meaning that most of their activity takes place during the day, though sometimes you will see them flying around at night. They need the use of their keen eyesight to hunt, which is great news for us because we can often see them out and about in our gardens.

About this shot:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/501
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 11500/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2011-05-17 10:26
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash fired
File Size: 197 kb

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Hello Jesus!

I am not an expert on insects but I think that this one here is a good contortionist! kkkkkkkkkkkkk
Great shot with this very strange insect. An amazing job as asually! TFS
Regards from,

fantastic subject ! excellent tones and details,

congratulations for picture and thanks for sharing !

have a good time Jesus !


hey friend Jesus ...this one is a ...spectacular finding ...difficult to spot ..but with your eagle like eyes ...! Great point of view and quite sufficient depth of field ... the colors are great and the detail is good. Not too bad !

P.S. if you find my language changed a bit ... that's because I had a tea with the uncle of the queen's cousin ... this morning ;)

George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-08 1:12]

Hello Jesus,
Fantastic photo of this special Mantis. Light and colours are marvellous. Very beautiful contrast against the dark BG. Great sharpness and details and an excellent POV and composition.

Hola Jesus

Vaya imagen mas buena de esta Mantis tan rara, y encima con esa extraña pose. Una imagen muy original y por supuesto fantastica, una macro excelente. Como se mimetiza con la rama esta Mantis para no ser vista.

Un saludo de Antonio

perfectly taken photograph of mantis. great background and sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-08 2:08]

Hi Jesus,your garden is a paradise!!What a magnificent manthis,i never seen before,very perfect camouflage! And very perfect pic too whit fantastic details and natural colors from the ebst point of view.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Ciao Jesus,
sull'ID di questa spettacolare Mantide non ti so aiutare, incredibili dettagli e colori molto belli, eccellente il punto di ripresa
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Jesus,

Interesting mantis in good pose. I think hiding himself from you. I like the POV & great sharpness too.
Well done & TFS.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-06-08 7:16]

Hello Jesus.
Really very interesting mantis. I never seen before. Very good captured with great POV and perfect sharp details. I like composition and very nice blurred BG. Well done! Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

Hello Jesus,
What a strange capture with such impressive details and clarity.
Great composition with very good focus, lovely colors and excellent
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Jesus, il tuo è il giardino delle meraviglie, mai vista prima questa strana mantide, fantastica macro con splendidi dettagli e ottima nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Just amazing! Superb photograph against the dark background and great detail. regards yiannis

Hello Jesus
Impressive Mantis and Great macro with excellent composition and wonderful colours. The sharpness is impressive.

Salir al jardín y ala... especie rara al canto; yo tengo que ir al quinto pino
para encontrar alguna cosilla decente que mostraros :-)
Luz casi perfecta y bellísimos ocres a juego de los dos elementos, insecto y rama.
La rareza del bicho sorprendente, por la forma se asemeja a f. Empusidae, de la
que yo he publicado hoy unos ejemplares.
Saludos Jesús.

Hello Jesús

Great macro photo of this Mantis that can
superbly bee camouflaged with his environment,
great focus sharpness and details, i love the
light and the golden color tones, TFS


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-06-08 12:44]

Hello Jesus,
Wow, this one is quite different from other Mantis we've seen here!
What perfect camouflage among the dead leaves!! Beautiful light and colours, fine sharp details and well composed. Very well done!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

hello Jesus
great sharpness and good details of this Beautiful Mantis
great shot jesus
thanks greeting lou

Hi Jesus,
This Mantid is amazing. I love how evolution has brought them to this refined mimickery, incredable. My question is how did you even see that it was a mantis, was it moving? Your photograpy skills are awesome, and you must have some garden. Have a great day.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-06-10 5:31]

Bonjour Jesus,
You are right a very strange pose for your almost invisible Mantis. An acrobat-mantis probably! An interesting and well presented picture. You had to spot it, you must have good eyes!
Kind regards

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2011-06-10 8:32]

Olá Jesus

bela captura de um inseto realmente diferente e interessante.

como sempre ótimo foco e iluminação, bons detalhes..



Ciao Jesus. Impressionante esempio di mimetismo. Come sempre qualità eccellente.


stranissima mantide,Jesus
ottimo dettaglio e postura

Que inseto fantástico!
Um excelente registro você apresenta aqui!
José Roberto

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