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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: 2004-09-22
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mantodea: Mantis [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-10-14 8:46
Viewed: 3757
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Mantis has become one of my favorite subjects... they are everywhere around my house and seem to hang out for a few days in one spot so i get to know them, so to speak. This bold little one was hanging out by my backdoor one night and the next morning as i left for work he was enjoying breakfast.

i know this isn't the best photo, i couldn't keep both ends in focus and he isn't in the most natural of settings, but i thought it was kind of interesting. PP is a crop and unsharp mask (maybe too sharp) and a resize.

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To Pamela: one more thing...ljsugarnspice 1 10-16 14:43
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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-14 8:54]

I don't think it is over sharpened. I think you did well get this with the available light and the contrast between the white boards and dark post, so well done for that. The photo would have been better with a bigger DOF but I can see that with 1/30 at F2.8 the conditions would not have allowed this.

Very well done to capture this moment. Personally I would not consider a harvestman as a tasty treat but I'm not a mantid!

It is a great picture!! I would like to learn to take pictures like this, so clear!!
Congratulations. I like the Mantis, the mistic with them.

Laurita, very interesting action you captured here. The mantis does not have a lot to feed on though. Just a bundle of legs. I think you did remarkably well given the conditions.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-10-14 17:13]

La composicion y el oportuno disparo Laurita, son excelentes.
Lamentablemente el mantis no se encuentra totalmente en foco.
Coincido con las apreciaciones de Callie tambien.
De todas formas es un buen intento.

The composition and the opportune shot Laurita, are excellent.
Lamentably the mantis is not totally in focus.
I also agree with the appreciations of Callie.
In any case it is a good attempt.

Is it Black Widow? Great and sharp photo.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-02-23 12:46]

Nice Shot:)Nice colored mantis.

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