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Copyright: Paco Alarcon (pacomacro) (180)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon F50, Sigma 105 + extension tubes, UV
Exposure: f/19, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mantodea: Mantis, portfolio of a killer [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-12 5:59
Viewed: 6359
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 49
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Mantis (Sphodromantis viridis)
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Great DOF Paco. Very nice post. Good work. I would like to have seen a little more notes on the mantis and also on how you got this shot.

This is the closest view in TN's mantis gallery. We have here very good details, with a quite good DOF regarding the super macro conditions. First shot with eyes facets really visible. Good color and exposure. I share Willie's views about a descriptive note. Very good macro.

This would have been a great shot without the flash reflections.
A better note would be welcome.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-12-12 9:24]

Wow ! Wonderfull macro ! We can see a lot of details. Good DOF and colors.

Fantastic macro

Great macro Paco.
Very good sharpness, colours and light.
Agree with Philip about the reflection in the eyes, but
it's only a minor nit.
Very well done.
A better note would be welcome.

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  • Maru Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-12-12 12:47]

Great macro! The sharpness is very good and the details of the eyes are incredible. Some note would be better next time

Paco, Very nice work..Like everything about it! Thanx!!

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  • Ninfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
  • [2004-12-12 15:12]

Hola Paco: Definitivamente has captado de una manera única el encanto de la mirada de las mantis; en lo personal, creo que la cara de la mantis (por el color, brillo y características de sus ojos) es algo difícil de fotografiar y tú lo has hecho de manera excelente en este super retrato. Estos detalles de la boca son super, he tenido la oportunidad de acariar y ver muy de cerca a las mantis pero mis ojos no han podido captar tantos detalles fascinantes como estos que tú nos muestras en esta imagen. Felicitaciones. Saludos Cordiales. *Ninfa Urania*

ca c'est de la macro !
vraiment du bon travail ;)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-12-13 4:14]

I don't like mantis very much, especially this scale of close-ups but your picture is absolutely superb, Paco!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-12-13 7:04]

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****
Note: *

Excelente macro con gran detalle y nitidez... lástima que no incluyas ninguna información en tus notas, ni del modelo, ni de las condiciones de la captura o el post procesado.

Paco, this is a wonderful shot. You got really up close and personal. I am very excited to see this image as I have just purchased a Sigma 105mm Macro lens and am waiting for it to be delivered.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-12-14 15:02]

Another stunnig macro.
Eyes details are wonderful, and the DOF is very efficient, it emphasize the subject, the head.
Great Job.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-12-16 6:12]

Great macro Paco.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-22 14:04]

Paco, very nice photo with pov and pose. Vivid colors, excellent sharpness.



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  • tambaki (172)
  • [2005-04-02 11:04]

Muy buen macro Paco, por no decir expectacular,se aprecian a la perfeccion los detalles, enhorabuena!!!

A perfeição e nitidez do foco flagra um olhar apaixonado. Muito lindo.

I lost my words. Very nice...........

Thanks for share.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-04-14 20:46]

Muito boa macro! Detalhes impressionantes! Boa foto, só acho que você poderia aproveitar mais o que é permitido, ou seja: 800 pixels em um dos lados e arquivo (file) até 200 Kbs. Isso daria uma visão melhor de suas fotos!

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  • Phoki Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 21] (284)
  • [2005-04-15 5:16]

Quite a beauty!!She looks rather shy on your pic!!And to think this is an ultimate predator!!

Incredible protrait! Like a head-shot for a model! The DOF is just perfect! What kind of matis is this?? WOW, thanks!

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  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2005-10-15 12:14]

Πολύ όμορφο το πορτρέτο του Mantis Paco!!!
Σωστή γωνία λήψης και πολύ καλή εστίαση
Mπραβο (GR)

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-24 13:19]

Excellent marco Paco!
Focus is sharp on the eyes, DOF blur anything behind the insect and I like the colors. Exposure is excellent too. TFS

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2006-08-02 7:57]

Wspaniale macro. Rewelacja!


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