|Copyright: Chris Davies (CCD)
|Date Taken: 2006-10-01|
|Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro|
|Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-10-03 16:37|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I was in Lisbon at the weekend found this guy near the beach.|
The praying mantids, or praying mantises, are carnivorous insects that belong to the family. There are about 2,000 species of mantids. The biggest praying mantises are the Tenodera and the Archimantis, which are six inches long! The smallest praying mantis is the Bolbe pygmaea, which is only 2/5 of an inch, or one-centimeter. Unbelievably, some scientists agree the mantis is closely related to the cockroach. The name "mantis" comes from the Greek word for 'prophet' or 'soothsayer.'
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- [2006-10-03 16:59]
wow, amazing macro and wonderful portrait-shot, chris! :-)
perfectly sharp with nice colors and a terrific pose -
he´s already got his eyes on you.
well seen & captured, thorsten.
Excellent close up shot of this mantis. Sharp. Great details. Neat image. Greatly done.
Elle est superbe cette prise de vue avec ce beau macro de cette mante religieuse,les couleurs et la présentation tout est joli. Merci pour ta note !
Bravo et merci....JP
Now this is an extreme close up, nice shot!