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Copyright: Chris Davies (CCD) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 25] (422)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-01
Categories: Insects
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
Viewed: 2982
Points: 8
[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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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [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.

Hi Chris,
Excellent close up shot of this mantis. Sharp. Great details. Neat image. Greatly done.

Ben Lakitan

Salut Chris
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!


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