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Hi all, I always thought these were green in colour but found this very small one in yellow.
Taken in Spain recently and the first half decent shot of one for me.
Many thanks for the votes and comments on my previous upload and a special thank you to NaturesHaven for the UA, really appreciated.
Regards,
Geoff.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon105.0 mm f/2.8 plus 1.7 TC
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.1
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mantis
Username:FeatherFriend FeatherFriend
Uploaded:28 Oct 2013 - 11:49 AM
Tags:Mantis, Spain, Wildife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:63

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
28 Oct 2013 - 12:07 PM

Fine capture Geoff, great pose and detail,
Fred.

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6515 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 12:13 PM

A great colour well fitting with the autumnal theme. - gary

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 12:55 PM

A VERY IMPRESSIVE image of a mantis---

They can be a number of colors!

TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 - 1:33 PM

Great shot, Geoff - this is probably a male - the females are the green ones and are much bigger and often kill the males after copulation!
Tony

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 1:38 PM


Quote: Great shot, Geoff - this is probably a male - the females are the green ones and are much bigger and often kill the males after copulation!
Tony

Thanks Tony, that's something else I've learned today Wink
Geoff.

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 1:47 PM

Great capture of this mantis dressed with autumn colours and of course beautiful background that brings in front all the golden details !
George

DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9100 forum postsDerekL vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 1:52 PM

Lovely colours Geoff.
Like the tilted head and the scary stare it is giving.

Derek

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 2:13 PM

He's a beautiful colour, Geoff, we only have green and brown ones here. A fine capture. Carol

christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
28 Oct 2013 - 4:22 PM

great macro shot lovely sharp detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 4:57 PM

great light and colours Geoff
regards
Yung

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 6:41 PM

It's not only about photography that you learn on this site - The world of nature keeps coming up with interesting and useful facts. This image though gets top marks for detail, colour and presentation.Smile
Joan.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 7:14 PM

Thanks all for popping in,
Geoff.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 7:19 PM

I've never seen a yellow mantis before Geoff and some fascinating information from Tony. This is a top shot of this comical and photogenic creature

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 7:25 PM

Interesting reading too
but a great sharp shot Geoff
Lillian
off next week to do more critter macroWink

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
28 Oct 2013 - 10:23 PM

Brilliant sharp capture, superb colour and detail.
Effrossini

cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 - 11:09 PM

Wonderful colours, light and detail.
Great shot.
Cheesey.

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2013 - 9:13 AM

Superb macro Geoff. Some amazing detail in this.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 - 1:55 PM


Quote: Superb macro Geoff. Some amazing detail in this.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

yes fantastic image Geoff

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2013 - 3:01 PM

Amazing capture Geoff..Lin

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91885 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2013 - 9:11 PM

Super shot Geoff - lovely uniformed coloured Mantis.
Brian.

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2013 - 6:58 PM

Cracking detailed shot, love the colour too

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 11:48 AM

Thanks all,
Geoff.

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
8 Nov 2013 - 1:22 PM

Stunning Macro... IB

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 - 1:23 PM

superb image Geoff,well captured indeed.ray

jcorn3
jcorn3  4
14 Nov 2013 - 3:18 PM

Composition, detail and colour is spot on!

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2013 - 4:56 PM

Superb macro work, Geoff. Wonderful detail, textures and tones and composed to perfection.
Sylvia

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 11:14 AM

Like the good details in this Geoff.
Regard Richard

evelen
evelen  9 England
30 Nov 2013 - 6:01 PM

excellent capture .
eve.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2014 - 9:18 PM

Stunningly clear and well detailed, also very nice light,
Johanna

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 3:05 PM

Lovely colour and detailSmile

OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 - 8:36 AM

Great work Geoff, well taken mate.
Regards Shaun

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 5:54 PM

Stunning shot Geoff sharp like a pin
mike

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