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Mantis religiosa
Brown Praying Mantis = male 3+ inches

A friendly insect, I found him hanging around in a conifer----- he has since disappeared. There was a female around.......


Thank you to Kate for her UA--

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di Model (B01) Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Sep 2013 - 12:15 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Hello
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:26 Sep 2013 - 10:14 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Humour / fun, Insect, Mantis, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Wildlife / nature
Votes:84

Comments

senn
senn e2 Member 2senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2013 - 10:18 PM

IMHO top class a gh capture .. really !

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2013 - 10:23 PM

Intelligence from outer space - this critter would be perfect for sci-fi drama!
Joan.

LucienH
LucienH e2 Member 9386 forum postsLucienH vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2013 - 10:25 PM

Perfect detail, wonderful.

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2013 - 10:27 PM

Superb portrait

petebfrance
26 Sep 2013 - 10:28 PM

Hello

AnneB50
AnneB50 e2 Member 181 forum postsAnneB50 vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2013 - 10:32 PM

Well spotted, great detail

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4132 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2013 - 10:36 PM

Like the title for this inquisitive mantis, Jenn: excellent detail and the head so well illuminated.
Ronnie.

capto
capto e2 Member 1580 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2013 - 10:49 PM

Smashing image, it's so cute.Smile

ivor

EileenH
26 Sep 2013 - 10:50 PM

Beautiful captureSmile

Eileen

achieverswales
26 Sep 2013 - 10:51 PM

Have been toying with a purchase of the D800, the quality here has made up my mind, awesome capture Jenn.

Regards

Trev.

bearmtn
bearmtn e2 Member 6bearmtn vcard United States
26 Sep 2013 - 10:55 PM

Fantastic Macro!!

jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 430 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2013 - 11:22 PM

Quite astonishing Jenn. Superb work.
Jason

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2013 - 11:46 PM

Not surprised he disappeared Jenn,
with a female around !!
Well lit and coloured.
Good shot.
Mick.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom70 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2013 - 11:54 PM

No wonder Trevor wants to buy that camera,
You certainly know how to make the most of it with
one fantastic image after another.
Superb macro.
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin

handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 1handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 5:13 AM

What a great shot, Jenn. As I found with my brown preying mantis a week or so ago, they always look at the lens, with a look of great intelligence. But this, what an image, a great macro portrait. I am jealous.

Peter

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7124 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 6:06 AM

Fabulous, Jenn SmileSmileSmileSmile Carol

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 6:57 AM

I love the way these guys look straight at you. Wonderful shot.

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1111 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 6:59 AM


Quote: I love the way these guys look straight at you. Wonderful shot.

Superb macro work...well done

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 7:22 AM

A stunning macro capture Jennn.

Albert

Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
27 Sep 2013 - 7:28 AM

Excellent capture Jenn !

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7327 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom878 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 8:16 AM

You've been framed...
Moira

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7327 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom878 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 8:37 AM

The colours are irresistible, but the important thing for me is the composition/low viewpoint/angle. The way the antennae explore the top of the frame. My picture of the day - already!
Moira

marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 8:55 AM

It doesn't need a whole rhetoric... Stunning will suffice.

canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 - 9:49 AM

Outstanding Jenn
Jim

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 9:51 AM

Lovely colours and a cute face. Smile

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 12:40 PM

Lovely detailed shot Jenn and what a pose, saw one of these during a short holiday in Spain, hope my version does it justice as yours has,
Geoff.

Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 12:48 PM

They are a strange insect for sure. I just saw a rather bizarre documentary on their sex life!!!!!!

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 1:53 PM

Excellent detailed capture Jenn. Also, super pose.

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 2:21 PM

This is absolutely amazing, Jenn. SmileSmileSmileSmile

psu68
psu68  1 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 2:41 PM

Take me to your leader immediately.......

JohnChambersPhotography

My o my what big eyes you have, and captured to perfection I might add, congrats on the awards well deserved I say .

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 2:49 PM

Just wonderful detailSmile

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9706 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2667 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 2:53 PM

Excellent!


Willie

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 3:08 PM

Great shot Jenn. Stunning detail.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinTongueTongueTongueTongue
Ron

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 4:43 PM

Stunning capture, great details, beautiful pose!
George

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 2JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 5:20 PM

A splendid shot
Ju

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 - 6:03 PM

Makes one smile Grin

P.

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 7:03 PM

What a wonderful portrait! Well deserving all those awards.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 7:05 PM

My goodness...SENSATIONAL macro, Jennnn. The focus is incredible and the colours just go *POP* too!

BRAVO.

Andrew

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81872 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 7:58 PM

Superb Jennn - excellent composition.

viscostatic
27 Sep 2013 - 8:01 PM

Well hello. I do find these quite creepy but there is no doubt that this is a very fine close-up.

Phil.

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8683 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1529 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 9:00 PM

Amazing capture, Jenn, I'm only sorry that I have used my User AwardSmile!!!

fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 9:29 PM

SUPERLATIVE SmileSmileSmile

Lavina

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1435 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom67 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 9:57 PM

Outstanding image.
Nigel

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 - 10:52 PM

Wow fantastic shot Jenn. Cathy

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 - 11:34 PM

AMAZING MACRO...
IB

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9184 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 12:55 AM

I'm always amazed at the subjects you find and how they seem to pose for you. Smile Excellent!
Ty

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  1 Russian Federation
28 Sep 2013 - 5:16 PM

You know, Jennn, this is one of my favorite insects! And it is taken simply amazingly good!Smile
Regards Valery

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 5:19 PM

Wonderful clarity and pin sharp detail in this impressive macro Jenn, he looks fairly compos mantis to me!Smile

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 1:44 AM

What a great & colourful composition Jennnnnnn. His throat matches the colour of the small flowers of the pine xxxSmileSmileSmile

Potra
Potra e2 Member Potra vcard Venezuela
5 Oct 2013 - 1:04 AM

Absolutely awesome portrait Jenn, it is really sweet and cool at the same time, just like Santa Teresas are. In Venezuela, the indigenous name is "cerbatana".
Spectacular shot.
M

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 6:35 AM

Wow -- now this is a macro.
-=\Walter

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