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Adult Female Orchid Praying Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus)

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Meet "Morticia", my Female Orchid Praying Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus), who has recently shed her last skin to become a fully fledged adult, complete with wings. Keeping these incredible insects is a whole new learning curve for me!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:24 Jun 2014 - 3:27 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Adult Female Orchid Praying Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:25 Jun 2014 - 9:33 AM
Tags:Adult, Close-up / macro, Female, Hymenopus coronatus, Insect, Mantis, Orchid, Orchid Praying Mantis, Wings
Votes:25

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 10:50 AM

You just have to love that face, a great image and keeping them must be so interesting. - gary

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84357 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 11:27 AM

She is beautiful - I love her colours (and the coy way she is posing for you!). Smile

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 1:15 PM

She looks almost like a leaf with a face. Excellent capture.

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 3:34 PM

Good to see all went well with the final moult - Morticia is looking splendid Smile

A fine bit of camerawork Sylvia - looking forward to seeing many more images of these amazing creatures

Mike

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91929 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 7:21 PM

Looks like she has a flowing gown on Sylvia.
Brian.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 439 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2014 - 7:49 AM

Very dainty!

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96182 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2014 - 9:50 AM

Unbelievable SylviaSmile

I had no ideaBlush

Love the nameWink


Adrian

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2014 - 8:45 PM

What a wonderful piece of macro photography Sylvia, love the eye contact with your tiny model and the pose she is striking for you

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2014 - 7:30 PM

A cracking shot

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ninpo135
ninpo135  1 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2014 - 7:57 PM

Lovely shot Sylvia,like the new subject,
Regards Mick.

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