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Female Orchid Mantis Nymph (Hymenopus coronatus)

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This is a female Orchid Mantis Nymph (Hymenopus coronatus). She is two months old and will moult another three times before she becomes a fully grown adult with wings. They only live for about 8 months Sad

Thank you all so much for your very generous support of my Dragon Fly upload - really appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Jul 2014 - 3:30 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Female Orchid Mantis Nymph (Hymenopus coronatus)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:8 Jul 2014 - 5:18 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Female, Hymenopus coronatus, Insect, Nature, Nymph, Orchid Mantis, Posing
Votes:35

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2014 - 5:57 PM

An elegant pose for you, Sylvia - she has beautiful, delicate colours for such a predator…

Mike

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sherlob
sherlob e2 Member 82439 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom126 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2014 - 6:01 PM

Now thats not something you see every day. Well taken too.

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ade123
ade123 e2 Member 2209 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2014 - 6:16 PM

A beautiful image Sylvia beautifully framed too

Ade

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2014 - 6:41 PM

The great thing about this site is you just don't know what you may see, this is amazing Sylvia. - gary

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
8 Jul 2014 - 7:42 PM

Amazing shot. Cathy

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2014 - 8:45 PM

Wow - it is superb.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
11 Jul 2014 - 11:35 AM

Stunning colours on the subject and a stunning composition...
Your insect shots are first class! Grin
IB

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