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Adult Female Orchid Praying Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus). Her name is "Morticia" and she loves to pose for the camera. She is also a very aggressive huntress!

Many thanks for your C&Cs given to my last upload, with special thanks to Rob (RLF) for his User Award - really appreciated and valued Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jul 2013 - 11:34 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Killer Queen
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:14 Jul 2014 - 10:41 AM
Tags:Adult, Captive, Close-up / macro, Female, Huntress, Hymenopus coronatus, Insect, Killer, Orchid Praying Mantis, Pet, Queen
Votes:37

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paulknight
14 Jul 2014 - 11:06 AM

Fascinating capture, spectacular lighting and colour.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2014 - 11:38 AM

She definitely looks quite queenly. An interesting pet for sure.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
14 Jul 2014 - 11:40 AM

She looks like a warrior! Grin
Such a striking insect of stunning form and colour!
IB

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2014 - 11:47 AM

Fabulous portrait of Morticia, Sylvia - delightful viewing ...

Mike

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johnjo58
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14 Jul 2014 - 11:57 AM

Love it Sylvia

David

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2014 - 12:12 PM

fabulous shot

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2014 - 12:36 PM

I don't fancy mixing it with her, judging by what you say: great head on capture of this huntress, ready to pounce.
R.

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Daisymaye
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14 Jul 2014 - 1:39 PM

She even wears her crown. A superb capture.

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CarolAnnLauderdale
CarolAnnLauderdale e2 Member CarolAnnLauderdale vcard United Kingdom
14 Jul 2014 - 1:55 PM

Amazing! Smile
Carol

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gary_d
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14 Jul 2014 - 3:34 PM

You can tell she likes to pose, a wonderful image. - gary

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2014 - 4:57 PM

Simply superb.

Ali GrinGrin

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96182 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2014 - 7:02 PM

Reminds me of the Queen of the Borgs

She was ruthless too

Top shot Sylvia

Adrian

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2014 - 8:40 PM

Top class macro Sylvia.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ron

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91929 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2014 - 8:44 PM

Strange creature Sylvia - a queen on her throne.
Brian.

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Ray42
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15 Jul 2014 - 6:16 AM

Superb

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2014 - 7:21 PM

A fabulous portrait Sylvia, those colours are simply glorious

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SteveMackay
19 Jul 2014 - 8:24 PM

A stunning shot and perfect title too!Smile, the background colour works a treat for this lady, wonderful image Sylvia!!!SmileSmileSmile

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