|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Mantis religiosa, referred to as the European Mantis outside of Europe and known simply as the Praying Mantis in Europe and elsewhere, is one of the most well-known and widespread species of the order, Mantodea. Originating in southern Europe, the European Mantis was introduced to North America in 1899 on a shipment of nursery plants. Now they are found all over the north-eastern United States and Canada to the Pacific Northwest. The European Mantis is usually 5–7.5 cm (2–3 inches) in length, and has shades of bright green to tan. It can be distinguished easily by a black-ringed spot beneath the fore coxae. It is one of several different insects for which a name used within Europe to refer to only a single insect species (in this case, "praying mantis") has become adopted throughout the globe to refer to the larger group of insects to which that one species belongs.|
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Wow, what a powerful macro capture from Praying Mantis with superb details!
One can feel the power of 5D :)
Great title, wonderful clarity throughout the picture, nice textures on the snail shells and perfect POV. The blurry BG gives perfect contrast to the subject(s). Very well done!
Have a nice weekend!
PS: Sorry, out of smileys for the moment :( Hope you don't mind.
There is razor sharp details in this macro shot of the praying mantis. Beautiful tones and colors, as well as the depth of field- perfect focusing IMO.
Good shot - light and shade and colours are all good. Can't see what your aperture or shutter settings were but perhaps a smaller aperture would've kept more of the subject in focus ...? Minor detail though - great work.
- [2010-01-09 19:49]
Nice details, perfect sharpness, wonderful capture.
This is a GREAT macro shot.
Thanks for sharing
- [2010-01-10 2:13]
Beautiful macro with so nice details...
Nice colors, timing...