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Exotic praying mantis "in the wild"
Lens: 105mm Camera: K200d ISO: 400 
Posted By: yeatzee, 03-18-2010, 10:39 PM

Got my camera back today

One of the shots from a quick outing



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03-18-2010, 10:58 PM   #2
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very cool!

....Where you live there must be lots of praying mantises >_<;
Exotic too! If i see one, it will always be green.
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Yeatzee that looks exceptional, well done
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Ahhh so your camera seems to be performing fine.. you managed to find a mantis pretty bloody quick!

Nice shot

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Wow thats a great shot
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Yeatzee that looks exceptional, well done
Thank you! I am ever struggling with the speed light and exposure. How is this one?

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Ahhh so your camera seems to be performing fine.. you managed to find a mantis pretty bloody quick!

Nice shot
In M mode, on occasion, yes :ugh:

Ha, thank you

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Wow thats a great shot
Thanks again
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I'm curious what you mean by "exotic mantis in the wild.' Have they been accidentally introduced into Ca or by permit under a biological control program?
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My apologies I thought I put -in the wild- in quotation marks.... It was an attempt by me to replicate shots I've seen of this species in the wild. Besides this species would never survive here in the wild....


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here's another species in more of a studio setup...

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Constructive criticism welcome
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Those are really sharp shots, great captures.
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A beautiful shot of an ugly critter. Super job.

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Good to hear you have your camera back. I'm looking forward to many more such as these.
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A beautiful shot of an ugly critter. Super job.

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I thought it was a rather handsome arthropod.
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Those are really sharp shots, great captures.
Thank you! In these web sizes you can't see all the individual "eye units" that make up the compound eyes making it look a bit soft. Trust me they are sharp as a tack!

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A beautiful shot of an ugly critter. Super job.

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Ha thanks, but I defintely wouldn't consider them ugly! Check out those colorations on the first! To me they are beautiful, lean, mean, eating machines

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Good to hear you have your camera back. I'm looking forward to many more such as these.
I'll try not to dissapoint Hopefully I'll get that dang K-7 soon, as liveview would make my life SO much easier
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