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© James Wei
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Photo Info
UploadedDecember 29, 2007
TakenMarch 18, 2007
MakePentax Corporation
Exposure1/20 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm
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18 responses

  • Katrina Serene

    Katrina Serene gave props (29 Dec 2007):

    Gorgeous close up!

  • Ted Gorczyca

    Ted Gorczyca gave props (29 Dec 2007):

    excellent macro

  • Lauren Miller

    Lauren Miller said (29 Dec 2007):

    this is great!!!!! I love their expressions!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (29 Dec 2007):

    Incredible detail!

  • James Wei

    James Wei said (29 Dec 2007):

    Thanks for your comments :)

  • Marian Enache

    Marian Enache said (30 Dec 2007):

    wow..excellent macro--I don't believe ...

  • James Wei

    James Wei gave props (31 Dec 2007):

    It was a bit of fluke to get it in time. It is just keeping on moving...

  • jen cash

    jen cash said (31 Dec 2007):

    She's beautiful.

  • James Wei

    James Wei said (2 Jan 2008):

    Nature is a wonderful gift to all of us :)

  • Dennis Blauer

    Dennis Blauer said (2 Jan 2008):

    James, is there some reason that you didn't rotate it 90 degrees? this is a beautiful macro and your gallery is impressive!

  • James Wei

    James Wei said (4 Jan 2008):

    Because this is the way mantis was looking at me. It was constantly moving that I was quite lucky to capture it in time. The camera was level on the ground, directing at the mantis who is trying to escape under the leaf ...

  • Jose Rico

    Jose Rico (Deleted) gave props (13 Aug 2008):

    love this critter! very nice close up!

  • KPRJ

    KPRJ (Deleted) gave props (13 Aug 2008):

    My Favorite, I swear!!! :O I Love Mantis

  • Patricia Shanahan

    Patricia Shanahan gave props (18 Aug 2008):

    WILD shot ! AWESOME macro ! Brilliant coloring !

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    Great shot, you really filled the frame...

  • chase lemos

    chase lemos gave props (16 Jan 2009):

    This is an absolutely incredible photo.

  • Dean Michael Dorman

    Dean Michael Dorman gave props (15 Feb 2009):

    Excellent shot! DoF is great!

  • Andrew Bowman

    Andrew Bowman (Deleted) said (31 Mar 2009):

    Good shot, very cool Mantis.

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