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    Praying Mantis

    I found this beauty in my garden and went nuts, spent about half an hour taking pictures, they make such amazing subjects

    C&C always welcome

    Praying Mantis
    IMG_6487 by Tobias Weber, on Flickr

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    IMG_6465 by Tobias Weber, on Flickr

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    IMG_6459 by Tobias Weber, on Flickr

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    IMG_6456 by Tobias Weber, on Flickr

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    IMG_6446 by Tobias Weber, on Flickr

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    Re: Praying Mantis

    I have done that myself, for hours....I like the first one best, but the bright green at the top is distracting, have you tried darkening that or tighter crop to exclude it? You have captured some great detail in those lobster like claws.....you can see why Sci Fi movies have been inspired by these creatures!!

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    Re: Praying Mantis

    Good series Tobias,

    It looks like you were fighting some 'less than ideal' patchy sunlight, which has led to some over exposed areas in some though.

    They are all pretty sharp (but must be viewed at full sixe in the Lytebox to see this)

    I'd still be very pleased to have taken these myself though.

    Well done,

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    Re: Praying Mantis

    Yes, I think I would also crop #1 a bit tighter at the top, and there is plenty of space to take a corresponding amount from the right side.

    Much the same applies to #3.

    Plenty of good detail with these shots in what was obviously tricky lighting conditions.

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    Re: Praying Mantis

    Yes excellent series.

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    Re: Praying Mantis

    Thanks all, and yes the light was bad and it was a bit windy, adding to my problems, but the persistent will prevail

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