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    Praying Mantis

    Sharing a praying mantis captured on pixel. This is the 1st PM I have photographed, a fulfillment of a wishlist item.

    Exif: D700, Tamrom 180mm, F11, 1/160 secs, ISO 1600, -0.7EV, fill flash & cropped.

    Welcome your comments.

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    Re: Praying Mantis

    My apologies. The photo did not appear. Must have not done the correct procedure. Can the moderator advise, pl? Thanks.

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    Peter

    If you go here and read what is said about posting images and then compare it to what you did, you should be able to diagnose the problem. If not, then please set out , step-by-step, in a reply to teh message, what you did to post your image and we'll take it from there.

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    Re: Praying Mantis

    Don't worry about the initial lack of a photo, Peter. Many of us also had problems with our first post.

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    Re: Praying Mantis

    Thanks, Donald, for the link. I think I did not copy the IMG code & paste it here.

    Geoff, Thanks for your words of encouragement.


    Praying Mantis

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    Nice shot, Peter. I like the way you were able to totally blur out the background. Makes it easier for me to focus my attention on the mantis itself. A very nice work indeed.

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    Beautiful shot of one of the most amazing of insects! The DOF is perfect, which is a real trick with such a long bug.

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    Wow!

    That was worth waiting for/persevering with Peter.

    Great shot,

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    Re: Praying Mantis

    Wow - you totally captured the little guy's personality! Awesome shot!

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    Re: Praying Mantis

    Thanks, Jiro, Jeff, Dave & Frankie for your kind words. Glad that you like it. The challenge when taking this shot was the PM's continuous movement.

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    Really like it. Admire your perseverance in getting just the right shot. These little devil just will not hold a pose.

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    Nice shot but way out of my range of expertise -which is pretty limited. It is not the shots you guys make that amaze me so much, it is that you find these little guys just hanging about. I think I've seen three in my lifetime.

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    Hi Ken & Chris,

    Thank you for dropping in and for your encouraging words.

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