Be My Valentine?

 
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A praying Mantis looking for love. Thanks for viewing, Don

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anne - Feb 22, 2008 01:48 PM EDT
I hadn't noticed that the praying mantis had a heart-shaped face until looking at this picture. I remember my sister and I catching a praying mantis when we were young and being given strict orders to leave it alone. It was a rarity then. But so beautiful. I loved the beautiful purple - it was just the right added touch! A wonderful Valentine gift - of course, I am thinking a little later date as Feb. 26 is my birthday and this is almost exact day for me to find this picture. *g* Great Work, Don.
Guest - Feb 24, 2007 01:44 AM EDT
Cool kinda like a Mac shot, w/the 75x300.. never tryed one yet, wife has a Rebelxt good camera. Sharp looking-like it
Guest - Feb 22, 2007 02:04 PM EDT
WOW WOW WOW WOW what can i say that everyone else has not already. this is amaising thank you so much for sharing it. keep it up
Guest - Feb 09, 2007 10:19 AM EDT
Thanks Karen, Talsi and Mary! Mary, I acually used the 75x300 I had at the time. I was about 6' away w/ a tripod. It worked OK, but many shots were blurred even with the tripod. It isn't the best for macro, but he was very shy when I got in too close with the 18x55. Thanks again, Don
Guest - Feb 08, 2007 08:17 PM EDT
Unusual, interesting and well done capture. What lens did you use Don?
Guest - Feb 08, 2007 07:43 PM EDT
Excellent shot of the Mantis.
Guest - Feb 03, 2007 01:06 AM EDT
Great color and detail on this fine macro image. Considering what happens to the male if he should take her up on her invitation, I think he'd be better off staying a bachelor!!
Guest - Feb 03, 2007 12:51 AM EDT
Thanks everyone! I sure appreciate the kind words. Alandra, no tubes. I need to get some though. They are on the wish list :-). Thanks again, Don
Guest - Feb 02, 2007 09:48 PM EDT
echoing all the other comments, late again. Were you using an extension tube, Don?
Guest - Feb 02, 2007 08:19 PM EDT
What a great shot...he does look a bit like an alien though...
Guest - Feb 02, 2007 04:49 PM EDT
WOW!! perfect.
Guest - Feb 02, 2007 08:51 AM EDT
Outstanding Job Don!! I really like the back lighting along it's neck, or what ever it is :) I love those eyes..
Guest - Feb 02, 2007 08:35 AM EDT
Awesome shot.
Guest - Feb 02, 2007 02:18 AM EDT
This is a really brilliant photograph, Don! Superb detail, great composition, lovely colours. I can even forgive the border!! :)
Guest - Feb 01, 2007 05:27 PM EDT
Great detail on the praying mantis. Carol
Guest - Feb 01, 2007 05:05 PM EDT
wonderfull don excellent love it
Guest - Feb 01, 2007 03:15 PM EDT
Great shot.Wonderful DOF.

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