Chinese Mantid

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This Chinese Mantid was photographed in Coventry, RI using a Canon 20D, 180mm macro lens, Manfrotto Tripod, and cable release.

I believe that insects often stare into a lens because they can see their own reflection.


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fousLG2009 - Mar 09, 2010 07:07 PM EDT
very nice shoot,very good clouse up
azkul - May 08, 2008 12:43 AM EDT
What's the difference between a mantid and a mantis? I thought it's a Chinese Mantis. Either way, it's a wonderful image, depth of field is good, and it looks sharp.
Guest - Aug 05, 2007 03:05 AM EDT
great image of the mantis. Am curious as to which macro lens you used, as you mention 2 different lenses, - at the top (in Tools) you say you used a 100mm macro, but in the comments area, you wrote that it was a 180mm macro. I still haven't decided which macro lens to get, - which is why I'm querying. thanks.
Guest - Aug 04, 2007 07:08 PM EDT
This is a great photograph of a praying mantis. The depth of field is awesome as well as the pose and facial expression. It looks like it's smiling for the camera like any other portrait (except for the fact that its a bug).
Guest - Jun 06, 2007 11:16 PM EDT
Great stuff, you have a lot of impresssive images in your gallery. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
Guest - Apr 10, 2007 06:07 AM EDT
It is nice to see the insects up close and clear beautiful capture
Guest - Feb 21, 2007 08:41 PM EDT
The mantis is unique in the insect world because it can turn its head and look back at you. They remind me of a tiny dinosaur. Great macro with sharp detail.
Guest - Feb 21, 2007 11:20 AM EDT
Wonderful image.
Guest - Feb 21, 2007 08:59 AM EDT
Well, if that's the case, you sure take advantage of the fact with exquisite skill!

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