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mantis in flight
mantis in flight

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Challenge: Something New V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
Date: Oct 26, 2014
Date Uploaded: Oct 26, 2014

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I was waiting for Don, standing in a parking lot with the dogs, when this bizarre creature flew by - it was so big and unwieldy, I thought it might be a really awkward bird. I took 3 shots before it disappeared. Unfortunately, only one had any background besides sky and that looks like this: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/50641/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1134583.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/50641/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1134583.jpg', '/') + 1) . '.
This is the first time I've seen a praying mantis in flight, in person or on dpc.

Place: 29 out of 63
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Views since voting: 276
Views during voting: 164
Votes: 77
Comments: 6
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11/03/2014 08:43:58 AM
Incredible. I've never seen one - and they look too big and unwieldy to actually fly. What a catch.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/02/2014 11:39:59 PM
OMG! Awesome!
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11/02/2014 06:35:51 PM
I know that they fly but I don't think I've ever seen a photo of it before. Clever you to capture, beautifully, such an event.
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11/01/2014 11:06:11 PM
No kidding! Awesome catch, I've never seen them fly let alone been able to photograph one.
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10/28/2014 01:43:22 PM
Wow, that's quite a catch.
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10/27/2014 02:06:31 PM
impressive timing

if this had some context, other than an empty sky ...
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