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Challenge: Free Study 2007-07 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Sony DSC-H2
Lens: Sony VCL-M3358 58mm Close-up Lens
Location: my backyard
Date: Jul 20, 2007
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500s
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2007

An especially vividly-coloured praying mantis I found preening itself and cleaning its legs. I especially like the way it holds its leg as it grooms itself.

I spotted this mantis on my backyard patio. It's the first praying mantis that I've ever seen in my neck of the woods. Very neat creatures they are.

Steps used in post-processing:

- Auto contrast
- Auto colour
- Crop
- Resize to challenge dimensions
- Unsharp mask
- Added border

Place: 313 out of 651
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Views since voting: 1060
Views during voting: 172
Votes: 138
Comments: 3
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2007 06:34:16 PM
Awesome capture and perfect DOF.
08/03/2007 02:51:10 AM
nice shot...the top green section seems a little grainy 6
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08/02/2007 03:43:10 AM
great shot, shadow a little too harsh
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