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Mantis
Mantis
sleekr


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Challenge: March Free Study (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE A1
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Date: Mar 26, 2004
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 30, 2004

This fellow was sitting on the steps outside work one day, so I pulled out the camera, screwed on ALL my macro filters, and started shooting.

Cropped, Curve adjust, Neat Imaged, Resized, USM

Statistics
Place: 59 out of 310
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Avg (commenters): 7.3125
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Avg (non-participants): 6.6724
Views since voting: 1435
Votes: 184
Comments: 18
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2004 11:13:39 PM
Wow! Now, that has quite an effect! Feels like those antennae are going to come right out of it ... freaky, but very cool!
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04/07/2004 08:33:09 PM
A very good shot. A little more focus on the eyes would help this.
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04/07/2004 12:52:43 PM
Great 10.
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04/06/2004 11:56:19 PM
DOF is just a bit too shallow - but a great shot nonetheless. Very awesome capture.
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04/06/2004 05:12:16 PM
Whaouh! Looks like a gremlins to me;-)) great macro! I had never been that close. Hope it is not a female for they have the reputation of eating males after copulation... bravo!
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04/06/2004 02:07:03 PM
Needs a slightly greater field of focus. The most important element in the shot, the eyes in my opinion, should be in focus.
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04/05/2004 09:26:33 AM
Ugly looking critter isn't it! But you have put beauty into ugliness, top shot there!
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04/05/2004 03:06:25 AM
looks like the depth of field here is a little too narrow, as I really find myself wishing those eys were in focus a bit more.
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04/05/2004 01:53:10 AM
Eek! - 8
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04/03/2004 04:53:49 PM
Lucky that insects don't grow as big as we do.. I think that the largest insect is eight inches long. That's quite enough. You have caught the inscrutable nature
and you know there is no such concept as mercy here.
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04/03/2004 03:41:55 PM
wow. awesome capture. i haven't seen apraying mantis in a long long time and I've never seen one this close!
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04/03/2004 01:48:12 PM
Nice shot, but the eyes seem out of focus and to me they are the focus of the shot.
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04/02/2004 10:02:56 PM
Whoa!! hello!! wicked shot mate... 9
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04/02/2004 01:51:38 PM
Awesome color saturation and macro work.
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04/01/2004 08:34:53 PM
That is disgusting,... and yet... I love it...
That's a great picture
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04/01/2004 07:20:14 PM
Wonderful shot. I like the perspective and composition. I wish there were a bit more DOF to cover both eyes though.
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04/01/2004 12:08:49 PM
Wicked cool. I feel like he's watching me wherever I go! Great compositoin! - 9
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04/01/2004 11:12:59 AM
I know it's hard to do, but this one needs the extra 1mm of DOF, since only one eye is in focus. Well done though, crop is great, and background is totally neutral.
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