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Please Don't Tell Anyone I Bite My Toenails
Please Don't Tell Anyone I Bite My Toenails

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Challenge: Triangle II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Flowers and Bugs
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon MF 105mm f/2.5 AIS
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Sep 2, 2010
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2010

Took some pictures of this gal because ... well, Praying Mantises are cool bugs. She was cleaning up after a tasty meal of a honeybee. I would have preferred she eat a fly, but my opinion was not taken into account when she made her meal selection. At least she created numerous triangles with her body parts as she cleaned; far more interesting to me than just a portrait of her head ;-)

Had my extension tubes on (36mm + 20mm) and used diffused fill flash.

PP - cropped, levels, increased saturation and contrast, resized, sharpened, added border.

Place: 11 out of 128
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Views since voting: 1485
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 148
Comments: 4
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03/09/2011 04:21:19 PM
just having a quick look in our new insect gallery and noticed this beauty .. this is awesome mary .. they're such interesting insects .. wish we got more of them around here .. :)
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09/12/2010 04:41:47 AM
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09/08/2010 07:28:03 PM
Superb clarity. Well shot.
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09/08/2010 12:49:42 PM
Looks to me like he's biting his ankle... but I won't tell that either. LOL!

Great detail on this! 8
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