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Old Dec 23, 2007, 3:31 AM   #1
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I found this guy crawling up the side of my house.




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Old Dec 23, 2007, 9:44 AM   #2
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Very lovly close up Royce


Thanks for sharing

(PS:- May I know which cam. & lens were used , and the cam. stteing too)

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Old Dec 23, 2007, 10:24 AM   #3
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Thanks Liu

I took this shot with my canon 20d, canon ef 400mm f5.6, kenko 36mm autofocus extension tube, and monopod. The settings were Tv=1/800, Iso=400, Av=f8, natural light.

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Old Dec 23, 2007, 10:40 AM   #4
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Excellent photo Hung!!!!

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Old Dec 23, 2007, 1:14 PM   #5
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Many of the mantids we see in yards and gardens have hatched from egg cases boughtfrom plantnurseries and sold for "pest control." The ones sold commercialy have been exotic species -- Chinese and (only in southern California) Mediterranean Mnatids. I didn't know this when you first posted this photo, but this is a native one, a female California Mantid (the wings of the female are shorter than those of the male and the abdomen is bulkier).

Great photo.


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Old Dec 23, 2007, 10:03 PM   #6
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cool. i'm glad that our native species of mantid is still around. i heard that they were endangered.

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Many of the mantids we see in yards and gardens have hatched from egg cases boughtfrom plantnurseries and sold for "penst control." The ones solc commercialy have been exotic species -- Chinese and (only in southern California) Mediterranean Mnatids. I didn't know this when you first posted this photo, but this is a native one, a female California Mantid (the wings of the female are shorter than those of the male and the abdomen is bulkier).

Great photo.

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That's a really cool shot, Hung. I'm glad you posted this.The pose, withit's head turned toward you and the right front leg extended in a manner which suggests stealth, is awesome. Cheers, Dan
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I found this guy crawling up the side of my house.

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Never saw such a fantastic picture of a Mantis before. It is staring right into the viewers eyes

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Old Dec 29, 2007, 6:49 AM   #9
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Yes really good capture.........................musket.
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Old Dec 29, 2007, 6:51 AM   #10
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I've taken a few photos of Mantids (not as good as the one above) and all of them stare into the camera. It's really creepy. I think there is a lot more going on inside that Mantis brain than we give them credit for.
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