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Old Aug 13, 2010, 10:59 PM   #1
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 12:59 AM   #2
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nice shot ...... did you manage to get anymore?
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 7:45 AM   #3
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 9:14 AM   #4
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Cool bob!!

Wow, what great detail - I particularly like photo 1 (the way it's head intersects the 'pink blur' in the background.

Very nice capture. (was it 'holding still' quite well for you?) I have borrowed a friends Canon 100mm macro (on my camera) and it was addictive finding all the little things to photograph.

Did you use a ring flash (or other?) I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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thats what i wanted to see one with the legs
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Outstanding Bob!
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Paul, It was very still. That's how they hunt and they don't like giving their position away to possible prey. I used a regular external flash with a diffuser.
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Thanks for the information Bob! Very useful to know.

Ah yes, of course the "praying mantis's frozen pose" and then 'pounce'!

I've seen a documentary of a huge praying mantis catching mice! Amazing.

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Excellent!!!!
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Bob,

Second the others. Masterful pictures

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