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Don Ellis
15th of October 2003 (Wed), 09:34
Perhaps we can make a deal here... if you don't complain about five photos in a single post, I promise not to post the other 251. :)

http://www.kleptography.com/dl/fm/mantis_october1.jpg

http://www.kleptography.com/dl/fm/mantis_october2.jpg

http://www.kleptography.com/dl/fm/mantis_october3.jpg

http://www.kleptography.com/dl/fm/mantis_october4.jpg

http://www.kleptography.com/dl/fm/mantis_october5.jpg

All taken with a Canon G2 and either +5, +10 or +15 close-up filters.

Don

nucki
15th of October 2003 (Wed), 09:46
Hi!

looks great? did also a few macro shots with my old G2, but now I sold it and bought a 10D. so right now I have no macro lens. :-(

I like the 3. most! goot head shot! ;-)

regards
Peter

msvadi
15th of October 2003 (Wed), 09:53
#2 - oh-my-god ;)

was the mantis posing for you in your studio?
how much he charges? ;)

stoneylonesome
15th of October 2003 (Wed), 10:08
Fantastic macros, You've just raised the bar once again. :)

new girl on the bloc
15th of October 2003 (Wed), 10:10
don, you sure have made friends with these critters! your closeups are getting closer-up and they seem to be flattered by it!

marie
15th of October 2003 (Wed), 10:13
"Perhaps we can make a deal here... if you don't complain about five photos in a single post, I promise not to post the other 251."

unquote



just horrible,
diabolicial
disgusting
horrendous
beastly

enough ?

:D :D
marie

CyberDyneSystems
15th of October 2003 (Wed), 10:14
Amazing! :)

Don Ellis
15th of October 2003 (Wed), 10:22
marie wrote:
"Perhaps we can make a deal here... if you don't complain about five photos in a single post, I promise not to post the other 251."
unquote

just horrible,
diabolicial
disgusting
horrendous
beastly

enough ?

:D :D
marie

Always the problem child... just one more before bedtime... but it won't be what you expect...

http://www.kleptography.com/dl/fm/mantis_october_ir.jpg

To everyone else... thank you. Please forgive the lack of voluminous response due to the late hour. I'll tune in tomorrow.

Don

marie
15th of October 2003 (Wed), 10:32
"I'll tune in tomorrow."
unquote


you should be so lucky don !

and yet another horrible sight here
posing for a embryo ......

ps
and don't sleep well


:D

gee,
but its great....... to be able to let go all the vent up feelings at last :D :D


:D
marie

new girl on the bloc
15th of October 2003 (Wed), 12:10
a bit of interesting info on the mantis...

"The praying mantis, because of near human mannerisms, has awed and intrigued man from earliest times. Many old cultures held special beliefs about these remarkable insects and regarded them with reverence and respect. The often upright stance, with powerful forelegs raised as if in supplication, the alert expression of the bulging eyes, the free swiveling head--these features, taken together, may have inspired the ancient Greeks to name the insect 'mantis', their word for soothsayer, prophet, diviner."

National Geographic
February 1984

Default9
15th of October 2003 (Wed), 12:28
these look great!!
I guess i need to get me some close up filters:D and try and shoot some macros myself;)

JoseC
15th of October 2003 (Wed), 13:48
Thanks for sharing your magnificient pictures of the praying mantis.
I like best the #2
What I dont like now are my own mantis pictures :)
Where is the mantis in shot #2 ? what is this red background color ?
Best Regards
Jose C.

Don Ellis
15th of October 2003 (Wed), 20:20
JoseC wrote:
Thanks for sharing your magnificient pictures of the praying mantis.
I like best the #2
What I dont like now are my own mantis pictures :)
Where is the mantis in shot #2 ? what is this red background color ?
Best Regards
Jose C.
The red background is the plant I put him on... nothing was taken in the studio against red velvet. :)

http://www.kleptography.com/dl/fm/mantis_october6.jpg

Thanks again to everyone for the comments and information.

Cheers,

Don

marie
16th of October 2003 (Thu), 04:00
Don
it was me didnt sleep :D :D
thanks to my messing about above
but was only trying to get you to post more
as that was how your first sentence was 'framed'

I know you knew that.
so no worries that I am confused now....
no way
me ???

just want to make it clear to those who don't understand how I am joking sometimes
you know I loved all the pictures very much
they are beautifully photographed
the first lot .....some kind of mouths they have ???
not sure if its something inside or out of the mouth
and great close ups # 3.. 5...


this last beautiful shot
that isn't a plant ?
but its a beautiful colour next to the mantis.
shows him off so very well.
its a picture worth framing.
really beautiful

you said >
"nothing was taken in the studio against red velvet. "

not too sure but do you mean this shot 'was' taken against red velvet here ?

If I had kept up saying 'nasty' things would you still let us see some more of the 250
and not think we have had enough ?
and I did really wish you a 'very' good nights sleep

:)

best wishes
marie

tenerife
17th of October 2003 (Fri), 05:45
Caramba what great shots.....

But what is a Manti...? Thats are Grashooper...?


Kind regards from Tenerife
Klaus

Don Ellis
17th of October 2003 (Fri), 07:38
marie wrote:
you know I loved all the pictures very much
they are beautifully photographed
the first lot .....some kind of mouths they have ???

Thanks, Marie. You're right, those are incredible mouths and if you're small enough, and sometimes not so small, they will gobble you up. Until you've seen one of these creatures in action, you think they're cute. For animals destined to be a snack, they are velociraptor nightmare.

this last beautiful shot
that isn't a plant ?
That is definitely a plant... that's the only reason I posted it... because it shows the background of some of the other shots. Anything with red in it was taken against this plant.

Cheers,

Don

Don Ellis
17th of October 2003 (Fri), 07:43
tenerife wrote:

Caramba what great shots.....

But what is a Manti...? Thats are Grashooper...?

Kind regards from Tenerife
Klaus
Hi Klaus... thanks... I've never had a "caramba." :)

A mantis or mantid is just that... an animal in its own right. Not a grasshopper.

It is either a praying mantis, because of the way its forelegs fold in front of him (or her) as if in supplication, or a preying mantis, because of its voracious nature.

I tend to think of them as preying, although they're harmless to humans. To pick them up, just put your hand in front of them and let them climb on... they'll enjoy it enough that they'll be reluctant to get off.

Cheers,

Don