Praying Mantis

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D750, Nikon 60mm micro, f/20, 1/320 sec, ISO 200, off camera flash, hand held camera and flash DXO Photolab 2, PS RAW

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Michael, you captured a most unusual view of a mantis. I do not believe I have ever seen the underside of one before. That throat is amazing. You really got details where they need to be, in the eyes, face and body. The background is very complimentary. Well done.

thank you Shirley, she was a ham LOL

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That’s a really neat angle you chose, Michael. It shows off some of the more interesting parts very well.

thanks Dennis for the comment

I echo the comments of Shirley and Dennis. I add: looks like she is conducting an orchestra.

thanks Jim, you’r right, I didn’t notice that Lol, has the baton also :slightly_smiling_face: should change the title to “Amamantis Mozart”

Michael, good job getting an unusual view point. The sharpness in her body and head are great. The pose does look like an orchestra conductor (or maybe she’s about to pounce on the photog…).

thanks Mark for the comment