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MG_2170 Smile for the Camera

MG_2170 Smile for the Camera

What I love about mantids is that they tend to stay put. The mantis you photograph on a plant one day will probably be on that same plant the next day. I came back to this one because I wanted a smaller aperture and had to use flash. The previous image was taken without flash.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
1/60s f/22.0 at 60.0mm iso800 full exif

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pemkid24-Jun-2008 12:30
I like their little expressions, this one seems put out that you are taking his picture.
Rachel Pennington22-Jun-2008 18:02
It's terrific! I want some of these guys for myself. How do y'all find them so easily?
Judith Barnett20-Jun-2008 20:28
Super catch and the flash makes it even better. I ope I get to see some of my pampered babies! ;-)
Jane20-Jun-2008 19:56
Looks much sharper with the flash. Nicely done.
Guest 20-Jun-2008 19:56
Great result especially considering the iso speed.