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Bashful Mantis
Bashful Mantis
Dennisheckman


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Challenge: Best of 2011 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: In shrubs outside of work office
Date: Sep 2, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Feb 6, 2012

Life was very busy for me in 2011. Work was crazy, a record year for both gross and net revenues for my business. Bought a house and sold my house. A monumental thing to do these days and takes enormous amounts of time. So, I did not get out much to just take photos like I would of liked to. And the last half of the year was spent on WPL focus.

In Colorado, there are not that many Mantis around so when I saw this guy, I managed to get a few shots of him. He apparently had something on his head he wanted to wipe off, because he was doing this motion quite a few times. Anyway, I am happy with a score of above 6. I currently have a run of 6 or above entries that total 15 straight. Pretty happy with that, I guess it might mean I am learning some things.

Thank you for all the great comments!

Statistics
Place: 144 out of 410
Avg (all users): 6.0630
Avg (commenters): 7.3077
Avg (participants): 5.9949
Avg (non-participants): 6.3810
Views since voting: 337
Views during voting: 453
Votes: 238
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2012 11:55:35 PM
Like it :). 7
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02/23/2012 11:04:39 PM
You caught him at the perfect moment. The title makes him cute. :O)
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02/22/2012 11:45:05 PM
Nice detail. Nice colors & lighting.
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02/22/2012 06:44:10 PM
Very cute!
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02/19/2012 12:57:37 PM
Weird bug!!! 8 :)
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02/18/2012 10:10:42 PM
Some many colors in this amazing looking insect.
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02/18/2012 02:59:22 PM
i love the softness and bokeh, almost like a painting. great shot. 8
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02/18/2012 02:03:27 AM
Great shot. Love these little blokes. Sharp where it needs to be. Bokeh where it needs to be. Nicely processed balanced image.
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02/16/2012 03:23:35 PM
Brilliant focus and DOF, love the different shades of green. Fantastic subject choice too, those guys make such a brilliant subject. Well done!
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02/16/2012 12:37:39 PM
Nice
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02/16/2012 07:02:01 AM
Beautiful and funny to boot! You were only beaten by the Pondering Amphibian which got a 10, so therefore, you be gettin' a 9!
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02/15/2012 04:02:51 PM
Perhaps the most photogenic bug on earth
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02/15/2012 07:04:41 AM
great bug macro. cant say much to improve this one.
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02/11/2012 06:16:19 PM
almost looks like he's going to blow you a kiss
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02/10/2012 09:08:01 AM
Sweet macro. Lovely
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