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Dance Of The Mantis by SAMLIM Dance Of The Mantis by SAMLIM
' Dance Of The Mantis ...'

....anyone love Macro photography ?

Here's one of my Macro skills on Mantis in action.

Good Macro photography needs understanding first
the habitat of each insect .
There's certain time each insect at thier best moment....
some more active after rainny days...sunny day...morning...etc...

Second step study the location lighting & lenses we going to use.
Some fine white & silver foil is good for reflector job....which can bring more detail in side or backlighting photography.

Finally, composition & creative presentation gurantee
makes your results unique than others never done before.

.....just my test pratical on free personal Sunday photo outing in Penang......
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:iconalexandersmantids:
AlexandersMantids Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful
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:iconhardcorecrocomire:
HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GIVE ME A HUG D:<
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:iconsoraply11:
Soraply11 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
COME AT ME BRO!!!!
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:iconhugoluman:
HugoLuman Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Appropriately enough, this is the mantis' threat display
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:iconcatandhearts:
Catandhearts Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I've featured this amazing piece in my journal
[link]
thank you so much for sharing !
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:iconcristianotorchia:
cristianotorchia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is incredible, beautiful photo :D
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:iconchfleischli:
chfleischli Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i like you mantis pictures.. and this on is imo the best. i like the hard light in thos situaion
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:iconscuzzy5005:
scuzzy5005 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Lol, They will take on just about anyone won't they!?
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:iconjekyllfenreed:
JekyllFenreed Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
I feel like the mantis is a ringmaster about to announce something glorious.
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:iconpedrorondon:
pedrorondon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
absolutely stunning!
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:iconmajor505:
Major505 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Its just awesome
realy great^^ :#1:
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:iconzehm:
ZehM Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
perfect timing huh? =)
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:iconjohnny-begood21:
Johnny-Begood21 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
I love macro photography!!! ^^
This is an amazing picture!!! Whoa!!!
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:iconsoulfabiano:
soulfabiano Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Very nice work!!!
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:iconfreezingsouls:
freezingsouls Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
incredible!!!!!
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:iconsammyblot:
SammyBlot Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
amazing .. i sooo wanna see this for myself !!
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:iconfartygraphy:
fARTygraphy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Student Photographer
awesome shot!
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:iconchriskaula:
chriskaula Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
how do you get the mantis to "dance"?
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:iconsuzaku18:
suzaku18 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Mantis : "Hug Meeeee!" :XD:

Macrophotography is an amazing feat.
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:iconinsanegelfling:
InsaneGelfling Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional Photographer
Lovely image, but this isn't actually macro. For an image to be classed as macro the subject has to be reproduced at a minimum ratio of 1:1 on the film plane.
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:icondrnicole:
DrNicole Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Wow! :wow: Good work! Grat! :alphaosiris:
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:iconevranozturk:
EvranOzturk Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it. Well done
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:iconsuckchokeblow:
SuckChokeBlow Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
That's absolutely beautiful :]


That foil idea is fantastic too.
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:icondanydrummer:
danydrummer Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008   Photographer
amazing!
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:iconcloistering:
cloistering Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Marvelous, you give the Macro unique expression beyond technical perfection.
:fusionrock::fusionrock:
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:iconmarthejs:
marthejs Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
Wow! Awesome! Great shot and good job!:D
My Gallery: [link]
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:iconblowmyusername:
blowmyusername Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
I had one on my balcony this summer. I even fed it :D
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:iconblacklady666:
blacklady666 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
:fear:
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:iconteenagecupid:
TeenageCupid Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
I recently got sick of seeing macro photos of bugs and flowers, but this one here is definitely awesome. Great contrast, colors and composition! :headbang:
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:iconcarterr:
carterr Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
love macro - love this shot :)
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:icongwynnbleid:
Gwynnbleid Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
Fantastic work :clap:
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:iconcalmingchaos:
CalmingChaos Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
This is amazing. I had a praying mantis visit me at lunch last week at university.
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:iconsamlim:
SAMLIM Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Professional Photographer
...then you have it together with your lunch....yummy.....
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:iconthephotoshot:
thephotoshot Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Great work, Sam.
I love it.
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:iconego-sum-qui-sum:
Ego-sum-qui-sum Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
:wow:
that's amazing!
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:iconsarahddl:
sarahddl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowza. :0 This is amazing! And I like your unique methods, the thin foil thing sounds like a good idea.

You really captured the mood here.. It makes me want to take a few steps back so I don't get my head eaten. Beautiful work! :+fav:
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:iconvladxc:
vladxc Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
you were featured in my journal, I hope that you don't mind, if you would like to see it, click the [link]

Regards
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:iconedsamac:
edsamac Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007   Photographer
I remember you posted this in the past. What's different in this shot? :)
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:iconmarble911:
marble911 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007   Photographer
Fantastic shot. I think it's the lighting that makes this one special.
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:iconlemnosexplorer:
LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Professional Artist
amazing capture !
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:iconartstarter:
artstarter Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant work...I have never seen anything like this before. Very beautiful mantis.
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:iconnallasiobhan:
nallaSiobhan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
Amazing... :+favlove:
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:iconnataliekelsey:
NatalieKelsey Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Just fantastic, Sam. I love that you were able to capture this moment. Lovely lighting. Perfect!
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:iconbibliofila:
bibliofila Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
:faint:
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:iconsjfbetty:
sjfbetty Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
Great shot!

Thanks for the lesson, I had not thought of foil before but it makes perfect sense.
Every creature has their moment if one can be patient...
:heart:
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:iconpperoguy:
pperoguy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
woow...just amazing bro...keep it up :)
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:icongeanfrancois:
Geanfrancois Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
wow!
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:iconblackink--:
BlackInk-- Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Professional Filmographer
absolutely beautiful,
this is why i love macro photography,
u really get to appreciate everything so much more~!
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:icongigi-fenixphoenix:
Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
Beautiful capture!
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:icondeadgeum:
deadgeum Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007   Photographer
I love Macro photography a lot. And this is a good one.
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