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Praying mants on the hunt...sequence

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Vincent T, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. I watched this mantis as he gobbled down be after bee
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    Mmmm... Good!
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    Sigma 150 F 2.8 macro w/ 1.4x tc
    SB 800 w/ diffuser for fill
  2. Wow, now that's cool. Nice capture.
  3. Vince.....
    AWESOME series
    love these
  4. Wow, I'm amazed!
    I wonder if this is where all the bees are going?
  5. pirahnah3


    Feb 22, 2008
    nice series man, i would love to be able to find one of those around here to shoot
  6. Bolts


    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Wow, what a beautiful insect he is and so alien-looking!
  7. bradNYC


    Mar 28, 2008
    WOW, talking about PREYING!!! The 1st one should be framed!!!
  8. MRIMATT63


    Jan 27, 2008
    Allen, TX
    Awesome series !

  9. Crave

    Crave Guest

    Excelent serie!!!!!!
  10. Excellent series, very well done, makes you wonder if bees are blind:smile:
  11. Excellent catch here Vincent!
  12. Nice shots...........did anyone else notice the yellow-jacket in flight in the 3rd pic?
  13. Great series Vincent!
  14. These pictures are amazing...and the yellow-jacket in flight made me think "FRED! Watch out....the MANTIS!" haha
  15. jstegman


    Aug 30, 2008
    I love the second picture. You can see the intense focus of the mantis in the eyes, the antennas, the posturing. There are those pictures that need sequence to tell a story, then there are pictures that tell the story by themselves and that is number 2. The yellow jacket coming in for what looks like an aerial attack in picture 3 is great!

    I want to get into macro so badly, but still taking my time learning the basics. I know what I like, but there is tons to learn from macro lens's, extension tubes, diopters, etc. Pictures like these keep me inspired for sure. Thanks!
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  16. cleoent


    Dec 21, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    wow that's bad ***!
  17. aspiringphotos


    Sep 26, 2008
    MUNCH! It's amazing that the bee didn't get away. They are usually so fast but it looks like the praying mantis was faster this time. Nice series!
  18. How cool is that? What an amazing job you did capturing these!
  19. btbD3


    Jun 17, 2008
    wow, great shots
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