Never buzz around the head...

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MacroLuv
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Never buzz around the head...

Post by MacroLuv »

... if it is a head of praying mantis :shock:

Ameles spallanziana - European dwarf mantis - 2 ~ 2.5 cm
Tiny buzzy fly aroused her full attention. It is not smart to fly near praying mantis.

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Camera model Olympus SP-320
Date/time 26.08.2006/14:51:15
Exposure time 1/500 s
F-number f/7.1
ISO 64
Focal length 8 mm

Her reaction was momentary. She snatched tiny fly in the air in a fraction of second! :shock:

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Camera model Olympus SP-320
Date/time 26.08.2006/14:51:23
Exposure time 1/640 s
F-number f/7.1
ISO 64
Focal length 8 mm

Eating the fly...

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Camera model Olympus SP-320
Date/time 26.08.2006/14:51:31
Exposure time 1/500 s
F-number f/7.1
ISO 64
Focal length 8 mm
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Great set of photos there Nikola, talk about "grabbing" a quick "bite" to eat! :D

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Post by svalley »

Great images Nikola! Tonality and detail is right on. Behavior shots are always interesting.
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