Praying Mantis - Dreaming about fishes

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MacroLuv
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Praying Mantis - Dreaming about fishes

Post by MacroLuv »

The sky, ... clouds, ... distant isle silhouette on the horizon, ...sea, ... Foeniculum flower buds, ... praying mantis, ... What more you could ask for? :D

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Camera model Olympus SP-320
Date/time 26.08.2006/14:37:15
Exposure time 1/500 s
F-number f/5.6
ISO 64
Focal length 8 mm
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

P.S.
Noticing of my "a" and "the" and other grammar
errors are welcome. :D

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Nice image Nikola, beautiful back ground and great depth of field IMO. :D

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Post by beetleman »

Wonderful picture Nikola...I agree with Ken, the praying mantis looks very 3D. The contrast shows him off very well. Good job :smt023
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Post by Carl_Constantine »

Great pic. He almost looks suspended in mid air. You have to look closely to see his feet are actually touching the plant ;-)
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Post by Cyclops »

Lovely image, very sharp and what a fantastic blue sky! Croatia looks positively tropical!
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Post by MacroLuv »

Thank you folks! I'm glade you like my mantis. :D I got very special relationship with this lady. 8) She even walked on my camera!
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

P.S.
Noticing of my "a" and "the" and other grammar
errors are welcome. :D

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Post by Macro Beauty »

Simply wonderful! What perfection you capture! When I grow up, I want to be just like you! :wink:
Some of the most beautiful things come in very small packages.

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Macro Beauty wrote:Simply wonderful! What perfection you capture! When I grow up, I want to be just like you! :wink:
Ooooooo... Thanks MB! :D I'm getting vain now. 8) :wink:
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

P.S.
Noticing of my "a" and "the" and other grammar
errors are welcome. :D

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Post by Macro Beauty »

No vanity, just well deserved praise. Big, fancy cameras don't take exceptional photos, people do. Searching for the beauty, then composing and capturing it to share with others, that is the talent that must be highly commended.

And just a joke about growing up to be just like you. I am almost 40, but I mean to take beautiful photos just like you (and the others on this website) when I gain more experience.

But I have quite a passion for this so I will keep working at it.

Hope you all have a really nice day! :!:
Some of the most beautiful things come in very small packages.

MacroLuv
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Post by MacroLuv »

Macro Beauty wrote:... And just a joke about growing up to be just like you. I am almost 40, but I mean to take beautiful photos just like you (and the others on this website) when I gain more experience...
I've figured out it as a joke (followed by :wink:) after second reading. :wink:
Thank you for kindness, Beauty! I'll be pleased to see yours future photographs. :D
And welcome aboard, this is a whole new world! 8)
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

P.S.
Noticing of my "a" and "the" and other grammar
errors are welcome. :D

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Macro Beauty wrote: Big, fancy cameras don't take exceptional photos, people do :
That is so true, snd i cant count the amount f times i have told people that when the first question they ask is "What camera did you use for that?"

If they ask me I tell me i used a cell phone and they go quiet then. Its just not a real camera to them!
Yet many still take photos with pinhole cameras and get accepted, what could be more basic?
(There are also pinhole digitals out there!)
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Post by MacroLuv »

Agree. That's so true that I'm doubting to buy a new equipment. 8) :lol: But if someone, already, is making a money with photographs, it is wise to have the best or near the best equipment, if can. Strictly artistically speaking an equipment doesn't matter much. Could be an artist with a tools from the stone age. :D
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

P.S.
Noticing of my "a" and "the" and other grammar
errors are welcome. :D

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Post by Cyclops »

The best camera in the world is.................














the one that allows you to do what you want and is easy to use!
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