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MacroLuv
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Guess what is on my finger

Post by MacroLuv »

Very friendly little mantis. :D

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Model Canon EOS 450D
Date/time original 30.8.2008 16:23:44
Shutter speed value 1/256 s
Aperture value f/5.7
ISO speed ratings ISO 200
Focal length 100 mm

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Model Canon EOS 450D
Date/time original 30.8.2008 15:28:18
Shutter speed value 1/166 s
Aperture value f/5.7
ISO speed ratings ISO 200
Focal length 100 mm

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Model Canon EOS 450D
Date/time original 30.8.2008 15:41:30
Shutter speed value 1/197 s
Aperture value f/5.7
ISO speed ratings ISO 200
Focal length 100 mm
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Noticing of my "a" and "the" and other grammar
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Ken Ramos
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Had me worried there for a minute Nikola, glad to see that it was a mantis! :wink: Some really nice shots of the little guy. :D

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Post by Cyberspider »

Very nice shot of a nymph of the european Mantis religiosa (I think, but I'm not sure!)...great...
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MacroLuv
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Post by MacroLuv »

Thanks folks! :D
Markus, I would say it is a small European Dwarf Mantis - Ameles spallanziana which can reach between 1 - 3 cm in size.
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Post by Cyberspider »

Oh, thank you for correction...I never heard about this species befor...in the region I live you could find the mantis religiosa but I didn't find one...
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Harold Gough
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Post by Harold Gough »

The stouter build and the way the abdomen curves back dorsally seems to be characteristic of Ameles spallanziana but I am no expert.

Harold
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