I just have to share this ...

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Ed at Ridersite
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May 3, 2012

Out on my walk today, I ran across a Praying Mantis nest. I only wish I would have had better light and a big honking macro lens, but I did the best I could with the Big Beercan under less than stellar conditions. I had seen the nest before, so have been keeping an eye on it for about ten days.

Mantis nest
A-77, f/11 @ 230 mm, 1/80, ISO 400

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Ed,

Macro or no macro, that's a great shot. Well done.

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Dude! That is awesome! Thx for sharing.

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Great shot!

What luck to happen upon a prayer meeting....

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Fan-blooming-tastic. Great shot. I seriously jellous

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I think you've captured the moment really well with the trusty beercan. I particularly like the contrast of the brown/biege subject against the green background

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Spectacular shot Ed! I never seen this kind of nest before. The way you handled lighting/exposure and composition, to me it's "National Geographic" quality. Thanks for sharing!

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What a party!
In reply to Ed at Ridersite, May 3, 2012

I hope they'll all survive, grow large enough to eat many-many asian stink bugs that ivade my house in fall!

Avesome find and photo. Fabulous detail and color.
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Awesome catch!!

hmm... do they use powerpoint in the meeting??

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awesooome shot, now how do you stumble upon something like this? haha

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Mantismetropolis!
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Wow, never seen anything like that before!
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Very cool, great capture!

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Ed,

This is an award winning shot!!!!!!!!!!!
AWESOME.

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Amazing...nature makes for the most interesting photos.

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I ran across one of these
In reply to kyrontf, May 3, 2012

Great shot! I found one of these a couple of years ago as the babies were hatching and made mental notes of how they looked and the next year I was really looking for another but never did find one hatching.

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Ed.....that a fabulous shot. Really unique and incredibly interesting. A real Keeper !

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Wowz, Bravo!

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Great shot Ed.I have never seen more than a single mantis at a time,let alone dozens.Very beautiful,both artistically and technically.Thanks for posting.

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Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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Awesome. I've never seen one before and didn't know they existed until now. Thanks for sharing. I guess it pays to keep a camera with you. You never know what you will run into.

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