My Road is Made From Wood

Posted by kostas nianiopoulos on Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:09 am

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Not useal to find this guy this season but the temperture is not that down here , but i remember some years ago i found a guy mantis empusa late in Novermber alsmot Desember with snow and only one hand stay in the cold they are tough guys . 

Creation date: 29/10/2021 12:03
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Focal length: 100 mm
Aperture: F13
Exposure time: 1/125"
ISO speed rating: 6400/39°
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Metering Mode: Pattern
White Balance: Manual
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
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by SantaFeJoe on Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:28 am
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Tough indeed! I have heard of them catching hummingbirds:


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by david fletcher on Fri Oct 29, 2021 12:46 pm
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Excellent sighting and clarity Kostas.
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:54 pm
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Excellent detail and great colour on this tough guy, Kostas! I must admit, I thought they were only out in the hot seasons so this is a late one.

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by Mary Brun on Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:22 am
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What an incredible subject.

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by ADKShooter on Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:05 am
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I also see them in the Fall as I believe that is the time they lay their eggs by encapsulating them in an egg sac before the first heavy frost. This looks to be a female that is carrying eggs. Nice looking image which highlights the mantis very well.

by Tom Whelan on Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:58 pm
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Excellent details and vivid greens.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:30 pm
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Terrific greens -so interesting to see at this time of year-. Excellent detail and pose
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