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Acanthops falcata 2


Artist: Igor Siwanowicz;
Exposure Date: 2010:07:01 21:18:11;
ImageDescription: An adult female of a praying mantis Acanthops falcata. To capture their pray, mantises use camouflage to blend in with the surroundings and wait for the prey to ap¬proach within the striking distance. The camouflage abilities of mantises are remarkable; they mimic flowers, blades of grass, twigs and green or dry leaves, not only with body coloration and shape but also movement. This 3 cm long species mimics dry leaf. It is native to South America. The brightly colored, glossy patch on the dorsal side of the abdomen is exposed to startle potential oppressor.;
Make: Canon;
Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II;
ExposureTime: 1/125 s;
FNumber: f/14;
ISOSpeedRatings: 250;
ExposureBiasValue: 0/1;
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode;
FocalLength: 100 mm;
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows;

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