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  4. MantisGirl13

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    Such amazing eyes! - MantisGirl13
  5. Goodday Lars,

    I was wondering if you are still selling mantises. If you are can you please let me know what the best way to contact you is outside of the forum.

    Thanks

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  7. MantisGirl13

    20140313 MG 0452

    Wow! Looks like you had a lot of time, a lot of mantids, and a great camera! - MantisGirl13
  8. MantisGirl13

    Mating Pair Majangella moultoni

    Are they yours? - MantisGirl13
  9. MantisGirl13

    My Mantids

    I am kind of new to the forum right now, but I am not new to the mantis collecting hobby. I have five L6 Phyllocrania paradoxa, and one L5 Phyllocrania paradoxa. I have two L5 female Sphodromantis gastrica, one L5 Gongylus gongylodes, one L3 Tenodera sinensis, a pre-sub or sub-adult female Miomantis paykulii, and one sub-adult female Blepharosis mendica. I am getting eight new mantids from Patty on Wednesday: a male Miomantis paykulii, five L2-3 budwings, and two L2-3 Brunneria borealis. I will post pictures when I can get a camera (soon!). - MantisGirl13
  10. mantiseater

    Majangella moultoni

  11. I am interested in your Damon diadema Email me at luvinrice@gmail.com

  12. New proud owner of four Hierodula majuscula!  Pretty pumped!  Thanks Precarious!

  13. Excited to start raising mantids again!  Will keep you all posted!

  14. Happy birthday.

  15. rantology

    Portraits

  16. aesculpius

    Portraits

  17. aesculpius

    Cameras/photography

    I use a canon 5Ds with either a MP-e 65mm or 100 f2.8 L macro. I use alien bees for lighting. I have some tripods and focusing rails obviously. I also have tubes, bellow, etc but they're just not that useful with this lens set up. They are a cheap way to get macro though. I would suggest a focus rail for extreme macro work. The one linked bellow is cheap and quite usable. There's some wiggle when it's not tightened but at that price you literally can't complain. To get anything better is hilariously expensive. https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Focusing-Close-Up-Shooting-Standard/dp/B009SJ7UWU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1516740689&sr=8-3&keywords=focusing+rail
  18. L2 Orchids 2 for $50.

    L3/4 Giant Africans 2 for $10. 

    L3 Egyptian Pygmy 2 for $10

    L3 Idolomantis Diabolica $35

    Peruvian leaf mantis $28

    All currently available at:

    MantidsGalore.com

     

  19. CosbyArt

    Cameras/photography

    @izbiggs I moved your post to the Photography, Equipment, Tips, Q&A for more responses. Also take a look at the section as many things have been discussed before regarding basic use/tips/etc related to mantids in particular. If you have any specific questions just ask. Overall I'd say get a reversing ring to fit your lens (I commented in your photo topic), get a shutter release, and a decent tripod - that will get you much better results than much else. A cheap camera is a relative point to be sure - I know some members have free phone cameras to well over $10,000 if you include lens/accessories/etc. Older DSLRs can be had affordably but cost a fortune and were top of the line when they were released (including their materials, especially lens glass), so even if priced cheap they are far from it. Many brand-new models don't do what some of them can do even if the new ones are currently more expensive and have a larger pixel count. Like many others I got hooked on a brand, Nikon in my case; although, I've owned various cameras (bridge and DSLRs) from Canon, Fuji, Pentax, Nikon, etc. If you are asking about models then my most recent models have been D3100, D200, D100, D80, D70 (current). I tend to stay with the older models as they have internal lens motors allowing auto-focus of older lenses that can be had much more affordably. In which case the D200 has been my favorite so far, plenty of power and resolution for cropping - and I think the best native colors. Sure if I ever win the lottery I would get some top of the line flagship model D5 (I think currently) and goodies, but I'm happy with what I got. Speaking of which if you have a smartphone, the apps Camera+ and Lapse it are great options to get better pre-production shots than the standard camera options. While post-production image work can do many things (Lightroom, Aftershot Pro, Photoshop, GIMP, etc...), a set of clip-on lenses can make a huge difference in quality and macro shots overall. If the photo doesn't have the quality or zoom to start with software can't fix everything. You can get fancy with shutter releases, tripod adapters, and many accessories too for even a smartphone. While I'll grab my DSLR anytime I plan on taking photos, having a smartphone setup that is always in a pocket is great for shots that would be missed otherwise.
  20. izbiggs

    Cameras/photography

    I know a lot of people here are into photography and take lots of photos! So just curious about what you use, what you don't suggest, etc. I recently purchased a canon digital rebel xt ef-s 18-55 mm. I got an f/3.5-5.6 lens for the old model. I felt like I was ready to move on from my bridge camera, so I went ahead and got a dSLR. Albeit a cheap one (for its quality). Looking forward to taking better photos and having a more flexible camera!
  21. How much for damon medius? Do you do trades?

  22. Great prices on L2/3 Ghost mantids @ MantidsGalore.com!!!

  23. Serle

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    A most incredible mantis.... S
  24. mantiseater

    Choeradodis

  25. Mantis Guy

    Tenodera sinensis

    Chinese Praying Mantis
  26. Happy Birthday!

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