A Preying Mantis

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© Regenia Brabham
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Photo Info
UploadedMay 23, 2011
TakenMay 23, 2011
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Exposure1/250 sec at f/20
FlashCompulsory Flash
Focal Length80 mm
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I know the correct spelling is praying mantis but anything that bites the head off anything and then eats it isn't very spiritual. LOL.

This one is just a tiny baby though. I think it was about an inch long.

34 responses

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (23 May 2011):

    great capture!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (23 May 2011):

    wonderful capture!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (23 May 2011):

    I love your sense of humor...I agree with you....Great macro...These insects are so tiny but with macro it brings them in closer.

  • Paulo Sembrano

    Paulo Sembrano said (23 May 2011):

    love the black background. seems like it was a studio shoot! good job

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (23 May 2011):

    Wow, I didn't know they did that! Well, it's certainly a super image of a very strange creature.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (23 May 2011):

    How wonderful... this little guy is so majestic..

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (23 May 2011):

    LOL @ your narrative and title. Terrific macro....wow--an inch?!?!? Incredible!

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (23 May 2011):

    Wow this is a fantastic macro ...

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (23 May 2011):

    I do agree..What can I say. Interesting is all I can say. Great picture though. Mean little buggers....

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (23 May 2011):

    A spectacular capture Regenia.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (23 May 2011):

    Yes they are vicious little critturs! Great image Regenia.

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (23 May 2011):

    great photo!!like it

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (24 May 2011):

    AN inch... what a shot this is so, lol at your caption...

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (24 May 2011):

    praying mantises are amazing, beautiful creatures -- nice catch, regenia

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (24 May 2011):

    Thanks so much everyone. I took this outside in full afternoon sun and he was just a tiny baby hiding under a leaf waiting on lunch.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (24 May 2011):

    All babies of species are adorable, even this little guy. Great find and capture!!!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (24 May 2011):

    This is quite stunning, Regenia! I love the praying mantis against the black background. It become a thing of beauty just by the way you photographed it!! Well done, my friend!!!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (24 May 2011):

    Great macro, stunning light!

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (24 May 2011):

    Only an inch long...WOW that's some detail !!!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (24 May 2011):

    Beautiful macro! Well done.

  • To Sa

    To Sa (Deleted) gave props (24 May 2011):


  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (25 May 2011):

    Fabulous ,,,

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (25 May 2011):

    Beautiful capture of this little fellow..the detail and colour are wonderful!!! There are a lot of 'tough guys' in the insect realm..

  • Cheryl Andrews

    Cheryl Andrews   gave props (26 May 2011):

    Love the shot ... dof against the black backdrop accentuated by the shades of lush green!

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) gave props (26 May 2011):

    Great macro, well done.

  • Mark Williams

    Mark Williams gave props (26 May 2011):

    beautiful~ love the greens and profile!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (27 May 2011):

    Maybe because it's praying for forgiveness first

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (27 May 2011):

    Great Shot Regenia!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (28 May 2011):

    fantastic macro shot lol

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (29 May 2011):

    Wowzers... incredible detail and lighting, Regenia.

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (30 May 2011):

    Excellent Macro!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt   gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    For sure!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (13 Jun 2011):

    väga hea makrofoto

  • Jeremy Freshwater

    Jeremy Freshwater said (15 Jun 2011):

    well done macro shot Mantis are interesting even when they get 4 inches, but they look more intimidating at the end of the season.

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