Monday, December 28, 2009

Mantis




Mantis
by Jo
11/8/09




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27 comments:

Birgitta said...

Excellent macro shot!

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Johnny Nutcase said...

awesome. great depth of field!

Chie Wilks said...

if I am not afraid to get closer to this kind of insect i could have taken a picture of it..heheh i get full level of goose bombs just by the sight of it

a very awesome macro shot

mine is here

Colleen said...

Ohhh! I have a macro of a mantis, but not nearly this close. He got tired of the photo shoot and jumped on me. Yeah... that was exciting!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is a great shot Jo. I love the colors in it.

Deb said...

Nice one, Jo.

Poor little bugger is buggered up.

birdy said...

Amazing shot with great details. Cameras show details we cannot see with our naked eyes.

lisaschaos said...

What a fun shot! I love him!

Ellen Rathbone said...

WOW! I must reiterate what others have commented: great macro shot and amazing depth-of-field! Sigh - I guess I really need to practice, practice, practice if I want to get this good some day!

Pamela said...

at first I thought he lost his 2nd antennae -- now I see it.

Oh I'm so glad he is a little fellow - instead of something I might run into face to face.

MObugs said...

Beautiful close-up Jo. I love their eyes, they are so expressive. I swear praying mantids possess a personality.

villager said...

Absolutely stunning mantis photo!

Jay said...

Gorgeous macro! I love insect photography!

Has he a damaged eye, or is that just pigment?

awarewriter said...

Super image. I keep looking for a mantis to shoot but they hide themselves in plain sight. The one and only time I caught one on film, Kodak lost my slides.

AphotoAday said...

Directly from Outer Space, 'fer sure...

Valerie said...

That is an awesome shot. I just love the way the camera allows us to see - so much detail - in the things we normally would never take a second look at.
Thanks for sharing!

You have some very nice pictures on your blog. I have enjoyed looking thru them.

NicoleB said...

That's one awesome Macro!
I wonder what that is on his (her) eye?

TSannie said...

If I were an insect, the praying mantis is what I would be. Female of course.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A spectacular shot Marvin.

I wish you and Jo a fantastic 2010. My it bring you much joy and happiness, peace and success.

Lana Gramlich said...

Absolutely stunning, Jo! One of those "I wish I took that" shots. I bow to the Master.
My best to you both for 2010, too, of course! *hugs*

Moe said...

Wow. Great shot!

Happy New Year!

laughingwolf said...

always a big mantis fan, thx marvin

happy 2010 to you and yours!

pixelshots said...

hii,

great macro shot. am a lover of macros. and love the way you focused the insect eyes..

a fellow photo blogger. just visited you here and found some nice snaps. Can we link exchange in the blog roll. Please inform if you willing.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Great photo, Jo! That's about as close to a mantis as I want to get.:)

Snow flurries here starting at about noon today, Sunday, but not enough to even show up on the ground. Y'all stay warm; I'm trying to do so.

Happy New Year to you and Marvin!

Kerri said...

This has to be the best one I've seen this week. Absolutely FABULOUS shot!!! WOW!

Kenneth Ramos said...

Great shot of the mantis there Marvin. I used to see those things all the time back when I was a kid growing up but now a days I seldom see them anymore.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh my gosh..love this..I always think they look kind of regal...and dangerous... Would love to see you posting to Nature Notes again if you have time....Michelle