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Praying mantis

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 27 February 2019 in Animal & Insect.

Unusual shot. This is a praying mantis that lost its way and decided to land on a butterfly sticker pasted on our sliding patio door. Just love the abstract-like artistic effect.

Canon EOS 40D 1/100 second F/4.0 ISO 100 105 mm

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

J'aime beaucoup ta photo

27 Feb 2019 9:19am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Good macro shot.

27 Feb 2019 9:58am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Perhaps it was hoping to eat it :) Excellent and fortuitous capture

27 Feb 2019 10:12am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

interesting combination !

27 Feb 2019 10:59am

Rebecca from Oregon, United States

Excellent macro.

27 Feb 2019 6:32pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


27 Feb 2019 6:39pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


27 Feb 2019 8:33pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

That is a cool effect and composition. Looks just like sitting atop a real butterfly. Well spotted and photographed Rob. I like the interesting contrast in this image too.

28 Feb 2019 2:41am

Canon EOS 40D
1/100 second
ISO 100
105 mm