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gotcha! a preying mantis in action...

Posted by
tubby (Singapore, Singapore) on 27 January 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Was really excited when we caught this preying mantis in action devouring a fly. It was well camouflaged beneath the leaves due to its color whick blends in really well with the leaves but somehow we were very lucky to spot this amazing sight.

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful capture and timing!

27 Jan 2010 5:08am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

oh, look what you got - two kissing guys ;))

27 Jan 2010 5:47am

Céline from New York City, United States

Wow ! I cannot believe it ! great capture !

27 Jan 2010 6:26am

madagasca from singapore, Singapore

great capture! it's not esay to capture a praying mantis eating his lunch! The focus & lighting is perfect!

27 Jan 2010 6:27am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Great macro, it's fabulous!

27 Jan 2010 6:48am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

wow, perfect timing, i like the dominance of green in this shot.

27 Jan 2010 6:49am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Nice catch!

27 Jan 2010 7:04am

тǿм_* from Paris, France

bon appétit ;)
awesome shot =)

27 Jan 2010 7:57am

PATRICK from miramas, France

another very great capture

27 Jan 2010 8:00am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Another stunning shot..

27 Jan 2010 8:59am

kisskool from Fontainebleau, France

great and difficult macro

27 Jan 2010 9:01am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

fantastic shot dude, well done

27 Jan 2010 9:19am

Monique from Netherlands

Dinnertime! Perfect moment

27 Jan 2010 9:26am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

One word ~ STUNNING ~

27 Jan 2010 9:44am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

That's a very good macro and a very interesting picture!

27 Jan 2010 9:50am

k@ from Paris, France

Microcosmagnificient !

27 Jan 2010 10:10am

Chris from Haute Loire, France

Amazing scene ...
The fantasy of the praying mantis sends shivers down your back ;-)
Deep green and transparancy.

27 Jan 2010 10:22am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Yummy ! ;-)
Great macro !

27 Jan 2010 10:32am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

le baiser de la mort en quelque sorte

27 Jan 2010 11:15am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

WOW !!

27 Jan 2010 11:31am

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

Great Macro!!! Lovely shot....

27 Jan 2010 1:04pm

Ram from Bangalore, India

Marvelous Macro..... Brilliant one.

27 Jan 2010 2:49pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good afternoon ......
I like the presentation very well, and the naturalness of the colors and reproduction. I wish you a nice day and thank you for your comment on my web page. Sincerely, Christel

27 Jan 2010 2:49pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Amazing catch... simply amazing! I'm stunned!

27 Jan 2010 3:43pm

Vanilla Wine from United States

nice macro of an eating time!! very scary

27 Jan 2010 3:44pm

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

It is not obvious, that we see this sight every day, you have been very observant.
I have same kind of happening HERE

27 Jan 2010 5:28pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Well captured!

27 Jan 2010 6:51pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! This is fantastic! GREAT macro. I like the colours and detail. Very well done. 5 stars

27 Jan 2010 7:01pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Hey great! little creepa but great! =D

27 Jan 2010 7:06pm

tataray from France

C'est excellent. Superbes détails.

27 Jan 2010 7:40pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Wow, a fantastic shot - very well done !

27 Jan 2010 8:08pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Perfect savagery!

27 Jan 2010 8:30pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

very nice macro

27 Jan 2010 8:45pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Great macro.Beautiful shot

27 Jan 2010 9:06pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

excellent macro - another lovely shot

27 Jan 2010 10:44pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

fantastic macro

27 Jan 2010 10:54pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent macro, a bit icky to see it eat the fly, still a wonderful natural shot.

28 Jan 2010 1:36am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Mmmm. That looks like a tasty little treat.

28 Jan 2010 1:41am

Manola from Bassens, France

magnifique cliché... !!!

28 Jan 2010 6:06am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

A superb macro! I love these tones back! A kiss that ended badly! Superb!

28 Jan 2010 6:15am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Awesome capture! Well done!

28 Jan 2010 6:34am

STEED from Gueret, France


28 Jan 2010 7:46am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


28 Jan 2010 9:17am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~`stunning :)~~

28 Jan 2010 9:44am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wow! a very nice macro! Great!!

28 Jan 2010 11:01am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Striking shot in more ways than one :)

28 Jan 2010 12:12pm

Twinklestamper ☮ ❤ from Oklahoma, United States

I thought, "wow, great action!" then I saw Marianna's comment and now I have the giggles! It is a great capture!!!

28 Jan 2010 12:40pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great capture ! And nice color, too.

28 Jan 2010 1:19pm

Olivier from Hainaut, Belgium

Who if rubs if spade and dies.
Cruel but it is the life

28 Jan 2010 1:48pm

don from spokane, United States

A fine action shot. You were lucky to even see this, let alone shoot it. Very well done.

28 Jan 2010 3:37pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good macro, well done

28 Jan 2010 7:32pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Beautiful capture

29 Jan 2010 1:09am

Helena from San Sebastian, Spain

Amazing macro, congrats!

29 Jan 2010 1:16am

Marie-France from Sceaux d, France

beautiful capture §

29 Jan 2010 5:49pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente captura!

30 Jan 2010 6:40am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

nice capture :)

31 Jan 2010 3:42pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super x 5

1 Feb 2010 6:57pm