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Praying mantis.
26-AUG-2012

Praying mantis.

A similar story to laryl's, although not as good a photo:

Found this on my tent between the fly and the tent. On the one hand, a stupid place to be, but on the other hand, not so stupid: she (he? how does one tell?) was not the only bug in there, and even while I watched, she did indeed reduce the population (like shooting ducks in a barrel). I got her out and put her on a tree, where she ended up backlit by the early sun.

Nikon D800
1/250s f/22.0 at 105.0mm iso1600 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Gill Kopy29-Aug-2012 04:29
Great how the light shows off the legs which must give this insect its name V
Stephanie28-Aug-2012 20:46
Awesome lighting of this prehistoric beauty! :)
Laryl28-Aug-2012 14:49
oh wow I love your shot!! it's a totally different style and feel and I love the warmth and super low pov!!
Clarence King28-Aug-2012 14:40
Excellent shot Peter, I like the back lighting. v
soulis28-Aug-2012 12:57
Excellent shot. V.
J Ponces28-Aug-2012 12:31
Beautiful, anyway... These are beautiful/horrible animals...
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