Preying Mantis

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Folded legs
Head bowed
preying or praying?

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ExposureTime – 1/60 seconds, F/5.6, ISO – 400

36 Comments Add yours

  1. Reader Wil says:

    He is praying for a great prey!
    Have a great week!
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  2. Richie says:

    great capture! praying mantis look like they are the inspiration for many sci-fi alien characters.
    An Arkie’s Musings

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      u betcha.. I always feel like they are wearing these huge raybans 🙂

  3. photowannabe says:

    They are so alien like.
    i find them fascinating in their praying for prey.

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    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      yeah they indeed are fascinating

  4. ann says:

    A totally unique creature, I’d say praying.

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  5. The mantis is a fascinating creature, as is its feminine form, the womantis. (Sorry)

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      heheheh. They are more dangerous than the males

  6. Molly says:

    I don’t know what to say, this is really exceptional work!


    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      thnx Molly glad you liked it

  7. Hildred says:

    Could the creature be one of nature’s hypocrites?

    1. jesh stg says:

      time will tell, lol!

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    2. pravsphenomenon says:

      Maybe we are the hypocrites naming it that way?

  8. meenamenon says:

    Haa the one tht came visitng…

  9. Good question! Both I’m thinking. Love how your water mark seems like the creatures eyes have moved South! 😉

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      Ooh yeah

  10. Lea says:

    Great photo!

  11. obsessivemom says:

    Ooohhh what a gorgeous close up.

  12. Sheethal says:

    Awesome close up…. and do I see malice in his eyes?? 😉

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      Malice is such a human concept

  13. Vaisakh says:

    Ah! a stylish one at that! I loved the pose it is striking.. 😀 As if it knew the picture is going to make front page next day.. 😀 😛

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      they always are stylish 🙂

  14. Lise says:

    Amazing photo! I think he’s posing 🙂

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      he did 🙂 or is that a she?

  15. Very clever play on words and awesome photo makes for a cool post. ♥

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      thnx Kathy

  16. lenaericsson says:

    very cool post! 🙂

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      thank you

  17. I saw one once and it scared the daylights out of me!

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