Extreme Close-Ups

Photography only - Images taken with a Camera using a Macro Lens or Equivalent

Praying for Mantises

This challenge closed almost 5 years ago.

The Challenge

There you have it. A quickie challenge all about and for the beautiful (and my favorite) Praying Mantis! One week of entries, one week of voting…good luck!

Judging / Voting Criteria

Simple, vote for your favorite!

Rewards & Prizes

The top ten get bragging rights, but the winner gets ultimate bragging rights.

Additional Information

I would love to see Mantis heads taking up the whole frame, but I will settle for the whole Mantis taking up the entire frame. If it is not a close enough shot to take up the whole frame and nothing but the whole frame…I will remove it from the challenge. You of course can edit the photo and resubmit after you are done complying with that tool.

Cover Image: Quick Shower ! by robkal


The Top Ten

happy mantis by jude walton

happy mantis by jude walton was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 14 votes.

  • "Take Me To Your Leader!" by Tamas Bakos
  • Archimantis latistyla by andrachne
  • Morning Prayer by Terri~Lynn Bealle
  • Praying Mantis by Dave & Trena Puckett
  • Praying Mantis  by Jenny Dean
  • Mantis has eyes on you. by Doty
  • Up Close And Personal by Amy Dee
  • Mantis Profile by mikrin
  • Mantis visitor by Michelle Dewis

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