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A stick insect from Madagascar(Achrioptera fallax).Only the males have this beautiful turquoise colour.

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stick insect, madagascar, male, achrioptera fallax, jimmy hoffman

Hi,

Thanks for viewing my pictures and taking the time to comment.Much appreciated!

I’m a dutch artist and nature-photographer(especially macro)currently based in N-Spain.

My homepage:http://imagepro.photography.com/JimmyHoffman

Cheers,Jimmy

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  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 1 year ago

    WOW, what a beauty

  • Yes,he is indeed!Thanks Loree.

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    How cute and curious looking. What looks like wings might be some form of moment sensor? LOL, or radar?

  • Haha,yes perhaps radar.Thanks Ann.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 1 year ago

    Wow! This is outstanding !

  • Thanks.Much appreciated!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    you simply amaze me jimmy… that’s a stick insect I never saw. turquoise… fascinating!

  • You have to see it in motion to believe it´s actually a real insect.I saw this species for the first time on YouTube and couldn´t believe my eyes!
    Thanks Manon.

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 1 year ago

    Wow! what a gorgeous creature this is, nature truly amazes me, such an amazing capture Jimmy :o)x

  • Thanks Josie.Yes,this is truly one of nature´s most remarkable creations!:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 1 year ago

    man that’s just incredible … are you sure you don’t go out there with your little paintbrushes ??? extraordinary colours :)))

  • Haha,no those are its real colors.It´s a very special creature.And I always thought that all stick insects were just brown or green like the vegetation they live on and feed from.Clearly I thought wrong!
    Thanks Carol.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • ChrisCoombes
    ChrisCoombesover 1 year ago

    Very cool shot Jimmy. I saw a number of different stick insects while in Madagascar, but not these ones!

  • Thanks Chris!I don´t know how common they are in Madagascar.And only fullgrown males have this special blue colour!
    Cheers,Jim

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    My goodness…what an amazing little creature! Well captured!

  • Thanks Lynn!:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoover 1 year ago

    Amazing creature! Great captured Jim :)

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 1 year ago

    come on ~ you just have to know how amazing a designer nature is ~ and you show us so well ~ a treat to walk through your pages Jimmy xx

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