A fullgrown male of a praying mantis(Empusa pennata)Spain.


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

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

    Fantastic capture and an excellent image !!

  • Thanks again:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaamsabout 1 year ago

    Oh how beautiful… feelers like feathers…. fantastic capture, Jim!

  • Yes,the featherlike antennae(only the males) make this species so special!
    Bedankt weer,Thea!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 1 year ago

    I am sure this guy can recieve a message from another planet. lol. great picture

  • Haha,yes and it can smell females from a long distance!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • LindaR
    LindaRabout 1 year ago

    well hello! knew this had to be yours at the thumbnail ~ looks amazing :) xx

  • He says hello to you too!:))
    Thanks Linda!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Alison Finch
    Alison Finchabout 1 year ago

    It looks like a bronze cast – but it’s definitely another gold medal for you, Jimmy.

  • :)Thanks Alison!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisabout 1 year ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?

    Enjoy the Permanent Featured Gallery – June 8/2013!
    Have a wonderful Weekend!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Bedankt Jo!:)
    Goed weekend,

    – jimmy hoffman

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