Praying mantis larva(Empusa pennata)Photographed in Spain.


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  • puffin
    puffinover 4 years ago

    really neat in creepy sort of way !!!!!

  • Haha,yes you’re right!Thanks for your great comment.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Well, once again, I Never…. I took a look at what this creature looks like as an adult (much more like our religiosa – they’re all weird, if that’s not an unacceptable value judgment), & I’m on the verge of hysteria. The good kind. What a critter. And to think it has yet to grow up. Wonderful image; how about that lighting? I’m impressed.

  • I’ve found this facinating insect in our garden a few days ago.For this shot I used a separate flashlight that I placed left behind the creepy crawler and made a couple of shots from different angles.In PS I changed the colours to give it a bit of a spooky appearance.
    Very nice to read that you’re impressed by this image!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieover 4 years ago

    awesome,looks like something from the transformer movie…lol

  • Haha,yes it’s a real creepy crawler!Thanks.

    – jimmy hoffman

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