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A praying mantis-larva(Empusa pennata)waiting for prey on a flower-stalk.A little blue was attracted by the pink flowerbuds but managed to escape in time.Spain.


blue, butterfly, empusa pennata, flower stalk, pink, praying mantis, spain


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  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 4 years ago

    beauutiful…awo amazing…………….! a mantis!! wow great great capture!!

  • Thanks!:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • EmmaLeigh
    EmmaLeighover 4 years ago

    Absolutely perfect in every detail. Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    Really amazing!!

  • Thanks.

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    Extraordinary and stunningly beautiful Jim!

  • Thanks Maree.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 4 years ago

    Nature’s masterpiece, masterfully captured! :-)

  • Thanks Johanne.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • janpiller
    janpillerover 4 years ago

    Did he eat that moth? These are incredible shots – the mantis is so alien looking.

  • Thanks.No,the butterfly managed to escape in time!:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstoneover 4 years ago

    Wow, stunning work Jim!!!

  • Thanks.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 4 years ago

    Wonderful image! Dee

  • Thanks Dee.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    No kidding. Holy close call, Batman. What a shot.

  • Thanks.I was very lucky with this praying mantis and butterfly together in one shot!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Priska Wettstein
    Priska Wettsteinover 4 years ago

    Two insects in perfect crispy clear sharpness.
    Not an easy shot!

  • Thank u.

    – jimmy hoffman

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