Mantis religiosa, just after eating a fly.Spain.


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  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderalmost 4 years ago

    Jim you are out of control on these, I love every one of them!

  • Thanks Tony.Much appreciated!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Debbie Meyers
    Debbie Meyersalmost 4 years ago

    Great title, and image!

  • Thank you,Debbie.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonalmost 4 years ago

    WOW!!!! F a b u l o u s….. you really couldn’t get any closer could you, really great macro, you can see he’s just about to take a bite at that morsel of food he has, well done :o)

  • Thanks Josie.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Janet Fikar
    Janet Fikaralmost 4 years ago

    I love these little guys – fabulous capture.

  • Me too!Thanks Janet.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Craig Hender
    Craig Henderalmost 4 years ago

    Whoa, up close and personal! Great shot Jim.

  • Thanks.

    – jimmy hoffman

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 4 years ago

    A very happy meal from the look of it. Mantis saying Whoopeeeee! Great stuff, Jim.

  • Haha,thanks Sheila!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Lynn  Gibbons
    Lynn Gibbonsalmost 4 years ago

    Wow just wonderful

  • Thanks Lynn.

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Poete100
    Poete100almost 4 years ago

    Extremely great capture

  • Thanks.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Digidi
    Digidialmost 4 years ago

    fantastic capture jim, a real action shot per..say

  • Thanks Di.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Brian Pelkey
    Brian Pelkeyalmost 4 years ago

    I like the wing!!

  • She doesn’t!The wings are the only parts of her victims’ body that remain after her meal.Thanks for commenting,brian.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

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