Close-up of a male praying mantis(mantis religiosa)Photographed in Spain.


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.

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  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 2 years ago

    well hello to you too … is that a tiny mite between his antennae or part of his head? … and the black spots in the eyes, are they actually pupils?

  • No,it’s not a mite,but one of 3 extra eyes.I have no idea why they have these…
    The black spots are called false pupils.

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisabout 2 years ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?

    Enjoy the Permanent Featured Gallery – October 15/2012!
    Have a wonderful Week!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Cheers,Jo.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Penny Rinker
    Penny Rinkerabout 2 years ago

    This is an amazing macro piece. Nice work. Congratulations on being featured in insects, bugs, and creepy crawlies.

  • Much appreciated!:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Penny Rinker
    Penny Rinkerabout 2 years ago

    All of your macros are wonderful! What do you shoot with?

  • Thanks for the compliment.I appreciete it.
    I use a Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macrolens for this kind of close-ups.

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Lorelle Gromus
    Lorelle Gromusabout 2 years ago

    Stunning macro photograph! Your work is very interesting to look at.

  • Thanks Lorelle.Much appreciated!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • hummingbirds
    hummingbirdsabout 2 years ago

    Incredible macro! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thanks!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Jane Brack
    Jane Brackabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic close-up!! Wowsers! Congrats on your feature!

  • Thanks again,Jane.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Alex  Motley
    Alex Motleyabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks Alex.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Livvy Young
    Livvy Youngabout 2 years ago

    WOW and WOW again,he is amazing,fab close up or what.

  • Thanks Livvy!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Alex Call
    Alex Callabout 2 years ago


  • Much appreciated,Alex.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

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