Second attempt for Bugs and animals on flowers in Macro Group submission.Female praying mantis(Ameles spallanzania)while cleaning herself.She’s sitting on a Hibiscus-flower.Spain.


praying mantis, ameles spallanzania, female, cleaning, spain, hibiscus flower, jimmy hoffman


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  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 2 years ago

    WOW! This is one of your very best Jimmy … the subject, composition, and colours are just superb!

  • Thanks!Indeed I am quite content with this result.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 2 years ago

    This is just excellent!! He is obviously singing this song into his built-in microphone! Great work, Jim.

  • Haha,I know the song,but hadn’t heard it for a long time!
    Thanks for your wonderful comment,Sheila.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Yool
    Yoolalmost 2 years ago

    Amazing detail and supurb shot as always ….WOW!!!!!!!

  • Thank you kindly.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Edge-of-dreams
    Edge-of-dreamsalmost 2 years ago

    I have absolutely no idea why this was rejected. I’ll ask my colleagues. Certainly not by me – it’s AWESOME!!!

  • No problem.Probably just a slight error.;)
    Thanks for your nice comment!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • aspectsoftmk
    aspectsoftmkalmost 2 years ago

    one of the best i have ever seen……your work is superb..

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroealmost 2 years ago


  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    cool! congratulations on your win Jimmy. you are the best and there was great pics in this challenge ;)

  • Thanks Manon!Yes,great pics indeed.I didn´t expect to win here again.In the meanwhile I can imagine that some people are gettting bored with me winning again.;)
    On my previous win I received just one comment (from you :))) so perhaps it´s better to stop submitting pictures for challenges for a while.
    Have a nice weekend,

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Wviolet28
    Wviolet28over 1 year ago

    Once again jimmy I am in awe !!

  • Many thanks amiga!I´m glad you like ti.

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    please don’t stop submitting pictures in challenges. people love to look at pictures but they are slackers when it’s time to write something. you well deserve your wins Jimmy. please play in challenges… at least mine ;)

  • I´ll only stop for a while,but not with yours;)
    And of course I also know that I won´t get a lot of comments because I didn´t/don´t give a lot myself.I´m a slacker too!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Wonderful image!!!

  • Thanks a lot,Lynn!;)

    – jimmy hoffman

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