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PLEASE VIEW LARGE Praying Mantis – Sphodromantis gastrica – From head to tail it measured approx 45mm or 1,7"

Late night shoot in my garden, 2nd April 2011, Cape Town, South Africa

DSLR with f2.8 105mm macro lens


macky, praying mantis, sphodromantis gastrica, cape town, south africa

My interest in the field of photography began in childhood, starting with film, then a ‘splatter’ of videography and finally the migration to DSLR photography.

I hope you enjoy viewing my interpretation of the Natural World through my lens.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great macro

  • Thanks very much JUSTART

    – Macky

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamover 3 years ago

    Wow excellent clarity, great work! What was your light source?

  • Thanks very much Damienne, I see you got my bmail, my pleasure!!

    – Macky

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartover 3 years ago

    Great shot Macky, excellent detail!

  • Thank Martin, always appreciated

    – Macky

  • jaffa
    jaffaover 3 years ago

    awesome, cracking work and shot.

  • Thanks very much jaffa

    – Macky

  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 3 years ago

    great shot!!!

  • Thanks very much Georgie!!

    – Macky

  • HelenBeresford
    HelenBeresfordover 3 years ago

    A superb macro…is he smiling?! :)

  • No Helen, he’s blowing bubbles(droplet of water under he’s chin) :-))))) Thanks very much!!

    – Macky

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    2 DAY ! 2011/04/04

    Excellent work!

  • Thanks very much Mags!!

    – Macky

  • Rina Greeff
    Rina Greeffover 3 years ago

    An excellent shot – just love the way they seem to take notice of the camera!

  • Thanks so much Rina, I have another in my portfolio which was actually attacking it’s reflection in my lens filter. :-)

    – Macky

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