"ELEGANCE" IN CAPTURE - The praying mantis by Magaret Meintjes


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"ELEGANCE" IN CAPTURE - The praying mantis by 

CAPTURED LOCATION: Groenland Safari’s/lodge
South Africa
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Camera Nikond50D
Lens Sigma 70-300mm

Order MANTODEA- family – Sibyllidae – The “Sibylla pretiosa” mantis
A performance that is suppose to “scare”, any predator, was to me a very “elegant” scare!

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I was born and still live in Africa.
Live a life close to nature, where I get the inspiration to do what I love most…., “Photography”.
Where I live and what I do is my destiny. I am grateful for the privilege

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  • DanaMS
    DanaMSover 5 years ago

    Aww.. how “charming”, looks like it’s ready to dance!

  • Thank you so much for your kind and inspiring comment Dana xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 5 years ago

  • Anne-Marie Bokslag
    Anne-Marie Bok...over 5 years ago

    What a elegant pose Mag. He is beautiful!

  • Thank you so much dear friend hugs xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • joshuatree1
    joshuatree1over 5 years ago

    Absolutely stunning macro of a perfectly composed subject. beautiful background and focus and lighting is just perfect. Outstanding work here Mags. http://www.philadelphia33.org/":http://www.philadelphia33.org/

  • Such a sweet, inspiring and very kind comment, thank you so much Trevor, I really appreciate it ! Take care x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Anne Smyth
    Anne Smythover 5 years ago

    beautiful capture and elegant is certainly the word – terrific image !!

  • Thank you so much dear Anne, really a very kind comment xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    wow an awsome image mags, well done,dawnxx

  • Thank you so much my dear friend, hugs xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Jennifer Potter
    Jennifer Potterover 5 years ago

    A Tremendous capture! Beautiful subject ,perfectly shot. – Dawn

  • Thank you for your time and very inspiring comment Dawn, much appreciated XX

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 5 years ago

    ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT mags !!!!! A macro to be very proud of

  • That is such a heartwarming and very rewarding comment, thank you so much Sandra really appreciate it xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • jesika
    jesikaover 5 years ago

    Brilliant in every way. Great work. How did you train him???? He’s just a bit knock kneed, isn’t he? Cute, though

  • Thank you so much Jes, a accidental touch on a gate made him very upset ! Really appreciate your kind comment xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • ♥⊱ B. Randi Bailey
    ♥⊱ B. Randi Ba...over 5 years ago

    Oh wow-perfect in every way! What kind is it?

  • Order MANTODEA- family – Sibyllidae – The “Sibylla pretiosa” mantids. Sounds a mouth full! I just see them as an “Praying Mantids” There really are some beautiful ones! Thank you so much for your time and kind comment Randi, really appreciate it! Take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

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