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Pray tell by Anne van Alkemade

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Who may you be?
Pray do tell?
Sitting at my front door
ringing my bell?
’tis just me
Praying mantis replied.
Dropped by for a bite to eat.
Looked back at me wide eyed.

This rather large chap was caught a spider web at my front door so I freed him but also took the opportunity to take a few snaps.

Specs: Fl 14mm, F5.6, Exp 1/1250th, ISO 100.

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  • Natasha  Hurst
    Natasha Hurstabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture Anne.

  • Thanks Tash. I don’t have a lot of success with focus on macros so I’m pretty pleased with this one.

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • fazza
    fazzaabout 4 years ago

    thats a ripper anne,great shot,glad you got him out of the web,steve

  • Thanks Steve. I reckon Tab could post bets on who would win out of that one. The web might have weighed toward the spider a tad, but this guy was huge! And had a really cool attitude.

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • JimFilmer
    JimFilmerabout 4 years ago

    wonderful detail Anne

  • Thanks Jim. :)

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • Cathryn Swanson
    Cathryn Swansonabout 4 years ago

    He really stands out with that dark sky behind him.

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work Anne.

  • Thanks Davo. :)

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskialmost 4 years ago

    Lovely macro Ann, a nicely captured image …. reward for the rescue!!

  • Thanks John. :)

    – Anne van Alkemade

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