Crowded Petals

28 January 2014 10 Comments Home » Insects etc.

Hunting elusive shadows, a ghostly intruder
is never too late but always too early,
alone among crowded petals.

A Mantis hunts an Ant among crowded petals.

Chinese mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis
Pavement ant | Tetramorium caespitum


  • Alireza on 500px said:

    Wonderful image!

  • Jenny on G+ said:


  • HQSP Macro on G+ said:

    Beautiful capture! Thank you for sharing.

  • Diane said:

    Has dinner arrived yet? Oh yes. What detail! Poetic, R.L.

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane. I think she missed this meal.

  • Terrie on G+ said:

    Nice balance in the composition! Beautiful color, too.

  • Travis on Jungle Dragon said:

    What a great shot, Rick! I love your photography and your poetry with each photo! This one is one of my favorites of yours.

  • Sunil on Jungle Dragon said:

    Artistical Snap, too good, Rick. Got to see many poets too in JD. Great job.

  • Dorothy on G+ said:

    Delightful capture of these two insects and flower!

  • Andreas on G+ said:

    The wide attraction of flowers…

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