Gamboling Beasts

4 March 2013 17 Comments Home » Insects etc.

A day old siren invents a new world
where gamboling beasts devour each another,
a playground on the head of a pin.

Chinese Praying Mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis


  • Shlomi on 500px said:

    WOW! great shot!

  • Kelli on G+ said:

    Oh, FANTASTIC! LOVE the processing.

  • Jake on G+ said:

    Agreed! The processing really sets this apart from your average mantis shot!

  • Bill on G+ said:

    Very nice low key monochrome.

  • Kerry on G+ said:

    Very cool! Looks almost transparent!

  • Israel on Flickr said:

    Great macro mantis.

  • Kathe Koja said:


  • Ludo on Jungle Dragon said:

    Microspace, the final frontier..

  • Pete Rogan said:

    Menace and fragility in one pale image. Brilliant.

  • Alan on G+ said:

    Oh, hello there little one! :)

  • Zafi on G+ said:


  • Kat on Facebook said:


  • Pete on Facebook said:

    Menace and fragility in one pale image. Brilliant.

  • Ludo on Jungle Dragon said:

    In that particular case micro, macro or normal size does not matter at all; in that case we are all equal. How true. Great shot again there.

  • Diane said:

    She is at her finest! Translucent and terrifying. Her methods: CRYSTAL clear. Wow, so cool!

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane. They’ll be hatching in a few months.

  • F.A. on G+ said:

    Perfect dof and nice b&w treatment.

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