Garden Carnival

7 February 2013 11 Comments Home » Insects etc.

Too brainy for her own good, a mantis
guards the entrance to a garden carnival.

A mantis guards the entrance to a garden carnival

Chinese mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis


  • Peter on 500px said:

    Nice work, like the comp and backlighting!

  • Frank M. Robinson said:

    Beautiful! (..not intended but also educational–good for a book?)


  • Pia on G+ said:

    Fine shot!

  • Ferdy on Jungle Dragon said:

    Wow, in this beautiful position I did not immediately recognize it as a mantis. Excellent!

  • Ray on G+ said:

    Awesome shot. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Virgil on G+ said:

    What a great capture in a fabulous DOF. So cool.

  • Diane said:

    Hang four! Lighting, color, wow… another beauty!!

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane. Over, Under, Sideways, Down.

  • F.A. on G+ said:

    Great shot, Rick!

  • Dusty on G+ said:


  • Negar on G+ said:

    Spectacular capture.

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