Dismantling the Magic

5 May 2014 19 Comments Home » Insects etc.

Dismantling the magic of a new world,
a newborn mantis learns what it means
to be a showman.

A newborn mantis learns what it means to be a showman

Chinese Praying Mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis


  • Kathe Koja said:


  • Sandrine on G+ said:

    Superb. 🙂

  • Beena on G+ said:

    Outstanding macro and colors!

  • Susan on Facebook said:

    Fantastic, Rick!

  • Mark on G+ said:

    Fantastic. 🙂

  • Helen Frost said:


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  • Diane said:

    Vibrant colors took my breath away, literally upon sight. The contrast of the delicate creature set to the florid backdrop, poetic beauty! Bravo Rick!!

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane. New mantids hatching soon.

  • Terrie on G+ said:

    Great shot!!

  • HQSP Macro on G+ said:

    Beautiful capture! Superb image, thank you for your great contribution to +HQSP Macro.

  • Pete on Facebook said:

    The magenta explorer.

  • Karin on Jungle Dragon said:

    This is a real nice shot.

  • Alan on G+ said:

    Awesome work!

  • Salli on Facebook said:

    One of your best!

  • Laura on Facebook said:

    Love the words as much as the photo.

  • Martha on Facebook said:

    Love Rick’s pix.

  • Kathe Koja said:

    Each spring, I have a front row seat as the baby mantises (mantids?) are born. Like wild little animate eyelashes! Thank you, Rick Lieder, for showing us what you see.

  • Jan on G+ said:

    Nice shot, Rick.

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