In Search of a Map

8 November 2012 23 Comments Home » Insects etc.

Her eyes scan the new landscape
in search of a map, a flower’s cosmology
ready for misadventures.

A mantis scans the new landscape of a flower

Chinese Praying Mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis


  • Patrick on 500px said:

    Super shot!

  • Pavel on 500px said:

    Beautiful work!

  • Antonio on 500px said:

    Great macro!!!

  • Esazyla on 500px said:

    Interesting, beautiful and stylish work!

  • Max on 500px said:

    I like it a lot!! Such a great capture, well done! 🙂

  • Keith on G+ said:

    Very cool shot.

  • Ray on G+ said:

    Awesome shot. Thank you for sharing it with Leaves On Thursday and also Buggy Friday.

  • Vince on G+ said:

    Impressive shot. Love the shallow depth of field.

  • Vladimir on 500px said:

    Excellent work!

  • Vince on G+ said:

    Impressive shallow depth of field work

  • Phyllis on 500px said:

    Great composition. Focus just right on the front part of the mantis. and I love that the flower? in the back looks almost as if it exploded. 😉

  • Magnus on 500px said:

    Wonderful shot.

  • Andres on 500px said:

    Fantastic shot.

  • Marilou on G+ said:

    Always fantastic Rick Lieder! Amazing clarity of those roving eyes!

  • Scott on Jungle Dragon said:

    Awesome shot, well done.

  • Petri on G+ said:

    Nice one.

  • Ray on G+ said:

    Very nice shot.

  • Juliane on G+ said:

    Awesome, I love how the insect “jumps” out of the blurry background.

  • Tanjica on Flickr said:

    Most dramatic effect.

  • Diane said:

    Psychedelic trip, altered sensory experience. A mantis seeking a mystic in the haze, GROOVY!! R.L.

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane. Flower power.

  • Thais on 500px said:

    Beautiful macro!!

  • S on 500px said:

    I will never see an insect the same way again. Such beautiful creatures the way you capture on camera.

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