A twitchy hunter seeks her first meal,
a patient mantis nymph waits
for a reluctant ant,
her reputation at stake.
Pavement ant | Tetramorium caespitum
Praying mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis
Such great color!! I love how the bugs are in profile against the lovely soft background so we can see them so clearly!!
Very good. I like it.
Come closer, closer, I promise to be gentle, as I devour you, my lovely lunch! What an intense capture, who will be left standing??
Thanks Diane. The ant escaped.
This one will hinge on the ant’s ability to bring in reinforcements.
Yet again, an absolutely great composition. As you’re not likely to have a trained set of mantis and ant: incredible. The Mantis defying gravity, waiting in silent prayer: innocence awaits.
“The Reluctant Ant” makes me thinks of Aesop and Garcia Lorca.
Rick Lieder shines again.
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