Past Crimes

29 November 2012 11 Comments Home » Insects etc.

An old mantis greets a new moon,
thorny demon reflecting on past crimes.

An old mantis greets a new moon

Chinese mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis


  • Katherine on Facebook said:

    Absolutely amazing!

  • Tanjica on Flickr said:


  • Vince on G+ said:

    Great composition and nice depth of field. Great shot!

  • Diane said:

    Look deep into my eyes!! Stunning, you are AMAZING with the lens!!
    A mantis model poses for Rick, the “Pied Piper of Berkley”.
    GREAT lighting… No autographs please!!

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane. But she’s leading me.

  • Trisha on G+ said:

    Very beautiful and amazing.

  • Ludo on Jungle Dragon said:

    Hi Rick, great atmosphere as ‘usual’:)! Wow. What is the light source at the back? Did you use a separate light source from the left? That and in macro, unbelievable. Well done, again.

  • Cicely on G+ said:

    Wow! Really awesome image!

  • Chris on G+ said:

    Love it!

  • Randy on Flickr said:

    A tale well told. Very fine.

  • S on 500px said:

    This is so cool – I love how you added artificial light to properly expose this sneaky mantis (or am I seeing another mantis here?). Very well done!

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