Sterile Jewels

25 March 2013 24 Comments Home » Insects etc.

A garden trespasser waits on a bed of sterile jewels,
filtering the strange results of mantid cryptography.

A garden trespasser waits on a bed of sterile jewels

Chinese Praying Mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis


  • Kerry on G+ said:


  • Luca on 500px said:

    Excellent shot!

  • Jonathan on 500px said:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Konstantin on 500px said:


  • Agnes on 500px said:

    Love it. 🙂

  • Thomas on 500px said:

    Beautiful macro.

  • Steven on 500px said:

    Wonderful work… so delicate and fresh looking!

  • Abhishek on 500px said:

    Outstanding shot, great details.

  • Olivia on 500px said:

    What magnificent light – both cool and somehow exotic, with that bright red and the model-like pose of the mantis.

  • Alex on 500px said:

    Dream like!

  • Marina on 500px said:

    Beautiful work!

  • Jose on 500px said:

    Wowww, wonderful capture!!!! Gorgeous colors, DoF and detail!!!!

  • Kelli on 500px said:

    This is so cool, Rick!

  • Anja on 500px said:

    Beautiful capture!

  • Jennifer on G+ said:


  • Diane said:

    Fan dancer! Light, color is spectacular!! Like the amazing movies of the 40’s, this star is utterly amazing!

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane. A deadly dancer.

  • Lisa on G+ said:


  • Robin on G+ said:

    This is magical!

  • Alan on G+ said:

    And there we have it, my favourite for the day so far! Outstanding work!

  • Sandra on G+ said:

    Fabulous shot.

  • Manuela on G+ said:

    Sublime work!

  • Elin on G+ said:

    Great work! Well done.

  • Joan on G+ said:

    Fabulous capture, Is this a young praying mantis, it looks so brittle and transparent?! You are a master with words as well, wonderful!

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