- goutham_ramesh (12237)
- [2007-05-20 14:01]
I remember the day we took this! it is wonderful picture, but i think scanning has introduced some loss in quality. Otherwise a superb picture
- lensaleksander (42)
- [2007-05-20 14:51]
very beautiful specimen
- delic (898)
- [2007-05-20 15:37]
Despite the scanner-related issues, I find this a wonderful image of the mantis sitting on a like-colored plant. Composition and the background are superb. Very well done. Regards,
- parthasarathi (1314)
- [2007-05-20 15:44]
Verry good picture and note. Thanks.
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2007-05-20 16:48]
This looks more like a cone head mantis (from the genus "Empusa") than like a praying mantis. (because of curved belly and cone on the head).
Nice colors indeed.
- smurali (3596)
- [2007-05-27 21:14]
These insects have perfected the art of camouflage. Good diagonal composition.
- Shoot_Score (2376)
- [2007-06-28 19:47]
From whence arrived the praying mantis?
From outer space, or lost Atlantis?
I glimpse the grim, green metal mug
That masks this pseudo-saintly bug,
Orthopterous, also carnivorous,
And faintly whisper, Lord deliver us.
—Ogden Nash, from Custard and Company
This spookyshot illustrates the poem, or does the poem illustrate the shot? Why not both! Tfs, Jay