Indian Rose Mantis
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2008-10-20 23:29]
This is actually a cone head mantis (Genus: Empusa)
and not a praying mantis. There are different species but I'm not familiar with those from Asia. Hope this helps anyway.
Perfect shot. Beautiful wings.
- eliz (1537)
- [2008-10-20 23:40]
what an interesting species. first time when i see it.
thanks for sharing
- nagraj (15166)
- [2008-10-21 2:28]
good to see this species, this one looks like just finished its meal. tfs.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-10-21 4:10]
What a bizarre looking matis, looks like it came from a science fiction movie. Well presented. TFS
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-10-21 5:43]
the mantids always makes a interesting object to shoot for me and when ever i spot a mantis i love watching its movements for quite sometime. I have never seen this beautiful species.
I wonder if you just missed a great opportunity to shoot the predatory action of this mantis but still you were not too late to take this shot, it all depends upon sheer luck but i am glad to see this fine image.
tfs & regards
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-10-21 23:36]
Outstanding shot of this great looking Mantis but I feel saddened because it has just eaten a butterfly. Very impressive sharpness and details and you have handled the lighting very well here. Excellent DOF, POV and composition.
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-10-22 1:25]
Woow Satya,fantastic moment to take the pic! And what a great details and sharpness! My best compliments for this wonderful work,thanks a lot for share,have a nice day,Luciano
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-10-22 5:38]
Hello Satya, Superb shot and a great one. WoW what a moment u hv captured. Ganesh