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Bow to the queen This little mantis afforded me a perfect opportunity to examine it in detail and take ventral images....it appeared to be resting and soaking up the warming rays of the sun, leaning back in an almost horizontal position. And what breathtaking raptorial forelegs. Surely one of nature&#039;s most impressive insect predators. 7 cm length<br />
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Bow to the queen

This little mantis afforded me a perfect opportunity to examine it in detail and take ventral images....it appeared to be resting and soaking up the warming rays of the sun, leaning back in an almost horizontal position. And what breathtaking raptorial forelegs. Surely one of nature's most impressive insect predators. 7 cm length

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  1. WOW!! What a stunning shot! Posted one year ago
  2. That's incredible! Posted one year ago
  3. Brilliant composition! Posted one year ago
  4. Super macro photography . Looking at the forelegs with all the sharp spines, one can imagine what a poor victim feels befor it gets devoured . Posted one year ago

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Uploaded Sep 26, 2018. Captured Sep 25, 2018 11:11 in 65 Nesca Parade, The Hill NSW 2300, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm