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Junior Mantis

Started by Herp-art, 06/07/2011 07:44AM
Posted 06/07/2011 07:44AM | Edited 06/07/2011 07:47AM Opening Post
I guess there was a hatch of an egg case in the yard, these guys are wreaking havoc on the aphids! This one is about 1cm long, just a toddler, but still a ferocious predator.
Shot with a Sigma 105 macro.

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Posted 06/07/2011 07:46AM #1
The same mantis, this time in stereo. Slowly cross your eyes until the images merge, and you can see it in 3D. You should end up with three images in view, the center one as 3D.
This was an accidental stereo pair, as I was moving about snapping pictures.

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Posted 06/07/2011 08:12PM #2
Very nice series John.
The 3D shots are top notch as always.


There's no substitute for fine glass!
Posted 06/13/2011 09:46AM #3
Awesome - one of my favorite critters.

I was once in the right place at the right time to see thousands of these moving through a meadow. The air was full of them - it was incredible.

Great shot - I love how it's looking right at the camera.

Sweet the coming on
Of grateful evening mild; then silent night
With this her solemn bird and this fair moon,
And these the gems of heaven, her starry train.
--John Milton