For the love of mantids 8 pics

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  1. LongDucDong

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    I admit to having a love affair with praying mantids. :heart: I spent quite a bit of time in the summer shooting them in their natural environments as well as shooting some that I keep as pets. Here are some of my faves.

    These were all taken from my Photobucket page, so some quality has been lost. All C&C greatly appreciated.

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    the baby is so cool. I have never seen that before. nice pics. all of em.
     
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    Wow, those are really cool shots!!!! #7 is awesome.
     
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    Nice photos, I really like mantids, is #3 and 4 a spiny flower mantis, those and the orchid mantis are my favorites, do you know where I could get some?
     
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    Thanks for looking and commenting!

    El Shorty, you can look on www.petbugs.com under the USA invertebrate classifieds or on www.mantidkingdom.com. Hope this helps! And youre correct on the ID! The spiny flower mantids are Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii.
     
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    Good stuff. Lots of detail.
     
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    Great macro work on these shots!
     
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    Great shots! Can't wait to see some more :)
     
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    I know i posted here before, very nice shots, i like them all, the decapitation would have been better with a little more DOF, but i guess you were maxing out anyway. I still cant see picture number 1, and i like the others soo much i think i am missing out, what is it? Number 3 is my fave, but well done on all of them.

    tim
     
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    Beautiful. I really like #'s 3 and 7. I have never seen a mantid like #3.
     
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    It's so great!
    can you share with me?
    my e-mail:zhp@sdlg.cn
     
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    :thumbsup: these are great!
    keep them coming
     

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