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Welcome to my Collection about Mantids!
 
There are no wild mantids where I live, but I've been lucky to shoot several on other occasions. This is where I post my results of these "play dates." 
 
If you found this collection because it's featured (or otherwise): thank you so much for checking it out, I hope you'll enjoy it!
 
As a brief introduction in this pinned post, let me just take the time to say that I'm a simple amateur photographer; I started out with borrowed equipment and have steadily improved my gear to get to my current setup. Practice, of course, is the most important aspect, as well as interaction with everyone else. I love to talk about my shots!
That said, I think it is only fair to expect others to treat photographers with respect - a lot of effort went into making these pictures... Therefore, if you feel like sharing this work with others: please use the reshare function and do not download and re-post.

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Feelin' green
 
This Creoboter mantis had to sit still for a while so I could take the 7 shots I used for this focus stack. Probably the last mantis shot I'll share in a while, just until I find some more models to shoot :)
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Awesome looking thing
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Here's a leftover shot from a neat Sibylla nymph
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I got this tiny cutie listed as an Otomantis, interesting looking mantis for sure!
 
Sorry for the silence, got a lot of priorities mixed up at the moment. New material is coming soon!
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Hey there!
 
It's been awhile since I posted. Very busy in real life, and I was away for a while. Enjoy this cool Sibylla pretiosa mantis I at antskingdom.com last year :)
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Gotcha
 
This sneaky mantis looks as if I caught it with its paws in the cookie jar.
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A new stack from some older photos. I combined 3 shots to get a nice view of this beauty.
 
Shot in captivity at the Ants Kingdom storefront.
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Are you looking at me?
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Can you lick your elbow?
 
I bet this Sibylla pretiosa can!
 
Another shot from an earlier shared sequence, the result of a nice photoshoot at a mantis-selling store in the Netherlands.
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