Shy Little Mantis by taffy

Shy Little Mantis

This praying mantis was crawling up our wall when encouraged to climb into a hand, where he then posed in the cutest way. He flew off then and posed for me in two other spots. What a treat!
Oh wow Taffy this is fabulous. he uus performing beautifully for you. Fav
September 7th, 2020  
Love this SO much!
September 7th, 2020  
Amazing shot!
September 7th, 2020  
Awesome capture.
September 7th, 2020  
Sweet of him to pose.
September 7th, 2020  
What a neat experience - not much fear of people. Lovely details.
September 7th, 2020  
So sharp! Love his cute little front... claws?!
September 7th, 2020  
Amazing capture, details
September 7th, 2020  
What a treat indeed! And a great shot all the way around!
September 7th, 2020  
Brilliant!! FAV.
September 7th, 2020  
Superb. Love this
September 7th, 2020  
Super capture and pose!
September 7th, 2020  
Just love! Fav
September 7th, 2020  
I love praying mantis (is that the plural as well??) and this is a fabulous shot of this cutie.
September 7th, 2020  
He has a cute face and great pose!
September 7th, 2020  
Picture perfect, are you not the lucky one!
September 7th, 2020  
Wowy pose! Fav :)
September 7th, 2020  
Great shot and composition!
September 7th, 2020  
such detail!
September 7th, 2020  
Fantastic shot Taffy.
September 7th, 2020  
They are the cutest!!
September 7th, 2020  
what a poser! great shot and processing.
September 7th, 2020  
So cute , and such cute pose - fav
September 7th, 2020  
Wow! Terrific macro and focus. Looks like she/he is enjoying the photoshoot. Fav.
September 7th, 2020  
Worth his modelling fee for sure!
September 7th, 2020  
LOve it ... fav
September 7th, 2020  
Looks unreal
September 7th, 2020  
Lovely shot... did you replace the background? If so... what did you use?
September 7th, 2020  
What an amazing closeup - they are cute, in an alien sort of way ♥
September 7th, 2020  
@kvphoto I use Textures 2. It's a relatively intuitive software program that you can get to via Lightroom once installed. But unlike PS, it only saves the final product so once you export to LR, you can't go back in and make changes. But I do like how easy it is to use.
September 7th, 2020  
cool macro
September 7th, 2020  
This looks great and he is beautiful.
September 7th, 2020  
She’s very photogenic🥰
September 7th, 2020  
Awww a sweet capture. I love his little front arms.
September 7th, 2020  
absolutely outstanding
September 7th, 2020  
They looks so alien like. Love the shot.
September 7th, 2020  
Great close up.
September 7th, 2020  
Awesome capture.
September 7th, 2020  
Nicely focused, a super shot. Fav!! 😀
September 7th, 2020  
Wonderful details
September 7th, 2020  
He is sitting up very straight gazing at you....wonderful detail...fave!
September 7th, 2020  
They seem to have a personality.
September 7th, 2020  
What a treat indeed! And such a fantastic pose!
September 7th, 2020  
Love the pose - and those eyes!
September 7th, 2020  
fabulous!
September 7th, 2020  
How intriguing - I didn't realise they could fly
September 7th, 2020  
what a pose - and the eyes are amazing. I wouldn't have been brave enough to encourage on to my hands but it certainly gave you the oppportunity for this great shot.
September 7th, 2020  
Great capture, Love that is on the hand, fantastic development ..fav
September 7th, 2020  
Background is superb! fav
September 7th, 2020  
Fantastic shot
September 7th, 2020  
Wow awesome close up and pose!
September 8th, 2020  
Excellent processing- you have managed to turn a macro/close-up of a bug into portrait art! Great shot too!
September 8th, 2020  
Great shot ... wonderful processing fav
September 8th, 2020  
good macro, excellent detail
September 8th, 2020  
Totally awesome and nice choice of contrasting color for the texture...and color coordinated with the eyes
September 8th, 2020  
This is wonderful!
September 8th, 2020  
Wow, look at that little face!
September 8th, 2020  
superlative, as always
September 8th, 2020  
@taffy Thanks for the info Taffy... I love the backgrounds you’ve been using... I have Lightroom but have not really used it much... I typically use Adobe Camera Raw, PS, & the Nik filters for PS & Aurora HD... I’ve been thinking about adding something with textures/backgrounds.
September 8th, 2020  
Fabulous image Taffy!! Super capture and wonderful processing!!
September 8th, 2020  
Stunning capture. fav
September 8th, 2020  
Amazing creatures... and you've given him a persona!
September 8th, 2020  
wow, wonderful ....
September 8th, 2020  
A wonderful other-worldly image. I love mantises! Sometimes they will stay in the same spot for a very long time.
September 9th, 2020  
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