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Canon
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Canon EOS 20D
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100 mm
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Jan 24, 2006, 7:49:31 PM
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Spiny flower mantis 2 by bugalirious-STOCK Spiny flower mantis 2 by bugalirious-STOCK
Female Spiny flower mantis in threatening position. The stamen it sits on belongs to a red Anthurium flower.
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Given 2006-12-29
Normally I recoil in horror with bugs of all kinds. Spiny flower mantis 2 by ~bugalirious-STOCK has proved I have overcome that fear ;) What a disturbingly pretty creature! ( Suggested by UnicornReality and Featured by oibyrd )
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slavandria Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
This is beautiful!
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Feraligatr66 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
That is epic!
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SerelyArtworks Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
What a marvellous creature!! Incredible picture!! :o
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Marioara08 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
:wave:
:pointr: [link] :pointl:
Thanks you :handshake:
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AmandineVanRay Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Thank you! [link]
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Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Freakin' awesome!!!
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Mauros35 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
wtf!
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BenjiiBen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
wow!! amazing!
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alejandroaldebaran Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
amazing shot, u really get it angry!! jajja
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missaurelle Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
I used your stock there and there :
Thanks !
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MajcheZmajche Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
I used your beautiful stock here [link] Thank you!:hug:
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NovoSeculo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Uou!
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mina-is-cool Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student General Artist
that's amazing!!!
that species of mantis is my personal favourite!
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DraskyVanderhoff Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Her body is like a beautiful ceramic! I love it!
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Kgambler Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice capture!

Those 'eyes' on his wings look impressive along with all he other wing. And the huge body... So scarry! :o
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MidnightWolfXx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is kindof... scary
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ApparentlyNot Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
omg. That's insane.


*____*
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Motschekiebschen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Wow - I didn't know a female could have such big wings - beutiful!
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Jboogieman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
is this real??????
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Jovale Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow ! This looks somehow beautyful, somehow nasty !
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Lintu79 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Interface Designer
I'd love to vector this but it seems that my copy of photoshop just developed a phobia for mutant-ninja-satan-pirate-zombie-turtle-crab-butterfly-assassins. Goddamit that thing looks creepy as hell.
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wagemeister Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010   Interface Designer
WOW!
That's awesome! Great Capture!
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vastudio Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like this one.. :headbang:
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extremepacman Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Used this for the default avatar gallery of my new forum: [link]
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PuppyMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student General Artist
So beautiful and disgusting at the same time....I love it! :deviation:
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strwbryfldzforvr Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008   General Artist
This is... the COOLEST thing ever. :D I've never seen one of these mantises in person, but I would LOVE to. :D
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MC-Stocks Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008   Photographer
to admire a beautiful picture
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Talei-stock Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008   Photographer
Heya!
Just to let you know, I've featured this piece in my news article!
[link]

:heart:
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Talei-stock Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008   Photographer
Wow, amazing capture
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Resaturatez Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous :clap:
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DestroyingAngels Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
wow i've never seen one before.
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fenrir-br Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
now thats real wicked
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jhubert Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added to the Art Tutorials Wiki.
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ludwigrx Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
one of the best. gratz@:D
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GingerMetuchenPI Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
She(?) looks lovely in that treat pose. You got a wonderful picture here.

I love mantises, I have to say though your gallery made me want to get them more, and now I have 14. 8D
I haert your work.
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KestrylEyes Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
That is gorgeous! Congratulations on the DD!
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zeicer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007   Photographer
i hate this creature..... but i like this photo......
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celiex3 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Student
holy molly
takes soo freaking cool
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KristenSpork Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007   General Artist
Wow, I didn't believe it was real before I viewed it close-up. :D It's so beautiful!!! I've not seen anything else like it, ever. :aww:
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Princess-Amy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful
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AlexTech Featured By Owner May 30, 2007   Photographer
waaaaaaaaaaahhhh im so afraid! hahaha
veeeeeeeeery nice photo, deserves just a "OMG! NICE!" :)

i really like good macro photos :D
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Wareagle4Design Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
wow.
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TheNecco Featured By Owner May 13, 2007  Student General Artist
i'm terrified of that hting o.o *cowers
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YULIA-LIA Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Oh my GOD!!!!!! The Full View Is SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!
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YULIA-LIA Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
WOW! How beautiful! adore it!
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quaddles Featured By Owner May 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this in my [link] if you would rather I didn`t and would like me to remove it please let me know. :wave:
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HappyInsaneGirl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
Awww... Its so cute. I had that type of mantis for a pet 2 years ago. Sadly, My other praying mantis saw it and tried to eat him. He ended up dieing from the hole on his side that the praying mantis made... The mantis that attacked him was really big.... It was a mean one that tried to eat my had, she made me bleed...
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twistedhero Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
i used your stock here: [link] hope you like it :)
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JChin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
beautiful focus. great.
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ftourini Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
OMG! That is really scary! Great macro! :omfg:
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