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Bad Landing

2009.09.16
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Sphodromantis gastrica aka Giant Green Mantis

Actually I must say these bugs have never fascinated me. Simple for the fact they are big, and they look kinda scary! This one has landed in my aunt's leg, and she very scared throw it away to the land. I saw it and took these pics before it flies away again.
44 Comments
Pedar Nice Pics Man ;)
Pedar · 2009-09-16: 09:43
dontblink I think Mantis are pretty cool. Nice pictures.
dontblink · 2009-09-16: 09:44
wfrnk Like an alien... :-)
wfrnk · 2009-09-16: 09:49
openbelarus :)
openbelarus · 2009-09-16: 10:20
????? These are great Ricky !!
????? · 2009-09-16: 10:27
smbunation Excellent find, Ricky!
smbunation · 2009-09-16: 10:30
okami She (it's a female, isn't it) looks so mean you gotta love it! I wouldn't want to touch it however ;)
okami · 2009-09-16: 10:31
????? very nice macro set!!!
????? · 2009-09-16: 10:49
????? it is amazing how much it matches the leaves and background
????? · 2009-09-16: 10:58
????? Grrrrrrrrr!!!
I'm so GREEN and YELLOW and PURPLE with ENVY!!
XD
XD
I love this bugs!!
This post is wonderful!!
Was it in your garden???
????? · 2009-09-16: 11:04
jennye awesome shots!!.......they do look like aliens!!
jennye · 2009-09-16: 11:34
onlymehdi oh wiat i am bug. no i am a plant . ok i give up i dont know what i am :D
onlymehdi · 2009-09-16: 12:38
aliniazi good shots #5
aliniazi · 2009-09-16: 12:54
gonia very nice looking small animals! very.
gonia · 2009-09-16: 13:11
????? They do look interesting, but I think I would react in the same way as your aunt!! Thanks for sharing.
????? · 2009-09-16: 13:39
boszorka65 Wow! Great set and work. Thanks for sharing:)
boszorka65 · 2009-09-16: 15:37
soubhagya amazing....
soubhagya · 2009-09-16: 15:50
LysMandala ¡Es increible! ¡Enorme!
Excelente post Ricky
LysMandala · 2009-09-16: 16:57
veronelle Une belle mante bien pleine qui va bientot pondre
veronelle · 2009-09-16: 17:10
daisydavinci Yes - it looks scary!
daisydavinci · 2009-09-16: 17:21
finbarr amazing set !! well done,
finbarr · 2009-09-16: 17:33
mverellen OMG those are my FAVORITE.. they are soo creepy looking.. one time I bought two egg sacks full of them 200 in each egg or something close to that number.. and I left them in my room thinking it still had time to hatch and they all hatched while i was gone and I had them ALLLL over my room and my bed and clothes.. HUNDREDS it was soo gross and I had to pick up each individual one and put them in a plastic cage!
mverellen · 2009-09-16: 17:46
lynnsgallery2 Very cool capture...I don't see these too often you captured it so well :))
lynnsgallery2 · 2009-09-16: 19:15
Jarvo Cripes that is one big leafy critter you've got yourslef there Ricky. Top find :-)
Jarvo · 2009-09-16: 19:35
pickledherring i've been wanting to take pictures of the Praying mantis but no luck at all. i think they're disappearing or i did not look hard enough.
pickledherring · 2009-09-16: 21:48
ironswallow it looks really big! hehe great captures ;)
ironswallow · 2009-09-16: 22:22
lookagain Well, I don't blame your aunt....I wouldn't want one to land on me either! I guess it was okay if it flew away after it landed. These are great shots of a very interesting insect, Ricky!
lookagain · 2009-09-16: 22:36
Yeggi Hey this is good.....I like the last one!
Yeggi · 2009-09-16: 23:59
noptek Looks like a sculpture. Great series. Love the triagular head with bulging eyes
noptek · 2009-09-17: 02:16
jet28 Well caught!
jet28 · 2009-09-17: 03:08
Le Photoneur Bravo, nice shot
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Le Photoneur · 2009-09-17: 04:34
principe WoW ! Great captures!
principe · 2009-09-17: 07:37
earnest Looks huge... excellent photos! The mantis around here are very small.
earnest · 2009-09-17: 07:53
miltonjacob :) nice shots in that green colour
miltonjacob · 2009-09-17: 08:18
Lydie et Roland Quelle impressionnante bestiole....
Lydie et Roland · 2009-09-17: 10:39
ciripbogar awesome creation!
ciripbogar · 2009-09-17: 13:44
SADHYA WOW Ricky. This is such a good post.
SADHYA · 2009-09-17: 15:45
????? Wonderful!
????? · 2009-09-18: 11:36
LampadaMervelha Na minha opinião, os insectos possuem a vanguarda de estilo, linhas, cores, etc etc etc...

Este set é um bom exemplo disso!
LampadaMervelha · 2009-09-18: 12:06
BlasiusW It's really green and frisky. :)
BlasiusW · 2009-09-18: 15:37
Unchained A louva-Deus também me fascina. Imagino que ambas, (a tia e a louve-Deus) ficaram ambas assustadas. Belas linhas.
Unchained · 2009-09-18: 19:30
jessicashan Nice pics,, but this is one of the creature im scared of,,I remember mostly can find another creature in the belly of this
jessicashan · 2009-09-19: 05:22
mystic1 Very cool captures Ricky, I have not seen one of those critters in ages
mystic1 · 2009-09-21: 22:46
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????? · 2010-07-20: 20:53
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