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Mantis Photograph - Indian Rose Mantis Gonglus Gongylodes Wondering Violin Mantis 3 Of 3 by Leslie Crotty

Indian Rose Mantis Gonglus Gongylodes Wondering Violin Mantis 3 Of 3 is a photograph by Leslie Crotty which was uploaded on January 4th, 2013.

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Wow, this is one really awesome creature, wonderful work on this image! v/f

!!! Amazing!

Leslie Crotty replied:

ALEXANDER, THANKS FOR STOPPING BY AND SEEING MY CLOSEUP OF THE VIOLIN MANTIS! NOW YOU KNOW WHERE THE SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES GET THEIR IDEAS FROM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LES

WOW Magnificent image Leslie! Such fine details! Amazing! v/f

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS SO MUCH TESSA FOR STOPPING BY TO SEE MY CLOSEUP OF THE VIOLIN MANTIS! ALSO THANKS FOR YOUR F/V, LES

I shall run away the next time I see one of these! OMG what monster looking claws! v/f

Leslie Crotty replied:

ANGELA, YOU COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT ANY BETTER! THIS VIOLIN MANTIS CLOSEUP WOULD SCARE ANYBODY, BUT IF YOU HAD ONE IN YOUR HANDS YOU WOULD SEE THEY ARE VERY GENTLE LITTLE CREATURES! AT LEAST WE KNOW WHERE THE SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES GET THEIR IDEAS FROM!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALSO THANKS FOR YOUR F/V ON MY IMAGE! LES

Wow, incredible work here Les; he looks like he could certainly be a threat to other insects.....this is fantastic on the white background; very impressive work my friend!!! Joyce

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS SO MUCH JOYCE FOR YOUR INSPIRATIONAL COMMENT ON MY VIOLIN MANTIS CLOSEUP PORTRAIT! LES

Wow, other worldly, voted.

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS SO MUCH SANDY FOR STOPPING BY TO SEE MY LITTLE GUY! LES

WHOA, amazing capture!

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANK YOU DIDI, LES

Like an alien! v

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS EDWARD FOR YOUR COMMENT AND VOTE! LES

Amazing creature! Awesome captured Leslie! F&V

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS SO MUCH MELLY FOR VIEWING, COMMENTING AND YOUR (F/V), LES

Awesome Leslie

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS JEFF FOR YOUR AWESOME COMMENT, LES

Wow...pretty amazing. Les F&V

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS KAROL FOR STOPPING BY AND FOR YOUR (F/V), LES

Ditto to Byron's comment. You have captured this Alien Insect at it's finest. I'm glad I'm not an insect facing this thing :)) Great macro work Les. F/V

Leslie Crotty replied:

NEIL, I KNOW HOW SCARY THIS GUY LOOKS BUT BELIEVE ME HE IS THE MOST GENTLE OF ALL THE MANTISES I HAVE PHOTOGRAPHED! BUT IF "LOOKS COULD KILL" I AGREE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!! LES

Amazing proportions! Muscles must be awesomely strong to operate those nightmarish pincers! I hope I never have to have a boxing match with one of these guys! : )

Leslie Crotty replied:

BYRON, IF THIS VIOLIN MANTIS WAS 5' TALL I WOULD AGREE WITH YOU, BUT BELIEVE IT OR NOT HE IS ONE OF THE MOST GENTLE ONE'S IN THE MANTIS SPECIES. BUT IF LOOKS COULD KILL HE IS DEFINITELY THE ONE TO WATCH! LES

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