Praying Mantis Predator And Prey

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Toronto, ON - Canada

I always thought a praying mantis looks pretty creepy to me; especially when I heard their mating behavior. Praying mantis; like Black Widow are famous 'man-eater"! Those male partner better run fast before finish the job or will be eaten for dinner. Anyway, voted for the artwork.

Leslie Crotty replied:

LINGFAI, YOUR ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ABOUT THAT, AFTER MATING THE MALE MIGHT AS WELL SAY HIS PRAY! THEIR HAVE BEEN TIMES WHEN AFTER THE FEMALE BITES HIS HEAD OFF THE MALE CONTINUES DOING WHAT HE'S DOING FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES!!!!!!! BELIEVE IT OR NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LES

Philadelphia, PA - United States

Beautiful!!

Leavenworth, KS - United States

Interesting shot- from the colors to the look in the Manis eyes-they do seem thoughtful and interactive. f/v

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY VIEWING, AND YOUR NICE COMMENT, (F/V). HE WAS A LITTLE CURIOUS CHECKING WHAT HIS DINNER WAS GOING TO BE! LES

Selah, WA - United States

Great work Leslie

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANK YOU JEFF, LES

Daytona Beach, FL - United States

Great shot!! f/v

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS DEB FOR YOUR COMMENT AND F/V. LES

San Jose, CA - United States

Love it. Did the butterfly get away? F/V.

Leslie Crotty replied:

SUSAN, THE BUTTERFLY WAS OK. I PURCHASED ON THE INTERNET ON A SITE CALLED "BUTTERFLY UTOPIA.COM". THEY HAVE SUCH A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, YOU HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT, AND THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR (F/V), LES

Merritt Island, Fl - United States

You have some of the most interesting photos I have seen. This is fabulous on every level. f/v

Leslie Crotty replied:

ANNA JO, THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR KIND WORDS, F/V, THEY ARE TRULY VERY UNIQUE IN THEIR OWN WAY, LES

Aliso Viejo, CA - United States

Stunning praying mantis capture. In the kingdom of insects, they rule. Always love your descriptions about them. I had the opportunity of having a praying mantis that lived in my garden. Almost everyday I saw her (him?) and had the chance to see it grow up from about one cm to over 10 cm long. Fantastic creatures! V/F

Leslie Crotty replied:

MARIOLA, THANKS SO MUCH FOR VIEWING MY LITTLE KINGDOM OF INSECTS AND YOUR V/F. IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE THAT MANTIS YOU SAW IN YOUR GARDEN AS A HATCHLING AND GREW TO 51/2"-6" DID HIS JOB KEEPING THE INSECT POPULATION UNDER CONTROL IN YOUR GARDEN! HOPEFULLY THEY WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR AND START THE CYCLE ALL OVER AGAIN! LES

Pueblo, CO - United States

This shows the world as from the insects' point of view....what their world must look like. How gorgeous and dangerous it is! v/f

Leslie Crotty replied:

LENORE, YOU HIT IT RIGHT ON THE HEAD! THAT'S A PERFECT ANALOGY! THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOR (F/V) LES

Suncrest, WA - United States

Wonderful! Beautiful colors! V

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS AGAIN ANA FOR YOUR COMMENT AND VOTE, LES

Fort Worth, TX - United States

What a great image Leslie - vfg

Bay Area, CA - United States

They look like friends talking to each other, wonderfully captured, gorgeous colors, Leslie! Thank you!!

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS XUELING, LES

Perth, WA - Australia

Great photo, it shows that nature is the greatest artist...

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS HARTMUT, LES

Rego Park, NY - United States

PREDATOR AND PREY! THE CHINESE MANTIS VERY CAREFULLY WALKING ON A CACTUS PLANT TRYING TO FIGURE THE BEST WAY TO GET TO HIS DINNER WITHOUT INJURING HIMSELF FROM THOSE VERY SHARP NEEDLES COMING FROM THE PLANT ITSELF! LES

Monroe, CT - United States

wonderfully done!!

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS KAROL, LES

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