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Orchid Photograph - Orchid Male Mantis  Hymenopus Coronatus  Portrait  2 Of 9 by Leslie Crotty

Orchid Male Mantis Hymenopus Coronatus Portrait 2 Of 9 is a photograph by Leslie Crotty which was uploaded on June 19th, 2012.

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He is posing, that is fantastic! You are the BEST LES! V/F

Leslie Crotty replied:

MARIOLA, THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR WONDERFUL COMMENT! I HAD 3 OF THESE LITTLE GUYS, ONLY 11/4" IN LENGTH AND HAD LOST 2 OF THEM IN THE PHOTO STUDIO NOT FINDING THEM FOR 2 DAYS LATER ON THE WINDOW SILL. LUCKILY THIS WAS THIRD ONE WHICH I GOT VERY LUCKY WITH. AFTER MANY HOURS OF HIM JUMPING AND FLYING OFF I THINK I TIRED HIM OUT! FINALLY HE GAVE ME THIS POSE, THEN I CLICKED THE SHUTTER AND THIS WAS THE RESULT! BY THE WAY, THE EXTENSION TUBES I HAD ON THE 140 MACRO LENS HELPED ALOT, BRINGING ME TO ABOUT 2" FROM HIM! EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS! THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY TO SEE MY LITTLE GUY! IN ANOTHER MONTH OR TWO I HOPE TO BE GETTING SOME OTHER DIFFERENT MANTISES TO PHOTOGRAPH, THANKS AGAIN, LES

Wow, what a fablous photo...v

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANK YOU JANIS FOR YOUR NICE COMMENT AND VOTE, LES

What an amazing close-up with phenomenal detail! He looks like he is staring right at you :). vf!!

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR NICE COMMENT (F/V), AND HE WAS STARRING AT ME AND I HAD TO BE EXTREMELY QUICK TO SNAP THE SHUTTER TO GET THAT EXPRESSION! I THINK I WAS ABLE TO GET 1 OR 2 MORE THEN HE VANISHED RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES! IT TOOK ME 3 DAYS TO FIND HIM IN MY STUDIO, BUT FINALLY I WAS LUCKY AND ACTUALLY FOUND 2 THAT DISAPPEARED THAT DAY! THEY ARE EXTREMELY SMALL AND CAN FLY! ALL I CAN SAY IF YOU EVER GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO PHOTOGRAPH THESE LITTLE GUYS "WALK BACKWARDS TO THE SHUTTER" AND NEVER TAKE YOUR EYES OFF OF THEM. THEY ARE QUICK, GOOD LUCK, LES

DENNIS, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FEATURING MY MALE ORCHID MANTIS IN YOUR GROUP "PHOTOGRAPHY THE FINE ART", LES

I am a fellow member of ‘Macro photographs’ and I am just taking a quick run though to vote your FEATURED work. V &F … Elaine

Leslie Crotty replied:

ANDREW, THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE VOTES AND FAVORITES, LES

Excellent shot !

Leslie Crotty replied:

SORIN, THANKS FOR YOUR'E NICE COMMENT! LES

HAHA!!!! What a cutie!!!!! Fabulous capture!!!!!! He looks so friendly!!!!!!

Leslie Crotty replied:

LOIS, HE IS CUTE BUT VERY QUICK AND ONLY 11/2" LONG. VERY DIFFICULT TO PHOTOGRAPH. I LOST 2 OF THEM IN MY STUDIO AND DID NOT FIND THEM UNTIL 3 DAYS LATER. THANKS FOR YOUR'E COMMENT, LES

Bravo! Though it was difficult to capture, you've done so perfectly! Awesome work! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge about these amazing creatures with us here on FAA! V/F

Leslie Crotty replied:

ANYTIME CINDY, THAT'S WHAT I LOVE TO DO! LES

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