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Jan! :D What a very pleasant surprise, and thanks for the shout out ... I do hope you're doing well!
Chad, looking back just now over these...
Thank you Leila, always a pleasure to read your generous comments! :)
Yeah mantids are so amazing, and fantastic to photograph.
Thanks a lot!...
Thanks Leila! Always nice to hear that others enjoy the photos just as I love taking them. :)
A few attempts to emulate Melvyn Yeo's...
Thanks Julian! :D
Hahaa!! Always a pleasure having a stalker on my photo threads! ;)
As always louise you're most generous, thank you!! :D...
Awesome thread louise !!! :)
I've been away from the forum for about a year, so happy to see that my mantis thread isn't the only one here ! :D
Looking back through the thread, I see that the images from the spectacular mature male Idolomantis Diabolica have broken links. So here's a...
Thanks Oliver, and many apologies for the interminable wait!! ;)
Thank you so much Ratmosphere! :D
Glad that you did, thanks a lot MWAInverts!...
Thanks a lot! Always experimenting with ways to improve the images, very nice to know that it's sometimes noticeable. :D
(More superlatives ... )
Avicularia variegata (hobby "amazonica"), from 3i sling to 2-inch juvie
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Sorry, brain freeze on that last one! :P
Should of course be Cyriopagopus
Cyriocosmus sp. "hati hati"
Thank you BobBarley! :D
Monocentropus balfouri, female juvie
Thank you Chad! :) I know, what was I thinking.
Ha!! Nice one BobBarley. :D I was shooting with a Laowa 15mm Wide Angle macro, and she was...
These are somewhat more recent than those posted so far.
The spiders were perfect test subjects for my lighting experiments and taught me a great...
Aside from the awesome subjects, it's pretty amazing how you're getting the kind of contrast and color in these images under what I'd guess are...
Thanks Chris! :D
What ME, take specimen shots??? :p hehe
Figured it's about time I get caught up on my photo thread ... sick to death of...
Thank you RTTB!
Thanks a lot basin, very Kind! :D
Yeah it is, but they just don't live long like we're used to. :(
Thanks so much Ratmosphere!...
While I'm at it, here's another video of the lovely female.
Here's a video I made while trying the pair the two last year. The male didn't have a clue about how to attract a pretty girl !