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Female Orchid Mantis Nymph (Hymenopus coronatus)

By teocali
This is a female Orchid Mantis Nymph (Hymenopus coronatus). She is two months old and will moult another three times before she becomes a fully grown adult with wings. They only live for about 8 months Sad

Thank you all so much for your very generous support of my Dragon Fly upload - really appreciated Smile

Tags: Nature Posing Female Insect Close-up and macro Nymph Hymenopus coronatus Orchid Mantis

Voters: georgiepoolie, ColleenA, graceland and 32 more

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Comments


Greyheron 15 282 7 England
8 Jul 2014 5:57PM
An elegant pose for you, Sylvia - she has beautiful, delicate colours for such a predator…

Mike

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sherlob Plus
11 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2014 6:01PM
Now thats not something you see every day. Well taken too.
ade123 Plus
4 277 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2014 6:16PM
A beautiful image Sylvia beautifully framed too

Ade
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
8 Jul 2014 6:41PM
The great thing about this site is you just don't know what you may see, this is amazing Sylvia. - gary
Amazing shot. Cathy
tonyng 7 9 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2014 8:45PM
Wow - it is superb.
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2014 11:35AM
Stunning colours on the subject and a stunning composition...
Your insect shots are first class! Grin
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