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Flower Mantis (Creobroter sp.) - Danum Valley, Malaysia

 

Decided to try a creative lighting aspect to photographing this praying mantis. Easy to achieve and I quite like the look of this shot. There were many species of mantids to be encountered in Borneo, this was one of my favorites. I encountered it on a few different occasions all during the day, this makes me think that perhaps this is a diurnal species. Most of the other mantids I found were at night.

 

Here is a link to a shot of this mantis with more conventional lighting: www.flickr.com/photos/26500525@N08/16505200395/in/photoli...

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Taken on August 6, 2014