c’mon, get me if you can…♫ a praying mantis from bali ♫

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yakety yak… ^o^ it is impossible to look into the face of a pray mantis without feeling a certain familiarity. ó_ò i came face to face with this green beauty in the bright light of a balinese garden. i had been following its movements minutes after minutes for several hours ó_ò in a near-inaccessible parts of an entangled and tough bushy corner of the garden, ñ_ñ but encounters were usually distant and fleeting. ^o^ suddenly, i spotted him *her* lying on a frangipani flower. Ö_Ö he *she* gave me a quizzical stare but then allowed me, for the first time to come near for a few seconds… lols a little prankster!^o^
photography taken at Nusa Dua – Bali – Indonesia
my sincere gratitude to:
Agus Widnyana and his crew from Wantilan Villas
^o^ ^o^
they’ve helped me to run after this mantid and almost some people had an unwanted dive into the pond. [>_<]

Better view at… / Um close melhor no... Original Size

vem cá, pegue-me se você puder...♫
besteirol... ^o^ é impossível olhar na face de um louva-a-deus sem sentir uma certa familiaridade. ó_ò eu fiquei cara a cara com esta beleza verde, na luz luminosa de um jardim balinese. eu estava seguindo os seus movimentos, por minutos e minutos, durante várias horas, ó_ò em certas partes do jardim quase inacessíveis em cantos emaranhados e espinhosos, ñ_ñ mas os encontros eram normalmente distantes e passageiros. ^o^ de repente, eu o *a* vi descansando sobre uma flor de plumeria... Ö_Ö ele *ela* deu me aquele olhar fixo e interrogativo; entretanto, permitiu me pela primeira vez, chegar pertinho por alguns segundos... rsrs era uma danadinha! ^o^
fotografado em Nusa Dua – Bali – Indonésia
meus agradecimentos sinceros para:
Agus Widnyana e sua equipe do Wantilan Villas
^o^ ^o^
eles me ajudaram a correr atrás deste louva-a-deus e, algumas pessoas quase tiveram um mergulho não desejado na lagoinha. [>_<]

^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^
a happy lunar new year to y'all... gong xi fai cai!!!
...and see ya later ô_ô

um feliz ano novo lunar para todos... gong xi fai cai!!
... e vejo vcs mais tarde ô_ô

^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^^o^ ^o^ ^o^ ^o^

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  1. *Que 74 months ago | reply

    great capture

  2. FelipeTerra 72 months ago | reply


  3. manganite 70 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Manganite's faves!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    http://fiveprime.org/flickr_hvmnd.cgi?search_domain=Favorites&textinput=manganite&photo_number=100&photo_type=75&sort=Interestingness&page=170&tag_mode=all&license=&search_type=172 (?)

  4. moczkoś 68 months ago | reply

    actually,..it's a poor pic of the mantis,...don't get me wrong.. ;D))

    Mantis - Predator II

    ..I wonder how long my comment will stay here,.. :))

  5. Ali Almukhaizeem 67 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Macro Arabs // Post 1, Award 2 //, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. mefeather 66 months ago | reply

    Magical moment! Awesome capture!

  7. meletver 64 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called PHYSIS ***ADMIN INVITE ONLY*** -post1/comment2, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  8. kingofdaanthills 62 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called big and small bugs, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. zabedin54 60 months ago | reply

    Wonderful documentation of biodiversity!Let us protect preying mantis.They play great role in maintaining natural balance.They usually feed on harmful insects!

  10. Hunkar Salci 60 months ago | reply

    Superb Crisp Shot-Well Done!!!

  11. AdvBimbling 59 months ago | reply

    Oh, I kept my eyes peeled the whole time I was in Bali, and no preying mantis'. I bet it smells great aswell on that Frangipani flower!

    Adventure Bimbling

  12. Kristen Morrison [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

    Definitely captured the moment with this one!!! Nice work.

  13. Mantid Man - Deleting soon [deleted] 57 months ago | reply

  14. sea_lemon 9 months ago | reply

    It's ok... don't be shy! :-)

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