Idolomantis diabolica adult male

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    Inspired by a photo on Scott Thompsons' photostream www.flickr.com/photos/hooked_on_macro/ Also known as a Devil Flower Mantis, hand fabricated from solid brass bar and sheet, wing patterns are etched with ferric chloride using sharpie markers as a resist

    Shannon Ocean, Linusqlin, Shain Erin, and 58 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. geoffrey_haberman 71 months ago | reply

      Thanks blue paper

    2. rafamx8 71 months ago | reply

      Hiii, do you sell?

      I would love to buy if possible...

      Thx

    3. myunrulysun 71 months ago | reply

      Absolutely incredible!

    4. C.Nahaboo 71 months ago | reply

      this is stunning!
      the wings look great, its my favourite mantid so far!
      and hopefully i'll be getting a real version of this soon :-)

    5. geoffrey_haberman 71 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone, I've run out of the large brass stock I need so I'm taking a break for a while and am going to do nothing but sit in my yard and vege out.

    6. Khristinne Manuszak 71 months ago | reply

      That is just the coolest!

    7. geoffrey_haberman 71 months ago | reply

      Thanks Khristinne

    8. ultra-nova 68 months ago | reply

      I'm in love with your work. Wonderful!

    9. geoffrey_haberman 68 months ago | reply

      Thank you, Miss Tugui you have made my day a little lighter.

    10. Dona Minúcia 65 months ago | reply

      Great work! Favorited.

    11. VLADIMIR... . . . 65 months ago | reply

      Wow, fantastic!!!

    12. SilverSirenStudios 65 months ago | reply

      All I can say is WOW!

    13. margarethe brummermann 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Insects in realistic art, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. bug_g_membracid 58 months ago | reply

      This is amazing!

    15. geoffrey_haberman 58 months ago | reply

      Thanks bug_girl_mi

    16. spacemouses [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

      That's brilliant!

    17. tskorigami 30 months ago | reply

      damn, this picture's awesomeness level is over 9000 :O

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