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Good morning everyone and Happy Hug a Bug Day. While perusing my 2011 bug file for something to post today I came across this Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) I photographed in August at the reclaimed strip mine. I know, I posted two other series of different Chinese Mantis from last season, but I thought one more wouldn't hurt.

 

As for these photos, they're all of the same male, an immature one at that as it wasn't fully grown. Maybe four inches (10 cm) in length. Fully grown they can easily reach six inches (15 cm). The nice thing about Mantids, is that they make for great photo subjects. They're not easily scared or intimidated and rarely fly or scurry away once spotted. They seem to be as curious about us as we are of them.

 

Thank you for stopping by...and I hope you have a truly nice day.

 

Lacey

 

ISO400, aperture f/11, exposure .002 seconds (1/500) focal length 300mm

Miscanthus sinensis plumes grow even in freezing temps here in Minnesota.. I just loved how it looked with the sun shining on it and the wind blowing it's feathery plumes .

 

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Larva feeding on Liquidambar.

 

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Yellow Bittern / Ixobrychus sinensis

To be honest, I chickened out of using the first title, "Don't Believe the Internet - The Cat Ate the Hummingbird!!!" I chickened out because I love all creatures (well the jury may be out on the Giant Water Bug) and I'm not a heartless bastard, my occasionally warped sense of humor came up with that title. I hope you forgive my moment of indiscretion. :)

 

At the end of summer I mowed the field I call my back yard and came across dozens of these guys in the grass and weeds. Sorry but each time I stopped and relocated them.

 

Chinese Mantis (Tenodera Sinensis)

 

Micro-Nikkor, 55mm f/2.8 Lens, natural late day sunlight from the field

 

GLICINIA./ Arbusto trepador de hojas caducas y de floracion abundante en forma de racimos de color lavanda y de unos 30cm. aproximadamente. Muy utiliyada para pergolas. Es originaria de China.

Chinese little bittern (lxobrychus sinensis)

caught a fish in Nagoya, Japan. It appeared to utilize its wing to chase the fish.

EXPLORE: Highest position: 57 on Tuesday, August 12, 2008

 

Comunemente conosciuta come "Glicine" è la mia pianta da fiore

preferita...

 

Commonly known as "Wysteria" it's my favourite flowery plant...

  

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... makes the whole world kin."

William Shakespeare

  

Chinese Silvergrass (Miscanthus sinensis)

TAMRON SP AF 90mm F2.8 Di MACRO

 

ハイビスカス

ブッソウゲ (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, rose of China, Chinese hibiscus) は仏桑花、扶桑花、朱槿、桑槿とも書く。極めて変異に富み、8000以上の園芸品種や雑種が知られている

Wisteria sinensis is very common in Italy.

 

HBW to all!

 

Taken in Portofino, Italy.

Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis). This tiny immature (approx. 8 mm in size!) mantis did not want to hold still for a shot! It was moving too quickly in the brush so I coaxed it onto my hand.

orange trees @montemorelos

Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze

 

Order: Ericales

Family: Theaceae

Genus: Camellia

 

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Kormoran - Great Cormorant - Grand Cormoran

My friend Evelyn had a few of the yellow Hibiscus rosa sinensis plants in her yard. Here is a close-up of one of the flowers :-)

Please press "L" for a nicer presentation :-)

Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis) captured at Maliwala, Balloki, Kasur, Punjab, Pakistan with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

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* Para todos aquellos amigos de flickr que no tienen miedo a quedarse un rato pensando delante de una flor...

 

* Todo el universo se copió a sí mismo en su explosión e implosión continua. En su fuerza centrífuga que, como bumerang, volvía hacia su núcleo y se volvía centrípeta.

Las galaxias de las flores remedan ese estallido, ese “Fiat…” y esa perfección maravillosa para sólo vivir unos pocas horas…

Ante tanta belleza, cuando examino el interior de los androceos, granitos de polen, y su acción reproductiva en la planta, me quedo extasiado.

Es el caso del interior de este Hibisco Hibiscus rosa-sinensis cuando conseguí este macro.

 

* Evocación y recuerdo de la frase bíblica de Jesús, que aparece en el evangelio de Mateo 6; 27-28, y que puede servirnos de conclusión a nuestra interrogante.

 

…Considerate lilia agri, quomodo crescunt:

non laborant, neque nent.

Dico autem vobis, quoniam nec Salomon,

in omni gloria sua, vestiebatur sicut ex istis unum…

 

…Mirad los lirios del campo, cómo crecen:

no trabajan, ni hilan.

Y sin embargo os digo que ni el mismo Salomón,

con toda su gloria, se vistió como uno de ellos…

 

(S. MATEO. Evangelio.)

 

Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra'

Spiranthes sinensis (Pers.) Ames, 1908 綬草

 

百合綱 Class Liliopsida

蘭目 Order Orchidales

蘭科 Family Orchidaceae

綬草屬 Genus Spiranthes

TAMRON SP AF 90mm F2.8 Di MACRO

 

ハイビスカス

ブッソウゲ(仏桑花)

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

  

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 AEJ

 

タカノハススキ(鷹の羽薄)

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

Taken at Picton Castle and Gardens on the Cleddau Estuary, Wales, UK.

No graphics please.

3rd instar, 12mm, captive bred on Liquidamber.

 

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Centroupus sinensis

 

Crow Pheasants are non-parasitic member of the cuckoo birds.It is also known as the Coucal. A widespread resident species in southern Asia, from India east to south China and Indonesia. It found in wide range of habitats from jungle to cultivation.The Greater Coucal is a large bird which takes a wide range of insects, caterpillars and small vertebrates like snakes.

A Chinese little bittern (lxobrychus sinensis) held the fish in Nagoya, Japan.

ススキ

Miscanthus sinensis Andersson, 1855

 

Panasonic DMC-GF1

Sightron Japan Inc. (In the past, Tasco Inc. Japan.) Tele-Tasco 70mm F5.6 (Model No.8080)

for RMS Mount Close-Up Bellows Macro Lens. Made in JAPAN. Year of manufacture : 1979

Tele-Tasco 70mm F5.6 is Triplet Type Lens (Lens Construction 3 elements in 3 groups)

This Lens is New! but Street Price is US $4.95

The true Triplet Lens is called Cook Lens, This Lens is a Photographic Lens designed

and patented (patent number GB 22,607) in 1893 by Mr. Dennis Taylor who was employed

as chief engineer by T. Cooke & Sons of York, UK.

RMS Screw Mount to M42 Screw Mount Change Adaptor (Thickness : 3mm)

Photographed at Laya Leisure Resort, Kukule Ganga, Sri Lanka.

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