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Charlie's Angels

This shooting was made using three Indonesian mantises (two male-female Pnigomantis medioconstricta and one female hierodula kalimanatan). The scene is obvious...
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This shooting was made using three Indonesian mantises (two male-female Pnigomantis medioconstricta and one female hierodula kalimanatan). The scene is obviously constructed. I made several attempts to understand how to handle the situation since these insects are very quarrelsome, in fact almost immediately one of the two small mantises gave a paw to the large one, bending an antella (arranged in post production). Finally, to avoid fighting, I slipped sheets of paper between the three mushrooms to create a separé and then I positioned the animals. When I was ready to shoot and the mantises were calm, I removed the sheets and had a few seconds to take some pictures. Because of the position they assumed in this shot and their fighting temper, I decided to call this photo Charlie's Angels :)
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40 Comments |
cdhollingsworth Platinum
 
cdhollingsworth August 28, 2020
That is amazing!
jleosadauskas Ultimate
 
jleosadauskas August 29, 2020
How? :-)
RSeanC Platinum
 
RSeanC August 31, 2020
Amazing
Brightybeach
 
Brightybeach September 28, 2020
W0W
rhetttylermathews
 
rhetttylermathews September 29, 2020
absolutely amazing....like from another planet!!
SabryMadison
 
SabryMadison September 30, 2020
thank you all 😍
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 November 11, 2020
Brilliant!
Loucas PRO+
 
Loucas November 16, 2020
Masterful - incredible shot
CPKphoto
 
CPKphoto January 08, 2021
best macro / mushroom image I have seen yet
sue-zon PRO+
 
sue-zon January 10, 2021
Amazing!
Creule Ultimate
 
Creule January 14, 2021
For real!!! Wow I love the symmetry.
ronjudyluv2travel Platinum
 
ronjudyluv2travel January 20, 2021
Incredible capture...love the title too!
markesien
 
markesien January 27, 2021
Amazing how you got the models to sit
ReneeBlake
 
ReneeBlake January 28, 2021
So cool !
mrsvilkic
 
mrsvilkic January 30, 2021
Getting inspired by you.
ivysinkunas
 
ivysinkunas May 31, 2021
Outstanding! These could be movie characters!
Shootbug
 
Shootbug November 18, 2021
Wow that's cool!
frankkabitschke Platinum
 
frankkabitschke December 12, 2021
Amazing picture!
feliciacorage
 
feliciacorage January 09, 2022
Interesting!
AmandaFitzpatrickPhoto PRO
 
AmandaFitzpatrickPhoto March 30, 2022
So cool
kathyfender
 
kathyfender May 25, 2022
Extraordinarily surreal!!! Awesome shot! I love it!!!🙂
reggaedancer Ultimate
 
reggaedancer June 02, 2022
What an amazing shot! LOVE it! Incredible.
ahamedjazif
 
ahamedjazif October 30, 2022
wow
Romea PRO+
 
Romea December 09, 2022
I love it!

There is so much poetry, humor inside!

How about telling us the story? 😉
joybello PRO+
 
joybello March 08, 2023
You must have done some fancy Photoshop work, or placed those praying mantises there!!
martiebloem PRO+
 
martiebloem March 08, 2023
Fantastic capture
Tmonk
 
Tmonk March 09, 2023
Amazing photo
EmmanuelODonnell
 
EmmanuelODonnell March 10, 2023
This photo is AMAZING!!! I love the sharpness of everything! Great job on this photo!
tonimitchell_6741
 
tonimitchell_6741 March 10, 2023
Wow, an extrordinary photo. I really believe this should have come first. Keep going, you deserve huge recognition
SabryMadison
 
SabryMadison March 11, 2023
Thank you all for your kind appreciation and thank you for people's choice 🙏 If you're interested, I've included a storytelling for this shot.
DAsEye Platinum
 
DAsEye March 21, 2023
Very cool, well done
jb-eastham
 
jb-eastham March 22, 2023
😀
Dlawt
 
Dlawt March 24, 2023
Perfect shot !
elainefarrar_4403 Platinum
 
elainefarrar_4403 March 28, 2023
Great capture!
NickFranklin Ultimate
 
NickFranklin March 29, 2023
Amazing shot
FeatheredJester
 
FeatheredJester March 30, 2023
Best photo I have seen in months!
FeatheredJester
 
FeatheredJester March 30, 2023
They're just as interested in what you're doing as we are in what they're doing. I just love this.
Rmay1
 
Rmay1 April 12, 2023
Congratulations on runner up in Tiny Nature contest.
Eric-Callahan Platinum
 
Eric-Callahan September 21, 2023
That must’ve taken so much time. I applaud your patience.
sgendro PRO
 
sgendro Mar 08
How wonderful!!!
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