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Wednesday 16 March 2011

Popa spurca

Date taken: 26th February 2011
Camera equipment: Nikon D300 + Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D + Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D + Nikon Speedlight SB-800 with soft box + Nikon Speedlight SB-600 with soft box

"Popa spurca, also known as the African twig mantis, is a species of praying mantis native to Africa. It takes its common name from its resemblance to twig from a woody plant and grows up to 8 centimetres (3.1 in) long if female or 7 cm (2.8 in) long if male. P. spurca is the only species in the genus Popa."


PippaD said...

Some great close ups, the detail is amazing

Yakini said...

Wow, those are some cool close-up shots!
Happy WW!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Cool shots, really amazing!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

It's really got it's eye on you, probably wondering how you'd taste :)

Jidhu Jose said...

superb shots
happy WW

Simply Delicious said...

Cool shots! Happy WW.

Simply Delicious

Joel said...

How cool!

LucidLotus said...

Great,crisp shots as usual. I am a bit creeped out to be sharing the same plant as that alien like creature though.

Cheerful said...

amazing shots...captured well complete with its details! great job! PinayMum - Mommy's Life Around...visiting you with smile and happy thoughts! :)

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