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Mantids by Scott Cromwell

14 Jul

This post deserves a Reblog…

Wannabe Entomologist

Alright, so today I get to show you some more of those amazing Scott Cromwell mantis photos. I thought you’d like to see more of his Orchid mantis work, but I’ve also added in a few pictures of other types of mantids that you may not have ever seen or heard of. My personal favourites are the Devil’s Flower mantis (otherwise known as Idolomantis diabolica-how cool is that name?) and the Ghost mantis.

But first, a quick word from Scott Cromwell, the man behind these (and many other) amazing photos.

“I have been raising mantids for two years [and] been obsessed with photography for about a dozen. I’ve been interested in shooting macro most of that time and, of course, shooting my dogs. Getting my older Labrador as a puppy is what got me started in photography more than anything.”

You can check out these and many more unbelievable shots…

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Mantids by Scott Cromwell

13 Jul

Alright, so today I get to show you some more of those amazing Scott Cromwell mantis photos. I thought you’d like to see more of his Orchid mantis work, but I’ve also added in a few pictures of other types of mantids that you may not have ever seen or heard of. My personal favourites are the Devil’s Flower mantis (otherwise known as Idolomantis diabolica-how cool is that name?) and the Ghost mantis.

But first, a quick word from Scott Cromwell, the man behind these (and many other) amazing photos.

“I have been raising mantids for two years [and] been obsessed with photography for about a dozen. I’ve been interested in shooting macro most of that time and, of course, shooting my dogs. Getting my older Labrador as a puppy is what got me started in photography more than anything.”

You can check out these and many more unbelievable shots on either Scott’s Flickr site HERE or check out his photography site at:

www.scottcromwellphoto.com

**If you are looking for prints of these, or any other of Scott’s photos, you can contact him via the above website.**

Now, for some more amazing Orchid mantis pictures.

Orchid mantis portrait

Orchid mantis portrait

Orchid on orchid

Orchid on orchid

Orchid mantis couple

Orchid mantis couple

Orchid mantis after molt

Orchid mantis after molt

Now for a few more pictures of some of the most unique insects you’ll ever see…I mean, besides the Orchids.

The Violin mantis

Violin mantis

Violin mantis

The Spiny Flower mantis

Spiny Flower mantis

Spiny Flower mantis

The Ghost mantis

Ghost mantis

Ghost mantis

Devil’s Flower mantis portrait

Idolomantis diabolica-Devil's Flower mantis

Idolomantis diabolica-Devil’s Flower mantis

Devil’s Flower mantis’ threat pose.

Devil's Flower mantis threat pose

Devil’s Flower mantis threat pose

All photos are property of Scott Cromwell and under copyright.

They cannot be used, copied or downloaded without permission from the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

The Orchid Mantis by photographer Scott Cromwell

12 Jul

Sometimes while looking through thousands of insect images I stumble on some that make me want to smash my camera into pieces for even calling myself any kind of photographer. Scott Cromwell is one of those photographers that make most of us look like a four-year old with a disposable.

Just when you think you’ve seen his best, there’s more. He’s kindly allowing me to share some of his work with you guys since the Orchid Mantis seems to be of keen interest to a lot of people. And honestly, his shots are some of the best. I’ll save some of the interesting ones (hint: he shoots many types of mantids and the occasional doggie) and important information for the next post but here’s just a taste.

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