My wild Mantis photos: Budget macro setup.

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vicareux

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Species: Wild Mantis religiosa

I use the cheapest DSLR on the market: Canon 4000D with inverted 18-55 kit lens and the pop-up flash diffuser. Here are some of my photos with this "setup":

Adult Female:

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Adult Male:

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Hopefully more photos to come as it gets warmer in the Spring/Summer. And hopefully i'll be able to find the invasive Hierodula tenuidentata as well.

 

The Wolven

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Your female looks like she is plotting something. I love this and am thinking about getting into some macro photography. 

 

vicareux

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Your female looks like she is plotting something. I love this and am thinking about getting into some macro photography. 
I think she was just done with me shoving a camera up her face, and wanted me to leave her alone so she could roam around the bushes in peace haha  :lol:

Thank you!

 

vicareux

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I finally found someone with captive bred mantises that is a species not found in Serbia

Hierodula majuscula, L1 nymph.

Its a cute little fella

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