very young empusa

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Yawns
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very young empusa

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I don't have much to do here because now everything is completely dry and green grass / plants are long gone.. I did my last picture in early June.

Couple of day ago I couldn't believe my eyes when i saw this baby Empusa. It's 1,5cm wide and 2,5 cm tall.
To give you a sense of scale the support is the dry core of a daisy / marigold.

I did not know they reproduce twice in the same season because I photographed juvenile Empusa last March... perhaps this new generation is already the result of the March generation that has now grown into adulthood.

Image2019-08-31-23.07.42 retouched 7864-7887 by antonio caseiro, on Flickr
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Post by cmagno »

Hi,

Very interesting composition!

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Post by brentbristol »

Wonderful! Terrific detail and beautiful composition. Is this a living specimen?
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Post by Yawns »

brentbristol wrote:Wonderful! Terrific detail and beautiful composition. Is this a living specimen?
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Thank you.
Yes it is alive. I had to do many corrections with Zerene.
it is a studio picture (a bracketing of around 30 pictures)
but it was returned to the very same plant where it was found the day next.
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Post by ChrisR »

Couple of day ago I couldn't believe my eyes when i saw this baby Empusa.
He was waiting for you to get out doing photgraphy again :)

Fascinating creatures, nice image too.
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Post by Adalbert »

very nice!
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Post by Yawns »

Carlos.. Thank you...

Chris.. it was near home ... no danger.
I don't even bother anymore to have a camera with me.. useless.. this is how it looks for me now...I just have a frame of green grass (with insects) from February to the end of May.. before this my last shot outside was June, 11th.

ImageIMG_20190827_095241 by antonio caseiro, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190827_095405 by antonio caseiro, on Flickr

I asked a friend to mail me the picture he got with his mobile .. and he sent me the thumbnail.. not the picture.

Anyway you all can see it's smaller than a section of my finger (my hands are small) . Never saw before such a young one.

ImageP1023760 by antonio caseiro, on Flickr
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Post by nanometer »

What an amazing subject--very nice shot too!

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