Posted by Mario Fiorucci on Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:40 pm

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A stick mantis in the process of laying the ootheca from which the new generations will be born several months later.

Canon Eos 7D Mark II

Canon EF 100-400  f4,5-5,6  IS USM

ISO 1600  f 9 1/400 310@

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by Tom Whelan on Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:40 pm
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Excellent details and diagonal composition.

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by david fletcher on Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:50 am
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Marvellous capture Mario. Super sighting.
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:42 am
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You have some wonderful images of the life and death cycle of these fascinating insects, Mario! Excellernt image.

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by Darren5907 on Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:04 am
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Excellent capture.

by Craig Lipski on Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:38 pm
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Outstanding - great behavior of a cool bug on a great perch with the nice BG
Good light,

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:18 am
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Wonderful capture. And I'll bet from a distance it does look like just another stick.
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