Photo Of The Month: European mantis by Sébastien Blomme
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Sébastien Blomme from France

Mantises are among my favorite subjects. Along with other insects, I can’t wait to see them when spring returns.

In this particular picture, the mantis’ position is very specific, as if it is praying (which is why they are called ‘praying mantis’).

I walked up to this location really early in the morning, in order to take advantage of the morning dew and beautiful light to create a dreamy atmosphere.

I took this picture with the sun in front of me, which created some lovely light-effects when the sun hit my lens. For me, it really looks like a sun ray and thus, when I look at the final image, I see a little mantis praying for the return of the springtime sun.

I love when images tell a story and mantises are really expressive subjects that are great to photograph. I hope you enjoy my lady mantis!

European mantis, Toulouse, France, Pentax K-5, Pentax 100mm f2.8, f/3.5, 1/500sec, ISO 80
We wish to congratulate this month’s POTM winner. This gorgeous picture will be promoted via our social media pages.
Clare Disano • WPM Editor

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