Smeared Skies by Matt Molloy
Matt busted out into the art scene with his smeared sky photos. Stacking 100 to 200 photos into one, he gave a new way to enjoy the view above us.
“when the sun goes down the light reflects off the glass and it looks like the buildings are on fire”
(photo by kampang)
Many mantises employ a threat display as a means to scare away potential predators. If the mantis is threatened, it will adopt a stance and spread its wings to make itself appear larger. The wings of many species are brightly patterned, often with “warning colours” - colours that usually appear on inedible and poisonous creatures - and eye-spots. Only adult mantises have wings, so nymphs often have eye spots on their abdomens which they use in their threat displays, as seen in the last image; an immature Pseudocreobotra Wahlbergii. The insides of the raptorial arms (The front pair used for catching and grasping prey) can also be brightly coloured and patterned. This enables the mantis to hide its conspicuous colouring and remain camouflaged, unless threatened.
(Source: Flickr / jodurio)