Something similar to Abhishek's post (http://www.indiawilds.com/forums/sho...antis-Portrait) I had an opportunity to go face to face with a really grown up Bark mantis which had taken refuge on the coconut tree. The mantid was well active and preferred running away from me and almost after 3-5 minutes of continuous chase it stayed steady for quite a long time. This allowed me to get some upfront portrait of the bark mantis.
Canon 100mm macro
In built flash used
Location: APMC market area, Hubli
Couldnt experiment with higher F stop as the mantis turned around showing its back end towards my cam. Its almost a full frame, had to crop slightly for proper framing