Thank you sir.
Location: Sacramento, CA
October 10, 2012
I have an ardent fascination with insects after taken an Entomology 101 with Dr. Lynn Kimsey (of the Bohart Museum, UCD). After a few quarters later, I got bitten (hard) by the “Shutter Bug,” that I had to changed from Applied Physics/Microbiology to fashion photography.
I didn’t know about your site, until my “unofficial mentor” in Los Angeles—photographer Brooks Ayola—instructed me to seek out your assistance.
I attached my early photographs (taken around 2006), the mantids were my first “models” and great teachers of patience and elegance. I know they’re in order Mantodea, family Mantidae; I think the green ones are genus “Stagmomantis” in species “limbata”?
I found them in a garden in Sacramento.
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Ronald Nyein Zaw Tan is a Los Angeles & San Francisco photographer, specializing in mens fashion, beauty, portraiture, and pet photography.
Hi Again Ronald,
We love your Preying Mantis photos. They really are beautifully lit and composed and they look like fashion photographs. The female does appear to be a Stagmomantis species. We are also happy we could assist in the Assassin Bug ID.