Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Praying Mantis

My neighbor called, come quick. He had this Praying Mantis in his screened porch.He moved it to the flower for me.
Then outside, where he really blended in with the environment.
Here the Mantis had seen enough of me and my camera.


Jen said...

This guy is almost invisible; the ones I have seen are much greener.
They sure move funny. good pics!

Red said...

Hi Leedra!

Awesome Praying Mantis :) It looks a lot like one I took a few pictures of last summer. I think it's a Chinese Mantid specifically.

I can't wait to peruse the rest of your blog and then on to your photography website!

I think that I got my blog fixed up for better dialup viewing. Let me know if it's better. Thanks for visiting!

fishing guy said...

Leedra: What a wonderful capture and they hide so well. I haven't seen one all year in the garden.

Larry said...

For some reason those are insects that seem intelligent to me. They almost look at you a if they're trying to communicate.-Cool photos!

Mary C said...

Great shots, Leedra. I think praying mantids are so cool. I actually think they are among the easiest to photograph - probably because they don't move as quickly as other insects. And I love how they "pose" for you until they tire of our endless picture taking. ;o)