Saturday, September 5, 2009

Camera Critters # 74 / Praying Mantis



I was surprised when my cat brought in this praying mantis and played with it beside me while I was on the computer! I have seen many of them but had NO idea they had colorful wings. I guess you're never too old to learn something new!

Thankfully this mantis survived being captured by my cat!

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18 comments:

Donna said...

So glad you rescued him!! Have a great weekend!hughugs

Tes said...

oh wow... photos like these makes me want to save up for a macro lens...nice!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carolyn: I never knew that either about the wings, what a neat photo.

Carletta said...

WOW - an EXCELLENT photo!

I didn't know they had that colorful thing until I saw it on someone's blog last year - it's awesome.

Carletta’s Captures.

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

great shot.. I had no idea either!

Janie said...

I've never seen the colorful wings either. Great photo!

Norm said...

I like the color of that mantis, cute..

Honey Mommy said...

Cool! We caught a preying mantis earlier this summer, but I never did get him to open his wings!

sunnymama said...

That is so cool! I've never seen a praying mantis before. Thanks for sharing :)

sweet bay said...

Great photo... I didn't know they had colorful wings either, and I see them all the time!

Tammie Lee said...

This might be one of the finest praying mantis photos I have ever seen! The details are wonderful. What a wonderful little being.
Spirithelpers

SquirrelQueen said...

I have been photographing them for about two months and I have one that lives on my patio. I even just got photos of one laying eggs. But I have never seen the colors on the wings before. Very beautiful.
I am so glad you rescued it from the kitty.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow what a nice surprise, this critter is so different!Thanks for sharing!
purrs, love and Happy Camera Critters
Luna

KMOYMAMA said...

I often see a praying mantis at this time of year. But I did not know it had colorful wings. I have never seen a mantis with its wings open. Great photo!

Ebie said...

Wow! this is the first time to see with colorful wings! She survived from your cat and I guess she was "praying" hard!

storyteller said...

WOW ... very kewl capture. I don't think I've ever seen a praying mantis from this angle and I had no idea they had colorful wings ... Amazing!

I enjoyed your oranges and purples in the previous two posts as well. I've not participated in Photo Hunt or Brenda's Challenge for a while. Guess I'll have to think about that in the days and weeks ahead.

Thanks so much for visiting yesterday's Camera Critters post about Molly and Aloha. Today I've featured Ms Kitty at Small Reflections. Of course I try to maintain balance ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

April said...

Beautiful picture of the Praying Mantis - such wonderful detail!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful detail and awesome photo of the Praying Mantis!