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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #55 (BUGS) / Praying Mantis



A praying mantis that has been hanging out in my backyard for quite some time now. I photographed it's beautiful colorful wings a few weeks ago. Click on Praying Mantis in the label section below to see how colorful a praying mantis is when it's wings are open!!! And...notice it's shadow!

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Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot

6 comments:

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

God has the best imagination of all. He is so creative.

cindy@stitches

Shannon said...

o... ALL THE GREEN is just BEAUTIFUL and look at all that DETAIL! WOW! The focus work on this shot is great too! O ya.. can't forget the shadow!!1 :)

Carly said...

Hi Carolyn :)

EEEEEK! Shudder ~ shudder... That's a great photo! I especially love the shadow. It gives the whole photograph very nice depth. WELL DONE! :) By the way, I heard that the Praying Mantis is the state bird of Texas. LOL. I wonder if that's true. ;)

-Carly

Suzanne R said...

I love this shot! I've never seen a praying mantis other than in pictures. How lucky you are to have one in your yard! Nicely done!

Liz said...

If I were that Praying Mantis I would be beseeching that shadow not to devour me!
Fabulous photograph that holds so much depth of field.

Mike said...

I've never seen one of these in real-life. I think they are a very interesting insect. Good find.