Big Bertha's Adventures

Praying Mantis


If I remember correctly, this critter landed on me while I was in my garden.  And of course, I had a camera readily available.

Looking through the photos, I have no idea how I had the courage to entertain the praying mantis for such an extensive photo shoot.  But I’m glad I did!

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Such personality!

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With all the movement, you’d think the praying mantis is enjoying the camera.

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It’s as if the praying mantis is dancing!  Perhaps a Lindy Hop?

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No, I think it could be a Tango!

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I suspect I was afraid to have the critter on my arm.  So I moved it to the safety of my pant leg.

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I’m not sure who’s enjoying this photo shoot more – the praying mantis or the photographer.

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The praying mantis gazes at the garden, its empire.

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This photo shoot proves I can convince myself that photos for the sake of science and art are necessary.  Why else would I have let a praying mantis crawl all over me?  I am hopeful for another close encounter.  Using Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II) will likely produce even better results.

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Camera used:  Sony DSC-V1 (Wow!  Not my best camera, yet it produced good results)
Date:  September 2005
Caveat:  Do your research to make sure critters are safe before letting them crawl on you!

 

 

2 thoughts on “Praying Mantis

  1. Terrific shots! I love the empire one. If that landed on my daughter, though, there would be nothing left of girl or mantis by the time her screaming ceased. 😉

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