Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Praying Mantis Photoshoot

I took a whole day to clean out the front flowerbed and trim all the bushes. The weather had eased off and Sunday was a nice day. While working I found a little green friend. I have seen many juveniles, but its been a long time since I saw a full grown adult. He tolerated me bringing him in and setting him on one of my little houseplants by the front door so Shelby and I could conduct a photoshoot. ;) After a few videos and some good photos I let him go back onto one of the azalea bushes. He was perfect looking other than he had lost an antenna. So yes people, this is what we do out here in the country for excitement...lol. Well, its fun for us anyway.


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Shelby took this picture of me...taking this picture....



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Now you see why I can't get anything done around here. We are busy playing with bugs! ;)

10 comments:

madcobug said...

Those are ugly critters LOL. Helen

Paula said...

I like the head on picture. Yes we country people do get excited about different things.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How terrific he is too! You got some really good pictures. I love the praying mantis as they eat the bad bugs. We usually have one around our house too, but I've yet to see him this year.

Lisa said...

They are such amazing little creatures, I love them and their little alien heads. Well done on the photos - hey you've seen how many bugs I've done, they are fun!!

Hollie said...

Great pictures Kelly!

peggy said...

I can't believe he let you do all that, almost like he was into having his picture made. Fun, don't ever pass it up.

Marlene said...

Those pics came out great. He actualy looks like he is posing. "Look what I can do." LOL I havent seen a praying mantis in years. One time many year ago there was one on the veggies in the supermarket. I told the guy who was stacking and he said "well what do you want me to do? I was a little afraid to pick him up and a little later I saw that his back end had been stepped on. I felt so bad. And I still remember that.

JOHN said...

Kelly,
I love it.Leave it to you to find a grass hopper with just one attena.I think you have a gift with all animals and insects,.I think when Noah built the Ark he had you in mind.That one day many years later you would love them and teach us how tocare and take notice in Gods Creatures,You called it bordom.I calledit Education.Glad to read your entry,Iget so behind and miss them and have to catch up.Have a great week end
JOHN

JOHN said...

I MEANT TO SAY PRAYING MANTIS NOT GRASS HOPPER.LORD FORGIVE ME LOL CITY BOY!!!!!!

purchase essay said...

scarry a little bit. don't want to find the same creature at my closet (((