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My kids and I were observing a large bumblebee collecting nectar in a pink flower yesterday when my oldest spotted this green praying mantis on the plant’s leaves right underneath. I first took this photo and unfortunately the praying mantis wasn’t sitting at the right angle and the bright sunlight reflected a lot from it.
After it got tired of me snapping pictures up close, the insect moved around a bit. Just enough for me to get a much better picture. Now, I’m usually not the self-bragging type but this praying mantis below looks darn good, especially for my first time capturing this insect!
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Great photos of the praying mantis.
Thank you so much!
Thank you very much!
Awesome shots, the praying mantis looks so spiny and strong, I would hate to be an insect near him!
Yes, I’d hate that too when I see the spiky front legs…
Awesome shots of this strange looking critter.
Thank you very much! Praying mantis sure stand out in the insect world. And they’re quite big.
I agree. He DOES look good. Well, as good as a bug can look, anyway. 😉
Bugs are so weird looking, no wonder movies often portray aliens looking like them.
Quite a great job you did, and I think you got his ‘good’ side!
Thank you, I think so too!
Wow! Terrific shot. They are such interesting creatures.
Thank you! Insects come in so many shapes and sizes. It’s an amazing world out there.
These little critters are SOOO cool. I love these up close and personal pictures.
This is only the second time I’ve seen one in real life here so it was a special encounter.
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Yes, it was! I’m glad it let me take its picture.