Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. If you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.

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.

Macro Monday: green praying mantis

Macro Monday: green praying mantis

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!

Macro Monday: green praying mantis

Macro Monday: green praying mantis


About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

22 responses »

  1. Catherine Johnson says:

    Fantastic shot!

  2. Great photos of the praying mantis.

  3. Hannah says:

    Awesome shots, the praying mantis looks so spiny and strong, I would hate to be an insect near him!

  4. Gunilla says:

    Awesome shots of this strange looking critter.

  5. Carrie Rubin says:

    I agree. He DOES look good. Well, as good as a bug can look, anyway. 😉

  6. bettyl says:

    Quite a great job you did, and I think you got his ‘good’ side!

  7. Jane Lurie says:

    Wow! Terrific shot. They are such interesting creatures.

  8. char says:

    These little critters are SOOO cool. I love these up close and personal pictures.

  9. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    So close!

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