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Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. You can click on each photo for a larger view. 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.

Take a look at who paid me a visit this past week! This juvenile praying mantis, about half the size of an adult praying mantis, was on my window screen. It moved when I got outside.

Macro Monday: juvenile praying mantis

Macro Monday: juvenile praying mantis

And then it kept moving after that, not liking me taking its picture one bit.

Close-up of a praying mantis

Close-up of a praying mantis

This is probably the best photo I got out of it. Not the most cooperative subject for sure.

Macro Monday: green praying mantis

Macro Monday: green praying mantis

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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.

16 responses »

  1. jheitman22 says:

    I really like watching praying mantises (manti?). I found them often around my yard in Colorado, but haven’t seen them where I live now. Good job on the photos!

  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    He’s got some great camouflage. Would barely see him in grass or weeds!

  3. Gunilla says:

    Interesting critter!

  4. soonie2 says:

    Fantastic macros of this cute little guy!

  5. Christian says:

    Great insects like Aliens.

  6. bettyl says:

    I love these guys, they are so strange looking!

  7. Sheila says:

    Great detail! I love looking at insects up close. They make me think of aliens and that’s always fun.

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