Macro Monday: juvenile praying mantis

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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

Macro Monday: green praying mantis

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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

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