Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Praying Mantis Eyeing Me Cautiously



I spotted this praying mantis sitting on my front gate the other day. It managed to stay put as I ran inside the house to grab my digital camera. It just stared intensely at me as I photographed it for several minutes. I did not stay too close for too long in case it decides to leap towards me.

- Karen

6 comments:

Lynette said...

There's a natural elegance to this photo that is wonderful, especially so since the little critter did not ambush you.

Thanks for visiting my blog--I'm having space issues in my little iBook, but I hope to get some more of our fun posted at some point today.

photowannabe said...

I love how you captured the mantis and the curve of the gate. It makes a great composition.

brian said...

i like this! he's got his little buggy eyes on you!

Neva said...

I saw one of these not so long ago...I really don't remember them being this brown! Nice capture....it was good of him to stay put for you !

Lilli & Nevada said...

I think this is a neat capture that you got, i have seen the brown ones do they change colors do you know? Most i have seen are green

dot said...

You sure got a good shot of him. Or her. lol