Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day 271: Praying Mantis



The problems with taking pictures of insects is that they don't take direction.  I have to be honest - I didn't work that hard at taking a picture today.  I was doing some laundry and one item didn't get all the way dry so I decided to use the "solar dryer" outside to finish it up and within 5 minutes this sucker had decided it was his shirt & not mine.  Well, I showed him....his mug shot is now plastered on the internet.

7 comments:

Mindy said...

Oh my gosh, that is fantastic. That is totally a shot you would see in some nature magazine. Wow!

my3rdi.org said...

Nice details on the Mantis. Shallow DOF in the grass makes this shot outstanding. Nice work Dijea.

Ingrid said...

Wow Awesome shot!

greygirl25 said...

Wow, what a catch.


Great image. Love the color, DoF.

Kerri said...

EXCELLENT catch! Most of the Praying Mantis I see are green - I would LOVE to see one like this!
SUPERB!!

Breanna said...

Amazing shot!!!

Bonnie Gunkel said...

I must confess that I am absolutely terrified of praying mantises, but this is a fabulous capture!