This morning I look out the kitchen window and there sits a praying mantis. So I grab my camera and headed outdoors. Took a couple shots on the window.
The window just wasn’t a good enough background. With the beautiful garden I have, I figure what better place then on a flower. So I grab a piece of paper and nudge the praying mantis onto the paper. As I started to walk, the wind blew and the praying mantis landed on my shirt. So of course I took advantage of this and took pictures. You would think this would be easy, because it’s very close to me and I had my macro lens. However, it wasn’t easy. The praying mantis landed on my stomach, and well I had other body parts in the way to which I had to move, so I could continue to photograph it. So this is what I got.. What do you think?
I continue walking across my deck, down the steps and into the garden. By the time I got down the steps, it was crawling up, so I got it in my hands and placed it on a near by burning bush.
After several shots there, it was just camouflaging too much and hiding under leaves. So before it could really hide on me. I picked it up and placed it on beautiful purple flowers. Thanks to the wind moving the flowers and praying mantis. I only got a few shots, before he took off on me.
What do you think of my Praying Mantis? Do you have a story you like to share while taking pictures of a praying mantis? Share your pictures and Comments below. I would like to hear. I don’t personally see a lot of Praying Mantises around, but when I do, I have to take their pictures and show the world.