October 2, 2009

Praying Mantis

I am usually squeamish about bugs, but not the more interesting ones - like this praying mantis. I was coming in from the yard, and he was on the back porch. When I came back out with my camera he was still there, and did not seem to mind my closeness with the camera. After I took the pictures, I went back in to get a yard stick and measured him - 4 inches.  This is probably the largest one I have come across.

I am calling it 'he', but I don't know that for sure.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pallas-I love these shots. The shadow in the first one is actually more interesting than the bug, itself. It is wonderful! In the second one, he looks like he is posing for the camera. Love, Pam