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Monday, October 7, 2013

Praying Mantis

I took last week off from posting. I have so much going on right now. We are closing on buying our first house in the next week, and because of all the packing and organization, it is hard to find time to get out with my camera. But I put aside some time this weekend, so I have some early autumn stuff to share :)

We spotted this praying mantis while out on a walk through a field a weekend ago. I had never seen such a large one before. It was actually pretty creepy!

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  1. Anonymous12:12 PM

    They are kind of neat...but I´m happy they are not as big as horses...Abit creepy... :)

  2. congratulations on buying the house! excellent photo Sarah, even if you were a little creeped out. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

  3. love the detailed shot

  4. The forelegs do have an orangish tint. They creep me out too but I have thought I would like to have them in my garden to eat bugs, but I just googled about bees and it said they do eat bees, so I guess I will not miss them.

  5. Pretty impressive shot.

  6. It must be so exciting to be buying your first house. Good luck on the move. Is the Praying mantis going with you?


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