Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's a Bug's Life

I went outside yesterday afternoon to take pictures of a butterfly that had been feeding on my Lantana. In the process of waiting for it to land I could see something moving on the bush and took a closer look. Which I thought was a Walking Stick, but turned out to be a Praying Mantis. So I began taking pictures of it. I was excited about capturing it. He was moving sort of fast, so I kept snapping, and then I saw a fly...













I couldn't get over what I had captured with my camera! I have never witnessed this with my eyes before. 


The photos are not too clear, I guess snapping away, and his fast movement, I wasn't thinking or having time to focus. 
I still love what I captured!


Thanks for stopping by,
Lori


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14 comments:

  1. That is awesome! I've never seen one of those in real life before!

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  2. Oh how fun Lori! But I'm thinking that looks like a praying mantis, he has a triangular head and really long forelegs. Just amazing that you were able to capture him capturing a fly, just wow!!

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    1. Thanks Kim! They say you learn something knew everyday, and here is mine. I never paid attention to that before. And I learned a few other facts in the differences.

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  3. What an amazing find, Lori. Wow! Great captures, too.

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  4. Awesome work. Patience paid off for you here. I rarely am patient enough to catch anything!

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  5. almost invisible. great shots. (:

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  6. How cool that you got to watch him eating lunch!

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  7. Awesome captures, Lori. I have to admit that mantis kinda freak me out a little -- I'm always afraid they are going to jump on me. How silly. lol.

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  8. I have never seen that before either what incredible shots. I love Praying Mantis. B

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  9. Wow! Awesome photography ~ love praying mantis ~ Great captures ~ (pun intended) ~ ~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

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  10. Lori this is awesome!!! Great captures. Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  11. whoa!! very cool, wonderful macros! Thank you so much for linking up to Love Bug!!

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  12. So exciting when we find something new to take a picture of! Thanks for linking up with inspired tuesday last week!

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