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!

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

  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!!

    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.

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

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

  5. almost invisible. great shots. (:

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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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