Praying Mantis

PATRICIA A. CASEY Student 9/6/2012 7:25:56 AM

Wow! Up close and personal you are! Wonderful capture have a great day too! =^..^= #1484857

Bobby Ray Goodman 9/6/2012 7:53:26 AM

WOW!!Sure is nice to a post Buddy.Hi Kitty,LOL!Ready to come back now.Beautiful macro,I hope everything okay!!!! #10311219

Jeff W. Robinson 9/6/2012 8:20:29 AM

What a great capture of him!! #10311258

Phyllis A. Houghton 9/6/2012 8:25:01 AM

Never saw one that close! Great macro Kitty! #10311268

Dominick M. Dimacale 9/6/2012 9:34:37 AM

Lovely image and details here, Ma Kitty!

Dominick #10311339

Nancy L. Green 9/6/2012 9:57:21 AM

GREAT macro work Kitty!!! I'm glad I'm not a bug in that garden!!! VERY well done!!! <>< #10311388

Claudia Kuhn 9/6/2012 5:18:36 PM

I love these guys, and they're great for the garden too, terrific find and capture! #10311940

Tammy M. Anderson 9/6/2012 5:46:03 PM

Fabulous close-up of your garden friend, Kitty. #10311975

Carol L. Fowler 9/6/2012 6:50:25 PM

He looks BIG!!! Did you know that they can catch and kill hummingbirds? That's why I remove them away from the feeder whenever I find them there. #10312088

Tammy Espino 9/6/2012 6:56:24 PM

I knew that did that Carol, bad bugs!! An excellent capture, Kitty! :) #10312100

Patrick Rouzes 9/6/2012 7:47:48 PM

WOW, Ma, incredible detail, tones, clarity, textures & macro work! WTG, indeed & good luck!

Kathy Salerni 9/6/2012 8:21:28 PM

Wow, amazing detail of this mantis, Kitty! He does look like he is praying! #10312236

Ann Coates 9/6/2012 8:42:25 PM

I love these insects but we don't see them much here. They always look very delicate to me. A fabulous shot here Kitty. #10312257

Martha R. Mazon 9/6/2012 9:59:27 PM

Awesome shot, Kitty! Mantises are so cool, and you captured him beautifully! #10312309

Stefania Barbier 9/6/2012 11:51:31 PM

eeeekkkkk!!! great close up of this little monster! #10312381

Barbara Waldoch 9/7/2012 12:50:14 AM

Terrific capture, Kitty! #10312428

Bojan Bencic 9/7/2012 5:55:50 AM

Great details, Kitty. Excellent close up. #10312754

frank w. degenhardt 9/7/2012 6:01:15 AM

I just love these. To me they are such a blast to see, love reading all about them and their habits, one of my most favorite bugs. You captured its colors and features along with the dof of the flower beautifully my friend. Way to go. #10312761

Linda A. Braddock 9/7/2012 7:13:34 AM

Kitty, Beautiful Capture of this Mantis! #10312862

Tiia Vissak 9/7/2012 10:13:14 AM

a great find! #10313021

Nina Shields 9/7/2012 10:46:34 AM

Kitty, super work; what a fascinating subject!! #10313075

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 9/7/2012 11:32:13 AM

Wonderful close up Kitty!,
Amalia #10313142

Mike Clime 9/7/2012 11:37:28 AM

Cool macro, Kitty! It looks huge! #10313148

John Connolly 9/7/2012 2:26:08 PM

WOW! What a superb macro capture Kitty! Great work, and it is nice to see you on BP again! #10313333

David Phalen 9/7/2012 5:43:01 PM

A fabulous macro!! WTG Mommy Pooh!! #10313513

Thomas E. Hinds 9/7/2012 7:02:23 PM

Terrific capture, Kitty! Wonderful pose you caught this one in! #10313576

Millie A. Talarico 9/8/2012 7:39:38 PM

Wonderful detail and POV, Kitty~! Nice macro~ #10314835

Val Feldman 9/9/2012 8:03:31 AM

Good grief! He looks absolutely huge and standing up on his legs like that, looks like you caught him in a bad mood! :) Excellent macro work, Ms. K! #10315356

Ellen Hodges 9/9/2012 8:32:15 AM

Fantastic Mantis capture, Kitty!! Astounding detail!!, #10315405

Reynaldo D. Reyes 9/9/2012 11:29:23 AM

Great sharpness and clarity, so intimidating with its larger than life look. Wonderful capture Kitty. #10315571

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/9/2012 12:34:21 PM

WOWZA Kitty! What a great find and presented sooo well! Love it..

jo ann c. #10315664

Phillip R. Connolly 9/12/2012 8:42:36 PM

What a great macro capture, Kitty!! These critters have always facinated me and you have an excellent insect portrait with this one!!

Phil #10320506

Shelly A. Van Camp 9/15/2012 8:38:07 PM

Great capture, Kitty. #10324578

Laura E. Swan 10/8/2012 12:07:22 AM

Amazing macro, NN! WOW!

I wonder if P.M.'s are related to stick bugs? Do you think??

Fantastic job!

-NL :D #10359954

Emile Abbott 10/18/2012 12:23:58 PM

Wow you got him to pose for you. Outstanding details, Kitty. #10375105

Karen Bacon 10/20/2012 9:01:32 PM

Wonderful shot Kitty! #10378061

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In a field of Petunias!

f/4, 1/80, 80 ISO, 6mm.

Have a great day, y'all! :-)

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 80, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 6.00 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

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