Photo Friday: Mantis Blessings

Mantises are among my absolute favorite insects! I’ve hardly seen any in person for my whole life, so I go crazy whenever I do. Here’s one I found on one of my plants recently — and just barely. Look at how it blends in!

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You know it’s a good day when you spot a praying mantis.

My ultimate goal is to one day photograph an orchid mantis with a very nice macro lens. An orchid mantis (or a plant pretending to be one — an ingenious reversal!) was recently announced for the upcoming Pokémon game, something I’ve wanted for a while now.

I love taking pictures of nature, especially bugs, and few are so beautiful. Have any insects caught your eye lately?

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