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Preying Mantis Up Close by Loretto on 17 September 2012 10:50pm
 
Kevin is out power washing the white picket fence, yeah I know, we're stereotypical, but he told me to grab my cheap little Kodak Easyshare Camera because he found two preying mantis in our garden. I've uploaded some pics to flicker. If you hate being up close and personal with bugs, pass on this one.....hope you enjoy them.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/breisebreise/7997558186/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/breisebreise/7997550707/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/breisebreise/7997558186/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/breisebreise/7997554704/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/breisebreise/7997554460/

and some sort of a bug.....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/breisebreise/7997536069/

and a bee...honey I'm home!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/breisebreise/7997540884/
 
Re: Preying Mantis Up Close by TERRY S on 18 September 2012 12:22am
 
They're lovely! Isn't nature amazing?
 
Re: Preying Mantis Up Close by Loretto on 18 September 2012 12:28am
 
Thanks Terry xx yep, nature is amazing. I was shocked to see the one of the bug in the white flower with white all over his legs and bum. That camera is an old cheapie, but the lens is a good one.
 
Re: Preying Mantis Up Close by Lounge Trekker on 18 September 2012 12:48am
 
Perfectly wonderful, Loretto, thanks for sharing these photos. Did you see what they were doing?

I was just thinking how few people take the time to enjoy the insect world. Although not an entomologist, I take the time to enjoy all creatures great and small. Sitting still and watching the movement around me reveals an interesting environment.

Their world is smaller than 'ours', but there is a life going on there. I watched the mating ritual and eventual consummation (and consumption of the male) of such by two spiders a few days ago. Today, while sunning myself, I watched a hunter fly* as it darted out to capture other flying creatures. Amazing stuff, really.

*I looked it up. Apparently, according to Wikipedia it may have been one of 200 different hoverfly, a member of family Syrphidae.
 
Re: Preying Mantis Up Close by Lounge Trekker on 18 September 2012 12:58am
 
What is a bad bug, Mike?
 
Re: Preying Mantis Up Close by tucsonmike on 18 September 2012 1:33am
 
Praying Mantis' keep away the bad bugs. Nothing wrong with them.
 
Re: Preying Mantis Up Close by Loretto on 22 September 2012 12:31am
 
Kevin bought me a new camera today. The Kodak Easyshare, great camera that it is, is getting finicky. Sometimes the lens freezes in open etc. So he comes home from Costco with a Nikon, here is the first picture I took with it....

The Bees Knees!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/breisebreise/8010522339/in/photostream
 
Re: Preying Mantis Up Close by johnnyBgood! on 22 September 2012 1:55am
 
Enjoy your new camera, Loretto.

I'm a point and shoot man myself......but I still miss. Enough of toilet humour. :)
 
Re: Preying Mantis Up Close by Lounge Trekker on 22 September 2012 2:46am
 
Nice work, Loretto.

(:p
 
Re: Preying Mantis Up Close by Loretto on 22 September 2012 3:06am
 
Thanks lads.

Yours truly,
The Bees Knees :0 )
 
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