“The Praying Mantis up close and personal”

So I walk up on my front porch the other day and laying on top of my newly acquired mum was this huge praying mantis, naturally I ran for my camera so I could get a shot of this beast, and did I ever get some shots !!

Never had the patience to really shoot insects before but this beautiful specimen made it too hard to pass up, she just sat there like some kind of runway model and let me shoot away getting ever closer to her wonderful mug.

My son was really impressed with these shots since he is a ten year boy and the sight of this creature really made his day, he even pulled out his camera and shot of a few head shots of this wonderful insect himself.

It’s not often I get a chance to shoot such a wonderful subject from the comfort of my own front porch, but I am sure thankful that I got the opportunity to share a photo shoot with such a lovely in an insect sort of way lady !!

You definitely need to click on the image for best viewing on these !!