Madison Indiana Photography

“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 !!









October 13, 2010 - Posted by | art, Clifty Falls, DSLR, insect, Madison Indiana, nature, nature photography, photographer, photography, photos, pictures, praying mantis, random, thoughts, West Street Art Center


  1. Those are great shots! Now I’m going to have to try finding the mantis that visited here a couple of days ago. I love the front-on views!

    Comment by montucky | October 13, 2010 | Reply

  2. She looks rather like an outer space alien — love those candids!

    Comment by Bo Mackison | October 13, 2010 | Reply

  3. Very cool Bernie

    Comment by Ron in L.A. | October 13, 2010 | Reply

  4. That is one scary looking creature!

    Comment by RecycleCindy | October 13, 2010 | Reply

  5. Very good – I particularly like the abstractness of the last one

    Comment by Catherine Chapman | October 18, 2010 | Reply

  6. Very good – I particularly like the abstractness of the last one

    Comment by Adam R. Paul | October 18, 2010 | Reply

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