Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Praying Mantis


This little guy visited our deck Saturday morning.


He was just as curious about me as I was about him. The closer I got, the more he responded.


When I zoomed in for a closer look and bent down next to him, he jumped right on top of my camera and that was the end of the photo shoot! Aren't God's creatures marvelous? Make sure to enlarge the pictures to see his beady little eyes.


12 comments:

Tracy said...

Miss Mischief just turned around and saw this cute little guy. She loves cute bugs...not so much the nasty ones, but praying mantis's are cute, aren't they.

Becky K. said...

Yikes...you sure that isn't an alien? lol

They are amazing. Such detail and grace in these creatures.

Becky K.

Mrs.Rabe said...

They are fascinating creatures! We observed one for a few days some years ago...

~~Deby said...

what a close up ....and you are right about those beady eyes....
then I looked at his shape....and thought..I am glad he doesn't have to shop for clothes....
Deby

jAne said...

They are remarkably designed creatures! Love the pictures, Tracy. :o)

In response to Tracy's comment about Praying Mantis' being cute ... I had the misfortune of seeing a Mantis devour a grasshopper - alive. They're not so cute then...ew.

jAne
tickleberry farm

~Karen~ said...

In a word.....blech. Don't like bugs, but you sure are brave.

Jodi said...

He looks like he's posing for you!

Marilene said...

Praying mantis are called "Louva-Deus" in Portuguese. Literally: "Praise-the-Lord".

Tully Family said...

Tracy,

I am enjoying your blog! You are very gifted w/ photography. Can't wait to show the children pics of this little guy. :)

Oh, and 2 of the children can now tie shoes. :)

Shannon said...

Tracy,
I've been reading your blog for a long time and have never commented. I briefly got locked out of reading you and realized I had better introduce myself. Hi! I'm Shannon. I'm a Christian mom of 3. I love your blog. You and your family are an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing glimpses into your world with us.

Shannon

Sarah said...

I suppose I ought to de-lurk about now... I have been reading your blog for a while (I found it through domestic felicity).

You take such lovely pictures!

Erica said...

I love how God puts those reminders in our way at times of His marvelous creation! Thank you for taking the time to document and then share with us! Reminds me how fearfully and wonderfully WE are made!!!
Erica