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in 365:2011, Insects, Macro, Praying Mantis
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  • Photo owner: Jay Daverth
  • Date Taken: Thu, 2011-01-13 15:53
  • Date Uploaded: Thu, 2011-01-13 18:44
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I might have taken better photos than this today, but holy guacamole - I can't believe the subject! Growing up, my dad had a dead praying mantis preserved in formaldehyde, but I've never seen an actual living one before (have even heard people say they are endangered).

You can really get a sense of how big these ladies are with the depth of field I got between her head and tail.


These always make great subjec

These always make great subjects. I can never get over how weird they are. Nice one. :)



I've seen two and both times t

I've seen two and both times they were on my car - in the Chicago area. Never thought I'd see one out here, but there they were, sitting on my car. Absolutely incredible insect...nice shot!