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Macro Monday: Praying Mantis Meal

Posted by on 25 July 2010

This is my first week to do “Macro Monday”, but I’m very excited to participate.  With the flowers in bloom and lots of insects around, I’ve really been working on using my lens and getting a good crisp zoom.  Here is my submission for “Macro Monday”….


This praying mantis was on our garbage can and it was just having a feast of fly for it’s meal!!  I was so intrigued by it that I almost forgot to snap some photos of it.  A couple turned out blurry because I got a tab bit too close, but I was most happy with these 2 shots.  It was quite the sight to see the mantis eating to intently and I didn’t seem to bother it, but it did eventually move down the garbage can and out of site.



13 Responses to Macro Monday: Praying Mantis Meal

  1. michael

    Welcome to Macro Monday. Nice contribution with the excellent mantis photos. Glad you remembered to take them.

  2. Kala

    Nice, sharp detail in the first shot.

  3. Hootin' Anni

    Oh, I like this a lot!! These are so fun to watch…kinda like out of SciFi…excellent capture

    If you have time to stop by: My Macro Monday

  4. Janis

    How exciting to capture nature in action. Welcome to Macro Monday.

  5. Rosie

    Elaine welcome to macro monday. You’ve submitted a great macro of him eating and if we had those little critters here in Scotland I would be fascinated by them too.

    I must let my friend over in Kansas see your printables as she homeschools aswell 🙂 Rosie

    • Elaine

      Rosie, please do send your friend over!! Depending on the age she homeschools, there’s lots of great materials here (if I must say so myself). I love creating and sharing with people and I hope she finds something she can use.

  6. Lisa's Chaos

    Wonderful! It’s always so amazing to see little creatures eat!

  7. Manang Kim

    That is an awesome shot! It does look like the praying mantis is praying ^_^

    Macro Monday~Butterfly

  8. Tricia

    That fly looks like a mini camera & he’s taking some pictures! Heheheee Great detailed shots!

  9. Dimple

    Wonderful macros, I like that you even caught the texture of the metal can lid! And how great to have such interesting fly catchers!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Judy Sheldon-Walker

    LOVE your header and your mantis!! Awesome.

    • Elaine

      I tried to comment on your photo, but I kept getting a Blogger error. It’s not the first time it happened. I apologize and I think your flower looks so delicate, but so pretty!!

      Thanks for visiting my MM!!

  11. Blessing Reflections

    Great macro shots, and I like praying mantis!

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