...on camera that is. Everyday, several times a day, I've searched my morning glory bush for the praying mantis that I had seen recently. Sorry, think I referred to it as walking stick when I first mentioned it in one post but it's a mantid. He/she has been well camouflaged until today...........
there it was way out on a limb in full view so I grabbed my camera, with the setting on macro focus, as Michele had advised and now I have this great picture to share with you.
That critter is quite an acrobat, reaching out with forelegs or taking a small flight to the next branch. I know one thing, he doesn't like my watching him. That head turned quickly from side to side as I tried to find just the right shot. And, he proceeded to take himself further into the plant, out of my view. I'm hoping that it's a female preparing to deposit eggs on my bush so I'll have loads of praying mantids next season. I like a natural form of "insecticide".
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