Saturday, January 3, 2009

Camera Critters

Camera Critters

Jack found this praying mantis on his walking stick this summer. I'd never seen one this close up before. I'm sorry to say that in my opinion, his creepy factor outweighed his coolness!

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32 comments:

Jedediah said...

Awesome photo of an unusual critter.

Juliana RW said...

cool shot

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Carletta said...

I used to see these a lot growing up but haven't seen one in many many years.
Great capture.

Nikki-ann said...

They're weird little things, and yes... Creepy! Nice shot :)

lv2scpbk said...

Their cool looking and walking sticks are cool in the woods too. I know you are talking about a different kind of walking stick, but I've only seen a walking stick in the woods about two times. If you get a photo of one of them that would be cool too.

Lapa37 said...

You are so right they do creep me out a bit.

Karen said...

Nice photo !!!

Don't see many of them here in Reno. Howevewr, I used to see them back home, in New Zealand, all the the time.

Teena in Toronto said...

So that's what they look like!

I played too :)

Grammy said...

Great photo.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! I do not find them creepy, but comical. Thank you for sharing this picture

Mamapippa said...

It's a creepy thing, but as long as it stays on the photo, I'm not scared ... ;-)

Misty Dawn said...

Awwwww come on - he's MAJOR cool! OK, OK, maybe I have a little issue with liking bugs too much. This photo is extra GREAT because I absolutely LOVE how you captured his shadow!!!

babooshka said...

Creepy but exceptional close up.

Rose said...

I love the shadow cast by this mantis...we always have a few around here. Sometimes more than a few.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

He's pretty cool!! I love the way you captured his shadow.

me ann my camera said...

I've never seen one of these in real life before, but what a cool photo with its wonderful shadow this is!! A great critter to share I think!

p.s.: read the above; luck with the bathroom :-)

i beati said...

I love to watch them Sandy

Natural Moments said...

Everything in Nature has its Place. They are quite the fascinating species, and often quite invisible to the general world.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Yep! They can be creepy looking, all right! I understand they are very beneficial insects, but I would prefer that they keep their distance. :)

Tootie said...

It's strange, but I haven't seen one of those here yet. They're really pretty interesting looking.

He And Me + 3 said...

I have to agree...those things and crickets, grasshoppers, etc, are creepy. He is huge too!

Named Alicia said...

Oh wow! What a great shot! Yes the creepy factor does outweigh any coolness, although my son would probably not agree!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a cool find! They are wonderful in the garden because they eat tons of nasty bugs.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i have found a few of these around here, they are creepy looking for sure. Nice capture

Reader Wil said...

I must admit: it's a bit creepy!

June said...

Such fascinating creatures!

splummer said...

Hi!
Awesome shot and critter! I got a photo of one this summer too. I had to wait 45 minutes for him to move far enough down the window to take his picture! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

Sherrie

lisaschaos said...

That mantis looks huge! :)

I had to laugh when I saw the name of your blog - I bought my grandson a little screaming doll around Halloween and it was called a screaming mimi!

Toni said...

I usually see at least one every summer. I have mixed emotions, I always like seeing them but don't necessarily want to get to close nor do I feel the need to touch or anything.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

fishing guy said...

Mimi: I must say I love them and had one around most of the summer. I love to see them close-up.

ramblingwoods.com said...

What a great catch and they are very cool insects...

AppleDebbie said...

Wow, what a neat photo! I think praying mantises are kind of extraterrestrial looking. Thanks for visiting my blog!