Praying Mantis and its dinner.

My son saw this Praying Mantis and i took some pictures as it was eating his meal not good if you do not like these kinds of pictures.

I do not like praying mantis that much anymore since i had one jump from a tree in to my hair scared the life out of me and it would not get out lol.
My son loves them and when he saw it he begged me to take pictures even though it was on my naff phone still came out ok.










59 comments:

  1. WOW! That is amazing that you got close enough to get those pictures. Holy cow.

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  2. Wow this was interesting. my son got really excited seeing this post.

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  3. Those are great photos, especially with just a phone. I would have been screaming very loud had one jumped on me too.

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  4. I don't think I would get that close to a praying mantis, gives me the hebie jibies. lol

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  5. I've only seen one praying mantis ever. Looks like this one is a 'preying' mantis. ;)

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  6. Amazing photos....I hate it when I am surprised by anything landing in my hair....freaks me out!

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  7. Wow! These pictures are amazing. I'll have to show my five-year old. He's quite fascinated with insects.

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  8. That is a great series of pictures. It s nature doing what it does, it is the circle of life that our kids learn in school. My son wold have loved to have witnessed this!
    thanks,
    mItch

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  9. Those are incredible photos. I love the one where he is considering his food.

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  10. Way to close to but they are amazing. awesome pics

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  11. Wow! Those are some great pictures, especially for a phone! You did good!

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  12. These are incredible! I love these creatures and have found and photographed several as well! Great shots and good for your son that he loves them too! :)

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  13. Oh wow, I am not sure that I have ever seen a praying mantis before .. I am not sure if we have them in NH or not?!

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  14. You got some awesome shots of the praying mantis. Very cool.

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  15. WOW! I'm surprised you were able to get so close. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

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  16. Oh my!! I wonder what he was eating?

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  17. My! I wonder what he was eating! I also thought it was rather interesting you could get up close to take some shots....

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  18. That is one creepy dinner going on right there. You sure captured it in action perfectly.

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  19. Wow that praying mantis wasn't messing around. He couldn't even be bothered by the pictures!

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  20. These pictures are AWESOME!!

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  21. We used to see these and those stick bugs everywhere in our yard growing up. I've not seen one in a while.

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  22. You are right. These pictures are not for me. I hate all insects, bugs and other creepy crawlies. Having said that these pictures turned out great and your son deserve a huge pat on the back.

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  23. That is so cool! I can't believe you were able to capture all this on camera.

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  24. That was very interesting to see, what ever it's eating is ugly.

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  25. Those are good pictures considering they are on a phone. When I read praying mantis, all I thought about was Miss Spider's Sunny Patch on Nick Jr. Ha!!

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  26. I am not a fan of bugs all together but I have to day your pictures are one of a kind. Very educational.

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  27. OMGosh that is soooo creepy but sooo cool at the same time. I'd love to just sit and watch it.

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  28. One of my friends bough a real Christmas Tree a few years back and didn't realize it was chock full of these little buggers. Freaked her out until she finally got every last one of them out of her house. They are so creepy looking!

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  29. Those are great photos! You don't see them very often, nice shots!

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  30. I've never seen one that close before. How cool!

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  31. This is incredible! Great shots, even if it is a little icky.

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  32. Is it eating a caterpillar? My daughter loves bugs and would be amused by this.

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  33. How cool! I can't believe you got those shots! I love a close up marco pics!!

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  34. That's a huge caterpillar! Probably saved you some eaten garden plants. Very cool!

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  35. This is really cool! I love the fact that your son loves what he saw. He has the eyes to appreciate the environment around us and some kids just don't have that especially during this technological age. Nice photos and I bet you had a really do phone camera. :)

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  36. These are really close pictures. I'm surprised the bug did not leave. He must have been really hungry.

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  37. Wow! Great pictures. I have never seen this up close before.

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  38. Great pictures!! But I don't think I'd ever want to be that close to a praying mantis, LOL!

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  39. my son's home sick and i just called him over to see. he's very into science and i thought he would like it. he wants to know what the praying mantis was eating.

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  40. These are awesome pictures! I love praying mantis, they are so fun to watch!

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  41. You got some really amazing pictures.

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  42. I've never seen a praying mantis up close! Awesome pictures

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  43. My son is fascinated by Preying Mantis as well. Personally, they creep me out a bit.

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  44. Those are some awesome pictures! I'm always fascinated by praying mantis - interesting little creatures they are.

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  45. Oh my gosh I am so creeped out right now lol. I probably would have photographed it too though.

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  46. Wow. That's amazing. And kinda creepy! I don't like those things either. I'm not fond of little bugs that move super quick! LOL!

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  47. I would have been taking pictures too! Nature is amazing, isn't it!?!

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  48. That phone did a decent job with the pics. I love the bright colors of mother nature's creatures.

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  49. Wow I have never seen one of those up close, or even seen one. But if I did I would no doubt not know what it is.

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  50. Wow! Those are amazing pictures! I can't wait to show them to my son. He will love them!
    ~Amanda

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  51. This was a great opportunity for your son to see the life cycle. These are some amazing photos.

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  52. Those are crazy cool pictures. My son would enjoy seeing this!!

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  53. Wow, now that is a close shot photo of it- cool!

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  54. Oh wow! I used to be such a nature buff back in the day. I gotta admit that I still am! :-)

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  55. What great pictures especially from a camera phone. Just curious what that thing is eating, I was trying to figure it. EWWEEEE

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  56. Eek! How freaky. Surprisingly good photos for a camera phone!

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  57. Praying mantis bugs are so strange, creepy LOL> I can't believe it will eat that whole thing.

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  58. Those things are so creepy. lol But, interesting to watch too.

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  59. That is very cool! That's a huge meal too!

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