Tuesday

Mantis - After the Molt

As I was taking shots of the Mantis Exoskeleton I found the newly emerged Mantis.

Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal, and transformation in our lives.
~ Mary Ann Brussat

17 comments:

PoetessWug said...

Ha! Ha! How cool!!! ^_^

John and Ellen said...

Wow, great capture, love this shot!

John
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forgetmenot said...

He looks like he looking right at you, saying "How do I look?". Excellent shot, Kerri. Mickie :)

texwisgirl said...

they are so good at keeping an eye on you too! they're the only insect that can turn it's head to look at you...

Snappy Di said...

He's cute and he's also looking at you!!

Di

Chris said...

That's a splendid shot and i love the light coming from the right side. Well done Kerri!

Gail Dixon said...

Nature never ceases to amaze! Wonderful shot.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I was impressed by those big eyes.Great capture.

the wild magnolia said...

Mantis are so interesting to look at, so different, and never will be mistaken for anything other than a Mantis.

Thank you for sharing, giving me a walk about, through the woodlands, and nature.

Have a wonderful day!

Jane said...

I have still yet to see one in the wild. They really are the most unusual looking of insects aren't they? This is a really fabulous shot - I love the fresh new colors post-molt.

missing moments said...

Love them ... such a cool insect and he is not pleased your intrusion! :-)

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Awesome shot with great quote
Johnina

grammie g said...

Hi Kerri..Don't know how,but almost didn't see this post, and I am so glad I noticed!!
How exciting to find the Mantis itself!!
Great photos and the quotes you use are always so fitting!!
I have seen them here,but not often!!

Della said...

What an awesome find, and photo! The praying mantis looks so friendly, but I've seen a video of one killing a bird. I didn't know they were vicious until then. Don't let Mr. Friendly fool ya, he's a meanie!

Stacey Dawn said...

Such a curious looking little fella.

Shady Gardener said...

What a beautiful little fellow! (And a great photo!) :-)

barbara l. hale said...

Amazing photo! Your insect shots are just fantastic!

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