Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Monday, September 3, 2018

Garden Mascot

Working in the yard today, and noticed this little guy.
Like the ladybug, the praying mantis is a sign of a balanced ecosystem.
I paused and gave thanks with him, then went and got my camera. :)
I tried front and backlit, but opted for the backlit 
because it made the day lily leaf so much more interesting. 
Plus I liked his wing detail and backlit body shape.


Felicia said...

so cool

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

What curious beasts all insects are when you observe them closely!

Alica said...

That is such a great picture! I saw one of these when mowing the other day.

Ida said...

Great shot of the Mantis

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Masterpiece photo!!!! I remember the first time I saw one in childhood, and learned about them. Total awe!