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.

5 comments:

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!