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We’ve had a few praying mantes around the yard this year, my wife spied this one and I got up close with the macro lens + extension tubes. I added a shot of the setup below.

A contribution to I heart Macro #19






12 thoughts on “watching

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    they are such alienish creatures. πŸ™‚

  2. TheChieftess says:

    Really nice shot!!! That’s one bug I kind of like!!!

  3. Joe says:

    Aha…. that is how you do it eh?

  4. jeanne stone says:

    Well you did a great job! All of your work was well rewarded as you got a great shot of this little guy!

  5. amazing macro photo Wayne! and you are so right about the world on the underside of a leaf, or any tiny place we don’t often notice.
    Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

  6. Now that’s what I call a macro shot! Excellent!

  7. Great shot – these are strange looking creatures.

    Stewart M – Melbourne

  8. Kerri says:

    Awesome Mantis shot!! I LOVE these little creatures!

  9. Pat says:

    Awesome shot!

  10. Gunilla says:

    Scary looking critters up close.

  11. Aliens from outer space are visiting your garden! Wonderful picture..(I can never get over the way I thought about these guys when I first saw them as a child.)

  12. Molly says:

    Oh my the bug looks like an alien.