Praying Mantis On Cosmos Flower
When we got home we noticed this Praying Mantis on a Cosmos Flower in our front gardens. I shot a few with my cell phone, then went and got my camera to get better images. I used a 150mm macro on a Canon R. I tried a few versions but the featured image is a 4 shot panorama assembled in Photoshop.
CloseUp Image of the Praying Mantis – 150mm
Even Closer – 150mm @ f/11
Praying Mantis Shot @ f/18 for more depth of field
Fine detail and colour. The mantis had a soft landing 😊
Thanks Belinda! For some reason we seem to have quite a few in our gardens this year. Just came in from photographing another one on a flower by the front door.
Lucky you, they are such interesting looking insects.
Great color contrast and I love the details in the closeups.
Thanks Eliza! For some reason we seem to have a lot of them this year in our gardens.
The contrasting colors are superb, what amazing captures, Reed!
Thanks Donna! This is the first year we have been seeing a lot of them! Almost common place now!
So beautiful, great post. We had an up close and personal experience with a pregnant praying mantis. https://noelliesplace.com/2019/09/18/pregnant-praying-mantis/