The featured image is a stacked multi-image, multi-row Praying Mantis panorama. This was the last Praying Mantis I photographed in our gardens this year. We had quite a few throughout the summer, but this was the largest Mantis I photographed this year. The featured image is 8 images, shot in 3-multi-rows of overlapping images. I managed getting 3 images for the top row, 3 images for middle row & only 2 images for the bottom row before it moved. I was shooting handheld with a 300mm lens @ f/5.6 for a softer, smoother background since I wanted a blurred background not showing details of the flowers & siding on the house. I concentrated my focus on the head and front legs and so the yellow flowers behind the Mantis gave a bright pop of interesting color.
Thanks so much Isabel!
These are wonderful! I’d love to photograph one, haven’t seen one yet.
Thanks so much Belinda! They are fun photo subjects!
Fantastic images, Reed!
Thanks Eliza! They are fun to photograph!
A couple of very nice shots, Reed. Especially the close up of its face.
Thanks Steve! They are fun to photograph! Plus they were in our gardens so if I see them they are easy to photograph!