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_MG_7876 On the run

_MG_7876 On the run

It's nice having a shorter macro lens, but it is more intimidating to the mantis since I have to work closer to him. I was very happy that the guy I found down below the deck was not this one which was obviously hiding within the eggplant pot. I wish I knew more about mantis body language since having the rear end up like that is not a typical position. It went up when I approached with the camera...and then I decided "What the heck. Let me check downstairs and see if I can find the one from yesterday on "next".

Canon EOS 20D
1/125s f/20.0 at 60.0mm iso400 full exif

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Judith Barnett02-Jul-2007 20:50
I have seen this pose many times too, some sort of defense pose I think. that is a terrific shot!
Graham Tomlin02-Jul-2007 20:27
fab detail amazing best regards Helen