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_MG_8210 It pays to prune!

_MG_8210 It pays to prune!

Forty-four days and still counting!
Just when I thought all was lost, since I hadn't seen a mantis in 3 days, this guy popped up as I was trimming a rue plant. Just another lesson for me not to give up too soon. By the way, I did nothing to the color of this image. The rue has grayish leaves with a bit more blue/cyan in them than this shows.

Canon EOS 20D
1/40s f/20.0 at 60.0mm iso400 full exif

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pemkid23-Jul-2007 12:04
He looks menacing!
Judith Barnett20-Jul-2007 17:51
The color of the plant sure makes his green eyes stand out!
SAL Photography20-Jul-2007 16:28
It's just so creepy the way they look at you ! good shot though !
Guest 20-Jul-2007 15:15
How cute. I can imagine how happy you were to see him!
Jane20-Jul-2007 14:53
Looking well, I must say!
Patty Church20-Jul-2007 14:42
He's lucky he didn't get pruned too!