Up close with a praying mantis

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This is the first, and so far only, time I have caught a praying mantis in the wild on camera. It’s also only the third time in my life that I have seen one outside of a zoo or county fair exhibit. I’ve never discovered one on my own.

This last time my daughters spotted it as I picked them up from school. A handful of students shrieked with joy as I laid down in front of the mantis to take shots.

I commanded the children to leave it alone to go on his merry way, and they did. Shot with Hipstamatic on iPhone 4.

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mrjoe

I have a family. I work with families. That's why I write about family. I'm a kidmin pastor by day, writer by night, delivery man for my wife's floral design business, and a picture-taker dude 24/7.


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