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photoblog image Mantis on Marigold

Mantis on Marigold

A much-enjoyed garden visitor.

Mantis on Marigold

A much-enjoyed garden visitor.

comments (11)

I've not seen one look quite like that - great shot!
Ray: A lovely camouflage coat!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 27 Feb 2018, 06:17
I understand why you enjoy having these in the garden, Ray. The positioning of the eyes and the shape of the head make her look very sharp
Ray: They are such wise and clever-looking critters, Lisl...I wonder if Yoda was created from the mind of a person who was obsessed with the Mantis.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 27 Feb 2018, 06:36
Quel beau spécimen, j'aime beaucoup ses couleurs.
Ray: Il porte un beau camouflage, Martine.
Tes photos sont vraiment superbes !!
Bonne journée
Ray: J'ai de charmants invités dans le jardin, et ils posent bien pour moi, Claudine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 27 Feb 2018, 07:19
I like the way it is posing for you with an expression akin to a celebrity
Ray: Thinks is is clever sort of a fellow...a slim Stephen Fry kind of a critter.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Feb 2018, 07:46
It's posing very nicely for you.
Ray: If you touch them lightly on the back to get their attention, then they will usually oblige with a nice pose, Alan.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 27 Feb 2018, 08:19
Who is he praying on now Ray?
Ray: He is praying on Mary, Chad...that is short for Marigold.
He seems to be smiling at you Ray
Ray: We have a thing going on, Bill.
A fine shot Ray. Our Granddaughter has one of thse as a pet, not my idea of fun or very fair to the creature either.
Ray: Exotic Preying Mantis are quite popular as pets in any countries, Brian. There are robust, and so can be handled without being damaged. They can also be trained to take food from a tweezer.

However, I am not at all keen on the idea of holding wild animals captive.
It seems to appreciate you too.
Ray: I had just touched it gently on the back to get its attention, Mary.
He's got his eyes on you!
Ray: When they grow to this size they don't have many natural predators, Tom, and so they seem more curious than alarmed by the presence of the big eye in their space.

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