Friday, September 5, 2008

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful

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So there I was outside taking pictures of a praying mantis, and it turns and looks at me and says, well I put in the post title what it said. It had a British accent, too. Go figure!!

24 comments:

Adventure girl wanna be said...

eeeewwwwwwwwww! Scary, but cool pic. I used to think these guys were neat until one day I too was watering a plant and one looked right at me, it gave me the creeps but I didn't think anything of it till it then jumped in my face. It felt aggressive and I have been freaked out ever since:(

Kerri said...

Fabulous shot!! Great DOF too!!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

It IS beautiful (in a spooky sort of way). Your camera lens lets me get a lot closer to one than I'd ever want to be in real life! :)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

cool mantis I have a excellent spider pic to post soon! :)

Mary said...

LOVE IT!!! What a terrific picture!

Mental P Mama said...

I can totally hear the accent!

olivia said...

Fantastic shot! Love your dof here ... look at those eyes! And the smooth background. Nicely done. :D

Happy w/e.

Daryl said...

Smashing good shot, I say, dear chap you do look rather beautiful ...


:-Daryl

Shimmy Mom said...

Ooooh that's such an awesome shot! I can hear him saying it too. I used to love catching preying mantis' when I was a kid, but I haven't seen any in years. I must not live in the right environment. Perfect pic Kate, really.

Louise said...

The ARE beautiful! I'm not sure I like butterflies and dragonflies better than these insects. When they give you "a look" it's almost as if they are higher beings. I love them.

And SPECTACULAR shot of it.

Country Girl said...

I love this photo, too. When he turned his head after he heard the shutter clicking and he looked at me, I really was just in awe.

~ C.G.

BouBou's said...

Stunning photo! The only praying mantis' we have here are in terrariums. I think they're gorgeous!

A.

Miriam Lovell Dyer said...

Fascinating. I went to a seminar on color photography and one of the photogs that spoke mainly shot bugs and amphibians. I was surprised at how impressed I was. I definitely have a new found respect for the genre.

TSannie said...

You've firmed up my tomorrow post! Tho it's not as good as yours, I'll be posting my PM photos from MO tomorrow!

Country Girl said...

Annie, I look forward to it. And thanks, Minna.

~ C.G.

Hilary said...

I've only ever encountered one praying mantis before.. he was in my hair! I like your perspective much better. Great shot!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I have never seen one of these I hope never to encounter one either, rather creepy looking. Great photo though,

Gill from Canada

Jeannelle said...

Oh, my.....this has got to be one of the coolest photos I've ever seen! I've never laid eyes on a praying mantis.....I don't know if they exist in Iowa. Good for you for getting this shot!

Maria said...

I've been taking lots of pictures of praying mantises in my backyard too but NOTHING like yours. What a fabulous picture. I love her attitude. That hand gesture and expression is amazing.

Country Girl said...

thanks, maria. i've seen your pics and i think they're nice, however i LOVE your turtle pics!! thanks for stopping by.

~ c.g.

Vaquerogirl said...

Love This! Good Show! Preying Mantis are my FAVORITE!

Dick said...

Great shot, your macros are fantastic.

Suz @ Alive in Wonderland said...

Just got linked to this photo from my photo of a Praying Mantis. They are beautiful creatures aren't they. At least yours was outside!

Julie said...

I love it! I am not a fan of these little guys, but they sure are photogenic. :)