Tiny Tiny Praying Mantis

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© Ann Reece
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Photo Info
UploadedMay 24, 2010
TakenMay 23, 2010
MakeNikon
ModelCOOLPIX P90
Exposure2/137 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length4.6 mm
ISO77
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This is the smallest Praying Mantis that I have ever seen! It was about 1/4 to 5/8" long. The Praying Mantis will attack and this one was trying to attack my son. It was so cute and funny : )

20 responses

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (24 May 2010):

    Wow! That is a tiny insect...They look like a piece of a twig of leaf. I didn't realize they could attack..

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (24 May 2010):

    Great shot and info, Ann!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (25 May 2010):

    Wow how did you spot that...lovely patterns and texture on the bark..

  • Laurie Self

    Laurie Self (Deleted) gave props (26 May 2010):

    I had no idea they were aggressive. Good eye to spot him on all that tree, though!

  • Charles

    Charles (Deleted) gave props (26 May 2010):

    Wonderful textures everywhere. These little predators blend in so well!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (27 Jan 2012):

    VERY teeny tiny! Voted!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (27 Jan 2012):

    Back to vote ...It really fits the theme well.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (28 Jan 2012):

    So right for this theme. Voted.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    cool shot WELL SPOTTED

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond   gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    They are kinda cute, aren't they? "Yeah!" R

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    Like a little piece of jewelry! Great find and capture, Ann! voted.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (10 Feb 2012):

    How you spotted this I have no idea, I had to get my magnifying glasses out, great capture and entry Ann☺

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (27 Feb 2012):

    how nice the texture!!!!Vote!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (27 Feb 2012):

    yes mantis is chemofleged!!!!Beautifully done!!!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (5 Mar 2012):

    Wow, tiny indeed!

  • Cory Reece

    Cory Reece said (12 Mar 2012):

    I thought it was the tall, brown, nonexisting one at first.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (14 Mar 2012):

    There are small praying mantis's; however, no such thing as a small prayer--cute capture

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    A wee one! Gets a plus vote here!

  • Barbara Huffert

    Barbara Huffert gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    Amazing capture!

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