Praying Babies!

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© Melissa Hearle
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UploadedMarch 22, 2008
TakenJune 11, 2004
Exposure1/80 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length55 mm
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Mom found these under the porch and told me to get my camera. Sure, it made me late for work, but it was worth the look!

This was the first time I ever saw praying mantis babies. They were newly hatched and getting ready to take off on their own. By the time I got home that day, they were all gone.

Nice reminder to stop and take a moment to enjoy nature's show!

33 responses

  • j. l.

    j. l. said (22 Mar 2008):

    very otherwordly.

  • Jay Stockhaus

    Jay Stockhaus (Deleted) said (22 Mar 2008):

    Definitely worth being late to work for.

  • Ron DePaepe

    Ron DePaepe (Deleted) said (22 Mar 2008):

    awesome shot of those tiny little guys. I saw one last summer, a great big thing hanging on a fence, and of course, no camera. I keep my camera with me at all times now.

  • Jason Pierce

    Jason Pierce gave props (23 Mar 2008):

    This is a very fun image.I love the title.

  • Michael Fancher

    Michael Fancher gave props (23 Mar 2008):

    Very good shot!!!

  • Jaakko Saari

    Jaakko Saari gave props (2 Apr 2008):

    It's beautiful!

  • Alexander Beck

    Alexander Beck said (2 Apr 2008):

    Very good depth of field control.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2008):

    Good shot

  • Andy Fong

    Andy Fong said (2 Apr 2008):

    what lens you use?
    its a very good pictures....

  • Jan Goltz

    Jan Goltz said (2 Apr 2008):

    That's terrific - they're so cute! Awesome job with the sharp focus and dof. Love the photo!

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle said (2 Apr 2008):

    Andy, I just used the kinda cheapy EF-S lens that came with my digital rebel kit, hehe.

  • Amelia (amy) Quicke

    Amelia (amy) Quicke gave props (3 Apr 2008):

    This is amazing.....I love these litle guys

  • Steve Gong

    Steve Gong gave props (3 Apr 2008):

    Ahhh!!! So awesome!

  • Jessica Martinez

    Jessica Martinez said (3 Apr 2008):

    That is something you do not see everyday, awesome!

  • Andy Fong

    Andy Fong said (3 Apr 2008):

    really? what a great job you have done...

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle said (4 Apr 2008):

    Thank you, Andy, and everyone! I have seen some pics you took on facebook I think, Andy, and they are really awesome. So are the ones on here of course!

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (8 Apr 2008):

    Great DoF! Lovely "stop & smell the roses & capture the mantis"

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (12 Apr 2008):

    Really cool!

  • wisnu broto

    wisnu broto said (17 Apr 2008):

    closer is better, baby...keep the siluette

  • Beth

    Beth said (22 Apr 2008):

    awesome capture. something I've never seen... praying mantis babies. very nice shot!

  • Aubrey's Oma

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  • Dave Dubrick

    Dave Dubrick gave props (20 Sep 2008):

    This is awesome! I would kill to find this in real life.

  • Aaron Hatch

    Aaron Hatch gave props (10 Oct 2008):

    Very cool silhouette.

  • Liisa Roberts

    Liisa Roberts gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    Very neat!

  • Sherry Stone

    Sherry Stone gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    Love these creatures. Wonderful shot.Thanks for sharing.

  • Christina Atik

    Christina Atik gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    wow thats sooo cool!!!!

  • aviana

    aviana gave props (21 Sep 2009):

    Interesting silhouettes.

  • Jose Acosta

    Jose Acosta (Deleted) gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    this is a wonderful capture.

  • Rachael Carlson

    Rachael Carlson gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    oh my gosh! this is amazing!

  • Gerhard Mössner

    Gerhard Mössner gave props (7 Mar 2012):

    really really tiny - well seen and captured! :)

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (23 Apr 2015):

    My vote.

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle said (24 Apr 2015):

    Thanks, Robert! :)

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (24 Apr 2015):

    Amazing shot!! My vote!

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