16 responses to “Praying Mantis”

  1. tree

    Lovely! We had a pair of praying mantis sitting in my flower bed, right outside the door. i’ve been watching them for days, expecting that they will mate soon. Then on Monday, one of chickens ate the male! Doh! i have no idea what this means for the female who has a very swollen abdomen. i don’t think they mated yet, since the male was still hanging around.
    Last summer we witnessed a pair mating, and then the female laid her egg cases in our flowerbed and we watched them hatch this past spring. It was really neat, and of course i took lots of pictures. The babies were so incredibly tiny. :)

    Love your blog!

  2. Robin

    the last photo drives me crazy! I know he is there but I can’t make him out other than a leg or two.

  3. melissa

    Lisa, love your writing as much as your photos! You are so talented!

  4. melissa

    Lisa, you are so talented! I love your writing as much as your photos!

  5. Patricia

    Hi Lisa
    The first picture is amazing!
    Here in the Netherlands I have every night a conversation with a katydid.
    I do not like his stories, because I get goosebumps.
    Have a nice Sunnyday!

  6. Mon

    I was wondering why your posts were in short form! Congrats on new site, and very wonderful to have everything more accessible. Ans so glad to still find an easy Follow widget 😉

  7. Sybille

    Ooh!! That photos are amazing! So good! Beautiful! And I love the mantis!

  8. Shady Lady

    Your photos are beautiful and Canon cameras ROCK. I got one in July. Now if I could just remember to wipe the finger print off the lens my pictures would look so much better.

  9. Sarah

    Fan-freakin’-tastic. I need a new camera. Your photos are amazing.

  10. Tammie

    I love that you encourage us to get to know the praying one. You sure do take lovely and magical images with that camera of yours. I find there are endless things to learn about using a camera and taking pics!

  11. The Tan Family - Syrendell

    We love finding praying mantises! We found a molted skin of one the other day in the yard. They are magestic creatures. You take amazing pictures!

  12. Beccijo

    We must be kindred spirits that you know the language of the praying mantis! I love your blog and am trilled you love mine as well. I look forward to getting to know you through your words and pictures!


  13. Annie

    I’m not sure how praying mantis would do here but I’ve thought about trying to get some eggs for my garden next year! Your photos are great, Lisa!

  14. Jane

    I saw a praying mantis today too. Our conversation was short and she was quite abrupt with me!

  15. sarah in the woods

    Truly fascinating. Loved this post! (I have a Canon Rebel XTi – it’s a good one, especially if you have no clue like me.)

  16. Carolyn (Harbor Hon)

    I always feel like they’re looking at us and laughing. Like it’s some inside joke that we’re human. :) Great pictures! Hope your weekend is going well. I went to the Maryland State Fair today and had a wonderful time. Will post about it as soon as I get the pictures downloaded. xxoo