The Thinker

Oskar found 3 tiny little praying mantis' yesterday. Only a few cm long. I tried to get a shot of one, but cos they sway so much and it was a little breezy, it was near impossible to get a clear shot of one.

He kept them in his bug catcher overnight and decided to release them today... only to want them back again and then release AGAIN!

My camera battery was flashing so I wasn't sure I'd get much at all lol. I was also talking on the phone when this little guy went to the top of the small tree they were on and actually STAYED STILL!! Well, still enough to snap off a few shots before changing poses... this is my favourite pose... "The Thinker". He's looking far down the barrel lol. It was around 5pm and the light was fading VERY fast. I think the main reason I was able to get this was because it was straight against the sky, meaning that I didn't have to up ISO and stuff to get a faster shutter speed :)

I like the detail along the broken edge of the leaf too.
Ha, the thinker indeed! Great mantis shot, and the detail on the leaf edge really does add to it.
posted May 18th, 2012  
He does seem to be posing for you at that!
posted May 18th, 2012  
haha, fantastic find......great macro, does look like he's in the thinging position!
posted May 18th, 2012  
wow... great capture! looks so good in almost-silhouette, with just that hint of detail! and I'm impressed with your wonderful multi-tasking photography =D
posted May 18th, 2012  
Oh my goodness! That is completely amazing! It really is posing just like the famous statue! Great find and capture, gal! BRAVO!
posted May 18th, 2012  
What a great posture! It looks so dramatic, especially with your focus and DOF. Very cool shot!
posted May 18th, 2012  
This is wonderful. Great title and great macro xx
posted May 18th, 2012  
Very cool shot....great capture and DOF well done.
posted May 18th, 2012  
This is cool... Very cool
posted May 18th, 2012  
Just brilliant!! I swear he is posing for you! Love it
posted May 18th, 2012  
Very cool
posted May 19th, 2012  
What a dramatic posture! Nice capture!
posted May 19th, 2012  
very cool shot.
posted May 19th, 2012  
Cool shot! The bugs in your garden do have to put up with a lot! Careful they don't go on strike lol!!! Everybody out!!
posted May 19th, 2012  
great macro Cassandra!
posted May 19th, 2012  
a great silhouette & pose!! - viewed enlarged to see the focus & detail.
posted May 19th, 2012  
Such a cool shot - that was my first thought 'the Thinker' when l saw this !!!
posted May 20th, 2012  
Great capture of the little guy! Nice detail :)
posted May 20th, 2012  
Great caption for this really great macro.
posted May 21st, 2012  
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