Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday Critters ~ 97 ~

It was so cool to interact with this Praying Mantis.
The hubs spotted him and he was so happy to let us know, 
that he knew, he was the center of my attention!



I really loved the shadow he provided, especially in the first two.

We were in Peddler's Village in Pa. 
they are having a huge Scarecrow contest...
I will share pictures of those another day...
today, I needed a Critter!

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35 comments:

  1. they are such neat (and eerie) creatures. love the shadows!

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  2. Hi Debbie, great sighting of this neat insect. I love the shadows, wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  3. So cool! You're right - the shadows add so much to the shots!

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  4. Wow! It really does seem to be acting up for your photos! They're great & the shadows are cool too!

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  5. Cool critter! I love the shadows. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Somehow they always scare me a little, but your photos are great, ..shadows too!

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  7. I used to get a penny for every one I could catch and place in our garden. These are magnificent creatures.

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  8. Awesome photos, Debbie. I have only seen maybe two of those in my life. :)
    xoxo

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  9. Great photos. The shadows make him look so much bigger and intimidating!

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  10. they're neat looking...in a dark, bizarre way :O)

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  11. Ok, I will admit it. Terrified of Praying Mantises.

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  12. Great shot! Praying mantises are so unusual! And so neat!

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  13. Great shot! Praying mantises are so unusual! And so neat!

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  14. Lovely mantis shots! They are such cool little beings. I love how their multifaceted eyes still somehow catch the light in a way to give the illusion of pupil staring straight at you. Creepy but still fun.

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  15. Wow, he is great and his shadow even greater! If somebody had never heard of this bug, don't you think they might think this was something from Jurassic Park?

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  16. Very nice! I haven't seen one all year. They're so cool!

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  17. They are great to photograph... alien looking characters.

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  18. I am always amazed at those very aggressive bugs. You got such good shots of them and I really like its shadow. Can't wait to see your scarecrows!

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  19. You've captured him brilliantly - love the way the shadow displays too!

    All the best Jan

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  20. You've captured him brilliantly - love the way the shadow displays too!

    All the best Jan

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  21. Oh, he's just great! I loved the shadows too!

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  22. That was nice of him to show off for you to get these pics, he does leave a very cool shadow!!

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  23. Praying Mantis always get my attention, too. Love the shadow work.

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  24. I too like to see the actions they do. As their name indicates they used to keep their both the antenna raising all the time. Beautiful shadows made be them...

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  25. One of my favorite kinds of bugs. I remember finding a huge one in my backyard when I was a kid. I examined it for hours.

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  26. it has been a long while since i've seen one of these. neat-o! ( ;

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  27. He's rather cool! Love his shadow!

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  28. Wow they are absolutely fascinating to look at up close.

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  29. Oh my goodness, I can't make up my mind which is better, the shadow or the real thing! Great captures Debbie!

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