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Monday, August 13, 2012

I Spy


I spy, with my eye


a big bug, looking green and smug.



Or an alien invasion, at my plantation!


He turned and posed, and liked me I suppose!


Friend or foe, he watches where ever I go!



I saw this rather large Praying Mantis yesterday.
I invited him to stay at the zoo...but warned him about the cats, too!

48 comments:

  1. Nice pictures - and poem too!

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    1. thanks, Mari! I saw him out my window and had to do a photo shoot! ;)

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  2. Awwww great pics and fab poem!! The Praying Mantis is wonderful!!! Yay!!! Take care
    x

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    1. thanks, Gloria! Do you have Praying Mantis in Chile?

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    2. Yes Betsy but I dont remember how wr called here lol
      We only say bugs!

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  4. Wow...great closups! He looks very friendly.

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    1. thanks....I used the zoom....I was inside! ha.

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  5. Great pictures. You are quite the photographer. Also wanted to tell you that I had a wonderful time with Taylor & Lauren the other night. They are just so cute together & I enjoy Taylor's sense of humor. Ask him about the Amish waitress !!!!
    Nana

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    1. haha...ok, I will ask him! Glad they spent some time with you, too. :)

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  6. A handsome fellow! Not too martian-like! lol

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    1. haha...just a little bit? I thought so! lol....

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  7. I haven't seen a praying mantis in YEARS!!!
    How clever of you to spy him...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. he caught my eye...the cute little guy! :)

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  8. Took me a second to see him in the first one
    And you rhymed, such fun
    If he's alien watch the probe
    They do that to all around the globe
    But if not I suppose he can stay
    Until the kitties decide to slay
    Marmy will surely attack
    Wanting him for a snack

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    1. yes, I used the hardest photo first
      before I showed you an easy burst.
      And the cats already got another guy
      and left part of him at the door for me as a prize.
      haha.

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    2. hahaha figures they'd get one
      So glad mine stay inside and run
      To surprises but the odd hairball
      That show up at my hall

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  9. Fabulous photos of this praying mantis, Betsy! They are such unusal insects aren't they? How well they blend in with the foliage in wait.

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  10. PS I keep trying to follow your blog on facebook networked blogs and I keep getting this message: "This web page has a programing error"

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    1. Well, that is weird. I tried to register you from my end and it said you already were there!

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  11. nice...i love praying mantis....the one on our porch just moulted...and left is husk...we showed the boys and kept it...it was very cool...

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    1. Do they do that? omg....maybe that's what I found on the porch. I thought the cats ate it. lol....

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  12. All I can say is, fantastic pictures!!!
    Your timing isn't bad either.

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    1. thank you! I was a little disappointed in the blurriness of the last one...he must have moved just as the shutter opened!

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  13. That face reminds of ET. :o

    You're getting some fine visitors and Macro shots too!

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  14. Awesome shot. You really get some great shots. The last one here is amazing, perfect. Thanks

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    1. well, thanks Fred...I was disappointed in the blurriness of the last one...I think he moved at the last second! ha. Still, he was fun to watch.

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  15. They do look so alien, but are good at pest control in the garden. I would love to see his view of you!

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    1. his view of me? hahaha...well, I think that would be very humorous, too. lol....

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  16. So would I! Love the pics and captions!

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    1. thanks Donna! Great to see you here...

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  17. Thanks for the story about your Praying Mantis.
    It would be a cute story if they didn't harm humming birds.
    Eww, sorry to taint it. :(

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    1. thanks, Amy...I've always thought they were fascinating creatures.

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  19. I had a smaller praying mantis greeting me each day for a while when watering plants. She was a mauve color, so obviously a girl!

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    1. mauve? No kidding? I've only seen green ones! How very cool!

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  20. wonderful shots!!! You have done so well here.

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    1. thanks, alida...I enjoyed watching him!

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  21. love this! he's almost cute. can't believe you captured him looking directly at you. they're a fascinating insect. I don't mind them as I do cockroaches, mosquitoes, black flies and houseflies. It's so humid this summer, like the tropics. The mosquitoes are the worst I've ever seen and felt.

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  22. Wow, that is a really large insect.;) We have nothing like that here in the cold north, only small crickets.;) And Sammy thinks it is so much fun to hunt and eat them, yuck.;))
    xoxo

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