Thursday, September 4, 2008

Mantis & Grasshopper

I almost missed this grasshopper because it was the same color green as the leaf. Though it wasn't too camera shy it did move around a bit until I got this shot.

I almost missed this praying mantis too hiding under the bloom of a rose. Now this one was shy and I chased it all around the stem until I got some decent shot, not perfect but decent.


9 comments:

June said...

Where did you come upon these guys? That grasshopper shot is terrific! The first praying mantis shot is funny...looks like he's sort of losing his grip. Looks like he found his balance in the second one...I like that you left a touch of red at the top.

2sweetnsaxy said...

June - They were part of the treats I found at Descanso Gardens. I really did get a little bit of everything from my visit there. :-) I left the red to show that I wasn't the one upside down. LOL!

BNS said...

Terrific! It's amazing how closely some buggies do match the leaves.

Bobbie

2sweetnsaxy said...

Bobbie - I think so too. It always makes me wonder how many were there but I just didn't see them. :-)

onangelwings said...

That is great. I love the mantis. I had one on my deck the same color last week. Is that what happens as we enter fall?

kjpweb said...

Cool! Colors and light are fantastic!
Great job!
Cheers, Klaus

2sweetnsaxy said...

Onangelwings - Thank you. I've never seen one this big before so I don't now what the norm is.

Klaus - Thank you! I do like the colors. :-)

Denise said...

Wow, these are super. You take some great photos. Always enjoy coming to see what you have to share with us out here. The photos of the flowers are equally as enjoyable.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Denise - Thank you. I love taking them and sharing them so it's nice to know they are enjoyed by others.
:-)