Return of the mantis (sounds a bit like the title of a Chinese martial arts move doesn’t it). Some friends invited me out to dinner the other night. On my return I found this waiting for me next to the front door. At first I thought it was a different mantis from the one I posted earlier, but on closer inspection I noticed that it had a chunk of its right antenna missing just like the earlier one so I concluded it must be the same one. I saw another one the following day, but that one was definitely different: a lot smaller and completely green. Another friend noted that it was posing for me. I thinks that’s true. You only have to look at the alluring smile in the last two pictures to tell.

Taken with a Sony A77II and Minolta 50mm f2.8 Macro lens

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