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Old Sep 6, 2003, 3:29 PM   #1
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I got called by one of my daughter's friends who excitedly stated that there was a GIANT preying mantis on a flower and that I HAD to get a picture of it. So I broke away from my reconfiguration of the Wireless-G network I run and told my wife that I had been paged to duty.

After a short walk to their house I was led by three very excited little girls to look at the big bug... In all honesty I was a bit curious to see if it was infact a mantis as I had never seen any around here. I was, of course, vindicated when I saw that the mantis was actually a very large Jersey Grasshopper. Complete with the almost famous South Jersey attitude the specimen was aloof to all of the girls excited pointings and posed quite nicely for these photos:





Some of the other shots in those gallery sets are of the walk back from their home.
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Old Sep 6, 2003, 5:08 PM   #2
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Wow!!!!
I especially like the second one
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Old Sep 8, 2003, 6:05 PM   #3
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Great images! What did you use to take these? I regret not taking some pictures of preying mantis' while on vacation in Memphis, Tennessee, as we apparently don't have them in Minnesota. Large, fascinating insects.

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Great images! What did you use to take these? I regret not taking some pictures of preying mantis' while on vacation in Memphis, Tennessee, as we apparently don't have them in Minnesota. Large, fascinating insects.

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These were with the D10 in Aperature Priority Mode. The Lens was my Tamron 28-300mm XR IF with a Tiffen Circular Polarizer. Most of the image data is in the EXIF or IPTC data in the images.
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Hi,

Very nice shots! the second one is almost the same i took at the Mosel River in Germany






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Old Sep 14, 2003, 7:51 AM   #6
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Nice photo Ronald! I love the 'greeness' of the overall composition!
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