Re-post: One of my favorite macro shots

10 03 2011

Originally posted 7/9/2009

The Praying Mantis by Ogden Nash

From whence arrived the praying mantis?
From outer space, or lost Atlantis?
glimpse the grin, green metal mug
at masks the pseudo-saintly bug,
Orthopterous, also carnivorous,
And faintly whisper, Lord deliver us.

Photo © Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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4 responses

10 03 2011
4valentines4words4poetry4you

Hello Cindy i like the poetry of praying mantis very good i enjoyed reading it your blog is very impressive and the photos too. real pleasure to read it.

11 03 2011
Jim

What incredible colors you’ve captured here! Just unbelievable!

11 03 2011
thekingoftexas

It’s one of my favorites also, and I can’t believe how long-waisted that dude is!

How come he’s missing his right arm? Did you shoot if off when you shot this picture? Huh, huh, didja, huh?

14 03 2011
ShinyMustard.com

I remember the day we were gardening and he crawled onto my shoulder. I wouldn’t have known if you hadn’t pointed the little hitchhiker out.

Yes, I too love this photo.

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