Sunday, October 24, 2010

Macro Monday---And A Poem

In honor of the praying mantis we caught last weekend....
That praying mantis over there
Is really not engaged in prayer.
That praying mantis that you see
Is really preying (with an e).
It preys upon the garter snake.
It preys upon the bumblebee.
It preys upon the cabbage worm,
The wasp, the fly, the moth, the flea.
(And sometimes, if its need is great,
It even preys upon its mate.)
With prey and preying both so endless,
It tends to end up rather friendless
And seldom in commended much
Except by gardeners and such.
By: Mary Ann Hoberman

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16 comments:

Theresa said...
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Kim, USA said...

Wow your shot is super beautiful!! Love it!
Macro Monday

Kala said...

Great macros!

Rachel Roushey said...

Beautiful poem! Just lovely.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I adore the poem and the photos are so detailed It is just incredible.

Mike B. said...

I wish I saw more of them around here. Very cool photos!

Jama said...

Excellent macro! I've had one or two that flew into my highrise apartment, must be the babies,as they are so tiny.

Hannah said...

I loved the poem and the shots are great! I love the second one because it is looking right at the camera, very cool!

Maaike said...

what a big fellow
nice shot

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I know they're harmless, but for some reason they remind me of something from outer space!


My macro is now posted. I'd love for you to visit if you can when time allows you to drop by....

Here is the direct link to mine.

pip said...

I love him... great shots :)

Nikki . said...

What an amazing insect... we don't get anything remotely so exciting here... love your photos...

Colleen said...

I love the shots and the poem as well.

Jess said...

Thanks for sharing the poem, I enjoyed it much. And what a very handsome creature! Wish they lived here...

Bom said...

I'm amazed by people who do great captures of insects and other critters. These are a nice set of macros.