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Hi Everybody,

Last spring we were having a family get-together out on the deck, and my daughter noticed some tiny praying mantises crawling under a stone-topped coffee table we have out there. We looked under the table and saw that there were dozens of them crawling around, with more still coming out of the egg case.

I ran inside and quickly grabbed my camera and flash, then got down on my belly to snap some shots under the table.

It was kind of weird the way the babies were marching in rows. You wouldn't expect them to be organized - or would you?

The picture of the 7 babies marching was flipped vertically. They were actually marching upside down. The other picture, showing the egg case, was rotated clockwise approximately 45 degrees. The screw that's visible in that picture is not very big, so that gives you some idea of how tiny these guys were.

Dennis B.



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Praying mantises emerging from egg case

  Canon EOS 7D    EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens    100mm    f/22.0    1/250s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  





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Praying mantis babies marching

  Canon EOS 7D    100mm    f/22.0    1/250s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jan 12, 2013 at 05:08 PM
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p.1 #2 · Baby praying mantises


Haha! These are GREAT shots. Almost like a mini alien invasion!

Thanks for sharing.



Jan 13, 2013 at 12:39 AM
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p.1 #3 · Baby praying mantises


amazingcapture.
these babies are so cute!



Jan 13, 2013 at 01:38 AM
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p.1 #4 · Baby praying mantises


Thanks Denis and Ardvorak.

This was a matter of being in the right place at the right time. In other words, luck.

Dennis B.



Jan 13, 2013 at 04:55 AM
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p.1 #5 · Baby praying mantises


The second image is amazing!

The one third from the right appears to have noticed you!



Jan 13, 2013 at 05:25 AM
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p.1 #6 · Baby praying mantises


Excellent captures- esp like the last shot
brian v.



Jan 13, 2013 at 07:30 AM
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p.1 #7 · Baby praying mantises


that 2nd shot is brilliant


Jan 13, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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p.1 #8 · Baby praying mantises


Nice shots, they are so cool!


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p.1 #9 · Baby praying mantises


Thanks everyone for the kind comments!

Dennis B.



Jan 13, 2013 at 04:19 PM
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p.1 #10 · Baby praying mantises


They look they they know where they are going don't they?



Jan 14, 2013 at 12:55 AM
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p.1 #11 · Baby praying mantises


love the lineup, well caught!

Paul



Jan 14, 2013 at 09:57 PM
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p.1 #12 · Baby praying mantises


#2 is great. You could have rotated #1 - for viewing.


Jan 15, 2013 at 09:18 PM
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p.1 #13 · Baby praying mantises


very nice indeed Dennis


Jan 24, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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p.1 #14 · Baby praying mantises


The pictures are really adorable! I really like the composition


Jan 24, 2013 at 03:19 PM
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p.1 #15 · Baby praying mantises


Love #2. So cool!


Jan 26, 2013 at 07:01 AM





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