Before I started working on this post I took a look at the prior mantis posts to make sure I didn’t duplicate anything. While going through the first mantis post I thought I’d take another look at my mantis video. I clicked on the link I had to a video of the very first preying mantis I ever photographed. For some reason the link didn’t work so I deleted it and recreated it. I decided to put it here too in case it didn’t work for you when you looked at the post. Here is the link: Preying Mantis Video.
“So, as David’s title says these are the last photos of me. During the all those days of his photo shoots I did my best to twist and turn, openly eat lunch, and stare into the lens of his camera to give him the best shots I could, just like these shots below.”
“Why are these the last shots you ask? The thing is, my life expectancy is only three or four months and I’d been around a few before I landed in David’s garden. As they say, do the math … . But it’s been a good run and I’m happy I got to spend the last part of it among all the beautiful, orange sulphur cosmos.
One late morning I walked out to the garden to check on the mantis but I couldn’t find him. But I did find these and couldn’t imagine what was going on. Then it hit me. Poor thing didn’t stand a chance against the huge, powerful, lightning fast snap of its claws.
“He, he, he … and just when you were starting to feel a little sorry for me and my short life span.
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