Monday, 23 June 2014

Alien

I found this Preying Mantis on the inside of the fly-wire last week.  She seemed as interested in me as I did in her!


You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday 2 and I Heart Macro.

24 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Stewart that's a kick-ass closeup. Totally awesome.

eileeninmd said...

It does look like an Alien! Cool capture! Have a happy week!

karen said...

A very fitting title, great shot.

Gunilla Bäck said...

She's prettier than anything in the movies! Great shot.

TexWisGirl said...

such cool insects.

Sylvia K said...

A kick-ass closeup it is indeed, Stewart!! Love your title, too! Hope you have a great new week!!

Linda W. said...

Wow!!! That is one amazing macro shot! And I love the expression you captured.

Revrunner said...

Oh, yeah! I always like these guys.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Great photo!

Susan said...

A truly great shot. Aren't they curious looking :D)

Shey Wicklund said...

Look at those huge eyes. Definitely looks alien. :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I luvvvvvv aliens

Felicia said...

Wonderful image.

Roan said...

He does look like an alien. Awesome shot!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh what a sweetie. MB

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I have only seen this insect once in my life and that's exactly the reaction I had. Wonderful photo.

Irma said...

Wonderful image, Stewart.
Best regards, Irma

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Wow...

Marie said...

OK, that has to be the most awesome photo of a preying mantis that was ever taken! Wow! I am so impressed!

bailey-road.com said...

Love that face! Great shot.

bailey-road.com said...

Love that face! Great shot.

janiceadcock said...

Super job on this shot! Have a great week.

amanda | wildly simple said...

One of my favorites, yet, Stewart!!
I have to admit.. at a glance I thought the title said "Aileen." (which happens to be my grandmother's name.
I quickly realized my mistake. :)

Not sure if I already mentioned it, but my blogger reading list feed was down a couple of weeks. Now that it's back working, I'm catching up!

Pat Tillett said...

Amazing photo! I'm convinced that these guys are some type of alien life form. They look like they are thinking and might start to talk.

On a serious note, there is one thing I HATE about them. Did you know that they kill small birds, like humming birds? When I found out this about them, I was shocked.