Lavender and Mantis. Images of Canberra

johnboy 19 January 2012 5
lavendar and mantis

Madam Cholet has sent in this stunning shot with a note:

Spotted this little guy minding his own business on a lavender flower in my garden.

Turns out he was quite photogenic as well in the late afternoon sun.

I expect he was probably picked off by a bird sometime later, but that’s life hey!

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5 Responses to Lavender and Mantis. Images of Canberra
GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 1:24 pm 20 Jan 12

Amazing photo, love it!

breda breda 5:58 pm 19 Jan 12

Interesting, madamcholet, I have had a thriving colony of mantises in my lavender patch (half a dozen bushes of various types) for many years. I guess the constant stream of insects visiting the flowers makes a lavender the fast food joint of the mantis world.

Nice pic.

Deref Deref 3:59 pm 19 Jan 12

🙂 Lovely bit of lens flare! Great shot, Madam Cholet.

madamcholet madamcholet 3:54 pm 19 Jan 12

If he looked around at my garden, he would have asked to be beamed back up.
And the typo was JB’s not mine. I can spell lavender.

poetix poetix 3:31 pm 19 Jan 12

An alien just beamed down on that flower. Or did he look around and ask to be beamed back up?

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