Thursday, August 27, 2009

Praying Mantis Photos....

This guy showed up in my backyard and was gracious enough to pse for some pics - hope you enjoy them! ......

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Have a Great Day!

Seeya,

OregonArtGuy

14 comments:

Artist Unplugged said...

Wow, nice pics, obviously he is a professional mantis model.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I had a praying mantis on my blog a week or so ago and he wasnt nearly as colorful and big as this one. Great shots. Hope you guys have settled in and like it much better where you moved to. I still have some trouble getting on your blog. arrgh.

OregonArtGuy said...

AU - Hi Teresa! You busted me! He IS a professional Mantis Model, but I had to ply him with liqour to get him to pose - I have some more pics of him after he had injested a little to much alcohol - they're kinda embarassing to him as a pro - so I'm attempting to extort money from him to not publish them - we'll see..... :-}
~Bill~

OregonArtGuy said...

Hi Cris! Sorry your still have trouble getting on my blog - (don't forget the planter option)
We are getting settled - like it here a lot, ecept when we went doctor shopping yesterday, we were informed that NO doctors in Central Oregon are accepting Medicare patients! Bad News - that should be illegal! Anyway, not sure what to do about that.....
~Bill~

lawmacs said...

brilliant you seems always on the alert brilliant piece of nature ps this guy seems bigger than you

OregonArtGuy said...

lawmacs - Thank you very much! :-}
~Bill~

Heather Dugan ("Footsteps") said...

Nice. Very nice. Smiling at "professional mantis model"...

OregonArtGuy said...

Thanks Heather! :-}
~Bill~

AVCr8teur said...

That's what you call a big bugger! Very nice photos!

OregonArtGuy said...

AVCr8teur - Thanks Karen: He was a great "Poser" :-}
~Bill~

Susanne49 said...

I never have seen one for real, Bill. These are nice shots.

We call them in German "Gottesanbeterin" what means "praying to God"... our languages are very similar, right?..LOL..

We stopped traveling one week ago and are settled down now in Melbourne FL. I will have time again to visit your blog more often and on a regular base :)

Susanne

OregonArtGuy said...

Susanne49 - Hi Sue! I would have thought that you had seen EVERYTHING in all your travels! I'm Happy that I could share something new with you :-}
~Bill~

amae d said...

hi, an expert model indeed, lol, but the photographer deserves credit too ^^ .. Bill you're an expert in taking nature photos, perhaps because of your great passion for it. keep it up ^^ .. i loved the picture where you were holding the mantis on your hand, great shot

OregonArtGuy said...

amae d: Thank you very much! I like nature a lot - but I'm afraid it's my wife holding the Praying Mantis :-}
~Bill~