A weekly photo linkup
gorgeous shots :-)happy week !
Neat insect captures and macro shots. Great post! Thank you for hosting, enjoy your week!
I was fascinated by these guys when I was young - the way their head moved and their eyes on the ends! Have a lovely week and thank you for hosting.
Great catch. I've never seen a praying mantis with it's backside curled up like that, only long an flat. Different.
Great close up shots of the insects.
So beautiful photos !!!Greetings Marion
interesting little animal.... I never see this in my region. I capured bumblebees sleeping :)
Just fantastic shots !!!! Nature is gorgeous !!Have a happy new week !!
A little spooky, but very functional.Thanks for hosting
Ooh, you got him changing color. How neat! Great photos too, naturally.
These are some brilliant photos Sue!
Praying Matis are such interesting insects! They look quite intelligent to me.
Love the details!
I love the way it looks like the praying mantis was modeling for you in the last two shots. It's looking right at you. Blessings!
That's a really fascinating close up of a stick insect.
Wow, great shots of that praying mantis! They are such alien-looking creatures, aren't they?Thank you for hosting!
I don't think my comment got through! Wow, such sharp pics! not only do I like they eyes but also the legs and how they hold their body:) Happy week!
I love your ability to capture the tiniest things (and appreciate them too!). I cannot do another thing but to smile when I see those bug eyes. Like when they are looking straight at you.
Great close-ups of this fascinating creature!
Awesome captures - thanks so much for sharing. :)
Praying mantis are so strange and beautiful insects! Thanks for having me invited to your link-party.
very nice shots! I do love praying mantises! and the way they curl up their bodies is so typical... especially when they feel threatened...
Hi! Very cute mantis's photos. Your macro photos are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Fantastic captures!! Thanks for sharing with us...
I so need to get a micro lens! Have a great week!
Great bug shots!
These are wonderful!
beautiful closeup shots ... loved the green background :)
I find these guys to be super creepy..especially when they follow you with their eyes..gives me the willies. Great close up!
The last picture is amazing - as if you two made eye contact, the insect has that look that says: Did I sign a release for that picture" or "This is my better side, so snap away. A bit of attitude from this mantis - but a great capture!
Hi there,Very cool bug (not sure what to call it) and a set of lovely macros against the greenery!Thanks for visiting me also.Have a Great Day!Peace :)
Great photos! We have no praying mantis here - very interesting creatures!Thank you for your visit and invitation.Have a good week, Moni aka Minkamo
Great capture of the praying mantises!
Awesome mantis shots!
What great shots of the praying mantis! He actually looks like he's looking at you!
I must say that I am intrigued by macro photography, but I have never tried to do any true close-ups. Nice work.
Wonderful macro shots!
Very neat! My stepdaughter has one of these in her classroom.
Great shots, I like the curve of the mantis' body, and of course its weird triangular head and eyes, the ultimate insect predator. They make me glad I'm not a bug.
Great capture! thanks for hosting
I'm not fond of bugs but these are cool shots!
These are amazing captures Up close you can see their wee personalities :)
Love the closeups, even though I'm not a bug fan!
These photos are so cool!http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2015/07/im-professional-artist.html
I love praying Mantis! So very cool!
A mantis freaks me out just a little bit less than a big hairy spider freaks me out. These are gorgeous photos to look at, but I'm sooo glad you shared photos and I didn't have to be face to face with a real one.
Great macro shots, excellent colors.
That is a super cool photo and closeup. Love it.
Bugs are so cute!
WAU! This must be difficult to capture!:)
Great shots Sue, love the 2nd one especially - he looks like an extra from Antz :)
Amazing capture! I can only imagine how long you stayed just to get these =)
Those are beautiful photos of insects!
Cool shots! I love the last one where the insect is looking right at the camera!
Lovely shades of green. Great captures!!
Hi Y'all!Insects are some of the most colorful and beautiful creatures. Love those photos.Y'all come on by,Hawk aka BrownDog
Very cool shots!
What a great capture.
Wow! Praying Mantis! Look at the curve on its abdomen!
My son would like this post but for me it is eww bugs no way no how!!
nice macro, spot on nice and crisp!
I love praying mantis! we used to catch them all the time. let them pinch onto our fingers. such interesting little creatures, and you captured it beautifully.
Great capture. Did you have to get real close, or were you able to use super zoom or something? Because I've never seen a preying mantis that close up before!
Your bug is a marvel of nature. Much nicer than the huge scorpion I saw yesterday in the desert.
love the macro shots...praying mantis is cool :)
Terrific shots of the ugly BUGS eyes,,,Didn't BURL Ives sing of The ugly BUG Best wishes,Di.ABCW team.
What a wonderful image. It has beautiful detail!!! Have a wonderful day!
Great macros, those bugs are really interesting, its forms are inspiration to Science-Fiction films and novels!
My mother used to find the egg sacs of these wonderful creatures and hatch them in a safe place from wasps and birds. Mother started do be a an organic farmer when she, in the 50's, saw the devastating effects of DDT.
Very cool! We sometimes see these guys at our local park and I've always found them fascinating.
I love the second one. He seems to have "expression".
cool shots :-))
Thank you for a glimpse into the little bug's life!
Wonderful macros! He looks smitten by your camera ;)
You're lucky he stayed still long enough for you to capture his essence. Great photos!
Oh these are great Sue. The mantids are cool looking insects and predatory at that.. Thank you for linking in and I am glad to see how well your linky is doing.. Michelle
Wonderful praying mantis
I love these macro shots, insects are so fascinating when up close x
Thanks for hosting.. lovely picture! Angela xx
What an excellent macro photos!!!
Amazing closeup shots. I probably would miss even the leaves if I tried. Thanks for sharing.
oh wow what great close up pics of Bug Eyes - great photos :)
Love the buggy eyed bugs! Mantises?
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