I always am picking dead leaves and things off the bushes when I walk in the yard and I almost grabbed right a hold of this green guy thinking he was a leaf! Imagine my surprise when I realized what it was and called hubby to take a picture. His camera is better for close up shots. I think mantis' are so interesting and their bodies so intricate in design. Now the pictures below are ones I took sitting right here in my window of a "Stink Bug" that was crawling up the window. I did not need a telephoto lens for him- yikes!
You can see the reflection of my camera lens in the window-ha! Shall I send them on over to your place??
All Gods Creatures Great and Small,
The Good Lord Loves Them One and ALL!