Young Praying Mantis


I was sitting in a chair on the front porch when I noticed this young praying mantis heading for me along the edge of a table.  The body was only about one-half inch long.  After I went in and got a camera and made the picture, I moved the Mantis onto a plant.

I used the Olympus 60mm macro lens on a PEN-F.  This lens is turning out to be one of the most practical lenses I ever bought.  I still have trouble holding it steady but with good light, smaller aperture, and faster shutter speed I am getting better with using it.