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Photo of the Day ~ Wildlife & Bugs Category ~ May 18, 2007

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Let The Preying Begin
by Bud Hensley (Bud) 
Pentax K10D
United States of America

Photographer Notes:
From a recently "hatched" praying mantis egg sac.

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Steve Wolfe commented on May 18, 2007 00:16:
I don't think I've ever seen more Praying Mantis in one place. Cool shot, Bud, and congrats on POTD!
Lazar commented on May 18, 2007 07:05:
Great capture!
Roger Hogan commented on May 18, 2007 12:30:
Way to go Bud one great capture. You did gooood.
Linn Smith commented on May 18, 2007 12:47:
Wow, there sure are enough of them! Congratulations on your POTD!
Patrice Cigallio Wesa commented on May 18, 2007 14:21:
Wow! What attracted so many praying mantis in one place? Great capture and nice editing work. Congratulations on your unique POTD!
Claudia commented on May 18, 2007 17:36:
What a great find and capture Bud! Congrats!
Kathy Shogren commented on May 18, 2007 21:27:
Nice timing Bud. That's quite a family. Congrats on POTD!
Joy Cobb commented on May 18, 2007 22:22:
That's incredible, Bud! Wonderful find! Great macro! Congratulations!
Bud commented on May 18, 2007 23:30:
Thanks for all of the comments! There were probably 200 of these little guys and gals that came out of the egg case which was located at the base of the trellis in our garden. I could see the movement on the top from 50 feet away and was fortunate enough to capture it here.

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