"Praying Mantis" - Grab Shot 167


"I've heard you should have a connection with your subject," writes Francine Kunkel. "Well that certainly was the case with this praying mantis in my garden. His little head and big eyes followed my movements as I bent and knelt to get the right angle. I almost expected him to smile."

Francine captured this garden portrait with a Canon PowerShot SX10 IS at 1/250 with an aperture of 5.0, and ISO set to 80.

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