For the fifth post in my series of an awesome day at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, I present to you this Mantid on her first day of school. I chased her around a bit, but eventually got an absolutely amazing photo. These are both the same shot, one is just a crop. I couldn’t decide which I liked more, so I uploaded both. I love the green gradient behind the head, it looks like a backdrop in a school photo.
All photos were taken with Canon 5dII, Canon Mpe-65, and Canon mt-24 ex flash, heavily diffused. Click the image for full size.