Tuesday, August 31, 2010

One Shot Wednesday...




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The Insect Reaper!
Mantis Religiosa
PREYing for Dinner...
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No retro stuff today just a Bug Haiku
My meager offering to The One Stop Poetry Crew.
This little guy was on the hood of my car last week.
If you have any sort of poetry or prose that you would like to share, please go visit Adam, Pete, Brian, and Leslie....HERE!
Post it on your blog, then go link up to join in the fun.
See Ya Tomorrow....Peace!!!


24 comments:

Prayer Girl said...

O.K. so no retro this week, but the mantis in all its forms is enough for me.

Cute guy, but if I met him in person I'd freak because I have a bug phobia. The phobia has gotten a little better the older I get.

PG

KB said...

Those shots certainly highlight how he got his name. Nice one G.

My poem is here.

Thom said...

Buggy little bug. Wonder what he'd taste like dipped in chocolate? LOL. Good work.

Serena said...

Nice bug, nice haiku. Good one all around.

TALON said...

The Praying Mantis and the Walking Stick are two of my favorite insects (along with those champion mosquito feasters the dragonfly).

I love your play on words, G-Man!

Brian Miller said...

this must be their time of year...we had two get in the house this last week..big suckers too. daddy had to come to the rescue of the boys and his bride...once they saw it was fine the boys were all over inspecting them...nice haiku...what do they prey on i wonder...nice one shot g!

moondustwriter said...

you got the meaning in on a haiku
fantastic
they are interesting creatures to watch

thanks for bugging us at One Shot

Moon Smiles

that praying mantis may have retro roots

kkrige said...

oh my God! I have pictures of your friend on my camera as well. So wierd! He visited me on Sunday and I debated posting the pics tonight. Now I don't want to be a copycat. Good oneshot G.

ninotaziz said...

As scary in sight as out of sight - for me at least. Great haiku!

Dianne said...

Quite the writer, you!
Photography: TWO shots, not
mathematician.

do the math, one shot!
still here, just too little time to look for bugs.
Di

Akelamalu said...

Good one G! :)

Linda said...

I love the preying mantis, and I loved your "bug" haiku.

Dulce said...

Wonder what it'll have for dinner...

Amazing... G MAn!
♥ :)

Suz said...

pretty cool haiku
love the preying mantis photos

Pete Marshall said...

blimey and all i have to worry about in my garden are the damn frogs!!!! enjoyed this..cheers pete

Eric Alder said...

Well, G-Man, it's a bit retro to ME, because I remember catching praying mantises as a kid. Nice haiku!

Claudia said...

wow - this picture is just amazing - they look so elegant, don't you think?

Beachanny said...

I pray he finds food./ Never know where the car goes/traveling mantis.

Good one. Thanks for posting. Gay

Monkey Man said...

One of my favorite bugs. Just a step down from dragonfly. I like haiku.

lime said...

i didg mantises. they are just uber groovy bugs.

PattiKen said...

Oh, good one, G-Man. Preying/reaper - I'll never look at one in quite the same way again.

Kavita said...

Retro or not, the mantis did it for me!!
Neat Insectaiku, G!! :)
And some excellent lens you've got there too!

Here is my one shot :)

Millie said...

What a fascinating little bug. Great haiku!

annell said...

That is a beautiful mantis. I think you are blessed with mantis magic!