Majestic Praying Mantis letting me take his picture on my deck

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Bill Siemer
Bill Siemer grew up on a farm in Lassen County, played basketball at Shasta JC, went to Vietnam, became a newspaper reporter and then a lawyer and now considers himself a champion of the story that needs to be told. He lives on the bank of the river and takes pictures.
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2 Responses

  1. Avatar Joanne Lobeski-Snyder says:

    Oh Bill!  I love this photograph!  I just saw a female on a tree in our yard.    When I had big sunflowers each had its resident mantis.

  2. Bill Siemer Bill Siemer says:

    Thanks, Joanne.  I ended up taking 62 pictures of this guy as he made his precarious way, through the spider webs, to my neighbor’s deck.