Here is a nice photo of another praying mantis. A different color and body shape.
This large fellow was shifting around the inside of the mailbox as I reached in to grab the contents. I gently lifted it out on the letters and set up this shot to show you the size. It was remarkably large and hairy.
The same spider closer up and from underneath. This shot through a glass table top actually turned out well. You can see an amazing amount of detail brought out by the flash. Notice the two missing legs or stumps and are those fangs? You be the judge.
This is yet another mantis on a rose.
Large caterpillar caught feeding on a tomato plant. Easily found after seeing droppings and stems with the leaves missing.
This large spider would spin a large web.
A large spider posed on a cd and compact flash card.
No insects were harmed in the production of this webpage. Beauty
is in the eye of the beholder. And for me the ability to capture
minute details is a beautiful thing.