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A Prayer at the Memorial by Barrie Woodward

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I believe this is a Praying Mantis, capable of flight, if it isn’t please let me know what you think it is.
It’s the first time I’ve seen an insect so large and the first time I’ve seen one in the wild. There is a glass panel wall around the outsude of the Air Force Memorial, near The Pentagon, in Arlington County. This was one of two of the insects basking in the sun on a very hot day there.

Sony DSC-HX1


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My pictures are taken with a Sony DSC-HX1. What you see is pretty much what comes from the memory card, with maybe a touch of rotation and or cropping.
I probably wouldn’t be taking so many pictures if it weren’t for the camera. It has been worth every penny as it has captured some great memories since I got it in 2009.
Feel free to comment on any of the pictures. I’m all for learning how to improve.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    You got a Praying Mantis… Great capture!

  • Thanks, they’re quite big up close. Glad I got to see it in the wild.

    – Barrie Woodward

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 1 year ago


  • Thanks for featuring the Mantis

    – Barrie Woodward

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 1 year ago

    congratulations for your well deserved feature in the As Is Photography group !!!
    my best, francis.

  • Thanks, Francis

    – Barrie Woodward

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 1 year ago

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