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starting the project, I’m hoping I can keep it up for the whole year!

Project 365 – Day 1- Lurking Praying Mantis
Theme for the year – small

Praying Mantis, perching in the fuse box.

Canon EOS 50d
100mm Macro lens

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project 365, praying mantis

Welcome to the world of Hege Nolan. I’m fascinated by the world and everything it contains. There is a focus on food and still lifes here, which sometime surprises me given my past history of portraits! (well, food doesn’t move or pull silly faces)

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  • AndrewBerry
    AndrewBerryover 3 years ago

    What a great capture!!
    I love these little guys, they are so mesmerising :)
    I really like the very vibrant green here and the very slight tilt of his head so he is looking down the lens.

    A definite favourite :) Very well done!

  • Thanks Andrew. they are the coolest insects, and they’re smart! There are a couple of these guys living in a bush near our front door, every morning we try to find him, whic isn’t easy because he blends right in, it’s a bit like playing where’s wally.
    Cheers, and thanks for the fave, most appreciated.
    Hege

    – Hege Nolan

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 3 years ago

    Fantastic insects, quite fascinating, this looks quite comical, looks like he’s sitting down with his knees up. lol…. Lovely Image :o)

  • they are so much fun, and make great subjects, unlike most insects these guys stay put.

    – Hege Nolan

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 3 years ago

    Nice find….look forward to the year of images :-)

  • Thansk Carol, I’m hoping to keep the motivation up for the whole year. I’m looking forward to it!

    – Hege Nolan

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much!

    – Hege Nolan

  • Denitsa Dabizheva
    Denitsa Dabizhevaover 3 years ago

    Love the back-light here. Makes the green so vibrant. I guess this guy sqeezed in there of his own accord :) It’s fun how he seems to be looking at you :) Well done indeed!

  • the sun was on it’s way down, so the light was fantastic. He sits there and waits for the bugs to come to him, he’s very cool. I hate mosquitos, and this little guy gets them for us!

    – Hege Nolan

  • IzabellasHope
    IzabellasHopeover 3 years ago

    that is so beautiful

  • Thankyou so much! you are very kind.

    – Hege Nolan

  • IzabellasHope
    IzabellasHopeover 3 years ago

    a bugs life $20 voucher challenge is open for entries..i think yours is a winning shot..hope you enter

  • Done! thanks for that .

    – Hege Nolan

  • Of Land & Ocean - Samantha Goode
    Of Land & Ocea...over 3 years ago

    Fantastic entry for your 365 project .

  • Thanks – thought it a good idea to start it with a fun one!

    – Hege Nolan

  • the57man
    the57manover 3 years ago

    Just added this little guy to my fave’s! Nice!

  • thankyou, isn’t he the coolest? I haven’t seem him for a few days, I don’t think he’s enjoying the onset of winter.

    – Hege Nolan

  • Woepi
    Woepiover 3 years ago

    Beautiful little green animal. I like your theme ! Good choice. WM

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