Friday, May 7, 2010

Praying Mantis Egg Case

I had no idea what I was looking at. I had to be told that this was an egg casing for the Praying Mantis. We came across quite a few of them in the open field. Each casing could hatch a couple of Praying Mantis.
This is probably the best part of my job, getting to photograph things I know nothing about. Because in the process I usually learn about what I'm photographing.
Today, I was in a manufacturing plant that makes parts for airplanes. It was fascinating to listen to and very cool to see the parts being made.


Hilary said...

Very cool. I wouldn't have any idea about that egg case either.. but now if I encounter one, I just might

Shrinky said...

Well spotted, and preserved for posterity! Being a professional photographer is listed as one of the top ten most desirable of occupations - did you know that?

I guess for that reason alone, it is also probably one of the most competitive fields to find yourself in (with all cudos to you).

I am guessing you probably stopped by via Hilary - thanks for making the trip (smile)!

Mrs. E said...

So cool. I wouldn't have known either. However, there is a better chance that I wouldn't have seen it! See why you do this for a living and it is just a hobby for me?!

S. Etole said...

you see what many of us don't ... thanks for sharing it.

Jean said...

Ditto the comments above. Hadn't even thought of Praying Mantis eggs. Ever.
Thanks for sharing!