August 10th. I always take any opportunity to photograph Chinese Mantises. They are usually agitated when I first catch them but they seem to sense that I mean them no harm and settle down and start climbing over me – usually up my arm onto my shoulder or head.
This female – she was heavy with eggs – had different ideas. She started to climb over my camera and the light I use for macro shots.
I managed to unscrew the light and took a couple of shots of her occupying the light. Positively sassy!