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Gregory C. Rivers
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Who you lookin' at bub?

If there's an advantage to having a polluted sky, it's that sometimes the sunlight filtered by the pollution can be quite extraordinary; bright and warm without being harsh. Such was the case yesterday afternoon, so I decided to hide out for a few minutes behind a bush hoping that the local Sunbirds would visit. While waiting, I suddenly became aware of another life, totally unexpected, and as I watched him, he suddenly noticed me, perked up his head and looked straight back at me; a praying mantis. Here is one of the photos I was able to take in that short fortuitous time.

Praying mantis on Guard

Stop watching me! You'll tip off the birds to my presence!!!

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And for a later photo of the same mantis watching carefully for any birds flying above, click here.

Praying mantis on Guard

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