Friday, August 26, 2016

Flower Photo: Stargazer Lily and ... Alien?

Stargazer Lily Photo by Aquariann

Insects have swarmed my blog this summer! Bees and butterflies made an appearance as usual, but for the first time, I photographed a Monarch chrysalis, Daddy Longlegs spider and now an ... alien? Sure, after some Googling, I realized he's masquerading on this planet as a brown praying mantis. But look at him defying gravity on that Stargazer lily!

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  1. It really looks a little bit like an alien ;-)
    Have a great day ... Frauke

  2. Heisann... I love that alien ... and the lily as well... Happy late Summerdays ;:OD)

  3. I love it!! You certainly have had so many fantastic brushes with nature this summer!! I particularly loved your chrysalis encounter...but this guy is quite fascinating too!!

  4. That is great. Is it a stick insect?

    1. That's what I thought at first because of its color, but Ogre told me it was a praying mantis! I didn't realize they came in brown because I'm used to seeing the bright green ones, but researched it, and indeed they do!

  5. It's a beautiful little flower and the little praying mantis is too. Great catch!

  6. Forgot to thank you for linking up with Today's Flowers. Always appreciate that :)

  7. Nice shot & it does look like an alien heheh!

    Have a spookytastic week :-)

  8. Lovely shot, I love the praying mantis, I found one this year on a squash plant.

  9. Great pic - thanks for sharing!

  10. Great capture of the praying mantis on the lily. They are one of the most interesting insects to watch.

  11. Great close up. I love Lilies this one is such a pretty colour :)

  12. Looks like the lily has a visitor! Love the close up.

  13. What an interesting shot! I've never seen a brown one, only green.

    Visiting from WW

  14. That alien is surely enjoying himself :). I really love lily for its wonderful smell..

  15. Great capture of the lily and the visitor!
    Thank you for joining us at the Floral Friday Fotos meme, I look forward to your next contribution.


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