This afternoon, while waiting for our guests to come over for an early "Erev Yom Kippur" dinner, I went out to the backyard with my OM-D with my old Olympus Zuiko 50mm f3.5 macro lens, which functions as a manual focus aperture priority automatic on my camera (actually pre-set aperture priority automatic) with an adapter. My intention was to photograph bees on the sedum (hard to get them to stay in one spot for very long), but what I found was even better, though my cat Rocky (a small, as they go, Maine Coon mix) kept nudging me for attention, so I include a shot of him, too. I did get one decent shot of a bee, but the Mantis stole the show. It was quite amazing how wherever I moved with the camera, she turned to look at me, no sense of distress, she stayed still and watched me. And, she was brown rather than the usual green.
Close-up and macro
Wildlife and nature
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