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This praying mantis lives on our porch, where—at about 4" long—it is used to being top dawg in the local insect world.

 

But it's not quite sure that the Orbis ring flash hanging about 6" overhead isn't about to eat her. I would imagine from a bug's perspective the whole setup looked like a giant mouth.

  

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Taken on September 1, 2012