Mantises are among my favorite subjects. Along with other insects, I can’t wait to see them when spring returns.
In this particular picture, the mantis’ position is very specific, as if it is praying (which is why they are called ‘praying mantis’).
I walked up to this location really early in the morning, in order to take advantage of the morning dew and beautiful light to create a dreamy atmosphere.
I took this picture with the sun in front of me, which created some lovely light-effects when the sun hit my lens. For me, it really looks like a sun ray and thus, when I look at the final image, I see a little mantis praying for the return of the springtime sun.
I love when images tell a story and mantises are really expressive subjects that are great to photograph. I hope you enjoy my lady mantis!