Friday flowers

Close-up shot of pink gerbera type flower agains vibrant green out of focus background. Image: Su Leslie, 2017 #nofilter

A quick capture between rain showers; single bloom in my garden. Image: Su Leslie, 2017 #nofilter

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DP Photo Challenge: Surprise, take 2

Close-up shot of praying mantis on photographer's arm. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

The surprise is that the photo was in focus, given how I was holding the camera while coping with a praying mantis climbing my arm. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

After witnessing a praying mantis snacking on the last (yes last) Monarch caterpillar the other day, I’ve taken to patrolling the milkweed plants and surrounds to protect the remaining chrysalis and new butterflies from these cute, but lethal beasties.

Daily Post Photo Challenge | Surprise