Took the dogs and my macro lens for a walk today and saw more wild and woolly creatures than will fit into one post!
Here's my favourite:
A praying mantis! I love how well-camouflaged she is on the leaves. She flew right past me and landed here, and I was so glad I had my good camera with me. Someone said it looks like the mantis is conducting an orchestra. I had the same thought!
Next I found fuzzy little caterpillar...
My mother was terrified of caterpillars, so when I was a kid (a brat, that is!), I would pick one up, sneak up behind Mum, then wave it in her face and watch her run screaming across the yard. I've got no insect phobias whatsoever!
Besides, I think caterpillars are very cute!
Apparently skin is tasty!
Look at those amazing feet.
I think this is a Giant Tiger Moth caterpillar. Can anyone confirm that for me?
Up close, she's very striking!
I had a great time with my camera today. More photos to come, including more ambush bugs making whoopee. Oversexed little beasts!