There isn’t too much of a story to these pictures…they are just pictures of a very tiny, and very cute little critter.
A few weeks ago I acquired a Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) egg case. This is a large species of mantis that has been introduced into North America and is now widespread throughout much of the Northeast United States and Central Canada. The egg case hatched this past week. Now I have lots of little mouths to feed!
This little specimen posed very obligingly for me last night as I was feeding them fruit flies. So I snapped a few photos with my new Zuiko 60mm macro lens and ring flash. There is always something very satisfying about watching a critter eat. Well, not for the fly I suppose…
More about the new lens soon…
The technical stuff:
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Zuiko 60mm F2.8 four thirds macro lens
Settings: manual exposure (F16 @ 1/200 sec)
Lighting: Olympus RF-11 ring flash (1/8 power)