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Mantis FootSpa

Footspa at the Ant Moat. This mantis appears to be waiting for prey while cooling its feet in the ant moat of my hummingbird feeder. I captured this photo as I watched patiently through my front window to see what would happen next. The mantis assumed various positions all over the feeder, and this pose was among the cutest.

TAGS: California, Feeder, Hummingbird, Mantis, Praying Mantis

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Redding, California, United States of America
Member since 2014
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© R Michael Kussow.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2017
Total Views: 38
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 6, 2017, 6:54 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-6000
Shutter Speed: 1/59
ISO: ISO200
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