Fading Season

Slowly the height of the season for insects has exceeded. The European Mantis is still active on warmer days with the last ambition to lay eggs for the next generation to come. It is always fascinating for me to watch and photograph these predatory insects. I had many individuals around my house in the last years, they seem to benefit from climate change and have enlarged their distribution area. Late frosty nights in spring this year have coincided with the emerging date, so that most of them didn’t survive in my area. But there is still hope, I found a „pregnant“ female on the road about 100 meters away from my home and saved her from being killed by a car. I hope she will do it and we will have them next year again. My image is still from last year. 

Image Detail:

Date: September 3rd, 2019
Location: Lower Austria
Canon Gear
Aperture: f 3.5
Exposure: 1/50 sec.
Focal Length: 180 mm
ISO: 250

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