Cellpic Sunday — 10/30/22

John Steiner, the blogger behind Journeys With Johnbo, has this prompt he calls Cellpic Sunday in which he asks us to post a photo that was taken with a cellphone, tablet, or another mobile device. I thought this might be fun so I decided to join in.

This photo below was taken with my iPhone yesterday. I was with our dog in the backyard when she spotted a praying mantis on our back deck. Most praying mantises I’ve seen are green, but this one was light brown. My dog was curious and started sniffing the bug, which caused it to scurry over to some tall grasses next to the deck. Right before I snapped this picture, the mantis was looking right at me with worried eyes, but by the time I took the snapshot, my dog, whose nose was poking into the grasses on my left, caught the mantis’ attention, so his eyes are focused on my dog and not on me or my camera. Damn. An instant too late. Still, I thought it was an interesting picture to share.

If you wish to participate in this fun cellphone photo prompt, please click on the link to John’s post at the top of my post to see his photo and to read his instructions.

15 thoughts on “Cellpic Sunday — 10/30/22

    • Fandango October 30, 2022 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks, John. For some reason your comment ended up in my spam folder. Weird. I don’t know why it would.

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      • photobyjohnbo October 31, 2022 / 5:37 am

        I’ve found a few comments from others in my spam folder as well. I think if the phrase is too general, sometimes the spam filter is tricked.

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  1. Nope, Not Pam October 30, 2022 / 11:52 am

    I hope he escaped 😊

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  2. Carol anne October 30, 2022 / 1:11 pm

    never heard of this bug before! They arent in our part of the world!

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  3. bushboy October 30, 2022 / 1:28 pm

    Great photo Fandango. I love how they turn their heads 🙂

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    • Fandango October 30, 2022 / 8:46 pm

      Thanks. I wish he’d been looking at me, though.

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  4. Gr8BigFun October 30, 2022 / 8:46 pm

    Great shot Fandango, the image on its own leaves the viewer wondering what has caught the Mantis’ attention… until you spill the beans of course!

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    • Fandango October 30, 2022 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks, Greg.


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