Long John Mantis

This week’s Friendly Friday challenge theme is ‘Rails.’ See more responses here.

Here’s a praying mantis on a railing. Typically, I line up photos where horizons are horizontal and strong vertical lines are vertical. This photo’s an exception. I think the off-kilter lines complement the off-kilter appearance of the mantis, especially since this mantis had lost an eye and a leg, hence the title of this post.

9 thoughts on “Long John Mantis

    1. Graham Post author

      Thanks. I’d seen the missing eye of course, but it wasn’t until I was putting this post together that I noticed it was also a leg short. That’s when the title popped to mind.



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