Praying Mantis (Mantis sp)

It took me until the last but one day of our 2 week holiday in Menorca to find this stunning creature. I skipped all the way back to the hotel and had to wait until I got home before I could see the full size picture in its splendour. I was and still am a happy man. Oh the pleasures of photography, they far outweigh the hundreds that you throw away. Enjoy.

Canon 600D, Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens and Canon MR-14EX ringflash.