I saw my neighbor had taken to some photographs of baby praying mantis. I contacted her to see if they were still around. She had tons of them on some hosta plants but they were very small and were constantly moving. I was unable to use a tripod and couldn’t hold my camera still enough to take a photo. Of all the image I got one in focus. The next morning I received a call the pod or whatever you call it was hatching. I drove over again. It was amazing! I had never seen anything like this before. Hundreds of baby praying mantis crawling out of this cocoon like ball. The light was overcast and I didn’t have enough depth of field to photograph such a small object. Luckily, I had a shoot the day before and left my strobes in my car. Here are a few of the image I shot.