scared the shyte ou of meh. unfortunately, too close
with the little HD cam for good focus. but the footage
of the mantis climbing up the tree in a very fast manner
was in focus for the most part. beautiful insect. about
3" long. brown with green wings. when observing these
insects, the head movement is very pronounced when
there is a threat/meal in there air space.
he used the camera and my hand as an intermediary
to the ground and then the tree.
i watched it posturing before the mantis opened the wings
and then........WHAMMO. bug on the camera!