A Praying Mantis climbed up on me while I was sitting on the deck in the afternoon. She was very friendly, and posed for a few shots. I put her on the pink butterfly bush on the edge of the deck behind me, where she instantly spotted something that I couldn't see, and started stalking it — she caught a grasshopper and had in mostly eaten not more than 10 minutes after I put her on the butterfly bush.
Looking coy in my hand
"Do you mind if I crawl up your arm?"
She was not camera shy
She sees her prey
Finishing off the grasshopper she caught soon after I put her on the butterfly bush
Enjoying the late afternoon light after a fine meal