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Last photos of October

This post will be brief, to the point and drama-less. Sure, easy for me to say. What about the praying mantises about to be hatched?

I laughed when I saw my friend K.’s comment on Facebook: “Soon you will be an auntie!” Quite. A praying mantis decided to lay her eggs on our gate. Apparently it takes 42-56 days before the little mantises can come out. This happened on October 11th and this is indeed the last photo I took with my phone:

My last camera photo is also of beasties but they are feathery, flamingoing and too far from the Orbetello lagoon shore. My 200 zoom doesn’t quite cover it.

In other news, it’s about 25 degrees C, we were in a warm cloud full of insects for a while, but now it has cleared, and the birds that are gathering on the wire make me believe winter is near, no matter how impossible that seems.

I hope you are well too, enjoying the variety of holidays and the birth of November. Let it be good to you.

Bushboy’s Last on the Card rules are simple:

1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 31st October.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do.
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments.
5. Tag “The Last Photo”.

For Last on the card challenge hosted by bushboys world


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

13 thoughts on “Last photos of October

  1. You know how to win me over with nature photos for Last Photos Manja. How wonderful to capture the Praying Mantis laying eggs. I love Flamingos no matter how far away they are. Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂

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  2. What an opportune photo! Incredible. You are lucky with your photo opportunities! I want to see a visual diary of the hatchlings from this point on and your day by day reportage of them 🙂 I am so behind with your posts, I daresay you might have included one!

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    1. I haven’t actually, Sunra Nina. But I’m thinking of doing it almost daily. You see, I missed the actual hatching. I expected the sack to burst like a butterfly crisalys (crysalis? crysalys? hm…). Instead the little buggers must have escaped from the hole in the bottom.

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