Connecticut's state insect

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  1. benlonghair

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    ...Is the European or Praying Mantis. Here's one I captured this past October on a warmish day. I found him on a poke plant. The bright red stem was not doing it for me, so I moved him (her?) to a dried Queen Anne's Lace. I think it was trying to clean the human off his foot.

    It's a little noisy due to the fact that I needed to stop down for DoF and needed to keep shutter speed up to combat a windy day. Anyhow, I liked this shot.

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    We have a state's insect? :) Either way, nice shot, I love how the green background complimented him!!!
     
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    I thought Connecticut's state insect was the Barfly...;)

    Ben, I don't mind the noise in the shot one bit. Sure, there's a small amount, but it looks better to leave the noise in and retail the detail than to process it out and have it lose information.
     
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    Tight shot...You did well on this shot....... Very nice job!
     
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    haha

    thanks for the comments all.
     
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    I grew up in CT and lived there for about 25 years. I had no idea the state insect was the mantis.
     
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    I didn't even know that each state would even have such a thing as a state insect :)
     
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    Well, the state bird of N.J. is the Mosquito -- does that count?
     
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    Complete list of Connecticut symbols

    Flower Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
    Tree Charter Oak (White Oak Quercus alba)
    Animal Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)e
    Bird American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
    Insect European Mantis, or Praying Mantis (Mantis religiosa)
    Fish American Shad (Alosa sapidissima)
    Shellfish Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)
    Fossil Eubrontes giganteus
    Mineral Garnet (Almandine garnet)
    Song Yankee Doodle
    Ship USS Nautilus
    Hero Nathan Hale
    Heroine Prudence Crandall
    Folk Dance Square Dance
    Poet Laureate John Hollander
    Composer Charles Ives
     
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    Hmmm ... they should have found places for PT Barnum and Mark Twain ...
     

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