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Subdued colors

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Carolina Mantis Egg Case 6662

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Speaking of subdued colors at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on the overcast and wet morning of December 6th, here’s an egg case from what may be a Carolina mantis, Stagmomantis carolina, on a small branch of what was definitely a Blanco crabapple tree, Malus ioensis var. texana. This egg case was at most an inch (25mm) long.

If you’re interested in photography as a craft, you’ll find that points 1, 2, 6 and 11 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 12, 2014 at 6:11 AM

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