Sunday, June 10, 2012

Praying Mantis 101



I started this blog about 5 years ago, and at that point of time, I had no idea where this blog would be headed. I wasn't sure of what to do in this blog, what to post, or anything, whatsoever. I just wanted a site where I could post my photos. I never knew that I would continue posting for 5 years! And the URL of the blog, Praying Mantis 101, was just a sudden idea that came into my mind. Well, needless to say, the Praying Mantis was my favourite insect, and it still is. I find the praying mantis very fond of humans, especially the larger ones. They don't always try to escape. They sometimes watch you, and look straight into your eyes. And I don't know why, but most of the large praying mantises I come across just love to fly onto my face.


Well now that I've been posting for 5 years, I guess it's time for a break. Not that I want this break, but because I need it. I spend quite a lot of time going out for photography, and as much time organizing and posting these photos on my blog. And I'm no freebie - I'm a student who needs to focus on studies as well. Now I'm in 11th grade, and for me these 2 years are the most vital, the most important 2 years when it comes to deciding my future. And apart from that, I stay in a boarding school now in Bangalore, and they don't let you access the Internet that often (it's India!).

So I'd like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you, who have viewed my blog, and posted your wonderful and encouraging comments. It is only because of you guys that I feel the urge to continue posting. And now I won't be doing so for a while, but that doesn't mean its the end. I may appear again during my holidays for one or two posts. And in the meantime, you could always browse through the 500+ posts I've published on this blog.


So that's it!
Thank You all for your support! Wishing everyone the best in their future endeavours!
Cheers, Shawn

12 comments:

Thomas said...

Hey Shawn, didnt realize you were in Bangalore. We have a birdwatching group here which meets up every sunday. You should join in.

Shawn said...

Well, that sounds great Tom, but I only get to leave my campus once a month, and those few days will usually be busy. Thanks anyway! :)

Monique et Daniel said...

Très belles photos, les mantes religieuses restent un sujet intéressant et inépuisable!
l'histoire ne dit pas si les deux insectes ont cohabité longtemps???

Eunice Soh said...

Enjoy your blog posts, all the best with your studies!

adrielleroyale said...

It's been such a pleasure!! I'll watch for your holiday posts :) Never forget how awesome you are!! :)

Shawn said...

Thanks guys! :)

birdy said...

Interesting captures! Praying mantis, one of my favorites insects.

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, nature is wonderful. I am greeting

Fernando Álvarez Díaz said...

Muy buenas!!!

Louisette said...

Wonderfull,i my younger time in africa,meet several prayer mantis.
best regard from Belgium

Fotoclipping Outsource said...

Love the shots....Great ideas & visual....love this praying mantis

Ivan Cordero said...

Really amazing images. Almost can see what the mantis is thinking! Thanks for sharing. Ivan Cordero WildAtPalmas.com

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