Project Black — Day #1

Anna, of Anna Carson’s Photography, has just announced Project Black. I was really excited. I knew just what I was going to start with — a photo I took a few weeks back and was saving for just the right occasion … and then I read: “please…no black and white images! Find black in color!” Well, the photo I was planning to share is “black in color” and I will share it — later.

In the meantime (those of you who know me, know I like to break rules without actually breaking them) I offer you five black and white photos.

Salt & Pepper

Rock Dove

Lava Rock, Sea Snails & More Salt

Black & White Marble Statute

Humboldt Penguin

Blue: Praying From the Bottom, Up

Mantis

Do you suppose she is praying for her tasty, uhm, dearly departed mate?

Oops! OC, the scientist, says that this is likely a male Mantis.
He says he believes that the abdomen is too small for a female.
So ….
Do you suppose he’s looking for his mate for a little pre-dinner romp?
(One assumes he doesn’t know what’s on the menu.)

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I offer this Praying Mantis as a dual post
for
Anna’s Project Blue
AND
Jeremiah’s, From the Ground, Up.