Some bugs

Yeah, yeah, they aren’t really “bugs”.  So sue me.

A mantis prowls the basil.  Mantises are some of my favorites.

While I was out with camera in hand, I ambled over to the butterfly bush to check for the hummingbird moths, and found a few.  The bush was in shade this time of the day, and with the shutter speed set at 1/2000 to stop the wings the pictures came out very dark even with the auto ISO run to 1600 or so.  I brightened the shots while processing but that brought out the grain.  Ah, good enough for a blog!