Probably attracted to the tube light, this praying mantis had almost made it's way inside the house, when I decided to use it as a model for a photo shoot. It was pretty calm and did not even try to escape while I held it on my hand. In fact, most of the times it would freeze in position (probably it's move when it's threatened) making it easy to get the focus right.
Unlike the way many people misunderstand, these things do not bite. Well not until they are completely cornered. The first thing they want to do is escape. This one was pretty cool. After the shoot, it flew away back to the wild.