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This is a discussion on Orchid Security Task Force within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; If only I could trian it: Its back was incredible but it was doing this ...

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    If only I could trian it:
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    Its back was incredible but it was doing this strange stick dance most of the time so I couldn't get the super close up in focus. I don't see them too often in general, and had never seen one like this. I think if I were to do a cartoon baloon it would say "take me to your leader".
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    That is cool! Thanks for the shot!

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    He must be sad, look at his color. The white one from before seemed happier.

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    Great picture.
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    Hmmm. Wonder if they eat mealies?

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    it was doing this strange stick dance most of the time
    "Motion camouflage". A lot of the higher-tier predatory insects employ this tactic to confuse their prey and make it look like they are heading in another direction or stationary so as not to panic the prey and cause it to flee.

    If it was causing problems for your camera lens, imagine what effects it had on the complex eyes of its prey.

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    That's pretty cool. I wasn't sure if it was trying to hide from me or pounce on something.

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    Haha, I just had one outside my window yesteday doing the stick dance! I dunno, I just think they're adorable

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