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I haven't spotted many mantids this year, so was glad to see this lassie pay a visit to the plants on my balcony at the weekend.
This upload is dedicated to another ePZ member who is celebrating his 50th birthday today. He has asked me not to mention his name, which I will respect, but he is a much loved member, who suffers a lot of 'downs' throughout his life, so I hope these couple of mantis captures will raise his spirits a little.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:a gentle curve
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:16 Jul 2013 - 5:20 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Preying mantis, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:71
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 5:21 AM

Both images are equally beautiful and well captured.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Jul 2013 - 5:27 AM

What a beautiful and elegant lady she is Carol !! Excellently captured ! She definitely does not belong to your pole dancer troupe - much to much class for that Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 5:56 AM

Can't top Herman's comment, Carol, with which I am in total agreement.
Excellent detail and standing out so well against that b/g tone.
Ronnie.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 6:07 AM

Stunning as ever Carol - superb detail.

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 6:11 AM

Love the composition of V1

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 6:18 AM

A great set of images..
A great find..
Very well taken..
V1 has the edge..

Dave

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User_Removed
16 Jul 2013 - 6:19 AM

Excellent detail.

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dven
dven e2 Member 9dven vcard United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 - 6:39 AM

Two absolute stunners Carol

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 6:51 AM

brilliant detail carol wonderful colours and light v1 for me today love the comp a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Caziwinkles
16 Jul 2013 - 7:00 AM

Two fab images Carol showing great detail. Smile

Carol

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DicksPics
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16 Jul 2013 - 7:14 AM

Another excellent image, Carol - simply superb!

Richard

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:24 AM

2 superb images Carol. they are such beautiful critters, both excellent captures....Happy birthday to whoever it is ....GrinGrinGrin

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:28 AM

Two splendid shots of one of my favourite creatures. My preference is for V2.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:29 AM

Two fine macro captures but it is No. 1 that gets the vote.

Albert

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:32 AM

Agree all comments aboveV2 stands out for me more

A lovely image

Bob

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:34 AM

I can't choose between them Carol - both are excellent!
Ann

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 - 7:36 AM

Good morning Carol.
The "Goldie Locks" is so pretty!
First class (Dulax) images love! xx
Isabel

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:37 AM

I'm sure his spirit's will rise Carol, 2 very delicate shot's of a beautiful creature.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:45 AM

50 seems a popular age this year!
Oh. To be 50 again...

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SlowSong
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16 Jul 2013 - 7:58 AM

So elegant.
x

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
16 Jul 2013 - 8:00 AM

Lovely image I do dlove these ones ! How do you know she is a she ?Wink gx

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16 Jul 2013 - 8:10 AM

Excellent Carol, V1 my favourite,
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CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:11 AM

Two well detailed shots - V2 for meSmile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:18 AM

Both great - would we expect anything else Smile but V1 by a whisker.Smile
Joan.

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:42 AM

Really excellent. Cool, clean, elegant. Which is not a word that I apply often to creepy-crawlies...
Moira

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
16 Jul 2013 - 10:23 AM

Both great photos. JNC

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 - 10:28 AM

2 perfect shots Carol, you never let us down with these fantastic images, thank you for your effortSmileSmileSmileSmile
Brian

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 10:48 AM

Two wonderful images with such simplicity and clarity.
I feel I could touch that mantis- i tlookd 3D.
I also love the parallel lines with the plant in both images.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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16 Jul 2013 - 11:20 AM

Two beautiful images Carol, each one as sharp as a tack. Thank you for your sentiment, have a great day

Regards Nathan aged 50 GrinGrinGrin

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16 Jul 2013 - 11:37 AM

Stunning works of natures beauty the goddess of the insect world Carol, that's a lovely tribute for Nathan on his birthday.
Gary

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
16 Jul 2013 - 12:47 PM

Lovely discrete tones

Peter

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16 Jul 2013 - 1:34 PM

Afternoon Carol,
Two fine specimens indeed

Absolutely in love with that backgroundSmile

+28C here at the moment

Adrian

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TonyDy
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16 Jul 2013 - 2:21 PM

Two excellent shots, carol - I haven't seen one this pale before.
Tony

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Daisymaye
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16 Jul 2013 - 2:31 PM

Long and lanky isn't he. Two great shots Carol.......Sandy

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richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 2:49 PM

Two stunning images Carol!! Great work, again!!

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ChiliMan
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16 Jul 2013 - 3:48 PM

These are FABulous captures, Carol! WOW.

Lovely fella and so lucky to have caught him against such a clean background.

I see Nathan loves 'em too Smile

Andrew

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 3:52 PM

Two stunners yet again, Carol...looks like she's showing off her acrobatic skills in V2! Wink
Trev Smile

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16 Jul 2013 - 5:07 PM

Two fabulous images which have been much appreciated by our man from Kent who celebrates his 50th year

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16 Jul 2013 - 5:37 PM

Great macro photography

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ChrisWallace
16 Jul 2013 - 8:03 PM

Great images Carol, I just love these insects
Chris

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16 Jul 2013 - 8:55 PM

Two superb images Carol, V1 is my favourite Smile
Jan

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16 Jul 2013 - 9:13 PM

Two excellent images Carol, V1 is gorgeous, super composition, stunning background and lovely detail.
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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 5:07 AM

A fine pair Carol. V1 in particular. Paul

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17 Jul 2013 - 6:43 AM

A classic beauty!
Have seen 2 young ones so far.. Not enough by any standard!

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17 Jul 2013 - 7:14 PM

Amazing

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18 Jul 2013 - 4:30 AM

Perfection! Taken with care and patience. Well done. TG

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