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Yesterday morning I found two praying mantis at the bottom of the pool waiting to be rescued.

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:more pool rescues!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:28 Oct 2011 - 6:11 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Preying mantis, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:75
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 6:21 AM

Love these guys. Its the way they look straight at you.

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goso
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28 Oct 2011 - 6:29 AM

Praying certainly paid off for this pair Carol - top pics ...Bill

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6101 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 6:32 AM

They both look like they are saying thank you. Another great set Carol.

Andy

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 6:54 AM

Another great series Carol, excellent macro work.

Glyn

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 7:39 AM

So glad you managed to rescue this little character! A super set.

Ann

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 7:43 AM

Wonderful set Carol,very well done,
saeoid

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
28 Oct 2011 - 7:55 AM

Great set of shots Carol. Moira

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 8:06 AM

Ahhh!!!
They seem to be saying thankyou

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viscostatic
28 Oct 2011 - 8:08 AM

Great close-ups Carol - these creatures always seem to have faces full of expression.

Phil.

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 8:08 AM

I suggest Life Jacket Drill Every morning at 0600 poolside to instruct the insects how to avoid drowning !

Great work.

Rock

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 8:09 AM

Another stunning series of images lovely detail
mike

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CaroleS
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28 Oct 2011 - 9:18 AM

They are funny little characters, well captured Carol. Good rescueSmile Carole

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 - 9:20 AM

Another cracking series of images, Carol.
Roy

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64445 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 9:30 AM

Aw, they pose so prettily. They must know they're in good hands. Smile
Chris

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 9:40 AM

He only has eyes for you after rescuing him

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 9:48 AM

Another stuuning set Carol.Well done..Lin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 9:57 AM

I had a rescued rose and you have rescued insects.......another great set, Carol.
Ronnie.

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Mike_Young
28 Oct 2011 - 10:20 AM

Your pool seems to be a magnet for insects, nice shots

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RajaSidambaram
28 Oct 2011 - 10:36 AM

A contrasty green & brown duo well captured (V1). As usual they pose well for you - Raja.

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Silverzone
28 Oct 2011 - 10:47 AM

They are just jumping in that pool for attention now! Super set. Sylvia

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johnriley1uk
johnriley1uk e2 Member 1026 forum postsjohnriley1uk vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 10:50 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Carol, you consistently produce stunning macro shots that amaze me in their variety. If you don't miind me saying so, I think sometimes they would benefit from a bit more Photoshop sharpening. This particular set is quite soft, not unpleasant in itself as a technique, but for preference I would have crisped them up a bit with Unsharp Mask.

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pluckyfilly
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28 Oct 2011 - 11:13 AM

I think they get into difficulties on purposeWink so that the angel of wildlife can save them - well done

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TonyDy
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28 Oct 2011 - 11:31 AM

Great shots, Carol, - had the same experience myself recently on Corfu.
Tony

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JOKEN
JOKEN  5 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 11:32 AM

Brilliant as always - but I go along with johnriley who suggests some sharpening.
Ken

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EMJAYCEE
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28 Oct 2011 - 11:48 AM

Their prayers were answered when you arrived Carol.Smile
Joan.

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digital_boi
28 Oct 2011 - 12:03 PM

V1 is the winner for me here Carol one seems to be looking at the other who is looking at you nice one

Graham

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Lillian
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28 Oct 2011 - 12:04 PM

Great set Carol, your 'pool images' always a treat
having probs on here today,...so SLOW!
Lillian

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Gray_ina
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28 Oct 2011 - 1:19 PM

Hi Carol more great shots as ever, well done regards gray.

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Daisymaye
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28 Oct 2011 - 2:04 PM

You would think they could just hop right out of the pool. Good for you for saving their lives. Great images............Sandy

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TrevBatWCC
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28 Oct 2011 - 2:57 PM

I just love how you always get them to look towards the camera! Wink Perhaps it's their way of saying thanks for you having rescued them... Smile
Trev Smile

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achieverswales
28 Oct 2011 - 3:42 PM


Quote: Carol, you consistently produce stunning macro shots that amaze me in their variety. If you don't miind me saying so, I think sometimes they would benefit from a bit more Photoshop sharpening. This particular set is quite soft, not unpleasant in itself as a technique, but for preference I would have crisped them up a bit with Unsharp Mask.

I agree with this Carol as stated yesterday, also some contrast I feel would help.

Regards

Trev.

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 5:05 PM

You just take the pics you want to take. V2 has my vote today.
jon

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zanzibarwinds
28 Oct 2011 - 7:01 PM

nice one carol ,didnt even notice the one on the right

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 8:57 PM

An interesting set with lots of great detail.
Shell

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Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 9:32 PM

V1 for me Carol. Love the way they are both looking at you. Great set, lovely colour and detail.Smile
Take care, have a lovely weekend, Pauline

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HobbitDave
28 Oct 2011 - 10:13 PM

Super set, Carol. Lovely detail, and they really are eyeballing you in v.1 Wink Thanks for the idea with my poppy pic; it hadn't occurred to me. Works well.
Dave.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 10:33 PM

'It is between v1 & v4,...getting my top accolades,' today, Carol, on these {4} superb macro Mantis Images.

Have a nice Weekend.

Ciao~ Peter

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
28 Oct 2011 - 10:41 PM

Fun and a tonic to see as always ! GillWink

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 12:22 AM

I think your Pool must be listed in the Bug World as having life guards in attendance!
Jann
xxx

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samarmishra
29 Oct 2011 - 1:14 PM

Hi Carol, well done, great set of images, loved the V1.

Samar..

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30 Oct 2011 - 8:29 PM

A cracking set Carol, if you want to sharpen them further you can use photofiltre which is a free software editor you can download. It is the one I most frequenty use and is easy to use and very user friendly. You can find it by searching for it on google

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