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This tiny little praying mantis was hiding in amongst the bougainvillea leaves, and I was trying to coax her out of the shade, when she suddenly took up this rather amusing stance!

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210 Check out Olympus Image Space!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:coo-eee, I'm over here!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:1 Jul 2011 - 5:49 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, General, Humour / fun, Macro, Mantis, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:80
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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 6dmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 5:58 AM

Superb series Carol and I love the pose in v1.
have a good weekend
Yung

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PhillipMinnis
PhillipMinnis e2 Member 485 forum postsPhillipMinnis vcard Australia4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 6:00 AM

Four good close-up insect images, Carol! The 2nd image is my favourite! Excellent details, colours and composition!


Cheers

Phil

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tattsdurham
1 Jul 2011 - 6:11 AM

great shot,Smile

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 6:12 AM

Great shots Carol...........Sandy

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
1 Jul 2011 - 6:19 AM

They have to be the best set of poses I've seen, absolutely brilliant Carol.

Len

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Richard_OSullivan

great set of images.
I could be wrong of cause but think this is a young mantis, as it doesn't seem to have its wings form yet. Judging by the stance its formed you would of had a really good display as they unfold their wings and look very spectacular.
Think I like v2 best well seen and captured
Rick

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lobski
lobski  2 Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 6:58 AM

excellent shot and super action! V1 for me fantastic pose...

Fred Grin

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viscostatic
1 Jul 2011 - 7:40 AM

Beautiful Carol. A great set of photographs.

Phil.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Old Username was gilbo Scotland
1 Jul 2011 - 7:43 AM

Fabulous set , and such fun to see.GillWink

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 7:46 AM

A great set ... V1 is sooo very funny

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 7:56 AM

absolutely amazing

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 7:58 AM

A super series Carol

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 8:01 AM

Lovely series. I just love the way that these guys look straight at you. V3 for me.

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LucienH
LucienH e2 Member 9386 forum postsLucienH vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 8:09 AM

I like V2 best, but all are excellent.

Lucien.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 74167 forum postsKarenFB vcard England159 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 8:10 AM

Beautifully caught - I think my favourite today is version 3, simply because of the coy expression she has! Smile

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 8:14 AM

Amazing shots Carol. Never seen one of these in the wild only in books. Excellent stuff. paul

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 8:18 AM

Wonderful set of images,all very beautiful,V1 is my favorite Grin.
saeid

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 8:34 AM

V1 looks like he's doing a dance for you Carol.....All images again are very worthy...Well done.

Ade

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 8:36 AM

another cracking set carol fantastic detail wonderful colours and light v2 for me today a belter love the title too nice one Wink
andy

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 9:02 AM

Born to be modeks, I reckon! Has to be V1 with that enchanting and amusing pose but it's a really fine set.

Ann

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Michaela_Solway
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1 Jul 2011 - 9:12 AM

brilliant set of mages- love V1 the pose and title says it all!!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4132 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 9:16 AM

A great title to go along with this great set of the mantis, Carol.
Ronnie.

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gingerdelight

Excellent! Those legs in V1 are hilarious!
Carol

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indrasish
indrasish  3 India
1 Jul 2011 - 9:47 AM

Excellent Carol!!!!! Deserve a award from me.
Indrasish

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Gemma9
Gemma9  4 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2011 - 9:48 AM

Great, detailed set Carol. Love the pose in V1!
Gemma

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Silverzone
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1 Jul 2011 - 9:57 AM

Super set. Sylvia

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digital_boi
1 Jul 2011 - 10:52 AM

this set brought a great smile Carol 4 great images of this comical creature i love V1 and so.....

Graham GrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
1 Jul 2011 - 10:53 AM

PS... love the title also

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 11:57 AM

Congratulation , & thanks for the ID.

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barmymarny
1 Jul 2011 - 12:51 PM

Looks like you made him jump!
Super shot.

Marilyn x

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achieverswales

Excellent Carol, V1 and V3 does it for me.

Regards

Trev.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 1:40 PM

Brilliant Carol and so deserving of the 2 UA's well done
Lillian

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AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 2:55 PM

Superb captures, all four of them, but V1 is particularly amusing and I love your title which is perfect for it! Strange looking creature - looks rather like a runner bean on legs Wink.
Theresa

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8683 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1530 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 3:16 PM

You are so clever when it comes to captions for your picturesGrin.

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jonwebber
jonwebber  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 3:52 PM

V1 is brilliant. I wonder how you coax a mantis?
jon

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 4:03 PM

Brilliant, Carol. Superb poses, lovely detail, light and colour. Excellent set of images.
Steve

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 4:12 PM

Love 'em! Excellent quality set, Carol, but just has to be V1 for that pose! Wink Congrats on the well-deserved Awards, too Smile
Trev Smile

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pluckyfilly
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1 Jul 2011 - 5:17 PM

splendid set I have a special liking for V4

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
1 Jul 2011 - 6:41 PM

Great

Peter

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 7:02 PM

Excellent set of images Carol, well captured all....................

Tony.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 7:06 PM

Brilliant set and amazing poses, Carol - again, so hard to choose, but V4 stands out for me.
Sylvia

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
1 Jul 2011 - 7:38 PM

You certainly cauaght a little poser here Carol. Wonderful shots, like them all equally. Congrats on your UAs. Moira

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Dave_Holdham
1 Jul 2011 - 8:27 PM

Superb lighting and detail to this set, well captured Smile

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LexEquine
LexEquine  7 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 11:11 PM

'Four superb{A++} & artistic macro Mantis images,' Carol. Congrat's on the well-deserved UA's & have a wonderful Weekend.

Peter Wink

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samarmishra
2 Jul 2011 - 6:22 AM

Hi Carol, CONGRATULATION for the awards. Excellent set of images of the mantis..

Samar..

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ChrisWallace
2 Jul 2011 - 9:30 AM

Great pose and comp on #1 Carol
Chris

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bunbeam
bunbeam e2 Member 8bunbeam vcard United Kingdom
2 Jul 2011 - 7:29 PM

my first thought for v1 was ohh hello ducky lol.. 3 brilliant captures
bunSmile

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2011 - 12:36 AM

Brilliant set Carol.Congratulations on your two U.A..Lin

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Glostopcat
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3 Jul 2011 - 9:08 PM

He certainly is a character, love the camp pose in v1

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2011 - 8:45 AM

Obviously you've heard the call.... Wink
Johanna

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