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I hope no-one is having a meal right now, today's images may put you off slightly Wink This mantis was enjoying a mid-morning break yesterday, tucking into a bit of bee, and thoroughly enjoying it, by the look on his face Smile V.5 shows where he was captured dining Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:dining out!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:2 Nov 2013 - 5:47 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Humour, Humour / fun, Macro, Mantis, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:73
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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2013 - 5:58 AM

Amazing creatures, Carol - and finely pictured.

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fificat100
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2 Nov 2013 - 6:07 AM

Excellent details of these creatures. Very well captured, Carol. - V5 got a nice shadow for this Saturday Smile

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Curtain
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2 Nov 2013 - 6:19 AM

Great shots Carol.
Nick

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sparrowhawk
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2 Nov 2013 - 6:19 AM

superb set though natures sometimes cruel !

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Fred263
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2 Nov 2013 - 6:44 AM

Stunning set of macro images, Carol.
Fred

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terryxc
terryxc  1 England
2 Nov 2013 - 7:27 AM

WOW !! 5 Absolutely fantastic shots, hard to pick a favourite...

Terry.

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fentiger
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2 Nov 2013 - 7:27 AM

Amazing set of images Carol. Life in the raw!

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2 Nov 2013 - 7:41 AM


Quote: WOW !! 5 Absolutely fantastic shots, hard to pick a favourite...

Terry.

I agree, 5 stunning captures.

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paulknight
2 Nov 2013 - 7:58 AM

Wow! They are a marvelous series! If I had to choose, for some reason about which I am not clear, I might choose no. 3. But all just brilliant!

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Badgerfred
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2 Nov 2013 - 8:05 AM

Excellent set of natural history images Carol,
Fred.

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livinglevels
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2 Nov 2013 - 8:21 AM

Stunning images Carol
Paul

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barbarahirst
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2 Nov 2013 - 8:21 AM

On your hand......
How come?????

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Alan_Baseley
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2 Nov 2013 - 8:26 AM

Excellent set Carol,
Alan

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helenlinda
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2 Nov 2013 - 8:29 AM

Excellent detailed shots Carol
Helen

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viscostatic
2 Nov 2013 - 8:39 AM

A great set Carol - I had no idea they would eat other insects, always assumed they were vegetarians. The detail in V1 is amazing.

Phil.

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fotobee
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2 Nov 2013 - 8:42 AM

Very good macro
Regards
Martin

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capto
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2 Nov 2013 - 8:44 AM

Beautifully gruesome.Smile

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moiral
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2 Nov 2013 - 9:12 AM

Superb shots, but no way would my hand have been the dining table. You are not running an insect restaurant now - are you TongueGrin? Moira

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RonnieAG
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2 Nov 2013 - 9:29 AM

What an incredible set of shots, Carol: just as wellI finished my brekkie half an hour back.
Excellent nature photography.
R.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2013 - 9:39 AM

Great setSmile

Eileen.

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tomcat
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2 Nov 2013 - 9:47 AM

Mornin' Carol
Seems your hand made an ideal tableWink

Thanks for the welcome back message Smile

Light drizzle this morning, but quite mid

Adrian

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Quoise
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2 Nov 2013 - 9:50 AM

Excellent set!

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achieverswales

Looks like he has been to a fast food outlet, you even have shadows on your hand in V5 Carol, awesome set but glad I had my breakfast some time ago.

Regards

Trev.

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Nikonuser1
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2 Nov 2013 - 10:35 AM

Great set Carol, Smile


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Caziwinkles
2 Nov 2013 - 10:35 AM

Superb shots Carol! Hard to choose a fave - all fantastic. Smile

Carol

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2013 - 11:21 AM

These are making me hungry! Grin

P.

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Irishkate
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2 Nov 2013 - 11:38 AM

Graphic, gruesome and amazing!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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ChiliMan
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2 Nov 2013 - 12:05 PM

Ah, dining at Chez Main de Carol, I see Smile

InCREDible captures, Carol, especially V1. And I love how comfortable he is with you! So cool Smile

Andrew

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SlowSong
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2 Nov 2013 - 12:27 PM

Amazing. V4 for me, but a gem of a sequence. Nothing was going to put him of his dinner, that's for sure.
x

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ColleenA
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2 Nov 2013 - 1:01 PM

Gruesome images Carol, glad I finished my lunch...V4 is amazing and cannot believe you had this on your hand....wonderful photography as usual

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TonyDy
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2 Nov 2013 - 2:13 PM

Great set of images, Carol, well captured.
Tony

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FeatherFriend
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2 Nov 2013 - 2:26 PM

Great set carol, looking at it on your hand it looks a much bigger one that I got in Spain Wink
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2 Nov 2013 - 2:29 PM

Incredible shots

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leontari
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2 Nov 2013 - 2:40 PM

Amazing captures Carol. I have some pictures of a green one. It's incredible how quick eats the bee!SmileSmileGrin
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ChristineD
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2 Nov 2013 - 2:47 PM

Very well captured, v4 for me

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EMJAYCEE
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2 Nov 2013 - 3:16 PM

You've excelled with this set Carol - amazing images.
Joan.

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PaulLiley
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2 Nov 2013 - 3:24 PM

Pretty lethal creatures. Excellent set. paul

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SUE118
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2 Nov 2013 - 3:49 PM

Gosh he really is enjoying his meal, finger lickin good.

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LynneJoyce
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2 Nov 2013 - 3:54 PM

Super series of the Mantis enjoying the yummy lunch. V5 is a real stunner.

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pluckyfilly
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2 Nov 2013 - 4:12 PM

excellent work Carol

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pamelajean
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2 Nov 2013 - 4:12 PM

Nature in the rawTongue, Carol, and so well captured.
A mantis in the hand is worth two in the bushGrin.

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TrevBatWCC
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2 Nov 2013 - 4:56 PM

I never ceased to be amazed at your stunning close-up captures, Carol Smile And to see it perched on your hand in V5 is brilliant! Wink
Trev Smile

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2 Nov 2013 - 5:04 PM

Superb macro captures Carol!
I think we are lucky that mantis are to small for us!WinkGrin
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2 Nov 2013 - 5:14 PM

Terrific shots Carol
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2 Nov 2013 - 5:21 PM

Great series of images.
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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
2 Nov 2013 - 5:57 PM

A great set and lesson in table manners in the mantis's world. Smile
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2 Nov 2013 - 5:59 PM

Incredible creepy shots - just right for Halloween!
Ju

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2 Nov 2013 - 6:51 PM

Superb clarity Carol,brilliant piece of Photography,

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2 Nov 2013 - 10:54 PM

It's all been said above, 5 brilliant shalt images.

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3 Nov 2013 - 7:30 AM

A great reportage of "food for thought" GrinGrin
Amazing gruesome realistic images of nature...
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3 Nov 2013 - 10:18 AM

Fine set Carol. A

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3 Nov 2013 - 7:18 PM

A brilliant set of natural history images Carol, very dramatic indeed. These prove that you do not need to go to Africa or other far flung parts of the world to see great wildlife events, as the Big O always tells me you can witness interesting spectacles albeit on a much smaller scale right on your doorstep!Smile

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5 Nov 2013 - 12:25 PM


Quote: WOW !! 5 Absolutely fantastic shots, hard to pick a favourite...

Terry.

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5 Nov 2013 - 7:36 PM

fascinating.I have a series of a mantis dismantling a bigger cricket.. didn't take long.

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5 Nov 2013 - 8:17 PM

Outstanding!

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