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Firstly, many thanks to John (lonely_oryx) for giving yesterday's upload a GEA, my very first, and I cannot say how thrilled I was.
Spotted this little mantis perched on some wild fennel, biting his nails!
Have a great weekend-everyone!

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:don't bite your nails!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:16 Sep 2011 - 5:31 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Fun, General, Humour, Humour / fun, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:89
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 6:13 AM

Great poses in 1 & 2 but I love the detail in V3.

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 6:14 AM

Superb!!!!! I love V3 Carol so clear, though the V1 & 2 are quite comical. Execellent set.
Carol

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 6:28 AM

Three good posed shots Carol.
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prabhusinha
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16 Sep 2011 - 7:18 AM

Never seen such pensive Mantis. Reminds our parliamentarians .

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SUE118
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16 Sep 2011 - 7:28 AM

Love the title and what an expression.

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viscostatic
16 Sep 2011 - 7:49 AM

Great title and great photography Carol.

Phil.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 8:17 AM

Knickers in a twist came to mind with V1 .....
But isnt he a cutie ? A real star

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7439 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1027 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 9:15 AM

V1 is amazing. Remember how babies can suck their toes? He's doing the same.
Moira

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Lillian
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16 Sep 2011 - 9:36 AM

Three great poses and like he is in V3 saying a polite Thanks for my photo day
great shots Carol
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gingerdelight
16 Sep 2011 - 9:38 AM

Three superb images Carol, which tell a little story finishing with V3 with it showing off its finished manicure!
Carol

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Stace
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16 Sep 2011 - 9:54 AM

cracking pose Carol

Stace

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hasslebladuk
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16 Sep 2011 - 9:58 AM

Stunning images love v3 excellent
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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 10:05 AM

Great fun and beautifully captured as ever. I especially like that perfect pose of V3.

Ann

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digital_boi
16 Sep 2011 - 10:21 AM

V1 for me today but love em all great poses

Graham GrinGrinGrin

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SlowSong
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16 Sep 2011 - 10:21 AM

Grin This is just so funny. What a cutie. You do bring these creatures to life so well Carol.
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RonnieAG
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16 Sep 2011 - 10:31 AM

Quite remarkable poses for your lens today from the mantis, Carol: three very good shots, with V 1, I think, my favourite.
Ronnie.

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lonely_oryx
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16 Sep 2011 - 10:53 AM

How do you get such great poses and expressions

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TonyDy
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16 Sep 2011 - 11:47 AM

All superb but No 3 is fantastic!.
Tony

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fentiger
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16 Sep 2011 - 12:04 PM

I find these bugs so comical. No. 3 gets the vote.

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moiral
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16 Sep 2011 - 12:13 PM

Biting his nails, or licking his fingers after a tasty morsel WinkGrin. I love V3 - has such a guitly, caught, expression. Moira

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SteveMoulding
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16 Sep 2011 - 12:55 PM

Brilliantly timed, Carol. The detail in your macro's is superb, very well captured.
Steve.

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TrevBatWCC
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16 Sep 2011 - 1:13 PM

Just love how these creatures pose! Grin Wonderful set, Carol, but think V3 has to be my fave today Wink
Trev Smile

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dmhuynh72
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16 Sep 2011 - 1:34 PM

three great shots and well done on the awards Carol.
regards
Yung

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ChiliMan
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16 Sep 2011 - 1:42 PM

Lol...actually, it looks like he's picking his teeth after a toothsome meal Smile

VERY well caught, Carol, and congrats on the GEA!

Andrew

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gabymarian
16 Sep 2011 - 2:12 PM

V1 is awesome.
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Daisymaye
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16 Sep 2011 - 2:37 PM

Great captures Carol. V1 is so funny and V3 has excellent detail. Really do like them all............Sandy

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bricurtis
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16 Sep 2011 - 2:38 PM

V1 & V3 are crackers Carol. Congrats on the GEA.Smile
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Silverzone
16 Sep 2011 - 4:10 PM

Love view1. Sylvia

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Niknut
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16 Sep 2011 - 4:45 PM

"Biting his nails " ?????.....GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2011 - 5:31 PM

Must have had something stuck in his 'tooth' Ha Ha.
Mavis Wink

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 5:54 PM

Weird n wonderful.
Super shots Carol.

B.

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 5:57 PM

Totally wonderful.
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evelen
evelen  9 England
16 Sep 2011 - 6:23 PM

excellent set of captures carol.
eve.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 7:02 PM

"v3, 'All the Way, today,' Carol."

{3} Superb amber-colored macro Mantis captures.

Ciao~ Peter Wink

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Petro_Conradie
16 Sep 2011 - 7:06 PM

Excellent captures, excellent title!
P

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Samuel_Aron
16 Sep 2011 - 7:23 PM

Fantastic macros! Well worthy of the GEA.
Sam.

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danbrann
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16 Sep 2011 - 7:59 PM

Superb Carol.

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Anjantoo
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16 Sep 2011 - 8:09 PM

Well spotted Carol.
Jann
xxx

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Glostopcat
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16 Sep 2011 - 8:35 PM

A brilliant set of natural history images, congratulations on the GEA. Your second major award was long overdue as you consistently produce images to such a high standard with cheap and basic equipment

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16 Sep 2011 - 8:55 PM

superb set dont think I have ever seen one for real

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16 Sep 2011 - 9:12 PM

Another trio of macro wonders Carol Wink

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16 Sep 2011 - 10:27 PM

A brilliant set Carol as usual..Lin

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dawnmichelle
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16 Sep 2011 - 10:43 PM

seems like we have had the visitors... I took his family members pics .. on FB lol... I didn't know that inside the mouth was so red until he was grooming

outstanding pics Smile

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16 Sep 2011 - 10:50 PM

great capture and detail, love the presentation

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Chinga
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16 Sep 2011 - 11:38 PM

Handsome looking chap and a bit of a poser hum?
IB

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Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2011 - 12:04 AM

A superb set, Carol. Brilliant detail. Well spotted and captured. V3, V1 and V2 in that order for meSmile Excellent!!
Take care, have a lovely weekend............Pauline

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17 Sep 2011 - 1:07 AM

"Finger Lickin' Good" - well caught Carol ...Bill

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tashi
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17 Sep 2011 - 4:55 AM

Excellent set as always.

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17 Sep 2011 - 10:20 AM

Superb captures Carol and excellent work.
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Scuttleatflordon

A fantastic shot well done.
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18 Sep 2011 - 10:02 AM

Looks to me as if he is sucking his finger while in thoughtful mode .Very well captured
in all 3 xxx

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18 Sep 2011 - 3:48 PM

Congrats on the well deserved award Carol,
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zanzibarwinds
23 Sep 2011 - 4:11 PM

Super capture Carol Smile

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Traceyflowerpots

A great find Carol ... I love the pose and colours.

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michelle30
10 Oct 2011 - 10:19 AM

this is great Carol,and many thanks for your comments,michelle

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6 Nov 2011 - 5:20 PM

Looks like a contortionist in no. 1. Great pf.

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
10 Nov 2011 - 10:21 AM

You still take awsome macros Carol.
All of them are great.
Robert

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monkeytravels
12 Nov 2011 - 5:09 PM

a very good observation in a perfect setting ! GREAT!

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tonyng
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22 Nov 2011 - 11:21 AM

Another quality macro Carol. The title brought a smile too.

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NobbytheNobster

Amazing close up set as ever Carol Smile
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Miroslav  5 Czech Republic
8 Apr 2012 - 8:08 AM

Nice shot Carol Wink

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1881  2 India
9 Apr 2012 - 7:46 PM

Mind blowing image.
SANJEEV

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