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First of all, thank you all for your kind words of encouragement and offers of help, and the many pm's. Hopefully there may be light at the end of the tunnel, the next week or so will see whether I can make it to that light, or remain in darkness.
My upload this morning was taken last week, the very first young mantis that I have spotted this year.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:first of the year!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:14 May 2012 - 6:19 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Praying mantis, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:77
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 596 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 6:34 AM

Well he has posed beautifully for you Carol, a lovely couple of images. Chin up and keep taking photos and a positive attitude can do wonders. Smile

Andy

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 6:39 AM

Just adore these beauties, they always look straight at you. These poses are exceptional - lovely shots. We didn't see any in Spain this time (not much insect life at all i fact) and we certainly won't see any here.

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samarmishra
14 May 2012 - 6:44 AM

Hi Carol, this is really a stunning shot, the direct eye contact, excellent timing and dear friend, do have a positive thinking and some way will definitely come out.. great shot..

Samar..

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2101 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 6:51 AM

He is looking at you and still staying to have his photo takenSmile Great shot,keep on taking photos,it is the best therapy for anyone,be positive.
Netta

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 6:51 AM

Excellent eye contact! Christ still remembers how he nearly got eaten by oneWink
Well glad you got some hope...

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 6:54 AM

two beautys carol brilliant detail belting colours and light v1 for me today may every day be bright for you a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
14 May 2012 - 6:56 AM

One of your best! How do I contact this Nathan?
All the best of positive energy is beeing sent to you from all of us. IB

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 6:57 AM

I think you got more detail on face in V2 so that has my vote...
Great work...

Dave

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Glyn1
Glyn1  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 7:01 AM

Two beauty's Carol.

Best Regards

Glyn

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 7:16 AM

Firstly thinking of you as many of us are. Hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel. Lovely to see the Mantis and those expressions are priceless. Take care.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 7:17 AM

He is adorable ..
V2 for a vote

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goso
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14 May 2012 - 7:22 AM

Two gooduns again Carol - fine work ...Bill

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
14 May 2012 - 7:39 AM

2 super captures Carol. Like them both. Moira

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 7:41 AM

v1 for me Carol - lovely to know they are back again SmileSmile
Helen

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
14 May 2012 - 8:05 AM

V1 on TOP_ Superb 10*****
Cor.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32328 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 8:29 AM

Two great images Carol, keep you chin held up high.

Regards Nathan

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susanbarton
susanbarton e2 Member 6susanbarton vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 8:35 AM

Super detaild shot as ever

Susan

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 8:50 AM

Two excellent shots, Carol: everyone is hoping that light materialises for you.
Ronnie.

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hasslebladuk
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14 May 2012 - 8:57 AM

Excellent shots
mike

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SlowSong
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14 May 2012 - 9:33 AM

They are so photogenic and really smiley. Smile Sweet shots.
Chris

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
14 May 2012 - 10:10 AM

Wonderful pose. Made me smile.
JNC

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WhiteRose1
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14 May 2012 - 10:24 AM

Hang on in there, girl, and keep these coming GrinGrin

Dave

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digital_boi
14 May 2012 - 10:33 AM

two winners here Carol....tkns for your PM please keep us up to date we dont want to falter an inch before the final line

chin up its a new week

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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14 May 2012 - 11:12 AM

Two super shot Carol.

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ChiliMan
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14 May 2012 - 11:13 AM

What a treat to have spotted this lovely chap, Carol SmileSmile

Andrew

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14 May 2012 - 1:14 PM

These creatures always look as though they love posing for the camera! And these are two super shots, Carol, and think V2 has to be my fave Smile
Trev Smile

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14 May 2012 - 1:28 PM

wonderful work my lovely friend my fingers and toes are fimly crossed for you

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dmhuynh72
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14 May 2012 - 2:41 PM

What a poser he is, and well taken shots Carol, and I just hope there is light at the end of the tunnel.
regards
Yung

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Daisymaye
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14 May 2012 - 2:49 PM

He looks like he is thinking. Maybe trying to find you an answer. Good luck with your problem Carol...........Sandy

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Brian65
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14 May 2012 - 3:30 PM

Top notch again Carol, sorry ive missed your last uploads.
Brian

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ChristineD
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14 May 2012 - 3:33 PM

Excellent crisp capture.

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Gerryrys
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14 May 2012 - 3:36 PM

The 2nd is my favourite, although they are bothe excellent.

Gerry

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14 May 2012 - 5:02 PM

Two very detailed shots Carol, love the way he is looking at you in V1
Lillian

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14 May 2012 - 6:09 PM

What wonderful set of images.carol,very well done,
Saeid

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14 May 2012 - 6:20 PM

hoping everything turns out well.lesley

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14 May 2012 - 6:50 PM

two great shots - remain as positive as you can, keep calm as they say Wink

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Adderwatcher
14 May 2012 - 7:36 PM

Wonderful pair of captures Carol, mantis have always fascinated me! I really hope that everything will work out for you Smile
Scott

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14 May 2012 - 8:16 PM

Lovely shots.
I hope everything turns out alright for you.
Brian

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14 May 2012 - 9:56 PM

Two cracking close ups Carol, this little fella is definitely posing for you

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15 May 2012 - 1:36 AM

Two absolutely stunning macros. Love V2 Smile

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tonyguitar
15 May 2012 - 4:54 PM

At first glance he seems to be licking his fingers after a snack. These can sure make a loud summertime buzz. Mantis magic. TG

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