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Hello, all, did you miss me? Smile
Well, what a to do, Saturday afternoon there was a violent thunderstorm, and we lost one computer, telephone and internet modem. It's taken the telephone company 5 days to sort everything out, but at least I'm back again Smile
My little mantis, too, is pleased to be back on ePZ, he's been pretty impatient these last five days to get a showing Grin
Thank you to everyone who pm'd me, or e-mailed me, asking if I was ok, it's great to be part of such a caring community as ePZ. Also, many thanks to Barbara (barbarahirst) for putting up updates on my situation.

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Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:hi, I'm back!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:22 Nov 2012 - 1:19 PM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Humour / fun, Macro, Mantis, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:73
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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 1:22 PM

You were greatly missed Carol! What a superb capture of the mantis, wonderful detail Smile

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Trev_B
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22 Nov 2012 - 1:26 PM

Welcome back Carol... a terrific set.... well done.

Trev

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54231 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 1:29 PM

Lovely smiley faces all round. He's so cute. Smile
Glad you're back up and running.
x

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digital_boi
22 Nov 2012 - 1:30 PM

hi Carol welcome back a quite a set to come back with all good but v1 is excellent

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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mrswoolybill
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22 Nov 2012 - 1:33 PM

V1 is the better quality image but I do like the coyness of V2.
Glad you're back to normal. If normal exists here...
Moira

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Badgerfred
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22 Nov 2012 - 1:36 PM

Nice to see you back Carol and with a super set of images, V1 my favourite,
Fred.

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Big_Beavis
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22 Nov 2012 - 1:44 PM

Welcome back, well worth the wait.

David

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EAS
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22 Nov 2012 - 1:47 PM

Delighted to see you back with us and what a charming little fellow you brought with you! I was minus any on-line connection for most of 1 day and was nearly climbing the walls. Don't even wnat to think how bad 5 days would be!

Ann

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 1:50 PM

Glad you are getting sorted out and back, and able again to post, Carol: and what three excellent shots of the mantis, totally absorbed in your activity, gazing straight at you in each shot.
Superb detail also in each.
Ronnie.

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lonely_oryx
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22 Nov 2012 - 1:52 PM

Great pose inv1

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 Nov 2012 - 1:53 PM

Back with a bang I say !! Missed you sorely Smile Glad all is sorted Smile I love your model and in V1 I am sure he is smiling at the camera !! Great photos Carol !!GrinGrin

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AnnJ
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22 Nov 2012 - 1:56 PM

What amazing detail. Wonderful capture. Ann.

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barbarahirst
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22 Nov 2012 - 2:03 PM

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat last !!!!!!

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TonyDy
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22 Nov 2012 - 2:05 PM

Welcome back - wondered where you were!
Three more super images - the site wouldn't be the same without your superb contributionsSmileWink
Tony
PS Nice to know we are not the only ones with awful weather! - heavy rain and very strong winds today!

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christinecilia
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22 Nov 2012 - 2:11 PM

like v3 lovely shot. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 2:13 PM

Missed you and your lovely shots Carol so a big welcome back,SmileSmileSmile
Joan.

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Lillian
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22 Nov 2012 - 2:15 PM

Back with three great images Carol
and it is V1 as my winner..hopefully no more storms there...!
we have them now
Lillian

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KarenFB
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22 Nov 2012 - 2:16 PM

Good to see you're back (I thought it was a bit quiet in here!! Wink).

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rontear
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22 Nov 2012 - 2:28 PM

Good to see you back Carol, storms are getting more violent? This Mantis can hold our attention I'm sure, excellent.
Ron.

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CaroleS
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22 Nov 2012 - 2:44 PM

That direct look is brilliant, I especially like V3.
Glad to have you backSmile
Carole

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fentiger
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22 Nov 2012 - 3:05 PM

Truly some of your very best images, the detail is amazing.

Albert

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WhiteRose1
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22 Nov 2012 - 3:11 PM

Welcome back, Carol. v1 is a beauty to return with. Lovely shape and clarity.

Dave

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prabhusinha
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22 Nov 2012 - 3:19 PM

Return with a bang !!! A fantastic work.

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crookymonsta
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22 Nov 2012 - 3:41 PM

Wondered why you weren't around, cracking shot to come back with!
Sandra

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Niknut
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22 Nov 2012 - 3:42 PM

Amazing shot !!....so bitingly sharp !, & I don't mean the Mantis !.Grin

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achieverswales
22 Nov 2012 - 3:44 PM

Back with a stunning set Carol, V1 is awesome, welcome back missed your delightful critters.

Regards

Trev.

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Chinga
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22 Nov 2012 - 3:55 PM

Good colour choice Carol! This "green beauty" puts my bugs to shame! Tongue
But I'm happy to see you are back! That must have been some nasty storm!
You're my daily bug fix! Grin Grin Your insect shots are truly inspirational and I for one missed your gorgeous uploads... IB

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LynneJoyce
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22 Nov 2012 - 4:27 PM

1 & 3 show that this guy has been away at modelling school. Three portraits that justify the expense.

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tomcat
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22 Nov 2012 - 4:28 PM

..and with a right good 'un tooSmile

Evenin' Carol,
I returned to the site, only to find you had abscondedWink - at least I now no whyGrin

Blowin' a hooley hereSad

Adrian

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SUE118
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22 Nov 2012 - 4:39 PM

My goodness Carol you've lost weight!!!! Great to have you back. 3 super shots of your Mantis.

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22 Nov 2012 - 4:44 PM

What a fantastic set Carol, glad to see that normal service has resumed and that you and Tomcat are enjoying your usual banter about the weather. If it is any consolation to you the weather is atrocious here, lots of heavy rain, strong winds and local flooding. I bet you are glad that you left Britain far behind!

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
22 Nov 2012 - 4:52 PM

Go for V1. every time Carol, well done welcome back! hope you manage to stay online, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Mrsbass
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22 Nov 2012 - 4:54 PM

All 3 images are fantastic - I think V1 pips the others at the post for me.
Mrs B

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22 Nov 2012 - 5:02 PM

Lovely detail Carol...I do like V3...
hope all is well power wise now...
Pauline.

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saeidNL
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22 Nov 2012 - 5:05 PM

Wonderful and beautiful set of images,
saeid

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
22 Nov 2012 - 5:14 PM

Fabulous Carol - love the look on it's face in number 1.

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22 Nov 2012 - 5:30 PM

So pleased to see you back missed you a lot And you little critters

dven

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TrevBatWCC
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22 Nov 2012 - 5:32 PM

Welcome back, Carol, and yes, we did miss you Sad We'd heard from Barbara Hirst of your predicament, glad to hear you're now sorted! And what a cracking set to return with, each one's a winner, and I've no hesitation in giving your little mantis my UA - I'm sure he'll share it with you! Wink
Trev Smile

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22 Nov 2012 - 5:56 PM

ooh so glad to see you back Smile SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
fantastic shot!

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22 Nov 2012 - 6:09 PM

Welcome back Carol - I'm glad you're back in the fold! Smile Love this little preying mantis - they always look so cheeky! Super detail and great poses!
Ann

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Louise_Morris
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22 Nov 2012 - 6:19 PM

I wondered where you'd gone whilst i was away!! Glad all is now well with you Carol. Excellent set as always but I do think that on V1 he resembles a cactus plant!! Maybe it's just me........ lol! Lou

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Fefe
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22 Nov 2012 - 6:21 PM

So glad you are back CarolGrin........................ And hope everything is going to be Tiggerty Boo with your internet nowGrin
When I was without it the other week it was so annoyingTongue
V3 is my fave today, fantastic pose with that "Flake"Grin
Diane

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22 Nov 2012 - 7:57 PM

V1 is stunning Carol, detail - pose absolutely spot on Smile

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22 Nov 2012 - 8:47 PM

Glad you're back Carol with these amazing images of the Mantis.
What a pose that is in V1 and I also love the simplicity of V3.
I'd love to photograph one of these creatures when I see your photos of them.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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22 Nov 2012 - 8:54 PM

V1 for me too Carol - a cracking pose.
Brian.

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22 Nov 2012 - 9:04 PM

A terrific set Carol SmileSmile
Helen

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22 Nov 2012 - 9:11 PM

And what a terrific set of images to come back with.... V1 for me though Carol!

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22 Nov 2012 - 9:36 PM

Back with a fantastic set CarolSmileSmileSmile
Brian

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dasher
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23 Nov 2012 - 3:37 PM

So glad your back ,and yes a nice green mantis cracking shots.
Best wishes Robert.

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evelen
evelen  9 England
24 Nov 2012 - 5:51 PM

wonderful set of shots Carol.
eve.Smile

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