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At last, after a sumer of spotting only a couple of preying mantis, they are making a comeback, and here is the first of a number of mantis images that will make an appearance on ePZ. Hope you like himSmile

Lens:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:hi there!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:2 Nov 2012 - 5:22 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Humour, Humour / fun, Macro, Nature, Preying mantis, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:69
Voters:Hermanus · marktc · User_Removed · Andysnapper · KarenFB · SUE118 · Badgerfred · barbarahirst · martin174 · LynneJoyce · andylea · Rock · tezquirk · mrswoolybill · MandyG · unicorn17 · NaturesHaven · RonnieAG · User_Removed · sparrowhawk · ValSaxby · saeidNL · mex · WhiteRose1 · EAS · glyndwr · Arty · crookymonsta · Alan_Baseley · SlowSong · dmhuynh72 · User_Removed · digital_boi · danbrann · CaroleS · Irishkate · annettep38 · Lillian · Big_Beavis · cptdaniel · Joline · Ade_Osman · debu · Chinga · jennialexander · AnnChown · susanbarton · TrevBatWCC · Billyray · prabhusinha · Growmore · Brian65 · paulb20 · Snapitt · jaktis · dasher · evelen · Philip_H · sable · gajewski · KBan · fentiger · bobsblues · dven · Tibetan · PhillipMinnis · Glostopcat · goso · WindowonWildlife ·
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Nov 2012 - 5:28 AM

Great set Smile Just have to love that Alien face checking you out in V1 Smile

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marktc
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2 Nov 2012 - 5:30 AM

Fabulous set of images Carol, v1 caught me off guard a bit, but the winner in my humble opinion is v4.
Take care

Mark

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User_Removed
2 Nov 2012 - 5:59 AM

interesting set. are all your mantises brown? ours are generally neon green.

vs 1 for me.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 6:36 AM

Superb stuff Carol and a welcome return from the mantis'ss (mantisi, mantisees?)

Andy

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KarenFB
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2 Nov 2012 - 7:24 AM

Beautiful - what a poser!!

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SUE118
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2 Nov 2012 - 7:29 AM

Pole dancing mantis I love em.

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Badgerfred
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2 Nov 2012 - 7:33 AM

Super set Carol, they look so comical,
Fred.

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barbarahirst
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2 Nov 2012 - 7:35 AM

Cute critter... V2 really does show his personality to me.

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LynneJoyce
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2 Nov 2012 - 7:44 AM

Love these guys, super series.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 7:53 AM

fantastic set carol wonderful detail and tones v2 my favourite today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Rock
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2 Nov 2012 - 7:58 AM

Oh' grandma what big eyes you have.

Wonderful work.

Rock

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mrswoolybill
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2 Nov 2012 - 8:22 AM

V1 is brilliant, direct eye contact with perfect focus.
Moira

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MandyG
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2 Nov 2012 - 8:42 AM

Love the DOF in v1, really makes his face jump out. He's almost cute!
MandyG

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
2 Nov 2012 - 8:44 AM

Made me smile! Super set . gillWink

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NaturesHaven
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2 Nov 2012 - 8:50 AM

Great set of images.........I pray we see more...........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
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2 Nov 2012 - 9:08 AM

They seem really very inquisitive as evidenced by the posturing in V 1 which is my favourite, Carol.
Ronnie.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 9:28 AM

Fantastic and wonderful captures,Carol,very well done,
saeid

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WhiteRose1
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2 Nov 2012 - 9:34 AM

A fine set again, Carol. Going with the 'head on' v1 of course. Also trying to work out from your title whether you're trying to be Dr Doolittle or Johnny Morris!! TongueGrinGrinGrin

Dave

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 9:35 AM

Like him? Oh, Yes, without a doubt and what a great wee character!

Ann

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SlowSong
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2 Nov 2012 - 11:22 AM

I said Hello back. Just so cute. SmileSmileSmile
x

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dmhuynh72
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2 Nov 2012 - 11:39 AM

they're all brilliant and i especially like v1.
regards
Yung

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User_Removed
2 Nov 2012 - 12:10 PM

lovely capture.

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digital_boi
2 Nov 2012 - 12:19 PM

all winners

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danbrann
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2 Nov 2012 - 12:47 PM

A good find and a good image/images.

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CaroleS
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2 Nov 2012 - 1:00 PM

Comical postures - just great!
Carole

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Irishkate
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2 Nov 2012 - 1:00 PM

Four great images but V1 is such a cheeky stance, that's my winner!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
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2 Nov 2012 - 1:04 PM

that is a new camouflage colour to me, how diverse they are.
no 4 for me lovely pose.

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Lillian
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2 Nov 2012 - 1:14 PM

Well captured set Carol
Lillian

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debu
debu  5 India
2 Nov 2012 - 2:49 PM

Lovely set of images.
debu

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Chinga
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2 Nov 2012 - 3:11 PM

Beautiful insect! Lovely shots I like V4 for the wings detail! Well seen!
She looks well fed! Grin IB

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AnnChown
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2 Nov 2012 - 3:32 PM

I love him - he really looks as if he knows he's posing for his epz fans! Great detail Carol!
Ann

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susanbarton
2 Nov 2012 - 3:39 PM

Fabulous close ups carol he looks soooooo creeeeepy

Susan

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TrevBatWCC
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2 Nov 2012 - 4:22 PM

I just love how these pose! Wonderful set, Carol, but V1 has to be the winner today for me Wink
Trev Smile

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prabhusinha
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2 Nov 2012 - 4:25 PM

Lovely set

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Billyray
Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 4:28 PM

Four cracking shots Carol. Superb detail on all with V1 being my favourite too.
Ray

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Growmore
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2 Nov 2012 - 4:40 PM

Excellent captures of this wonderful Mantis Carol.

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2 Nov 2012 - 5:08 PM

Jackpot again with all 4 shots Carol.
Brian

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2 Nov 2012 - 6:03 PM

A great set of shots Carole. I wish we had them over here.

Jane

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2 Nov 2012 - 6:20 PM

Great series do you have the green variety Carol.
Best wishes Robert.

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 7:04 PM

WOW what a superb set of images xx

p.s. can't remember as to whether or not we had a fine day after the evening I took my todays's upload SmileSmile

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fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 8:12 PM

Four fine macro shots but for me No. 3 gets the vote.

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bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 8:34 PM

Great set of ALIEN images Carol hope things are going well for you .
Rob

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
3 Nov 2012 - 9:39 AM

V1. is amazing and funny, great set like them all regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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3 Nov 2012 - 12:12 PM

Love the various poses Carol, this one is putting on quite a show for the camera!

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3 Nov 2012 - 7:35 PM

Who would not like an image or several images of these delightful insects! Those front legs are held in such an elegant manner.

Anne

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