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One of very few mantids that I have spotted this year.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:hi there!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:25 Jul 2013 - 5:58 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Mantis, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:67
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
25 Jul 2013 - 6:05 AM

Lovely earthy colours in these superb images Carol !! Excellent photos !

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 6:16 AM

My he looks a brute Carol Grin

Ade

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Andysnapper
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25 Jul 2013 - 6:27 AM

Just amazing, I am constantly awed by just how wonderful the creatures on this planet are. I think I'll stay a bit longer....Grin

Andy

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ

Interesting character, staring straight at the camera, V1, makes him look rather menacing.

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4266 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
25 Jul 2013 - 6:42 AM

I hope he never looks in a mirror. Wonderful images, I rather like him limbering up in V3 but "the look" in V1 is priceless.

Harriet

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dven
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25 Jul 2013 - 6:55 AM

Three absolute stunners

dven

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 7:23 AM

brilliant set carol fantastic detail super colours and tones v1 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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Lillian
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25 Jul 2013 - 7:25 AM

Good set Carol V3 as rather humorousSmile
and don't know how you manage to spot them all!
Lillian

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
25 Jul 2013 - 7:30 AM

Great captures of this beast

Peter

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Margaret101
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25 Jul 2013 - 7:37 AM

I agree three brilliant shots. Is that this Britain? I don't think I have seen anything like this here!

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DicksPics
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25 Jul 2013 - 7:54 AM

What an amazing set, Carol!
V3 is a cracker!!

Richard

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 7:56 AM

Great pose in V1 and the lighting is spot on. paul

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Badgerfred
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25 Jul 2013 - 8:11 AM

3 super images Carol, excellent detail in all,
Fred.

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LynneJoyce
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25 Jul 2013 - 8:14 AM

Love these guys. The pose in V3 is a real winner for me.

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barbarahirst
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25 Jul 2013 - 8:15 AM

torn between V1 & V3
V1 he looks so handsome
and V3 incredible pose

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GeorgePlatis
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25 Jul 2013 - 8:16 AM

Ecxellent captures, Carol, of this little predator of insect world!
George

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CaroleS
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25 Jul 2013 - 8:19 AM

Getting ready to pounceSmile

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mrswoolybill
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25 Jul 2013 - 8:22 AM

V1 is brilliant, close encounters of the insect kind. But I do like the gymnastics in V3. I could do that once...
Moira

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
25 Jul 2013 - 8:36 AM

Well spotted ! Another fun set ! gillx

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richmowil
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25 Jul 2013 - 8:49 AM

3 Cracking images Carol. First class as usual and so well presented!!

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moiral
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25 Jul 2013 - 8:57 AM

Strange looking creatures aren't they. Very well captured set of shots Carol. Moira

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Caziwinkles
25 Jul 2013 - 9:22 AM

They look like little aliens! Fantastic images - like Lillian says just where do you find all these?! Smile

Carol

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WhiteRose1
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25 Jul 2013 - 9:43 AM

Took me a couple of secs to work out which end is which in v3 Grin All sorted now Smile, a fine trio, Carol.

Dave

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Irishkate
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25 Jul 2013 - 10:01 AM

The look in V1 is 'priceless' as Harriet says but I do love the acrobatics in V3.
You never fail to amaze Carol with your creatures and their contortions.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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rontear
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25 Jul 2013 - 10:24 AM

You certainly get close Carol !! alien life forms Wink
Ron.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 11:42 AM

V1 looks like Shadow begging for food. GrinGrin

V3 is simply superb

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gingerdelight
25 Jul 2013 - 11:48 AM

A fine specimen!

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2013 - 12:18 PM

Great captures Smile

Eileen

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TonyDy
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25 Jul 2013 - 1:12 PM

Great set, Carol.
Tony

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leontari
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25 Jul 2013 - 1:19 PM

Three brilliant close ups Carol with lovely earth colour. I love the acrobat of V3SmileSmile
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25 Jul 2013 - 2:12 PM

They're all marvellous Carol - but I have a special liking of v3!
Ann

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digital_boi
25 Jul 2013 - 3:41 PM

very fine work here Carol all winners

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graceland
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25 Jul 2013 - 4:15 PM

great like v3 Grin

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Quoise
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25 Jul 2013 - 4:21 PM

Fantastic set

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TrevBatWCC
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25 Jul 2013 - 4:37 PM

Brilliant! I never cease to be amazed at how you get these creatures to pose for you, Carol! Wink Love V3 where it's performing acrobatics Smile
Trev Smile

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SUE118
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25 Jul 2013 - 4:57 PM

Doesn't he like having his photo taken and quite a poser as well.Smile

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ChristineD
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25 Jul 2013 - 5:07 PM

Wonderful images

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marktc
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25 Jul 2013 - 5:43 PM

Simply astounding Carol... great set.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 5:54 PM

Once again an amazing set Carol - fabulous

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pluckyfilly
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25 Jul 2013 - 5:56 PM

Bit of an acrobat on V3 - love that eye contact V1

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2013 - 5:56 PM

It looks a bit cross in V1, Carol.

Love the pose in V3 Grin

P.

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myrab
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25 Jul 2013 - 6:27 PM

A great set of images, it's quite an acrobat.

Myra

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25 Jul 2013 - 7:59 PM

Superb captures carol

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25 Jul 2013 - 9:23 PM

V3 is a great acrobatic image Carol - super shot.
Brian.

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25 Jul 2013 - 10:03 PM


Quote: My he looks a brute Carol Grin

Ade

Look who's talking!WinkGrin lol An awesome set with exceptional eye contact in the first and a super acrobatic pose in the last

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26 Jul 2013 - 7:51 PM

V3 is the one for me, Carol, very nice detail and an unusual shot.

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27 Jul 2013 - 5:04 PM

Amazing this one looks like he has an attitude!!! Love each take xx IB

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