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A preying mantis having a manicure!

Camera:Olympus FE-210 Check out Olympus Image Space!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:mantis manicure
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:19 Nov 2010 - 5:39 AM
Tags:Bug, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Insect, Manicure, Preying mantis, Wildlife / nature
Votes:81
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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 6dmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 5:45 AM

good series carol, like v1 and superb close up in v5.
regards
Yung

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
19 Nov 2010 - 5:47 AM

Another fantastic series Carol! Excellent work. I like the title too.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 5:49 AM

The last one is my favourite...excellent Carol.
Tom.

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
19 Nov 2010 - 5:49 AM

Wow great Macro images great detail, well captured.
Cheers Allen,

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samarmishra
19 Nov 2010 - 5:52 AM

Hi Carol, this is fantastic images. Liked the V1, V2, V3 & V5. Excellent pin sharp as usual.. Great job done dear friend. Fabulous.

Samar.

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jeb2012
jeb2012  4 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 - 5:54 AM

An excellent capture

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 6:04 AM

a fabulous set

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VIKI
VIKI  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 6:11 AM

The whole set id brilliant!

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 4Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 - 6:42 AM

Another fantastic detailed set of images, Carol, all superbly captured, V5 is brilliant.
Roy

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 6:57 AM

Manicure? Here was me, thinking "spot biting your nails"! One rather coy little fellow starring in another of your lovely sets. Lovely work.

Ann

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madbilly
madbilly  5 England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 7:01 AM

You just have to be related to the Attenboroughs. As usual brilliant

Bill

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gabriel_flr
19 Nov 2010 - 7:17 AM

What an amazing set Carol, this mantis is so relaxed, made for photoshooting!
Gabriel

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 7:20 AM

I just love their expressions you capture them so well. One of my images has 29 votes and I'm so hoping I'll get that readers choice vote as it will be my highest vote. You said the votes would come. Have a good weekend Carol.

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 7:57 AM

A very nice set once again Carol, with the best one at the bottom! I had to say "Good morning" to this lovely, friendly chap! And a good morning to you, too.
Johanna

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 8:03 AM

Such a sweetie ....
My star for you .... excellant images as always

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 - 8:07 AM

Great capture

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 8:30 AM

Love these gorgeous creatures Carol. You have captured some intimate moments with this one. Well done as usual.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 8:39 AM

super set love them all - if only I could move like the praying mantis I would be doing ok

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 - 8:54 AM

Excellent set of images.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 8:55 AM

An excellent set - congratulations on well deserved UA

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 8:57 AM

A stunning ste of macros.

Albert

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 9:09 AM

Great set! and well worthy of the UA Carol, V3 has to my selection as the macro has really showed up the activity, great on the marigold for the colours...great
Lillian

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LucienH
LucienH e2 Member 9386 forum postsLucienH vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 9:15 AM

A beautifully detailed caprure, excellent title as well. Smile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7332 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom889 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 9:20 AM

V1 and V4 for the manicure/pedicure, though I wonder if he's actually shaving his legs. But V5 is so funny... (And beautifully composed around the antennae.)
Moira

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tashi
tashi  32 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 9:39 AM

Excellent set of images, as always. Glad to click 30 on this.... comes with a smile .... b'coz I know for you 30 is never a problem. Your shots of these little creatures are truly amazing!
Rani

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viscostatic
19 Nov 2010 - 9:46 AM

A wonderful series Carol.

Phil.

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 10:02 AM

you totally blow me away Carol absolutely astounding work

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susanbarton
susanbarton e2 Member 6susanbarton vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 11:54 AM

Are you sure it is not a pedicure? Great set of shot love V5 final look to camera!

Susan

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stephenscott
19 Nov 2010 - 11:54 AM

Amazing macro shots,the detail is outstanding and sharp.Gotta be V4 for me,well taken..

Steve..

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 12:15 PM

Wonderful story in pictures - great set Carol - I love the details - well done

Regards Daniel

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 12:37 PM

You take us into the very private lives of these insects better than any textbook ever could. You really should publish!

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Natzdad
Natzdad  529 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 1:07 PM

love the cartoon'ish look of surprise in V5........Mick

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WindowonWildlife
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19 Nov 2010 - 1:25 PM

5 Crackers Carol,the detail as always is excellent.

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foggytwo
foggytwo  1036 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 1:54 PM

Brilliant captures Carol, it`s No.3 for me.
Pete.

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Rock
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19 Nov 2010 - 2:37 PM

Simply wonderful but I must ask where is his/her mate. I shall not explain.

Rock

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Gray_ina
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19 Nov 2010 - 2:55 PM

Hi Carol 5 superb captures as ever regards gray.

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ChristineL
19 Nov 2010 - 3:43 PM

Wish we had these,
Chris.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4134 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 3:56 PM

This must be easily one of your very best sets, Carol: capturing the mantis having a clean up is just brilliant. I'm not going to try and choose a favourite......it would be iniquitous to do so, each shot being so crisp and sharp.
Ronnie.

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panda
panda  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 4:10 PM

Excellent collection, love V5

Regards Phil

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PattiW
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19 Nov 2010 - 4:37 PM

Another absolutely spellbinding capture! Patti

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 4:38 PM

As always Carol a super set but V5 has got to be favourite. Have a good weekend.
Joan.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8691 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1533 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 6:54 PM

I've never had the pleasure of seeing one of these, but do enjoy your pictures of them.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 7:13 PM

v1 is my fav.lesley

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 8:02 PM

Well, it's got to look for the camera, hasn't it? And you've caught at its best in this super set, Carol.
TrevB Smile

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bricurtis
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19 Nov 2010 - 8:12 PM

Fine set Carol - I think V1 shows it off best.
Brian.

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 9:00 PM

Thye should use your images as the bug images on 'I'm a Celebrity'!
Jann
xxx

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crookymonsta
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19 Nov 2010 - 9:23 PM

Brilliant set, #5 made me smile!
Sandra

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hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 10:00 PM

Great shots your images are excellent [bit tame today]
mike

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LexEquine
LexEquine  7 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 10:37 PM

'Superlative {A+} set' of macro captures of the elegant Mantis, Carol.
Have a great Weekend.
Ciao...Pietro

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goso  7 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2010 - 4:35 AM

Splendid set Carol...Bill

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digital_boi
20 Nov 2010 - 5:56 AM

i feel a tad cheated today no bonking bugs heheh cracking set Carol well done

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 6135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
20 Nov 2010 - 7:36 AM

Super set, the only thimg we find on our Marigolds are slugs and snails

Nicky xx

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unicorn17  5 Old Username was gilbo Scotland
20 Nov 2010 - 9:53 AM

Weird and wonderful ! great macro .Gill

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Mavis
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21 Nov 2010 - 7:54 AM

Absolutely wonderful close ups Carol xx

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Glostopcat
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24 Nov 2010 - 10:26 PM

A super set of shots Carol, one could say you've nailed these

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2010 - 7:13 PM

Such an engaging insect, superb observation and beautifully captured.
David

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