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The mantids are making an appearance now, and this fella was perched on one of the geranium flowers, biting his nails and looking very coy Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:mantis on geranium
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:16 Jul 2012 - 5:48 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Humour, Humour / fun, Macro, Preyibng mantis, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:80
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 5:50 AM

Just love these guys! Can only see 1 version at the mo but the detail is superb.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 5:50 AM

You've pulled back that camera again and not made such a large crop on V1, which in turn has made for a much better image Carol......Top marks here on this mate!

Ade

Last Modified By Ade_Osman at 16 Jul 2012 - 5:51 AM

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
16 Jul 2012 - 6:11 AM

Cracking poses

Peter

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 - 6:43 AM

Ahhh Gorgeous!!!! You've found a goldie one! Grin Super shots! Well done you! IB

Last Modified By Chinga at 16 Jul 2012 - 6:43 AM

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 6:46 AM

Magic image..
Top marks Carol...

Dave

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 6:51 AM

How cute!
The first one says - turn left here
Second one am I cute
3rd one I have to consider taking a fee in fresh flies!

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Deep_Bhatia
16 Jul 2012 - 6:51 AM

Fantastic Carol. Deep

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 7:19 AM

I could swear it's looks like Larry Grayson. Wonderful expression.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 7:26 AM

An excellent trio

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dven
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16 Jul 2012 - 7:31 AM

Three good uns no 1 is my favorite

dven

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 7:36 AM

V1 - what a very coy, artful pose!
Moira

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 7:46 AM

He really is having a good chew - what a lovely little thing he is! Nicely taken Carol.
Ann

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 7:50 AM

Excellent composition in v1, Carol, captured with character.

Dave

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 7:52 AM

Quite a comical expression, wonderful capture Carol.
Carole

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54239 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 7:52 AM

Yes, Coy. Just the word I would have used. These are so cute. Smile
Looks like he's "vogueing" in V1 (a la Madonna if anyone doesn't know Smile)
Chris

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 7:58 AM

Some of your very best Carol ~ amazing pin sharp detail. I think the vote goes to No. 2 but if I have another look I might change my mind

Albert

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moiral
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16 Jul 2012 - 8:17 AM

Good set of shots Carol. V1 my favourite today. Moira

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 8:30 AM

He really is gorgeous...
great shots as always

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
16 Jul 2012 - 8:33 AM

Excellent set Carol, like your model,
Fred.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 8:35 AM

Wonderfully full of character and a great set.

Ann

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JohnChambersPhotography

A pose with attitude in V1 very good indeed.

John

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Mavis
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16 Jul 2012 - 9:42 AM

A fine set Carol . Love version 1 as he seems to be licking his lips after a feast . Still dry here xx

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TonyDy
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16 Jul 2012 - 9:55 AM

Great shots, Carol - one of my favourite subjects.
Tony

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Norfolkboy
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16 Jul 2012 - 9:55 AM

He's certainly a bit of a poser, Carol.
Lovely set.
Colin

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85874 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 10:04 AM

V1 is a scorcher, just like your current weatherTongue

I do agree with Ade thoughWink

Adrian

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TrevBatWCC
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16 Jul 2012 - 10:46 AM

Just love the poses that these strike up! Grin A cracking set, Carol, but V1 just has to be my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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achieverswales
16 Jul 2012 - 11:27 AM

V1 is stunning Carol (got your name right today) and my choice.

Regards

Trev.

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RonnieAG
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16 Jul 2012 - 11:31 AM

Despite biting his nails, he' got you firmly sussed out at V 1, Carol: fine set of this character.
Ronnie.

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Fefe
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16 Jul 2012 - 11:46 AM

He looks like he is going to sing in V1 and very thoughtful in V3! Great set Carol....... what a poserGrinGrin
Diane

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digital_boi
16 Jul 2012 - 11:50 AM

V1 Carol fine close up and love the pose excellent work

Graham

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Irishkate
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16 Jul 2012 - 11:50 AM

V1 looks like he's posing for you.
Cracking image.
KateGrinGrin

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Joline
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16 Jul 2012 - 12:25 PM

They are sooooo expressiveSmile

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prabhusinha
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16 Jul 2012 - 12:41 PM

Cute looking mantis.

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Silverzone
16 Jul 2012 - 1:55 PM

Superb set, I hope he is praying for all the insects in England who are suffering so badly from all this rain! It's nice to see the sun shining in Crete. Sylvia

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evelen
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16 Jul 2012 - 1:55 PM

three great shots carol, excellent work .
eve.

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bagman
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16 Jul 2012 - 2:57 PM

SUPERB SET. Great detail. Well capture.
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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 3:54 PM

Wow - amazing set, Carol- what lens did you used?

Daniel

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 4:49 PM

V1 is amazing...but 3 beautifully captured images.

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Glostopcat
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16 Jul 2012 - 6:20 PM

Brilliant macrowork Carol, i just love their camp poses!

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 - 6:29 PM

Great set and well chosen angles.

P.

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16 Jul 2012 - 7:41 PM

Lovely sharp detail Carol...light & tones....
still hot...hot...hereSmile
Pauline.

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sweetpea62
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16 Jul 2012 - 7:54 PM

Brilliant work Carol,superb macro shots..Lin

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pamelajean
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16 Jul 2012 - 8:23 PM

The detail on the face in V1 is excellent, Carol.

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Leilani
Leilani  929 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 10:41 PM

Fabulous looking dude! What a stance, it's almost human! Love V1 Super image! Smile

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bricurtis
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16 Jul 2012 - 11:30 PM

V1 Carol - that's a great pose.
Brian.

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dmhuynh72
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17 Jul 2012 - 3:34 AM

lovely set and like the pose Carol.
regards
Yung

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tonyng
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17 Jul 2012 - 10:04 PM

Superb set. Like V1 best if I must choose.

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18 Jul 2012 - 1:18 AM

An amazing set Carol-v1 is gorgeous...........GrinGrinGrin

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