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I spotted this rather angry mantis at the bottom of my empty pool, he was a tiny chappie, barely the size of my little fingernail, but he showed his agression by curving his back, trying to make himself look bigger and fiercer Smile

I went back to the doc yesterday, the results of the blood/urine tests were all ok, so good news in a way, just wish they had shown up something abnormal, then at least I would know what was wrong. Dosing up with prescribed vitamins and energy boosters now, letís see what happens in a few daysí time. I apologise once again for only voting, but even just sitting at the pc for any length of time wears me out Sad

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:mini mantis
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:21 Nov 2013 - 5:35 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Mantis, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:75
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2013 - 5:38 AM

He looks like he is smiling at you Carol, a great find....Not sure if the Doctors findings are good or bad news...I agree rather to find something wrong so you can fix it...hope you find your mojo soon, just not the same having a sick CarolG....

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2013 - 5:47 AM

He looks like he was just waiting for his photograph to be taken Carol . At least you can stop worrying so much now your test are clear rest probably the best medicine.
Rob

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84313 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2013 - 6:02 AM

Gorgeous captures - version 3 is my favourite today! Smile

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
21 Nov 2013 - 6:30 AM

Beautiful pose for you Carol.
Excellent capture indeed.

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Ray12
Ray12  175 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2013 - 6:31 AM

Three great images, yes V3 for me as well. don't worry about comments, ones health comes be fore any thing

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LynneJoyce
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21 Nov 2013 - 7:04 AM

A delightfully feisty little beast, beautifully captured of course.

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Caziwinkles
21 Nov 2013 - 7:16 AM

Posing perfectly for you! He does look a tad angry! Smile

Carol

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SUE118
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21 Nov 2013 - 7:18 AM

Beautifully captured. Do take care, thinking of you.x

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fificat100
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21 Nov 2013 - 7:34 AM

Three stunners, Carol. I love V1 SmileSmile

Lavina

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2013 - 7:38 AM

a trio of crackers carol v1 just nicks it for me nice one Wink
andy

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viscostatic
21 Nov 2013 - 7:39 AM

Three superb close-ups Carol, especially V1.

Phil.

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2013 - 7:51 AM

A fine set of images of this tiny critter.

Albert

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Badgerfred
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21 Nov 2013 - 8:10 AM

Another super set Carol,
Fred.

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barbarahirst
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21 Nov 2013 - 8:34 AM

I think he is kinda cute.....

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HarrietH
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21 Nov 2013 - 8:38 AM

Bless his little heart, he is smiling for the camera. Wink

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kuvailija
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21 Nov 2013 - 8:53 AM

Super excellent macro again , Carol !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- I hope very much you get better soon ,forget the comments !SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.Smile

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janlea
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21 Nov 2013 - 8:57 AM

Three fantastic shots Carol Smile
V1 for me Smile
Jan

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mrswoolybill
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21 Nov 2013 - 9:00 AM

V1 and V2 - posing for all it's worth!
Moira

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Ade_Osman
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21 Nov 2013 - 9:02 AM

Good work as always Carol, apologies for not commenting as usual, up to my armpits in the trials and tribulations of a house move which is putting EPZ very much on the back boiler at the moment......But it will be worth it in the end especially as we think we have found the most perfect property in Devon Wink

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sparrowhawk
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21 Nov 2013 - 9:08 AM

wow ! wonderful set were on earth do you find these little guys I'd love to see one

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SandraKay
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21 Nov 2013 - 10:07 AM

Love that expression!
Hope you can shake your virus off soon.
Sandra

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NDODS
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21 Nov 2013 - 10:34 AM

Three quite stunning images of this Mini Mantis. Image three for me please Carol, the shadow adding to the appeal....

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Chinga
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21 Nov 2013 - 10:36 AM

So cute! I love the full version in V3! Grin
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ChiliMan
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21 Nov 2013 - 10:49 AM

First off, VERY good news about the test results, Carol. But yeah, I know how annoying it is to not know what's going on Sad

Hopefully it's just a dip in your immune system which is gonna be quickly buoyed to normality by the boosters and vitamins.

This little fella (and that is LITTLE...goodness) obviously needs no boosters from the way he's about to go kung fu on you in Vs 1 and 2 GrinGrin

Excellent trio...and V1 is a serious stunner of a shot. Major kudos on that one SmileSmile

Andrew

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Fred263
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21 Nov 2013 - 11:01 AM

OMG! the aliens are back. Ama===zing set of macro images, Carol.
Fred

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SlowSong
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21 Nov 2013 - 11:02 AM

I like his bendy body in V3.
x

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CaroleS
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21 Nov 2013 - 11:25 AM

Good that the test results were clear Carol, let us hope it is just a temporary blip in your system and you recover quickly - just take it easy.

V1 for me todaySmile

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achieverswales
21 Nov 2013 - 11:33 AM

Wonderful insects well taken Carol V3 for me, good to see that there is nothing serious so take it easy.

Regards

Trev.

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Irishkate
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21 Nov 2013 - 12:23 PM

Peeped in while in Australia to see how you are.
Sorry you're still poorly - been thinking about you as I've seen a few critters here -BIG 'damselflies/darters?
Also on a walk in park area saw a liazard and tale end of a snake! too quick to capture!
Love your praying mantis.
Hope you feel better soon. I had to have a lie down tonight after busy day and lost sleep on journey.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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21 Nov 2013 - 12:44 PM

Excellent Images Carol!! Get well soon!!

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mikbee
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21 Nov 2013 - 12:53 PM

Striking up a good pose for you here Carol.
Super shots.
Mick.

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Joline
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21 Nov 2013 - 1:01 PM

V3 shows him in full agreesive display mode. Fascinating posture.
Hope you feel better, I'm fighting something myself....been going on for a week and getting very wearing.

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Fefe
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21 Nov 2013 - 1:02 PM

No need to apologise for not commenting Carol.....Hope you feel much better soon.
Lovely set of this fella trying to look big and fierce Grin
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21 Nov 2013 - 1:07 PM

UNBELIEVABLE !!!

PAMGrinGrin

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21 Nov 2013 - 2:13 PM

Another excellent set, Carol.
Tony

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ali63
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21 Nov 2013 - 2:47 PM

Superb images, I do hope you will soon be feeling better Smile

Ali

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21 Nov 2013 - 2:48 PM

Excellent set - Glad nothing serious shown up from tests - take a holidaySmile
Joan.

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ChristineD
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21 Nov 2013 - 3:04 PM

Three great images, V3 for me

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21 Nov 2013 - 3:50 PM

Stunning captures, beautiful details and colors, Carol !
George

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Niknut
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21 Nov 2013 - 4:42 PM

Cracking shots !!.......just makes me glad I'm not an insect, to fall prey to one of these brutes !!

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21 Nov 2013 - 4:47 PM

Another super image Carol, hope your feeling better soon.

Myra

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21 Nov 2013 - 5:01 PM

A wonderful set, Carol - even if he wasn't too happy about being photographed! Wink
Take care, put your feet up, relax and get yourself better Smile
Trev Smile

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Brian65
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21 Nov 2013 - 5:20 PM

Just perfect Carol, my UA goes to V1.SmileSmileSmileSmile

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21 Nov 2013 - 5:45 PM

A fab set Carol, love the slightly camp shrugged shoulders poses in v1 and v2, they made me smileGrin

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evelen  9 England
21 Nov 2013 - 6:36 PM

another excellent set Carol.
eve.Smile

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21 Nov 2013 - 8:29 PM

Three excellent images Carol.
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Jocelia
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22 Nov 2013 - 7:41 AM

What a lovely trio Carol I would say V3 for my best pick.
You are so clever with your captures.
What makes me smile too is they often film aliens looking like this.
Great workÖÖ..WinkWinkWink

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22 Nov 2013 - 8:57 AM

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22 Nov 2013 - 1:58 PM

sooooo cute. The most beautiful little killers!! V3 for me ,too Smile
ps Carol doesn't need a holiday. she needs a 'minder'.

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25 Nov 2013 - 9:20 AM

He made me smile Caol . Love it xx

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