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I spotted this amazingly well camouflaged mantis in amongst the dried oak leaves, if he hadn't jumped, I would never have seen him Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:mischievous mantis!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:30 Aug 2013 - 6:00 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Praying mantis, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:70
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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 6:19 AM

Grin Grin Grin Grin Smile Smile Smile Smile

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 6:24 AM

very well spotted carol brilliant detail and tones v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6101 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 6:29 AM

Fabulous images Carol, I love Mantisisis (what is the plural of Mantis) shots, they always look like they are up to something.

Andy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
30 Aug 2013 - 6:30 AM

Amazing how its colour matches that of the leaves ! Excellent images Carol !!

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 6:50 AM


Quote: Amazing how its colour matches that of the leaves ! Excellent images Carol !!

Excellent captures Carol....well done

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 6:53 AM

Love these guys and the way they look straight at you! Nice series.

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Lillian
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30 Aug 2013 - 7:21 AM

from the photos Carol, looks like he is dancing for you
all great shot
Lillian

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 7:21 AM

Wonderful images Carol , he's a cheeky little guy,

Ali

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KarenFB
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30 Aug 2013 - 7:31 AM

He is gorgeous!! You've caught his details brilliantly (I wouldn't mind having these in the UK!).

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User_Removed
30 Aug 2013 - 7:35 AM

Four excellent captures. Smile

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 7:37 AM

The first image Looking at it quickly reminded me of someone sat at a piano and the last one of a boxer.
Have a good weekend.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 7:39 AM

He looks like he is telling you a tale.....
Great images as always

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 7:46 AM

I don't know where you keep finding them, Carol.
Another amazing creature from you.
Pleased I don't have to choose between the versions!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
30 Aug 2013 - 7:56 AM

Another excellent set of images Carol,
Fred.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
30 Aug 2013 - 8:09 AM

Fabulous ! now have a smile on my face ! (HEADING TO WORK .HADA FREE A.M IN Edinburgh YESTERDAYSO MADE THE MOST OF IT !)GX

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 8:35 AM

A super set, Carol - I love the surprised look in V1!!

Richard

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Caziwinkles
30 Aug 2013 - 8:39 AM

An amazing set of images Carol - made me smile to myself. Can see why you almost missed him too. Smile

Carol

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digital_boi
30 Aug 2013 - 8:46 AM

another cracking good set Carol

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2013 - 8:49 AM

Four great capturesSmile

Eileen

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 9:02 AM

These mantis insects always seem to pose so well: excellent shots, Carol.
Ronnie.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 9:05 AM

An excellent set of fine images Carol!! They are well camouflaged!! Presentation 100% as usual!!

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 9:18 AM

They really are such characters, so fascinating!

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Mavis
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30 Aug 2013 - 9:34 AM

What great eyes you have Carol . He is so well camouflaged . Fine captures xx

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64439 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 10:33 AM

What a sweetie. Some critters make you smile just looking at them. SmileSmileSmile

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achieverswales
30 Aug 2013 - 10:36 AM

Love him Carol and V1 for me but all excellent.

Regards

Trev.

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
30 Aug 2013 - 10:44 AM

Beautiful pose in v1,
lovely set Carol.

Basith

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 10:57 AM

I love the boxer's pose in v1

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Irishkate
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30 Aug 2013 - 11:16 AM

These Mantis have the same appeal as Meerkats when David Attenborough
brough tthem to the world's stage.
So comical and as always so well photographed.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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30 Aug 2013 - 11:43 AM

He's super Carol maybe he was getting ready for the ugly bug ball wonderful colourSmileSmile

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Joline
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30 Aug 2013 - 12:53 PM

What a comical group of shots!

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EMJAYCEE
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30 Aug 2013 - 1:31 PM

Great set Carol - especially V4. Smile
Joan.

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TrevBatWCC
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30 Aug 2013 - 2:03 PM

I just love the way these creatures pose! With your charm over them and your expertise in photographing them, Carol, you've come up with another winning set here Wink
Trev Smile

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30 Aug 2013 - 3:59 PM

Four rather charming captures of this wonderfully handsome critter Carol

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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GeorgePlatis
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30 Aug 2013 - 4:33 PM

Wonderful images of this beautiful insect!
George

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30 Aug 2013 - 4:50 PM

Dancin' on a Saturday Night................

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ChiliMan
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30 Aug 2013 - 5:07 PM

My word...that REALLY is camouflaged, Carol. He's pretty much THE same colour as that leaf!

VERY good close-ups here, especially 1 and 2.

And so cool how he posed for you Grin

Andrew

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prabhusinha
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30 Aug 2013 - 6:04 PM

A cute poser

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marktc
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30 Aug 2013 - 6:09 PM

As usual Carol, a stunningly good set of images... marvellous.

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30 Aug 2013 - 10:04 PM

Fab set of images V4 is my favourite its looks so funny xx

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Chinga
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31 Aug 2013 - 2:01 AM

You found a "goldie" one Carol! Matching perch as well! How do you do it? Grin
Love each pose specially the cheeky one in V4... Wow...
IB

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1 Sep 2013 - 4:16 PM

A really tremendous set Carol, v1 was the perfect choice as the lead

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5 Sep 2013 - 2:58 PM

v1 and v4- the aliens are well camouflaged indeed

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