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This little fella, despite having only one antennae and part of a leg missing, was scrambling around the french lavender in the garden, and willing to pose for a few pics.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:preying mantis
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:23 Jun 2010 - 5:15 AM
Tags:Bug, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Insect, Macro, Preying mantis, Wildlife / nature
Votes:88
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
23 Jun 2010 - 5:37 AM

I guess that it is a dangerous world even for the mantis

Peter

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 5:40 AM

V3 of this war-wounded hero for me today.

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gabriel_flr
23 Jun 2010 - 5:42 AM

Oh yes, a wish to take a mantis shot one time too, well done Carol! I have never seen a mantis in freedom...Very interesting for a photographer!
have a nice day,
gabriel

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 5:48 AM

Poor guy, with his missing parts. Seems to still get around ok though. Great shots Carol.........Sandy

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 5:48 AM

Fantastic set,what amazing creatures.
Tom.

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Anirban_ind
23 Jun 2010 - 6:00 AM

beautiful macro /carol.. very well done!!!
regards
Anirban

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 6:45 AM

Great macros once again of this little critter. Really love the look of Preying Mantis, though never actually see one in real life. Glad he's still enjoying life regardless of whatever has happened to the missing parts!!

Ann

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RajaSidambaram
23 Jun 2010 - 6:47 AM

You created sympathy for this handicapped Praying Mantis - Raja.

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Adderwatcher
23 Jun 2010 - 7:07 AM

Fantastic captures! such fasinating creatures.
Scott

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 7:26 AM

I love v2 today Carol. Do you know what, I think they all queue up to have their photo taken by you!!!!!

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W1ldside
W1ldside  4 United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 7:34 AM

Morning Carol ~ Another terrific capture and with a bit of Oomph
Interesting species....
Rick

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 7:37 AM

more of your little space men Carol, this one looks a tad oof to me but could be my eyes or the fact he was zipping around, still a great set

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 7:37 AM

amazing

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viscostatic
23 Jun 2010 - 7:43 AM

These images certainly show how well camouflaged this mantis would be when surrounded by dried grass or leaves. An amazing creature well photographed Carol.

Phil.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
23 Jun 2010 - 7:53 AM

Poor chap -he looks like a piece of origami gone wrong ! Great images of him though and another one thats put a smile on m face ! Gill

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
23 Jun 2010 - 8:03 AM

Morning another super shot been in the wars by the look of it gray.

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 8:12 AM

Great little chap Carol

Jon

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Mynett
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23 Jun 2010 - 8:17 AM

what a comic of a character this is , he looks so unreal.....

Linda

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
23 Jun 2010 - 8:18 AM

So well taken, You are showing us > THE insectworld< *****
cor

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 8:35 AM

What a dear little critter
Love all 3
But V1 gets a click today

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 - 8:50 AM

Makes me feel tickly all over.
Mavis

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
23 Jun 2010 - 9:00 AM

What a specimen,superb.
Cheers
Alan

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 9:20 AM

Could be an alien Wink Fine macro work.

Albert

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 10:14 AM

Not praying for redemption but something to eat.

Very good work.

Rock

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 10:31 AM

How on earth can something like that move. an engineers dream Carol.

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digital_boi
23 Jun 2010 - 10:34 AM

good set yet again V2 for me today Carol odd but fascinating creatures very well captured click

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 10:35 AM

Been in the wars but still marching on - Great set but I do like V2.
Joan.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 10:49 AM

A fine study. Who can say, about its next life ??

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stephenscott
23 Jun 2010 - 11:17 AM

Three great shots with fine detail,Like V3 the best..

Steve..

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 12:08 PM

Another great set Carol, must say you have some wonderful species over there,
Geoff.

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 12:10 PM

A bit battered and care worn (a bit like me actually) but still a beauty (not like me!)
Jann
xxx

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Joline
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23 Jun 2010 - 12:27 PM

Looks like he's been through the wars.....

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milky
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23 Jun 2010 - 12:48 PM

Beautiful image and great close-up work------Milky

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 1:52 PM

Carol, thankfully you never fail to provide us with great photography.
Very nice set,

Aidan,,

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PattiW
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23 Jun 2010 - 2:01 PM

Astounding capture! Patti

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 2:02 PM

Hi there Carol, wow these are fantastically clear and as always a pleasure to view. Love V1 for the wonderful colours in it. Thanks so much for your kind and encouraging words and support Much appreciated.
Regards
Ann

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tmann
tmann  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 2:39 PM

Incredible capture and detail - as always! Smile
Superb!!!!!!

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borrower
borrower  5 England
23 Jun 2010 - 3:05 PM

Cracking set of images, such wonderful detail and light.
Louise

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andymark
andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 4:11 PM

all amazing love v1 stunning work

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Silverzone
23 Jun 2010 - 4:20 PM

Another super set. Sylvia

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 4:58 PM

WOW! Carol-- a creepy, obviously self assured critter! Well done!
Jennnnn

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 5:29 PM

Rather wonderful, the stuff of nightmares superbly photographed.
jon

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 5:35 PM

Carol, these are decidedly scary in appearance but I'm sure not in reality - beautiful images!

Mike

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Dizize
Dizize  4 United States
23 Jun 2010 - 5:35 PM

Amazing capture....and detail!! Nicley done!
Di

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Traceyflowerpots

Amazing !!!

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 6:05 PM

Cute pose. Lovely shot.

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 6:29 PM

Waw - I've never seen a mantis in reality. Great composition - Well done

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Stace
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23 Jun 2010 - 6:29 PM

Top class Carol

Stace

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Suehh
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23 Jun 2010 - 6:44 PM

Magic - pure magic!

Sue

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samarmishra
23 Jun 2010 - 6:47 PM

Great details. Nice one....

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Dinney
Dinney  6 England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 7:34 PM

Superb set Carol,
Kev

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 8:44 PM

Fine set of macro shots again, Carol. Lovely. A

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vandalp
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23 Jun 2010 - 9:48 PM

Fantastic capture's Carol.
Vanda

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 - 10:56 PM

what an amazing creature, brilliantly captured
bunSmile

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
23 Jun 2010 - 11:03 PM

Carol a set to be proud of the detail is excellent i would give it 30 plus any day.
jj

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Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 10:14 AM

Beautiful set and excellent detail of this wonderful Mantis. Gary

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photophantom
24 Jun 2010 - 12:55 PM

excellent
Dennis

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nickyv32
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24 Jun 2010 - 5:12 PM

Great set and such a lovely little fella

Nicky

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 10:09 PM

Great shots of this little critter - Ina

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2010 - 9:53 AM

What adjectives can I use - great, stunning - all been said above and the two UA's is the best measure - congratulations

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