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V's 1 & 2 are of a mantis that I found in my pool, which I rescued and put on a canna lily leaf to dry out in the sunshine.
V's 3 & 4 are of a skipper, taken very late one evening.
Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are and whatever you are doing. I shall be holed up indoors, as the wind is howling a force 6 gale outside and the temperature has dropped considerably, this morning it was down to 14C at 7.30am, a drop of over 10 degrees from a couple of days back Sad

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:shadows and silhouettes
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:5 Oct 2013 - 5:45 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, General, Macro, Nature, Praying mantis, Skipper, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:66
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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 5:48 AM

Love the Mantis - pleased you saved it, Carol.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 6:28 AM

Striking captures, Carol, and great shadows. V1 is picture perfect. SmileSmile

Lavina

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4264 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
5 Oct 2013 - 7:02 AM

V1 has him "chilling out" but drying out would be a better description. A Mantis is definitely not my favourite beastie but I am glad you saved him.

Harriet

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
5 Oct 2013 - 7:21 AM

I hope you gave the poor Mantis mouth to mouth Carol Smile Lovely images - and that shadow in V1 is superb !

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
5 Oct 2013 - 7:25 AM

Great captures

Peter

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 7:40 AM

Two of my favourite beast in 1&2 and lovely crisp silhouettes in 3&4. Lovely set.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64375 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 7:48 AM

Lovely shots Carol and super shadows, but V3 made me laugh out loud. Grin
x

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 7:56 AM

Because they are so different I would posted the silhouettes separately, Another great set of images Carol.

Albert

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114508 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 8:05 AM

Ha......It's good to know you don't always get the good weather over there in Crete Carol Tongue

Good set hear and the silhouettes are very artistic....

Ade

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33129 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 8:13 AM

Great shadows fascinating silhouettes Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 8:50 AM

I love v1, he is certainly posing for you Carol, have a great weekend,

Ali SmileSmileSmile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 8:54 AM

Shadows and Silhouettes for Saturday now!? and this set is first class Carol. Our weather forecast is good for today and tomorrow so hopefully I won't be "holed up." Grin
Joan.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 9:08 AM

Two fine shots of the rescued mantis with it's shadows, and I do like your silhouetted images at V 3 and 4.
Each shot so crisply captured.
Ronnie.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 9:20 AM

Ooo...gorgeous light and detail on the mantis in the first two, Carol, and very cool shadows Grin

Super silhouettes in the latter two! I especially love V3 Smile

Aww...so sweet the mantis let you rescue him and photograph him. These insects get along so well with you. They must know your affection for them.

Hope the weather calms down soon Sad

Andrew

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achieverswales

Absolutely stunning set Carol, V1 and V4 for me awesome.

Regards

Trev.

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barbarahirst
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5 Oct 2013 - 9:51 AM

All looking good

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Caziwinkles
5 Oct 2013 - 10:13 AM

Stunning images - each worthy of individual upload. Love the silhouettes and the mantis is sat back posing for you perfectly as a thank you for rescuing him. Brilliant Carol! Smile

Carol

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 10:55 AM

A super set of images Carol, love V3 and V4, sorry I have given my UA today, wished I had two, you would be my secondSmileSmile


Cliff

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
5 Oct 2013 - 11:08 AM

Love the mantis ! Wink

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Irishkate
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5 Oct 2013 - 11:33 AM

Brilliant shadows Carol the mantis is fantastic with all those comical shapes.
Strong silhouettes - excellent work.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
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5 Oct 2013 - 11:49 AM

Great set, Carol, no beach today. presumably!!!Sad
Tony

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CaroleS
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5 Oct 2013 - 11:55 AM

Wonderful shadows and as for the silhouettes - amazing!

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 - 12:04 PM

Lovely set, love V1Smile

Eileen

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Chinga
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5 Oct 2013 - 12:08 PM

PERFECT! Grin
Love them all...
IB

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raygregson
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5 Oct 2013 - 12:47 PM

another excellent set carol,love the silhouettes,well done indeed.ray

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Joline
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5 Oct 2013 - 1:06 PM

Perfectly shadowed in v1.....wonderful set.

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Daisymaye
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5 Oct 2013 - 1:09 PM

A great set Carol. In V1, he looks like he's trying to be a chair in his shadow. V3 is a great silhouette, so funny.......Sandy

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GeorgePlatis
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5 Oct 2013 - 1:14 PM

Beautiful angles of capture in V1 & V2 and the silhouettes are fabulous!
George

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prabhusinha
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5 Oct 2013 - 2:39 PM

Beautifully presented.

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TrevBatWCC
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5 Oct 2013 - 3:38 PM

I just love the way these mantis's pose for you! Grin Great set, but think V1's my faveWink
Trev Smile

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ChristineD
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5 Oct 2013 - 4:30 PM

Four fabulous capture

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HuddersfieldHil
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5 Oct 2013 - 5:20 PM

Fantastic shots Carol I bet the mantis was happy to be rescuedSmileSmile

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AlexAppleby
5 Oct 2013 - 6:10 PM

Like V3 it's so unusual.

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AnneB50
AnneB50 e2 Member 2103 forum postsAnneB50 vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 6:43 PM

You do find the most interesting beasties Carol. I love V1 particularly with him chilling on the leaf

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sparrowhawk
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5 Oct 2013 - 11:44 PM

love v1&2 although all are wonderful shots ! i would love to see a praying mantis and try and take photos of them

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avacreates
6 Oct 2013 - 3:44 AM

V2 is a favourite but they're all very interesting shots especially V3&4

Ava Smile

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viscostatic
6 Oct 2013 - 8:46 AM

Excellent Carol, especially V2 of the mantis.

Phil.

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digital_boi
6 Oct 2013 - 4:16 PM

excellent

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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janlea
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7 Oct 2013 - 8:24 AM

Superb set Carol Smile
Jan

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tonyng
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7 Oct 2013 - 9:52 AM

Like all 4 Carol.

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Glostopcat
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10 Oct 2013 - 6:21 AM

Some stunning shadows and silhouettes in this set Carol, we've been really spoiled with this splendid selection. Your model in v1 and v2 looks rather disorientated and not what I'd call compos mantis!Grin

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annettep38
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13 Oct 2013 - 1:18 AM

The mantis for me!girgeous shadows and an extra cute mantis !

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