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I really thought these two critters were happily enjoying a meal together, chomping away on a tasty grasshopper, but after taking these images and then sitting back to watch the feast, the next thing I knew was that the wasp had taken off into the air with half the hopper hanging from his jaws Smile

I'm feeling a little stronger now, so hopefully I can get back into the full swing of ePZ next week.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:sharing dinner
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:24 Nov 2013 - 5:45 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Humour / fun, Macro, Mantis, Nature, Wasp, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:61
Voters:Ray12 · kuvailija · Hermanus · tomcat · ColleenA · goso · LynneJoyce · ddolfelin · KarenFB · marktc · andylea · fentiger · Mike_Young · viscostatic · Badgerfred · User_Removed · Philip_H · bobsblues · moiral · Arty · barbarahirst · Caziwinkles · Lillian · ChiliMan · achieverswales · mrswoolybill · SlowSong · rontear · CaroleS · Rock · digital_boi · Jocelia · ali63 · Alan_Baseley · pluckyfilly · Nikonuser1 · sparrowhawk · Chinga · TonyDy · mex · Brian65 · AlexAppleby · mashwood10 · gwynn56 · Fred263 · HarrietH · TrevBatWCC · ChristineD · myrab · Sylviwhalley · basith · DicksPics · Glostopcat · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · RobD · GeorgePlatis · fificat100 · Mavis · evelen · annettep38 · georgiepoolie ·
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Ray12
Ray12 Plus Member 298 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 5:54 AM

WOW three fantastic images, great close-up, colours,detail & pin sharp, when it comes to things like this...... Lady Luck really does shine on you Grin

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kuvailija
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24 Nov 2013 - 5:58 AM

Very beautiful and skilled macro again !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin - You are Gooooood ,Carol ! --- Jukka.Smile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
24 Nov 2013 - 6:24 AM

Excellent images Carol !! Great that you feel better Smile

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24 Nov 2013 - 6:31 AM

Mornin' Carol,
Good to hear you are on the mend and keeping a keen eye on your local insect world

Got up early to watch the cricket from Oz
Feels cold again

Adrian

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2220 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 6:38 AM

What unusual dinner companions ...quite amazing to see...a great set Carol.
Glad to hear you are feeling a bit strongerGrin

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LynneJoyce
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24 Nov 2013 - 7:07 AM

Excellent images as always. Nice to hear that you are feeling better.

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ddolfelin
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24 Nov 2013 - 7:11 AM

Great images.
Good to hear you are on the mend, Carol.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 7:31 AM

glad to hear your on the mend now carol brilliant set of captures all winners for me nice ones Wink
andy

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 7:32 AM

A well camouflaged critter captured here in great detail.

Albert

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viscostatic
24 Nov 2013 - 8:05 AM

Great images Carol showing them both in action.

Phil.

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24 Nov 2013 - 8:07 AM

Super set Carol,
Fred.

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 8:45 AM

Great set Carol good to hear you are recovering .SmileSmile
Rob

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24 Nov 2013 - 9:06 AM

Great set of captures Carol. Moira

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Lillian
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24 Nov 2013 - 9:48 AM

Great camouflage and good shots Carol
pleased you are on the mend
Lillian

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Caziwinkles
24 Nov 2013 - 9:49 AM

A fab set of images Carol 1:0 to the wasp! Wink

Carol

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ChiliMan
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24 Nov 2013 - 9:51 AM

Incredible! So they were probably wrestling over the hopper!...lol GrinGrin

You witness THE most interesting stuff, Carol. Amazing clarity and detail you've capured here, by the way. That mantis looks well fat.

Andrew

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achieverswales
24 Nov 2013 - 10:05 AM

Fascinating gory scenes of nature Carol, every one pin sharp. Glad you are feeling better, a bottle of whisky helps too.

Regards

Trev.

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digital_boi
24 Nov 2013 - 10:56 AM

good your on the mend Carol 3 great captures

Graham

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ali63
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24 Nov 2013 - 11:41 AM

Great set of images Carol.

Ali Smile

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pluckyfilly
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24 Nov 2013 - 11:57 AM

Glad your feeling a tad better hope you go now from strength to strength, good set today again

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Nikonuser1
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24 Nov 2013 - 11:58 AM

Excellent set CarolSmile

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Chinga
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24 Nov 2013 - 12:42 PM

Nature at best Carol!
Incredible sequence of images, very well spotted and captured...
Well done Maestra! IB

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24 Nov 2013 - 1:35 PM

Three fantastic shots, Carol - so sharp.
Tony

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AlexAppleby
24 Nov 2013 - 3:48 PM

Wow - amazing shots, as always!

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mashwood10
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24 Nov 2013 - 4:00 PM

Although they are brilliant I have to say' How on earth do you find these little creatures ??? '

Pam

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24 Nov 2013 - 4:38 PM

How on earth do your spot these creatures, Carol?! Wink Three cracking close-ups here....glad to hear you're feeling a bit perkier! SmileSmile
Trev Smile

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24 Nov 2013 - 5:06 PM

Excellent images, you do find them

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basith  2 Sri Lanka
24 Nov 2013 - 5:27 PM

Excellent capture and amazing detail too.
Very well captured as always.

Basith

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24 Nov 2013 - 5:50 PM

Glad you're feeling better, Carol!
Three well detailed images.

Richard

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24 Nov 2013 - 7:14 PM

Three terrific natural history images Carol, that wasp is a right freeloader pinching the mantis's meal!Grin

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24 Nov 2013 - 7:49 PM

Beautiful reportage with three excellent images! Great work, Carol !
George

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24 Nov 2013 - 11:19 PM

Superb captures. Took sharp eyes to spot those critters, Carol SmileSmileSmile

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26 Nov 2013 - 7:28 AM

what a brave wasp.. wonder whether he knew what he was sharing his meal with?
fantastic capture, just tells us how well you observe.

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