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A small preying mantis, captured in the autumn, enjoying his dinnerSmile
V.3 is a very poor record shot of the first mantis I have spotted this year, only the size of my little finger nail, and looking rather angry at being photographed Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:yummy yummy!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:14 Jan 2013 - 5:49 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Humour, Humour / fun, Macro, Nature, Preying mantis, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:76
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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 6:01 AM

Erm... gore and horror first thing on a Monday, shocking WinkWinkWinkTongue

V2 is my favourite and how you managed to even see the chap in v3 let alone photograph it is beyond me.... Superb work as always Carol!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Jan 2013 - 6:12 AM

I am amazed how these Preying Mantis subjects of yours always keep their eyes on you - even in V2 where it is eating it is watching you Smile And what on earth is in V3 ? A leprous Mantis Smile Excellent as always Carol !

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kathrynlouise
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14 Jan 2013 - 6:15 AM

Wow! Bugs are definately not my cup of tea but jeepers Carol you make them look good Grin
Fantastic set of images GrinGrin

Kathryn

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RonnieAG
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14 Jan 2013 - 6:35 AM

Like Herman I have noticed that the mantis shots nearly always show them watching what you are about, Carol: very curious insects?
Don't recall seeing one eating it's meal before like this but there again my memory sometimes fails me.
Ronnie.

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 6:46 AM

Bet he's thinking you not getting any of this its mine. super shots Carole V2 my fave.Smile
Rob

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 6:49 AM

Excellent as always Carol, if a little gory....Grin

Andy

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Buffalo_Tom
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14 Jan 2013 - 7:08 AM

Happy New Year Carol.
Tom.

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SUE118
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14 Jan 2013 - 7:11 AM

Yummy indeed 3 super shots. Woke up to no snow which is good.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:33 AM

Bit early in the morning for all that gore....
V3 really is wonderful. How on earth you spotted him I have no idea.
Great photos as always

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France31 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:01 AM

The 'record shot ' is very impressive, I'd never have guessed this ugly little critter could grow into v 1 or2!
Many thanks for the award, I'll write to you later SmileSmile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:30 AM

Enjoying his dinner. But still finding time to pose...

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84271 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:32 AM

Y u m!

I am so glad I've had my breakfast!! Smile

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Rock
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14 Jan 2013 - 8:44 AM

Grand shot.

Rock

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Badgerfred
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14 Jan 2013 - 9:06 AM

Excellent images Carol, love the detail,
Fred.

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
14 Jan 2013 - 9:22 AM

Amazing find Carol. fabulous shots.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 9:54 AM

V2 is fantastic although it looks as though he is giving it a kiss.Grin

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CaroleS
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14 Jan 2013 - 10:45 AM

They do always look so pleased with themselvesSmile
Carole

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EMJAYCEE
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14 Jan 2013 - 10:47 AM

Superb set Carol.
Joan.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 10:53 AM

How would you feel if someone photographed you eating breakfast!!! TongueGrinGrinGrin

Nicely captured, Carol, and well spotted in v3, so small.

Dave

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 10:59 AM

Do you use a macro lens for all your images Carol
or telescopic zoom?
It is amazing the tiny things you bring to our screens
and with such clarity.The mantis do always appear to be looking at you.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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danbrann
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14 Jan 2013 - 11:55 AM

Have an RC on me Carol.

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Daisymaye
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14 Jan 2013 - 12:30 PM

Looks like the kiss of death. Excellent shots Carol.......Sandy

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Stace
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14 Jan 2013 - 1:30 PM

good POV Carol

Stace

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SlowSong
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14 Jan 2013 - 1:40 PM

I love V2. I can almost hear him chomping. Grin
x

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mex
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14 Jan 2013 - 1:58 PM

1 and 2, spot on carol.
cheers phil.

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TonyDy
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14 Jan 2013 - 2:34 PM

Great close-ups, Carol.
Tony

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
14 Jan 2013 - 2:36 PM

Very strange creatures Carol, very good photo's V2. for me, regards Leon,GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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TrevBatWCC
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14 Jan 2013 - 2:48 PM

As Hermanus says, these creatures always seem to be looking at the camera! Wink Brilliant work again Carol, and think I go for V2 as my fave Smile
Trev Smile

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 2:49 PM

I always love these little fellows though have only ever "met" them on epz. I'm wondering about that eye contact business. You don't think they may just possibly be eyeing you up for the next meal? Tongue

Ann

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achieverswales
14 Jan 2013 - 3:05 PM

Amazing macro photography Carol.


Regards

Trev.

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bobhowell
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14 Jan 2013 - 4:31 PM

Stunning pictures, love V2 eating and looking direct at the camera. Smile Bob

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sparrowhawk
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14 Jan 2013 - 4:50 PM

tthink ill pass that menu ! brilliant set of nature shots at there rawist

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NDODS
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14 Jan 2013 - 5:54 PM

Cor blimey Carol, and here is me thinkin that these were friendly little critters...

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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samarmishra
14 Jan 2013 - 6:08 PM

Hi Carol, three excellent images capture of the mentis.. great shots..

Samar..

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Fefe
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14 Jan 2013 - 6:27 PM

Great shots Carol, V2 is my fave today, great poseGrin
Diane Aka AndrewGrinGrin
Diane

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Silverzone
14 Jan 2013 - 6:43 PM

View 2 for me today. Sylvia

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pluckyfilly
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14 Jan 2013 - 6:52 PM

Brilliant take - I have missed these critters in my absence - thanks for posting on my behalf yest

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hasslebladuk
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14 Jan 2013 - 7:03 PM

Top draw shots carol
mike

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tomcat
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14 Jan 2013 - 8:03 PM

Evenin' Carol
V2 for me, with the flySmile

Snow overnight and into the early afternoonSad

Adrian

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Brian65
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14 Jan 2013 - 8:20 PM

Stunning images Carol, your knees must be worn out by nowTongueWinkWinkWink
Brian

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AnneWorner
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14 Jan 2013 - 9:52 PM

Those little guys will stare down a camera every time Wink
Has to be v2 Carol - a very mannered eater if I dare say.

Anne

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14 Jan 2013 - 9:58 PM

V2 for me also. Fractionally sharper than V1 but all great macro shots.
Paul

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14 Jan 2013 - 10:55 PM

A grand set Carol, these little fellas certainly know how to pose for the camera

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15 Jan 2013 - 1:29 PM

An amazing set Carol, but much more V2. I like the way it is looking the camera while is eating.

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ChiliMan
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15 Jan 2013 - 2:49 PM

Aww! The one in V3 is so small?? So cute Smile Good capture, actually, considering its size!

And excellent action shots in Vs 1 and 2, Carol. Talk about timing Smile

Andrew

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16 Jan 2013 - 6:09 AM

Your gallery is teaching me so much more about bugs and beasties than I think I want to know Carol, your macro work brings them right into this room, what's really bothering me, is I think I'm starting to like them, and THAT"S scarey!!Smile
Rgds., Jim

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17 Jan 2013 - 11:43 AM

Incredible takes! Very lovely insect! GrinGrinGrin
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