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This mantis was in his element in front o the camera, and gave me a couple of wonderful poses Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:the poser!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:15 Oct 2013 - 5:27 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Mantis, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:66
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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2013 - 5:33 AM

They don't seem to pose for me like they do for you, Carol. Smile
-=\Walter

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ddolfelin
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15 Oct 2013 - 5:41 AM

I expect you know this one by name, Carol.
Good picture.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2191 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2013 - 5:43 AM

Two great captures Carol...beautifully posed for you

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Benlib
Benlib  23 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2013 - 5:46 AM

Both are amazing shots, but I like #2 better. Somehow the mantis looks more elegant in #2

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sparrowhawk
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15 Oct 2013 - 5:51 AM

stunning shots of a creature i'd love see and possibly photograph

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2013 - 6:06 AM

Their front legs look a bit like crab legs. Two excellent detailed images Carol. It's like they pose and smile for you.

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Curtain
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15 Oct 2013 - 6:10 AM

Awesome Carol.
Nick

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ugly
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15 Oct 2013 - 6:17 AM

V1 for me today..
Top class images..

Dave

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6100 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2013 - 6:34 AM

Twiggy?....Grin

2 brilliant shots of an amazing creature Carol.

Andy

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HarrietH
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15 Oct 2013 - 6:37 AM

Thos Greek beasties are certainly vain, or perhaps just your island ones.

Harriet

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Nikonuser1
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15 Oct 2013 - 7:00 AM

Great capture CarolSmile

Cliff

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Caziwinkles
15 Oct 2013 - 7:03 AM

Definitely posing for you Carol. Good angle. Smile

Carol

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
15 Oct 2013 - 7:04 AM

What a beauty... I like to see the world through your eyes Carol!
Looks like a BAD BOY here! Grin
IB

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2013 - 7:21 AM

Great shot

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2013 - 7:22 AM

Super shots and what an expression. He looks like a conductor.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2013 - 7:40 AM

Two quite magnificent captures Carol. Stunningly crisp and sharp with great colour..

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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moiral
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15 Oct 2013 - 7:49 AM

A super model in the making. Well captured Carol. Moira

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Ayoob
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15 Oct 2013 - 7:51 AM

Two excellent shot with wonderful clarity and details , Carol...Grin

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Badgerfred
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15 Oct 2013 - 8:10 AM

Excellent captures Carol, great detail in both,
Fred.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
15 Oct 2013 - 8:11 AM

They just make me smile !Grin Fun images and great to see.

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viscostatic
15 Oct 2013 - 8:27 AM

Great images of this wonderful creature Carol.

Phil.

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capto
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15 Oct 2013 - 8:30 AM

What a great model.Smile

ivor

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mex
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15 Oct 2013 - 8:45 AM

Two stunners carol.
cheers phil.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7433 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1018 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2013 - 8:46 AM

V1 in particular looks as though it's playing on a mini rocking-horse. Giddy-up!
Moira

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2013 - 9:12 AM

Both great captures Carol.Smile
Joan.

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LynneJoyce
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15 Oct 2013 - 9:32 AM

Two of your best I think.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2013 - 9:32 AM

OKH What wonderful and excellent captures,Carol,V1 is my favorite,very well done,
saeid

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rontear
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15 Oct 2013 - 10:31 AM

The stuff of horror movies !! Carol. They are magnificent insects, super predators !!
Ron

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achieverswales
15 Oct 2013 - 10:37 AM

Two cracking macro captures of one of my favourite insects Carol, I think they are cute.

Regards

Trev.

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SlowSong
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15 Oct 2013 - 10:39 AM

Sweet thing. Smile

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prabhusinha
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15 Oct 2013 - 10:49 AM

Reminds me the huge poster outside my son's house at Ithaca. Great set.

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richmowil
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15 Oct 2013 - 10:49 AM

Two excellent images Carol!!

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danbrann
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15 Oct 2013 - 11:15 AM

The pole dancing Mantis .

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Rock
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15 Oct 2013 - 11:46 AM

Excellent !

Rock

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Fefe
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15 Oct 2013 - 12:13 PM

ExcellenteWink
Diane

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HuddersfieldHil
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15 Oct 2013 - 12:26 PM

StunningSmile

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Joline
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15 Oct 2013 - 12:58 PM

Such a show offGrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
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15 Oct 2013 - 1:57 PM

Can't choose between these two - very cute and a perfect poser!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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ali63
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15 Oct 2013 - 4:00 PM

Great capture Carol.

Ali Grin

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FeatherFriend
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15 Oct 2013 - 4:28 PM

2 great shots Carol, saw my first Mantis in Spain recently only they were pure yellow in colour, guess there's lots of variety's,
Geoff.

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TrevBatWCC
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15 Oct 2013 - 4:33 PM

They certainly are posers, aren't they? Grin Two wonderful captures, Carol, love 'em! Wink
Trev Smile

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GeorgePlatis
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15 Oct 2013 - 4:36 PM

Fabulous captures, Carol!Smile
George

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DicksPics
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15 Oct 2013 - 5:23 PM

Looks a real Cool Dude to me, Carol!
Super stuff, as always!

Richard

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JuBarney
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15 Oct 2013 - 5:33 PM

Two splendid captures whilst he is posing.
Ju

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fificat100
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15 Oct 2013 - 7:01 PM

Two excellent captures, Carol, each a winner with V1 having the edge Smile

Lavina

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ChristineD
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15 Oct 2013 - 8:07 PM

Two great captures and brilliant poses

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Snapitt
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15 Oct 2013 - 11:01 PM

Two excellent captures Carol.

Jane

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marktc
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15 Oct 2013 - 11:34 PM

V2 for me today Carol what a stunning pair of images

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Glostopcat
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16 Oct 2013 - 6:19 PM

A right poser indeed Carol, they seem to enjoy camping it up for the camera!Grin

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