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LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 6:21AM
Love these guys. Its the way they look straight at you.

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goso Plus
10 2 1 Australia
28 Oct 2011 6:29AM
Praying certainly paid off for this pair Carol - top pics ...Bill
Andysnapper Plus
8 109 25 England
28 Oct 2011 6:32AM
They both look like they are saying thank you. Another great set Carol.

Andy
Glyn1 Plus
7 4 1 England
28 Oct 2011 6:54AM
Another great series Carol, excellent macro work.

Glyn
EAS Plus
7 1 13 Scotland
28 Oct 2011 7:39AM
So glad you managed to rescue this little character! A super set.

Ann
28 Oct 2011 7:43AM
Wonderful set Carol,very well done,
saeoid
28 Oct 2011 7:55AM
Great set of shots Carol. Moira
28 Oct 2011 8:06AM
Ahhh!!!
They seem to be saying thankyou
28 Oct 2011 8:08AM
Great close-ups Carol - these creatures always seem to have faces full of expression.

Phil.
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
28 Oct 2011 8:08AM
I suggest Life Jacket Drill Every morning at 0600 poolside to instruct the insects how to avoid drowning !

Great work.

Rock
28 Oct 2011 8:09AM
Another stunning series of images lovely detail
mike
CaroleS Plus
6 425 3 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 9:18AM
They are funny little characters, well captured Carol. Good rescueSmile Carole
28 Oct 2011 9:20AM
Another cracking series of images, Carol.
Roy
SlowSong Plus
8 6.7k 29 England
28 Oct 2011 9:30AM
Aw, they pose so prettily. They must know they're in good hands. Smile
Chris
28 Oct 2011 9:40AM
He only has eyes for you after rescuing him
28 Oct 2011 9:48AM
Another stuuning set Carol.Well done..Lin
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
28 Oct 2011 9:57AM
I had a rescued rose and you have rescued insects.......another great set, Carol.
Ronnie.
Mike_Young Plus
10 12 9 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 10:20AM
Your pool seems to be a magnet for insects, nice shots
A contrasty green & brown duo well captured (V1). As usual they pose well for you - Raja.
28 Oct 2011 10:47AM
They are just jumping in that pool for attention now! Super set. Sylvia
28 Oct 2011 10:50AM
Carol, you consistently produce stunning macro shots that amaze me in their variety. If you don't miind me saying so, I think sometimes they would benefit from a bit more Photoshop sharpening. This particular set is quite soft, not unpleasant in itself as a technique, but for preference I would have crisped them up a bit with Unsharp Mask.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 11:13AM
I think they get into difficulties on purposeWink so that the angel of wildlife can save them - well done
TonyDy Plus
8 6 3 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 11:31AM
Great shots, Carol, - had the same experience myself recently on Corfu.
Tony
JOKEN Plus
7 3 10 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 11:32AM
Brilliant as always - but I go along with johnriley who suggests some sharpening.
Ken
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
28 Oct 2011 11:48AM
Their prayers were answered when you arrived Carol.Smile
Joan.
28 Oct 2011 12:03PM
V1 is the winner for me here Carol one seems to be looking at the other who is looking at you nice one

Graham
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 12:04PM
Great set Carol, your 'pool images' always a treat
having probs on here today,...so SLOW!
Lillian
Hi Carol more great shots as ever, well done regards gray.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
28 Oct 2011 2:04PM
You would think they could just hop right out of the pool. Good for you for saving their lives. Great images............Sandy
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
28 Oct 2011 2:57PM
I just love how you always get them to look towards the camera! Wink Perhaps it's their way of saying thanks for you having rescued them... Smile
Trev Smile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
28 Oct 2011 3:42PM

Quote:Carol, you consistently produce stunning macro shots that amaze me in their variety. If you don't miind me saying so, I think sometimes they would benefit from a bit more Photoshop sharpening. This particular set is quite soft, not unpleasant in itself as a technique, but for preference I would have crisped them up a bit with Unsharp Mask.

I agree with this Carol as stated yesterday, also some contrast I feel would help.

Regards

Trev.
28 Oct 2011 5:05PM
You just take the pics you want to take. V2 has my vote today.
jon
28 Oct 2011 7:01PM
nice one carol ,didnt even notice the one on the right
28 Oct 2011 8:57PM
An interesting set with lots of great detail.
Shell
28 Oct 2011 9:32PM
V1 for me Carol. Love the way they are both looking at you. Great set, lovely colour and detail.Smile
Take care, have a lovely weekend, Pauline
28 Oct 2011 10:13PM
Super set, Carol. Lovely detail, and they really are eyeballing you in v.1 Wink Thanks for the idea with my poppy pic; it hadn't occurred to me. Works well.
Dave.
28 Oct 2011 10:33PM
'It is between v1 & v4,...getting my top accolades,' today, Carol, on these {4} superb macro Mantis Images.

Have a nice Weekend.

Ciao~ Peter
Fun and a tonic to see as always ! GillWink
29 Oct 2011 12:22AM
I think your Pool must be listed in the Bug World as having life guards in attendance!
Jann
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Hi Carol, well done, great set of images, loved the V1.

Samar..
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
30 Oct 2011 8:29PM
A cracking set Carol, if you want to sharpen them further you can use photofiltre which is a free software editor you can download. It is the one I most frequenty use and is easy to use and very user friendly. You can find it by searching for it on google

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