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One for silly Sunday, and having been indoors most of the week due to the appalling weather conditions, I have had to search around for something to photograph. Luckily, I spotted this mantis in the lounge, who had obviously come in for shelter, so he agreed to do a photo shoot for meSmile

The 11th day of the 11th month, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:the invasion of the giant mantids!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:11 Nov 2012 - 5:44 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flash, Flash / lighting, Fun, General, Humour, Humour / fun, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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marktc
marktc Plus Member 485 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 5:51 AM

Amazing capture, looks like a scene from a SciFy movie! Well done Carol!

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LynneJoyce
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11 Nov 2012 - 6:13 AM

Carol you must add a Santa hat to this mantis and make this your Christmas card. If I were not going out on a photo shoot today I'd do it for you!

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 11 Nov 2012 - 6:14 AM

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User_Removed
11 Nov 2012 - 6:27 AM

Snap LOL

your house sounds like mine - safe haven for every creepy crawly thing known to mankind. I have a spider in the bathroom and in the bedroom who sadly are not so cooperative about photoshoots.

Great idea!

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 6:33 AM

Very nice work indeed Carol well done you .Smile
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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
11 Nov 2012 - 6:56 AM

Great photos - I am so glad you survived to document the invasion Smile

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helenlinda
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11 Nov 2012 - 7:07 AM

Amazing combination SmileSmile
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fentiger
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11 Nov 2012 - 7:14 AM


Quote: Amazing capture, looks like a scene from a SciFy movie! Well done Carol!

I agree and it fits the theme of the day.

Albert

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AnnChown
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11 Nov 2012 - 7:54 AM

How funny! These are great pics! Smile
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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 8:35 AM

Glad the houe is a miniature - just think of the consequences if it was real size and the mantis was a giant!!!!!!!!!!
Joan.

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jaktis
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11 Nov 2012 - 8:57 AM

What a picture

Peter

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8776 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1267 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 8:57 AM

V2 for me by a whisker. Or should that read by an antenna?
I sense a winter theme appearing in your portfolio...
Moira

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11 Nov 2012 - 8:59 AM


Quote: Amazing capture, looks like a scene from a SciFy movie! Well done Carol!

Yes, I agree. Smile

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
11 Nov 2012 - 9:01 AM

Excellent Carol. Moira

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rontear
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11 Nov 2012 - 9:30 AM

Glad their not this large !!! Carol. Certainly humerous.
Ron.

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sparrowhawk
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11 Nov 2012 - 9:36 AM

cheered me up no end Carol thank you ! still feeling awful,love it

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Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 - 9:51 AM

Great images Carol.
Brian

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Fefe
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11 Nov 2012 - 9:57 AM

I was intrigued from the thumbnail....you can imagine how small thumbnails are on my phone.....just saw the house....brilliant carolGrin
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CaroleS
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11 Nov 2012 - 10:13 AM

SmileSmileSmile

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11 Nov 2012 - 10:13 AM

Great image Carol well done. BobSmile

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digital_boi
11 Nov 2012 - 10:38 AM

brought a smile for sure Carol

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11 Nov 2012 - 11:26 AM

GrinGrinGrinGrin LOVE IT! IB

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11 Nov 2012 - 11:37 AM

Great fun, carol.
Tony

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Irishkate
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11 Nov 2012 - 11:49 AM

How did you get him so pose in such harmonious surroundings?
I think you must have special communication skills with these critters!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
11 Nov 2012 - 12:12 PM

Carol, that is funny, like it a lot made me smile, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Sylviwhalley
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11 Nov 2012 - 1:08 PM

Great shot. he's quite a poser.
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11 Nov 2012 - 1:33 PM

Most amusing Carol, these should bring the house down!Grin

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 1:53 PM

Made me chuckle! Glad he isn't likely to be settling onto my house roof!!

Ann

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Joline
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11 Nov 2012 - 2:05 PM

This has got to be the most amazing image today....who else but you would pose an insect for the fun of itGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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11 Nov 2012 - 2:47 PM

You really are losing it Carol Tongue

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gingerdelight
11 Nov 2012 - 2:53 PM


Quote: Carol you must add a Santa hat to this mantis and make this your Christmas card. If I were not going out on a photo shoot today I'd do it for you!

I quite agree with Lynne here! It must be done!!! Great shots!
Carol

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SUE118
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11 Nov 2012 - 3:10 PM

How much did you pay him. Ha ha

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prabhusinha
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11 Nov 2012 - 3:36 PM

Do U see in your dreams? i will get up & switch on for something new & sweet like my Gr son.

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WindowonWildlife

Lol WinkSmile Wonderful stuff Carol and made me chuckle Wink

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TrevBatWCC
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11 Nov 2012 - 4:49 PM

Golly he's a big chap! Wink Two great captures, Carol, and certainly a bit different! Wink
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thedon1941
11 Nov 2012 - 5:36 PM

Terrific capture Carol. Well spotted. Don

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11 Nov 2012 - 6:14 PM

Run run to the hills it's the monster, really Carol your losing the plot Grin but there superb silly Sunday shots and a great idea GrinGrinGrin

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sable
sable  7 England7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 6:21 PM

super silly sunday shot made me smile xx

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11 Nov 2012 - 8:06 PM

I wouldnt harm him but I would never sleep if he was in my houseWink great shot

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pamelajean
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11 Nov 2012 - 8:56 PM

A great title for a new horror/monster movie, methinks.
Carol, these are just amazing, and the complementary colours too.

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11 Nov 2012 - 9:05 PM

It's a good job you don't squeal at critters Carol. So sharp & clear. Made me smile .I have wee houses but I don't get anything only dead flies on mine SmileSmileSmile xx

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11 Nov 2012 - 9:29 PM

It would scary of they're really this big, good work.
regards
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11 Nov 2012 - 10:06 PM

Brilliant CarolSmile
Sunny but chilly today.
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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 - 10:41 PM

what an amazing creature.. what a poser.. love them
bunSmile

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12 Nov 2012 - 9:31 AM

Ha ha. Love it, Carol.
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12 Nov 2012 - 10:48 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
one to cheer us up Smile

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AnneWorner
12 Nov 2012 - 6:24 PM

Too funny! Smile

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14 Nov 2012 - 8:53 AM

Great shot. and yes we will remember them the fallen heroes. paul

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