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PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 1:22PM
You were greatly missed Carol! What a superb capture of the mantis, wonderful detail Smile

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Trev_B 11 151 68 England
22 Nov 2012 1:26PM
Welcome back Carol... a terrific set.... well done.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
22 Nov 2012 1:29PM
Lovely smiley faces all round. He's so cute. Smile
Glad you're back up and running.
22 Nov 2012 1:30PM
hi Carol welcome back a quite a set to come back with all good but v1 is excellent

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1928 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 1:33PM
V1 is the better quality image but I do like the coyness of V2.
Glad you're back to normal. If normal exists here...
22 Nov 2012 1:36PM
Nice to see you back Carol and with a super set of images, V1 my favourite,
22 Nov 2012 1:44PM
Welcome back, well worth the wait.

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
22 Nov 2012 1:47PM
Delighted to see you back with us and what a charming little fellow you brought with you! I was minus any on-line connection for most of 1 day and was nearly climbing the walls. Don't even wnat to think how bad 5 days would be!

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Nov 2012 1:50PM
Glad you are getting sorted out and back, and able again to post, Carol: and what three excellent shots of the mantis, totally absorbed in your activity, gazing straight at you in each shot.
Superb detail also in each.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
22 Nov 2012 1:52PM
Great pose inv1
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
22 Nov 2012 1:53PM
Back with a bang I say !! Missed you sorely Smile Glad all is sorted Smile I love your model and in V1 I am sure he is smiling at the camera !! Great photos Carol !!GrinGrin
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
22 Nov 2012 1:56PM
What amazing detail. Wonderful capture. Ann.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 2:03PM
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat last !!!!!!
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 2:05PM
Welcome back - wondered where you were!
Three more super images - the site wouldn't be the same without your superb contributionsSmileWink
PS Nice to know we are not the only ones with awful weather! - heavy rain and very strong winds today!
like v3 lovely shot. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
9 10 10 England
22 Nov 2012 2:13PM
Missed you and your lovely shots Carol so a big welcome back,SmileSmileSmile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 2:15PM
Back with three great images Carol
and it is V1 as my winner..hopefully no more storms there...!
we have them now
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
22 Nov 2012 2:16PM
Good to see you're back (I thought it was a bit quiet in here!! Wink).
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
22 Nov 2012 2:28PM
Good to see you back Carol, storms are getting more violent? This Mantis can hold our attention I'm sure, excellent.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 2:44PM
That direct look is brilliant, I especially like V3.
Glad to have you backSmile
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
22 Nov 2012 3:05PM
Truly some of your very best images, the detail is amazing.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
22 Nov 2012 3:11PM
Welcome back, Carol. v1 is a beauty to return with. Lovely shape and clarity.

22 Nov 2012 3:19PM
Return with a bang !!! A fantastic work.
crookymonsta Plus
10 837 10 England
22 Nov 2012 3:41PM
Wondered why you weren't around, cracking shot to come back with!
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 3:42PM
Amazing shot !! bitingly sharp !, & I don't mean the Mantis !.Grin
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
22 Nov 2012 3:44PM
Back with a stunning set Carol, V1 is awesome, welcome back missed your delightful critters.


Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 3:55PM
Good colour choice Carol! This "green beauty" puts my bugs to shame! Tongue
But I'm happy to see you are back! That must have been some nasty storm!
You're my daily bug fix! Grin Grin Your insect shots are truly inspirational and I for one missed your gorgeous uploads... IB
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 4:27PM
1 & 3 show that this guy has been away at modelling school. Three portraits that justify the expense.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 4:28PM
..and with a right good 'un tooSmile

Evenin' Carol,
I returned to the site, only to find you had abscondedWink - at least I now no whyGrin

Blowin' a hooley hereSad

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 4:39PM
My goodness Carol you've lost weight!!!! Great to have you back. 3 super shots of your Mantis.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
22 Nov 2012 4:44PM
What a fantastic set Carol, glad to see that normal service has resumed and that you and Tomcat are enjoying your usual banter about the weather. If it is any consolation to you the weather is atrocious here, lots of heavy rain, strong winds and local flooding. I bet you are glad that you left Britain far behind!
Tibetan 5 3 England
22 Nov 2012 4:52PM
Go for V1. every time Carol, well done welcome back! hope you manage to stay online, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 4:54PM
All 3 images are fantastic - I think V1 pips the others at the post for me.
Mrs B
exposure Plus
14 5.8k England
22 Nov 2012 5:02PM
Lovely detail Carol...I do like V3...
hope all is well power wise now...
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
22 Nov 2012 5:05PM
Wonderful and beautiful set of images,
RuthyJ 11 England
22 Nov 2012 5:14PM
Fabulous Carol - love the look on it's face in number 1.
dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 5:30PM
So pleased to see you back missed you a lot And you little critters

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
22 Nov 2012 5:32PM
Welcome back, Carol, and yes, we did miss you Sad We'd heard from Barbara Hirst of your predicament, glad to hear you're now sorted! And what a cracking set to return with, each one's a winner, and I've no hesitation in giving your little mantis my UA - I'm sure he'll share it with you! Wink
Trev Smile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Nov 2012 5:56PM
ooh so glad to see you back Smile SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
fantastic shot!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 6:09PM
Welcome back Carol - I'm glad you're back in the fold! Smile Love this little preying mantis - they always look so cheeky! Super detail and great poses!
22 Nov 2012 6:19PM
I wondered where you'd gone whilst i was away!! Glad all is now well with you Carol. Excellent set as always but I do think that on V1 he resembles a cactus plant!! Maybe it's just me........ lol! Lou
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 6:21PM
So glad you are back CarolGrin........................ And hope everything is going to be Tiggerty Boo with your internet nowGrin
When I was without it the other week it was so annoyingTongue
V3 is my fave today, fantastic pose with that "Flake"Grin
22 Nov 2012 7:57PM
V1 is stunning Carol, detail - pose absolutely spot on Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 8:47PM
Glad you're back Carol with these amazing images of the Mantis.
What a pose that is in V1 and I also love the simplicity of V3.
I'd love to photograph one of these creatures when I see your photos of them.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
22 Nov 2012 8:54PM
V1 for me too Carol - a cracking pose.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 9:04PM
A terrific set Carol SmileSmile
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 9:11PM
And what a terrific set of images to come back with.... V1 for me though Carol!
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 9:36PM
Back with a fantastic set CarolSmileSmileSmile
dasher 8 1 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 3:37PM
So glad your back ,and yes a nice green mantis cracking shots.
Best wishes Robert.
evelen 13 5 England
24 Nov 2012 5:51PM
wonderful set of shots Carol.

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