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marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 5:45AM
Wow Carol, that's an amazing shot! I've never seen a mantis in this pose before, very impressive isn't he! A superb capture.

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Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
27 Aug 2012 5:49AM
You shouldn't complain really mate, at least you get them......But then again you don't see Hedgepiggie's so I guess that's fair Wink

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
27 Aug 2012 6:07AM
Didn't know they went to war, paint and all!
But then again, I saw a mantis eating a hopper bigger than herself on saturday ...
And you are right, not many about.

A fantastic shot btw.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 6:13AM
A rather fantastic macro photograph Carol, full of gorgeous natural colour, superb detail, which enhances the beauty of this rather handsome looking 'Mantis' even further, and so very well indeed. A real pleasure to sit back view and admire greatly.

Regards Nathan
tonyguitar 6 65 37 Canada
27 Aug 2012 6:28AM
He looks so different. Looks like the demise of a butterfly somehow. Our mantis are usually a livid green in colour. Lots to learn in the mantis realm. TG
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 6:30AM
Wonderful pose and colours. He's making quite a display!

howdog 9 25 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 7:01AM
Great work Carol! Now we know where the idea came from for the film Alien!Smile
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
27 Aug 2012 7:15AM
Wonderful colours!
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
27 Aug 2012 7:32AM
Great close up shot............he does look angry..........SmileSmileSmile
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
27 Aug 2012 7:38AM
One of your very best Carol ~ excellent macro.

27 Aug 2012 7:40AM
Beautifully done, Carol. Really seems to be very angry. Deep
27 Aug 2012 8:11AM
Super capture, Carol.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:14AM
Good image showing its aggressive postureSmile
moiral 8 12 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 8:15AM
Very well captured Carol.
A definite lack of bugs this year. Was just saying the other day that I had seen few wasps, then discovered a nest in my shed Sad, bug man called in to remove it. Moira
27 Aug 2012 8:29AM
good one Carol lots of colours and tones not seen before in a mantis

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
27 Aug 2012 8:30AM
Did you not hang around for the fight?Smile A rather impressive pre-fight 'display', Carol.

Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
27 Aug 2012 8:36AM

jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:42AM
A chest beating moment, methinks. Well caught.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
27 Aug 2012 9:03AM
Wow, that's wonderful Carol. I never even knew they had little wing things, let alone seen them. And the whiskers! Top shot. Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 10:18AM
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 11:39AM
Gosh the mantis looks a very large insect - you've captured it's size and shape so well
in a great Natural History image.
I admire your understanding of it's mood.
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 11:57AM
That's what happens when the female population gets out of hand...a lesson to us all GrinGrinGrin

Nice to see the not very often seen wings.

TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 11:59AM
Superb shot, Carol - I have never been able to capture one in this pose. obviously, the ones I have come across were more laid back!!!
superb image carol.ray
27 Aug 2012 1:52PM
Stunning capture,
27 Aug 2012 1:53PM
Straight from comic book like a mini Dragon taking off.
27 Aug 2012 2:12PM
Wow what excellent timing and detail brill.
Silverzone 10 2 England
27 Aug 2012 2:26PM
Super pose. Just as I was starting to see some butterflies emerging the heavens have opened again and more bank holiday events have had to be cancelled. Sylvia
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
27 Aug 2012 3:27PM
Great detailed shot Carol...........would love to see one of these,
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
27 Aug 2012 4:21PM
Stunning Carol, seen these in Cyprus but not lucky to get a good shot of one.


27 Aug 2012 4:23PM
That is an amazing shot, the detail is fabulous.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 4:54PM
Brilliant shot.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 Aug 2012 5:05PM
What a wondeful pose from this little chap, it looks just like a mythical creature
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
27 Aug 2012 5:23PM
Superb Carol - it looks like it is showing its battle colours in those wings.
hiya carol Smile

see your as fab at this insect lark as ever

fab fab fab shot x
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
27 Aug 2012 7:10PM
Super shot, Carol, not many bugs and creepy-crawlies around here - think they've all gone abroad to escape this miserable weather we're having! Wink
Trev Smile
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 7:17PM
I thought they are normally green in colour Carol? Just hope they'll be back soon, and a lovely capture.
27 Aug 2012 7:28PM
A brilliant pose and a superb capture Carol..Lin
mikepearce 9 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 9:08PM
Great. Macro work of an amazing creature!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 9:21PM
OOOerrrrrrr fantastic shot Carol
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 9:53PM
There may not be so many bugs around, but you always find some, Carol.
What a superb image, and it's lovely to see the mantis's wings too.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 6:08AM
Lovely! What amazing multicolour wings!
Could it be for a mating display? Great capture! IB
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 6:11AM
Still trying to vote... Grin
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 12:34PM
Wow............ great shot Carol!
LexEquine 12 19 United States
28 Aug 2012 4:53PM
'Superfine {A++++} color Mantis Shot,' Carol! ~~ Wink

~ Peter
Tibetan 5 3 England
30 Aug 2012 11:08AM
Not a great fan of these but! a super shot all the same, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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