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dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 5:45AM
good series carol, like v1 and superb close up in v5.

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19 Nov 2010 5:47AM
Another fantastic series Carol! Excellent work. I like the title too.
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
19 Nov 2010 5:49AM
The last one is my favourite...excellent Carol.
19 Nov 2010 5:49AM
Wow great Macro images great detail, well captured.
Cheers Allen,
19 Nov 2010 5:52AM
Hi Carol, this is fantastic images. Liked the V1, V2, V3 & V5. Excellent pin sharp as usual.. Great job done dear friend. Fabulous.

19 Nov 2010 5:54AM
An excellent capture
19 Nov 2010 6:04AM
a fabulous set
VIKI 11 18 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 6:11AM
The whole set id brilliant!
19 Nov 2010 6:42AM
Another fantastic detailed set of images, Carol, all superbly captured, V5 is brilliant.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
19 Nov 2010 6:57AM
Manicure? Here was me, thinking "spot biting your nails"! One rather coy little fellow starring in another of your lovely sets. Lovely work.

madbilly 9 1 4 England
19 Nov 2010 7:01AM
You just have to be related to the Attenboroughs. As usual brilliant

19 Nov 2010 7:17AM
What an amazing set Carol, this mantis is so relaxed, made for photoshooting!
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 7:20AM
I just love their expressions you capture them so well. One of my images has 29 votes and I'm so hoping I'll get that readers choice vote as it will be my highest vote. You said the votes would come. Have a good weekend Carol.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 7:57AM
A very nice set once again Carol, with the best one at the bottom! I had to say "Good morning" to this lovely, friendly chap! And a good morning to you, too.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 8:03AM
Such a sweetie ....
My star for you .... excellant images as always
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 8:07AM
Great capture
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 8:30AM
Love these gorgeous creatures Carol. You have captured some intimate moments with this one. Well done as usual.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 8:39AM
super set love them all - if only I could move like the praying mantis I would be doing ok
BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 8:54AM
Excellent set of images.
Ray42 10 3 England
19 Nov 2010 8:55AM
An excellent set - congratulations on well deserved UA
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
19 Nov 2010 8:57AM
A stunning ste of macros.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 9:09AM
Great set! and well worthy of the UA Carol, V3 has to my selection as the macro has really showed up the activity, great on the marigold for the colours...great
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 9:15AM
A beautifully detailed caprure, excellent title as well. Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 9:20AM
V1 and V4 for the manicure/pedicure, though I wonder if he's actually shaving his legs. But V5 is so funny... (And beautifully composed around the antennae.)
tashi 7 2
19 Nov 2010 9:39AM
Excellent set of images, as always. Glad to click 30 on this.... comes with a smile .... b'coz I know for you 30 is never a problem. Your shots of these little creatures are truly amazing!
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 9:46AM
A wonderful series Carol.

19 Nov 2010 10:02AM
you totally blow me away Carol absolutely astounding work
susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 11:54AM
Are you sure it is not a pedicure? Great set of shot love V5 final look to camera!

stephenscott 8 8 2 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 11:54AM
Amazing macro shots,the detail is outstanding and sharp.Gotta be V4 for me,well taken..

DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 12:15PM
Wonderful story in pictures - great set Carol - I love the details - well done

Regards Daniel
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
19 Nov 2010 12:37PM
You take us into the very private lives of these insects better than any textbook ever could. You really should publish!
Natzdad 9 29 2 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 1:07PM
love the cartoon'ish look of surprise in V5........Mick
19 Nov 2010 1:25PM
5 Crackers Carol,the detail as always is excellent.
foggytwo 14 36 1 Scotland
19 Nov 2010 1:54PM
Brilliant captures Carol, it`s No.3 for me.
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
19 Nov 2010 2:37PM
Simply wonderful but I must ask where is his/her mate. I shall not explain.

19 Nov 2010 2:55PM
Hi Carol 5 superb captures as ever regards gray.
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 3:43PM
Wish we had these,
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
19 Nov 2010 3:56PM
This must be easily one of your very best sets, Carol: capturing the mantis having a clean up is just brilliant. I'm not going to try and choose a would be iniquitous to do so, each shot being so crisp and sharp.
panda 13 5 1 England
19 Nov 2010 4:10PM
Excellent collection, love V5

Regards Phil
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
19 Nov 2010 4:37PM
Another absolutely spellbinding capture! Patti
9 10 10 England
19 Nov 2010 4:38PM
As always Carol a super set but V5 has got to be favourite. Have a good weekend.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 6:54PM
I've never had the pleasure of seeing one of these, but do enjoy your pictures of them.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
19 Nov 2010 7:13PM
v1 is my fav.lesley
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
19 Nov 2010 8:02PM
Well, it's got to look for the camera, hasn't it? And you've caught at its best in this super set, Carol.
TrevB Smile
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
19 Nov 2010 8:12PM
Fine set Carol - I think V1 shows it off best.
Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
19 Nov 2010 9:00PM
Thye should use your images as the bug images on 'I'm a Celebrity'!
crookymonsta Plus
10 837 10 England
19 Nov 2010 9:23PM
Brilliant set, #5 made me smile!
19 Nov 2010 10:00PM
Great shots your images are excellent [bit tame today]
LexEquine 12 19 United States
19 Nov 2010 10:37PM
'Superlative {A+} set' of macro captures of the elegant Mantis, Carol.
Have a great Weekend.
goso 11 2 1 Australia
20 Nov 2010 4:35AM
Splendid set Carol...Bill
20 Nov 2010 5:56AM
i feel a tad cheated today no bonking bugs heheh cracking set Carol well done
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
20 Nov 2010 7:36AM
Super set, the only thimg we find on our Marigolds are slugs and snails

Nicky xx
20 Nov 2010 9:53AM
Weird and wonderful ! great macro .Gill
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
21 Nov 2010 7:54AM
Absolutely wonderful close ups Carol xx
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
24 Nov 2010 10:26PM
A super set of shots Carol, one could say you've nailed these
27 Nov 2010 7:13PM
Such an engaging insect, superb observation and beautifully captured.

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