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mini mantis

By CarolG  
I spotted this rather angry mantis at the bottom of my empty pool, he was a tiny chappie, barely the size of my little fingernail, but he showed his agression by curving his back, trying to make himself look bigger and fiercer Smile

I went back to the doc yesterday, the results of the blood/urine tests were all ok, so good news in a way, just wish they had shown up something abnormal, then at least I would know what was wrong. Dosing up with prescribed vitamins and energy boosters now, letís see what happens in a few daysí time. I apologise once again for only voting, but even just sitting at the pc for any length of time wears me out Sad

Tags: Wildlife Nature Macro General Close-up Close-up and macro Mantis Wildlife and nature

Voters: ColleenA, bobsblues, goso and 72 more

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ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
21 Nov 2013 5:38AM
He looks like he is smiling at you Carol, a great find....Not sure if the Doctors findings are good or bad news...I agree rather to find something wrong so you can fix it...hope you find your mojo soon, just not the same having a sick CarolG....

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bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 5:47AM
He looks like he was just waiting for his photograph to be taken Carol . At least you can stop worrying so much now your test are clear rest probably the best medicine.
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
21 Nov 2013 6:02AM
Gorgeous captures - version 3 is my favourite today! Smile
basith 4 7 Sri Lanka
21 Nov 2013 6:30AM
Beautiful pose for you Carol.
Excellent capture indeed.

Ray12 3 113 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 6:31AM
Three great images, yes V3 for me as well. don't worry about comments, ones health comes be fore any thing
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 7:04AM
A delightfully feisty little beast, beautifully captured of course.
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 7:16AM
Posing perfectly for you! He does look a tad angry! Smile

SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 7:18AM
Beautifully captured. Do take care, thinking of you.x
21 Nov 2013 7:34AM
Three stunners, Carol. I love V1 SmileSmile

andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 7:38AM
a trio of crackers carol v1 just nicks it for me nice one Wink
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 7:39AM
Three superb close-ups Carol, especially V1.

fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
21 Nov 2013 7:51AM
A fine set of images of this tiny critter.

21 Nov 2013 8:10AM
Another super set Carol,
21 Nov 2013 8:34AM
I think he is kinda cute.....
21 Nov 2013 8:38AM
Bless his little heart, he is smiling for the camera. Wink

21 Nov 2013 8:53AM
Super excellent macro again , Carol !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- I hope very much you get better soon ,forget the comments !SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.Smile
21 Nov 2013 8:57AM
Three fantastic shots Carol Smile
V1 for me Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 9:00AM
V1 and V2 - posing for all it's worth!
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
21 Nov 2013 9:02AM
Good work as always Carol, apologies for not commenting as usual, up to my armpits in the trials and tribulations of a house move which is putting EPZ very much on the back boiler at the moment......But it will be worth it in the end especially as we think we have found the most perfect property in Devon Wink
21 Nov 2013 9:08AM
wow ! wonderful set were on earth do you find these little guys I'd love to see one
SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 10:07AM
Love that expression!
Hope you can shake your virus off soon.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 10:34AM
Three quite stunning images of this Mini Mantis. Image three for me please Carol, the shadow adding to the appeal....

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 10:36AM
So cute! I love the full version in V3! Grin
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
21 Nov 2013 10:49AM
First off, VERY good news about the test results, Carol. But yeah, I know how annoying it is to not know what's going on Sad

Hopefully it's just a dip in your immune system which is gonna be quickly buoyed to normality by the boosters and vitamins.

This little fella (and that is LITTLE...goodness) obviously needs no boosters from the way he's about to go kung fu on you in Vs 1 and 2 GrinGrin

Excellent trio...and V1 is a serious stunner of a shot. Major kudos on that one SmileSmile

21 Nov 2013 11:01AM
OMG! the aliens are back. Ama===zing set of macro images, Carol.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
21 Nov 2013 11:02AM
I like his bendy body in V3.
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 11:25AM
Good that the test results were clear Carol, let us hope it is just a temporary blip in your system and you recover quickly - just take it easy.

V1 for me todaySmile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
21 Nov 2013 11:33AM
Wonderful insects well taken Carol V3 for me, good to see that there is nothing serious so take it easy.


Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 12:23PM
Peeped in while in Australia to see how you are.
Sorry you're still poorly - been thinking about you as I've seen a few critters here -BIG 'damselflies/darters?
Also on a walk in park area saw a liazard and tale end of a snake! too quick to capture!
Love your praying mantis.
Hope you feel better soon. I had to have a lie down tonight after busy day and lost sleep on journey.
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
21 Nov 2013 12:44PM
Excellent Images Carol!! Get well soon!!
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
21 Nov 2013 12:53PM
Striking up a good pose for you here Carol.
Super shots.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
21 Nov 2013 1:01PM
V3 shows him in full agreesive display mode. Fascinating posture.
Hope you feel better, I'm fighting something myself....been going on for a week and getting very wearing.
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 1:02PM
No need to apologise for not commenting Carol.....Hope you feel much better soon.
Lovely set of this fella trying to look big and fierce Grin

TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 2:13PM
Another excellent set, Carol.
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 2:47PM
Superb images, I do hope you will soon be feeling better Smile

7 10 10 England
21 Nov 2013 2:48PM
Excellent set - Glad nothing serious shown up from tests - take a holidaySmile
21 Nov 2013 3:04PM
Three great images, V3 for me
21 Nov 2013 3:50PM
Stunning captures, beautiful details and colors, Carol !
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 4:42PM
Cracking shots !!.......just makes me glad I'm not an insect, to fall prey to one of these brutes !!
myrab 10 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 4:47PM
Another super image Carol, hope your feeling better soon.

TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
21 Nov 2013 5:01PM
A wonderful set, Carol - even if he wasn't too happy about being photographed! Wink
Take care, put your feet up, relax and get yourself better Smile
Trev Smile
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 5:20PM
Just perfect Carol, my UA goes to V1.SmileSmileSmileSmile
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
21 Nov 2013 5:45PM
A fab set Carol, love the slightly camp shrugged shoulders poses in v1 and v2, they made me smileGrin
evelen 11 5 England
21 Nov 2013 6:36PM
another excellent set Carol.
21 Nov 2013 8:29PM
Three excellent images Carol.
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
22 Nov 2013 7:41AM
What a lovely trio Carol I would say V3 for my best pick.
You are so clever with your captures.
What makes me smile too is they often film aliens looking like this.
Great workÖÖ..WinkWinkWink
22 Nov 2013 8:57AM
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Nov 2013 1:58PM
sooooo cute. The most beautiful little killers!! V3 for me ,too Smile
ps Carol doesn't need a holiday. she needs a 'minder'.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
25 Nov 2013 9:20AM
He made me smile Caol . Love it xx

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