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This little fella, despite having only one antennae and part of a leg missing, was scrambling around the french lavender in the garden, and willing to pose for a few pics.
I guess that it is a dangerous world even for the mantis
V3 of this war-wounded hero for me today.
Oh yes, a wish to take a mantis shot one time too, well done Carol! I have never seen a mantis in freedom...Very interesting for a photographer!
have a nice day,
Poor guy, with his missing parts. Seems to still get around ok though. Great shots Carol.........Sandy
Fantastic set,what amazing creatures.
beautiful macro /carol.. very well done!!!
Great macros once again of this little critter. Really love the look of Preying Mantis, though never actually see one in real life. Glad he's still enjoying life regardless of whatever has happened to the missing parts!!
You created sympathy for this handicapped Praying Mantis - Raja.
Fantastic captures! such fasinating creatures.
I love v2 today Carol. Do you know what, I think they all queue up to have their photo taken by you!!!!!
Morning Carol ~ Another terrific capture and with a bit of Oomph
more of your little space men Carol, this one looks a tad oof to me but could be my eyes or the fact he was zipping around, still a great set
These images certainly show how well camouflaged this mantis would be when surrounded by dried grass or leaves. An amazing creature well photographed Carol.
Poor chap -he looks like a piece of origami gone wrong ! Great images of him though and another one thats put a smile on m face ! Gill
Morning another super shot been in the wars by the look of it gray.
Great little chap Carol
what a comic of a character this is , he looks so unreal.....
So well taken, You are showing us > THE insectworld< *****
What a dear little critter
Love all 3
But V1 gets a click today
Makes me feel tickly all over.
What a specimen,superb.
Could be an alien Fine macro work.
Not praying for redemption but something to eat.
Very good work.
How on earth can something like that move. an engineers dream Carol.
good set yet again V2 for me today Carol odd but fascinating creatures very well captured click
Been in the wars but still marching on - Great set but I do like V2.
A fine study. Who can say, about its next life ??
Three great shots with fine detail,Like V3 the best..
Another great set Carol, must say you have some wonderful species over there,
A bit battered and care worn (a bit like me actually) but still a beauty (not like me!)
Looks like he's been through the wars.....
Beautiful image and great close-up work------Milky
Carol, thankfully you never fail to provide us with great photography.
Very nice set,
Astounding capture! Patti
Hi there Carol, wow these are fantastically clear and as always a pleasure to view. Love V1 for the wonderful colours in it. Thanks so much for your kind and encouraging words and support Much appreciated.
Incredible capture and detail - as always!
Cracking set of images, such wonderful detail and light.
all amazing love v1 stunning work
Another super set. Sylvia
WOW! Carol-- a creepy, obviously self assured critter! Well done!
Rather wonderful, the stuff of nightmares superbly photographed.
Carol, these are decidedly scary in appearance but I'm sure not in reality - beautiful images!
Amazing capture....and detail!! Nicley done!
Cute pose. Lovely shot.
Waw - I've never seen a mantis in reality. Great composition - Well done
Top class Carol
Magic - pure magic!
Great details. Nice one....
Superb set Carol,
Fine set of macro shots again, Carol. Lovely. A
Fantastic capture's Carol.
what an amazing creature, brilliantly captured
Carol a set to be proud of the detail is excellent i would give it 30 plus any day.
Beautiful set and excellent detail of this wonderful Mantis. Gary
Great set and such a lovely little fella
Great shots of this little critter - Ina
What adjectives can I use - great, stunning - all been said above and the two UA's is the best measure - congratulations
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