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jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
23 Jun 2010 5:37AM
I guess that it is a dangerous world even for the mantis


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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 5:40AM
V3 of this war-wounded hero for me today.
23 Jun 2010 5:42AM
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,
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
23 Jun 2010 5:48AM
Poor guy, with his missing parts. Seems to still get around ok though. Great shots Carol.........Sandy
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
23 Jun 2010 5:48AM
Fantastic set,what amazing creatures.
23 Jun 2010 6:00AM
beautiful macro /carol.. very well done!!!
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
23 Jun 2010 6:45AM
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.
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 7:07AM
Fantastic captures! such fasinating creatures.
VIKI 11 18 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 7:26AM
I love v2 today Carol. Do you know what, I think they all queue up to have their photo taken by you!!!!!
W1ldside 7 29 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 7:34AM
Morning Carol ~ Another terrific capture and with a bit of Oomph
Interesting species....
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 7:37AM
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
23 Jun 2010 7:37AM
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 7:43AM
These images certainly show how well camouflaged this mantis would be when surrounded by dried grass or leaves. An amazing creature well photographed Carol.

23 Jun 2010 7:53AM
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
23 Jun 2010 8:03AM
Morning another super shot been in the wars by the look of it gray.
23 Jun 2010 8:12AM
Great little chap Carol

Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 8:17AM
what a comic of a character this is , he looks so unreal.....

Cor 8 Belgium
23 Jun 2010 8:18AM
So well taken, You are showing us > THE insectworld< *****
23 Jun 2010 8:35AM
What a dear little critter
Love all 3
But V1 gets a click today
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 8:50AM
Makes me feel tickly all over.
Cormy 9 3 England
23 Jun 2010 9:00AM
What a specimen,superb.
fentiger 16 916 23 England
23 Jun 2010 9:20AM
Could be an alien Wink Fine macro work.

Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
23 Jun 2010 10:14AM
Not praying for redemption but something to eat.

Very good work.

danbrann 12 636 17
23 Jun 2010 10:31AM
How on earth can something like that move. an engineers dream Carol.
23 Jun 2010 10:34AM
good set yet again V2 for me today Carol odd but fascinating creatures very well captured click
8 10 10 England
23 Jun 2010 10:35AM
Been in the wars but still marching on - Great set but I do like V2.
23 Jun 2010 10:49AM
A fine study. Who can say, about its next life ??
stephenscott 7 8 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 11:17AM
Three great shots with fine detail,Like V3 the best..

23 Jun 2010 12:08PM
Another great set Carol, must say you have some wonderful species over there,
Anjantoo 9 7 1 England
23 Jun 2010 12:10PM
A bit battered and care worn (a bit like me actually) but still a beauty (not like me!)
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
23 Jun 2010 12:27PM
Looks like he's been through the wars.....
23 Jun 2010 12:48PM
Beautiful image and great close-up work------Milky
Ridgeway 10 222 2 Ireland
23 Jun 2010 1:52PM
Carol, thankfully you never fail to provide us with great photography.
Very nice set,

PattiW 11 24 2 United States
23 Jun 2010 2:01PM
Astounding capture! Patti
Canadiann 7 2 Canada
23 Jun 2010 2:02PM
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.
tmann 12 4 2 United States
23 Jun 2010 2:39PM
Incredible capture and detail - as always! Smile
borrower 8 4 England
23 Jun 2010 3:05PM
Cracking set of images, such wonderful detail and light.
andymark 7 1 England
23 Jun 2010 4:11PM
all amazing love v1 stunning work
23 Jun 2010 4:20PM
Another super set. Sylvia
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
23 Jun 2010 4:58PM
WOW! Carol-- a creepy, obviously self assured critter! Well done!
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 5:29PM
Rather wonderful, the stuff of nightmares superbly photographed.
23 Jun 2010 5:35PM
Carol, these are decidedly scary in appearance but I'm sure not in reality - beautiful images!

Dizize 7 United States
23 Jun 2010 5:35PM
Amazing capture....and detail!! Nicley done!
Amazing !!!
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 6:05PM
Cute pose. Lovely shot.
DanielD 7 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 6:29PM
Waw - I've never seen a mantis in reality. Great composition - Well done
Stace 9 2 2 England
23 Jun 2010 6:29PM
Top class Carol

Suehh 10 39 6 England
23 Jun 2010 6:44PM
Magic - pure magic!

23 Jun 2010 6:47PM
Great details. Nice one....
Dinney 9 2 England
23 Jun 2010 7:34PM
Superb set Carol,
23 Jun 2010 8:44PM
Fine set of macro shots again, Carol. Lovely. A
23 Jun 2010 9:48PM
Fantastic capture's Carol.
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 10:56PM
what an amazing creature, brilliantly captured
23 Jun 2010 11:03PM
Carol a set to be proud of the detail is excellent i would give it 30 plus any day.
24 Jun 2010 10:14AM
Beautiful set and excellent detail of this wonderful Mantis. Gary
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
24 Jun 2010 12:55PM
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
24 Jun 2010 5:12PM
Great set and such a lovely little fella

Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2010 10:09PM
Great shots of this little critter - Ina
Ray42 9 3 England
25 Jun 2010 9:53AM
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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