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5 Oct 2013 5:48AM
Love the Mantis - pleased you saved it, Carol.

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5 Oct 2013 6:28AM
Striking captures, Carol, and great shadows. V1 is picture perfect. SmileSmile

5 Oct 2013 7:02AM
V1 has him "chilling out" but drying out would be a better description. A Mantis is definitely not my favourite beastie but I am glad you saved him.

Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
5 Oct 2013 7:21AM
I hope you gave the poor Mantis mouth to mouth Carol Smile Lovely images - and that shadow in V1 is superb !
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
5 Oct 2013 7:25AM
Great captures

LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 7:40AM
Two of my favourite beast in 1&2 and lovely crisp silhouettes in 3&4. Lovely set.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
5 Oct 2013 7:48AM
Lovely shots Carol and super shadows, but V3 made me laugh out loud. Grin
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
5 Oct 2013 7:56AM
Because they are so different I would posted the silhouettes separately, Another great set of images Carol.

Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
5 Oct 2013 8:05AM
Ha......It's good to know you don't always get the good weather over there in Crete Carol Tongue

Good set hear and the silhouettes are very artistic....

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 8:13AM
Great shadows fascinating silhouettes Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 8:50AM
I love v1, he is certainly posing for you Carol, have a great weekend,

Ali SmileSmileSmile
7 10 10 England
5 Oct 2013 8:54AM
Shadows and Silhouettes for Saturday now!? and this set is first class Carol. Our weather forecast is good for today and tomorrow so hopefully I won't be "holed up." Grin
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
5 Oct 2013 9:08AM
Two fine shots of the rescued mantis with it's shadows, and I do like your silhouetted images at V 3 and 4.
Each shot so crisply captured.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
5 Oct 2013 9:20AM
Ooo...gorgeous light and detail on the mantis in the first two, Carol, and very cool shadows Grin

Super silhouettes in the latter two! I especially love V3 Smile sweet the mantis let you rescue him and photograph him. These insects get along so well with you. They must know your affection for them.

Hope the weather calms down soon Sad

achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
5 Oct 2013 9:41AM
Absolutely stunning set Carol, V1 and V4 for me awesome.


5 Oct 2013 9:51AM
All looking good
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 10:13AM
Stunning images - each worthy of individual upload. Love the silhouettes and the mantis is sat back posing for you perfectly as a thank you for rescuing him. Brilliant Carol! Smile

Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 10:55AM
A super set of images Carol, love V3 and V4, sorry I have given my UA today, wished I had two, you would be my secondSmileSmile

5 Oct 2013 11:08AM
Love the mantis ! Wink
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 11:33AM
Brilliant shadows Carol the mantis is fantastic with all those comical shapes.
Strong silhouettes - excellent work.
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 11:49AM
Great set, Carol, no beach today. presumably!!!Sad
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 11:55AM
Wonderful shadows and as for the silhouettes - amazing!
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 12:04PM
Lovely set, love V1Smile

Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 12:08PM
Love them all...
another excellent set carol,love the silhouettes,well done indeed.ray
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
5 Oct 2013 1:06PM
Perfectly shadowed in v1.....wonderful set.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
5 Oct 2013 1:09PM
A great set Carol. In V1, he looks like he's trying to be a chair in his shadow. V3 is a great silhouette, so funny.......Sandy
5 Oct 2013 1:14PM
Beautiful angles of capture in V1 & V2 and the silhouettes are fabulous!
5 Oct 2013 2:39PM
Beautifully presented.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
5 Oct 2013 3:38PM
I just love the way these mantis's pose for you! Grin Great set, but think V1's my faveWink
Trev Smile
5 Oct 2013 4:30PM
Four fabulous capture
5 Oct 2013 5:20PM
Fantastic shots Carol I bet the mantis was happy to be rescuedSmileSmile
Like V3 it's so unusual.
AnneB50 4 118 18 Scotland
5 Oct 2013 6:43PM
You do find the most interesting beasties Carol. I love V1 particularly with him chilling on the leaf
5 Oct 2013 11:44PM
love v1&2 although all are wonderful shots ! i would love to see a praying mantis and try and take photos of them
avacreates 5 448 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 3:44AM
V2 is a favourite but they're all very interesting shots especially V3&4

Ava Smile
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 8:46AM
Excellent Carol, especially V2 of the mantis.

6 Oct 2013 4:16PM

7 Oct 2013 8:24AM
Superb set Carol Smile
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 9:52AM
Like all 4 Carol.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
10 Oct 2013 6:21AM
Some stunning shadows and silhouettes in this set Carol, we've been really spoiled with this splendid selection. Your model in v1 and v2 looks rather disorientated and not what I'd call compos mantis!Grin
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
13 Oct 2013 1:18AM
The mantis for me!girgeous shadows and an extra cute mantis !

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