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marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 6:01AM
Erm... gore and horror first thing on a Monday, shocking WinkWinkWinkTongue

V2 is my favourite and how you managed to even see the chap in v3 let alone photograph it is beyond me.... Superb work as always Carol!

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
14 Jan 2013 6:12AM
I am amazed how these Preying Mantis subjects of yours always keep their eyes on you - even in V2 where it is eating it is watching you Smile And what on earth is in V3 ? A leprous Mantis Smile Excellent as always Carol !
14 Jan 2013 6:15AM
Wow! Bugs are definately not my cup of tea but jeepers Carol you make them look good Grin
Fantastic set of images GrinGrin

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
14 Jan 2013 6:35AM
Like Herman I have noticed that the mantis shots nearly always show them watching what you are about, Carol: very curious insects?
Don't recall seeing one eating it's meal before like this but there again my memory sometimes fails me.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 6:46AM
Bet he's thinking you not getting any of this its mine. super shots Carole V2 my fave.Smile
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
14 Jan 2013 6:49AM
Excellent as always Carol, if a little gory....Grin

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
14 Jan 2013 7:08AM
Happy New Year Carol.
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 7:11AM
Yummy indeed 3 super shots. Woke up to no snow which is good.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 7:33AM
Bit early in the morning for all that gore....
V3 really is wonderful. How on earth you spotted him I have no idea.
Great photos as always
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Jan 2013 8:01AM
The 'record shot ' is very impressive, I'd never have guessed this ugly little critter could grow into v 1 or2!
Many thanks for the award, I'll write to you later SmileSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:30AM
Enjoying his dinner. But still finding time to pose...
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
14 Jan 2013 8:32AM
Y u m!

I am so glad I've had my breakfast!! Smile
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
14 Jan 2013 8:44AM
Grand shot.

14 Jan 2013 9:06AM
Excellent images Carol, love the detail,
RuthyJ 12 England
14 Jan 2013 9:22AM
Amazing find Carol. fabulous shots.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
14 Jan 2013 9:54AM
V2 is fantastic although it looks as though he is giving it a kiss.Grin
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 10:45AM
They do always look so pleased with themselvesSmile
9 10 10 England
14 Jan 2013 10:47AM
Superb set Carol.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
14 Jan 2013 10:53AM
How would you feel if someone photographed you eating breakfast!!! TongueGrinGrinGrin

Nicely captured, Carol, and well spotted in v3, so small.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 10:59AM
Do you use a macro lens for all your images Carol
or telescopic zoom?
It is amazing the tiny things you bring to our screens
and with such clarity.The mantis do always appear to be looking at you.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
14 Jan 2013 11:55AM
Have an RC on me Carol.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
14 Jan 2013 12:30PM
Looks like the kiss of death. Excellent shots Carol.......Sandy
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
14 Jan 2013 1:30PM
good POV Carol

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
14 Jan 2013 1:40PM
I love V2. I can almost hear him chomping. Grin
mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 1:58PM
1 and 2, spot on carol.
cheers phil.
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 2:34PM
Great close-ups, Carol.
Tibetan 6 3 England
14 Jan 2013 2:36PM
Very strange creatures Carol, very good photo's V2. for me, regards Leon,GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
14 Jan 2013 2:48PM
As Hermanus says, these creatures always seem to be looking at the camera! Wink Brilliant work again Carol, and think I go for V2 as my fave Smile
Trev Smile
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
14 Jan 2013 2:49PM
I always love these little fellows though have only ever "met" them on epz. I'm wondering about that eye contact business. You don't think they may just possibly be eyeing you up for the next meal? Tongue

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
14 Jan 2013 3:05PM
Amazing macro photography Carol.


User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 4:31PM
Stunning pictures, love V2 eating and looking direct at the camera. Smile Bob
14 Jan 2013 4:50PM
tthink ill pass that menu ! brilliant set of nature shots at there rawist
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 5:54PM
Cor blimey Carol, and here is me thinkin that these were friendly little critters...

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
14 Jan 2013 6:08PM
Hi Carol, three excellent images capture of the mentis.. great shots..

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 6:27PM
Great shots Carol, V2 is my fave today, great poseGrin
Diane Aka AndrewGrinGrin
Silverzone 10 2 England
14 Jan 2013 6:43PM
View 2 for me today. Sylvia
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 6:52PM
Brilliant take - I have missed these critters in my absence - thanks for posting on my behalf yest
14 Jan 2013 7:03PM
Top draw shots carol
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:03PM
Evenin' Carol
V2 for me, with the flySmile

Snow overnight and into the early afternoonSad

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:20PM
Stunning images Carol, your knees must be worn out by nowTongueWinkWinkWink
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
14 Jan 2013 9:52PM
Those little guys will stare down a camera every time Wink
Has to be v2 Carol - a very mannered eater if I dare say.

Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
14 Jan 2013 9:58PM
V2 for me also. Fractionally sharper than V1 but all great macro shots.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
14 Jan 2013 10:55PM
A grand set Carol, these little fellas certainly know how to pose for the camera
15 Jan 2013 1:29PM
An amazing set Carol, but much more V2. I like the way it is looking the camera while is eating.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
15 Jan 2013 2:49PM
Aww! The one in V3 is so small?? So cute Smile Good capture, actually, considering its size!

And excellent action shots in Vs 1 and 2, Carol. Talk about timing Smile

JimV 11 6 3 Canada
16 Jan 2013 6:09AM
Your gallery is teaching me so much more about bugs and beasties than I think I want to know Carol, your macro work brings them right into this room, what's really bothering me, is I think I'm starting to like them, and THAT"S scarey!!Smile
Rgds., Jim
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 11:43AM
Incredible takes! Very lovely insect! GrinGrinGrin

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