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Praying Mantis
  Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis
In a field of Petunias!

f/4, 1/80, 80 ISO, 6mm.

Have a great day, y'all! :-)
© Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
Canon PowerShot SX...

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    Wow! Up close and personal you are! Wonderful capture have a great day too! =^..^=

9/6/2012 7:25:56 AM

Bobby Ray Goodman
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WOW!!Sure is nice to a post Buddy.Hi Kitty,LOL!Ready to come back now.Beautiful macro,I hope everything okay!!!!

9/6/2012 7:53:26 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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What a great capture of him!!

9/6/2012 8:20:29 AM

Phyllis A. Houghton
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Never saw one that close! Great macro Kitty!

9/6/2012 8:25:01 AM

Dominick M. Dimacale
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Lovely image and details here, Ma Kitty!


9/6/2012 9:34:37 AM

Nancy L. Green
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GREAT macro work Kitty!!! I'm glad I'm not a bug in that garden!!! VERY well done!!! <><

9/6/2012 9:57:21 AM

Claudia Kuhn
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I love these guys, and they're great for the garden too, terrific find and capture!

9/6/2012 5:18:36 PM

Tammy M. Anderson
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Fabulous close-up of your garden friend, Kitty.

9/6/2012 5:46:03 PM

Carol L. Fowler
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He looks BIG!!! Did you know that they can catch and kill hummingbirds? That's why I remove them away from the feeder whenever I find them there.

9/6/2012 6:50:25 PM

Tammy Espino
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I knew that did that Carol, bad bugs!! An excellent capture, Kitty! :)

9/6/2012 6:56:24 PM

Patrick Rouzes
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WOW, Ma, incredible detail, tones, clarity, textures & macro work! WTG, indeed & good luck!

9/6/2012 7:47:48 PM

Kathy Salerni
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Wow, amazing detail of this mantis, Kitty! He does look like he is praying!

9/6/2012 8:21:28 PM

Ann Coates
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I love these insects but we don't see them much here. They always look very delicate to me. A fabulous shot here Kitty.

9/6/2012 8:42:25 PM

Martha R. Mazon
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Awesome shot, Kitty! Mantises are so cool, and you captured him beautifully!

9/6/2012 9:59:27 PM

Stefania Barbier
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eeeekkkkk!!! great close up of this little monster!

9/6/2012 11:51:31 PM

Barbara Waldoch
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Terrific capture, Kitty!

9/7/2012 12:50:14 AM

Bojan Bencic
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Great details, Kitty. Excellent close up.

9/7/2012 5:55:50 AM

frank w. degenhardt
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I just love these. To me they are such a blast to see, love reading all about them and their habits, one of my most favorite bugs. You captured its colors and features along with the dof of the flower beautifully my friend. Way to go.

9/7/2012 6:01:15 AM

Linda A. Braddock
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Kitty, Beautiful Capture of this Mantis!

9/7/2012 7:13:34 AM

Tiia Vissak
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a great find!

9/7/2012 10:13:14 AM

Nina Shields
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Kitty, super work; what a fascinating subject!!

9/7/2012 10:46:34 AM

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Wonderful close up Kitty!,

9/7/2012 11:32:13 AM

Mike Clime
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Cool macro, Kitty! It looks huge!

9/7/2012 11:37:28 AM

John Connolly
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WOW! What a superb macro capture Kitty! Great work, and it is nice to see you on BP again!

9/7/2012 2:26:08 PM

David Phalen
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A fabulous macro!! WTG Mommy Pooh!!

9/7/2012 5:43:01 PM

Thomas E. Hinds
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Terrific capture, Kitty! Wonderful pose you caught this one in!

9/7/2012 7:02:23 PM

Millieanne A. Talarico
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Wonderful detail and POV, Kitty~! Nice macro~

9/8/2012 7:39:38 PM

Val Feldman
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Good grief! He looks absolutely huge and standing up on his legs like that, looks like you caught him in a bad mood! :) Excellent macro work, Ms. K!

9/9/2012 8:03:31 AM

Ellen Hodges
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Fantastic Mantis capture, Kitty!! Astounding detail!!,

9/9/2012 8:32:15 AM

Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Great sharpness and clarity, so intimidating with its larger than life look. Wonderful capture Kitty.

9/9/2012 11:29:23 AM

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WOWZA Kitty! What a great find and presented sooo well! Love it..

jo ann c.

9/9/2012 12:34:21 PM

Phillip R. Connolly
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What a great macro capture, Kitty!! These critters have always facinated me and you have an excellent insect portrait with this one!!


9/12/2012 8:42:36 PM

Shelly A. Van Camp
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Great capture, Kitty.

9/15/2012 8:38:07 PM

Laura E. Swan
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Amazing macro, NN! WOW!

I wonder if P.M.'s are related to stick bugs? Do you think??

Fantastic job!

-NL :D

10/8/2012 12:07:22 AM

Emile Abbott
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Wow you got him to pose for you. Outstanding details, Kitty.

10/18/2012 12:23:58 PM

Karen Bacon
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Wonderful shot Kitty!

10/20/2012 9:01:32 PM

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