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Praying mantis who asked me to take her picture (really !... see discussion). Indoor sunlight only. Levels adjusted in PSP8.
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Wally Orlowsky
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    I captured this praying mantis in my garden. She was very cooperative; posing for several shots in my sunroom I will post more later. The only problem was a tendency to jump on the camera when it was very close. For the next ten or so days, I will be visiting my daughter, who lives just west of the middle of nowhere. The internet connection is painfully slow. So, I dont know how much Ill be able to upload or to comment on this site. But, the good news is that I hope to get a lot of new shots of my grandson.

7/27/2004 3:50:43 AM

 
Rob Friedman
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I love her look! Hey, wait a minute...wasn't she in A Bug's Life?? No fair--you're using professional models now! :) Terrific job Wally!

Gr

7/27/2004 3:52:44 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Beautiful portrait, Wally. I believe you have captured the essence of your subject quite well.

7/27/2004 3:53:36 AM

 
Paul C. Gazzanigo
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Excellent, Wally!

7/27/2004 3:55:10 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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These are great, Wally! Have a wonderful visit. :)

7/27/2004 4:03:17 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Hope you got a model release. She looks like a diva.

7/27/2004 4:06:12 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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fantastic, were you doing the hokey pokey as you were catching this image? LOL...have a great time with the younguns...

7/27/2004 4:07:21 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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Fantastic shot of the little beggar Wally!Have a good time!

7/27/2004 4:08:00 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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I always wondered if "Mantisie" spoke 'broccoli', eh I 'pray' that you'll take an abundance of 'cards' with you to capture your grandson (Wally III?)

Marvelous photographs and presentation, Wally. I love the imagry. I hope you don't go into withdrawal with the slower interconnection speed. Very well done, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan

Have a wonderful time.

7/27/2004 4:15:15 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Awesome, Wally!

7/27/2004 4:39:10 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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LOL! Love this, Wally!!!

7/27/2004 4:39:33 AM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Very professional pose.....excellent macro and comp Wally!!!
Have fun on your trip!!!!

7/27/2004 4:41:50 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful Wally, I love praying mantis' and you got a great one here, (love both shots)!

7/27/2004 4:52:16 AM

 
Jill A. Johnson
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super work... very nicely done Wally :)

7/27/2004 4:59:34 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Thank you Rob. Paul M, Paul G, Kathleen, Carolyn, Colleen, Karen, Allan, Joy, Colette, Charlene, Claudia, and Jill. Gee, should I have had her sign a release? Now that I know about Rob's legal background, I am concerned. But, you all saw that she begged me ... will that stand up in court? ;)

7/27/2004 5:11:12 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Great macro, Wally!!!!!!!!!

7/27/2004 5:30:06 AM

 
Rob Friedman
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Crap--Wally, I knew I was in trouble once I mentioned that I was an attorney in that Q/A...now no one will comment on my photos because they're scared to be sued. :) I promise, I'm one of those nice attorneys (ok, that's kind of an oxymoron).

7/27/2004 5:56:04 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Excellent capture Wally!
I still love ya Rob! :0)

7/27/2004 6:19:57 AM

 
Gary O`Dell

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Excellent image Wally..Gary O

7/27/2004 6:22:29 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Well first off enjoy your visit. Which I know you will. Now for this image WOW. Awesome lighting and detail. I love the high key BG!!!!

7/27/2004 6:37:42 AM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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I THOUGHT she looked familiar (Bug's Life)! Excellent shot, Wally! Enjoy your visit:-)

7/27/2004 7:08:53 AM

 
Karen Beri
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This is amazing Wally, fantastic work!

7/27/2004 7:22:10 AM

 
Michael Wehrman
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Great shot Wally is he praying for a winner

7/27/2004 7:44:29 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Creative capture of the little critter, Wally!

7/27/2004 9:21:13 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Excellent capture, Wally! Very different!

7/27/2004 11:00:17 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Wow Wally...this is the coolest photo!!!! Done soooo professionally!

7/27/2004 2:42:12 PM

 
Janet Detota
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So clear and I love the shadow. Fabulous!

7/27/2004 3:53:58 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Very Cool Wally The White Background Set This One Off Nice Detail!! Have Fun On Your Visit!!

7/27/2004 4:41:28 PM

 
Ed Isaacs
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Fantastic capture, Wally.

7/27/2004 8:22:27 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Awesome, Wally! I agree with Terry about the white background. Great job!

7/27/2004 8:30:52 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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This is great! Wow - I wish my bugs were so cooperative! Love the shadow! Did you manipulate it at all?

8/10/2004 8:24:45 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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The mantis is my favorite insect and I spent days last summer photographing one in my garden. I wish I had a shot as wonderful as this for my efforts. You did a fine job. I think the key is to isolate, as you have done here. Congrats Wally!

8/14/2004 2:19:10 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congrats To You On Your Finalist Wally!!

8/14/2004 3:28:13 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Wally, congratulations on this marvelous finalist photograph and best of luck with the next step of your journey. It is well deserved - your friend, Allan

8/14/2004 3:51:35 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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congratulations Wally...

8/14/2004 3:53:16 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Excellent work, Wally.
Congratulations and best of luck

bill

8/14/2004 5:25:15 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Way to go Wally, well deserved.

8/14/2004 5:31:26 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations Wally! THis is a great shot!

8/14/2004 5:36:18 AM

 
Cindy Cone
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Congrats on this great image, Wally!

8/14/2004 5:43:10 AM

 
Ed Isaacs
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Congratulations, Wally.

8/14/2004 5:55:43 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Wally!

8/14/2004 6:04:31 AM

 
Gary O`Dell

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Congratulations Wally..Gary O

8/14/2004 7:09:36 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on your finalist's, Wally!

8/14/2004 7:27:39 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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This is great, congrats to you, Wally!!

8/14/2004 7:52:43 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Wally, well deserved!

8/14/2004 8:26:20 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Woo-Hoo! Congratulations! -K

8/14/2004 8:38:10 AM

 
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LOL and congrats Gary!!

8/14/2004 10:36:24 AM

 
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Sorry I got my wife's orange juice this morning--woohoo!! That should read congrats Wally :0)

8/14/2004 10:37:41 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congratulation's, Wally!!!!!!!

8/14/2004 11:24:04 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats, Wally!

8/14/2004 12:29:33 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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CONGRATULATIONS, Wally!! Well deserved!

8/14/2004 1:15:19 PM

 
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Congrats on an excellent shot! Really well composed and great detail!

8/14/2004 1:58:53 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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I love this Wally!! Congratulations to you!!!

8/14/2004 2:13:51 PM

 
Janet Detota
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Yay, Wally! I bet the praying mantis is so happy! :-) Congrats and good luck next round!!

8/14/2004 2:48:46 PM

 
Ellen Peach
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Fantastic shot, Wally....congratulations!

8/14/2004 6:18:28 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATS to you and "Manti", Wally! Excellently presented and best wishes in the next stage.
Aloha,
Stan

8/14/2004 7:37:38 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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No surprise seeing this a s a finalist Wally,Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

8/14/2004 9:23:07 PM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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Congratulations, Wally!

8/14/2004 9:42:38 PM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Very cool capture and different outstanding! Congratulations on your finalist Wally well deserved! Sorry I missed this one!

8/15/2004 1:21:53 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Congrats Wally!!! Still lovin' it!

8/15/2004 3:13:40 PM

 
Paul Michko
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Congrats, Wally. See I told you it was a great capture.

8/16/2004 3:37:01 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Love your model. Congratulations!
-cathy

8/16/2004 6:44:06 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Awesome shot Wally!!! Congratulations!

8/16/2004 7:07:21 AM

 
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