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Madagascan Marbled Mantis
© Blake Heminger
Nikon Coolpix 5700... Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Madagascan Marbled Mantis
Madagascan Marbled Mantis
A shot of my sub adult mantis. Just waiting on its last moult to adult and it should have wings to show.
© Gareth Robinson
Nikon D200 Digital...
randy dannheim
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    Well done, Gareth.

5/29/2008 4:00:22 PM

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I am truly impressed!!! WOW!

5/29/2008 4:08:55 PM

Lydia Martin

member since: 4/6/2007

Well, if an insect can be adorable, this one is! Truly amazing photo.
Wonderful detail. He just looks so, well, appealing :-)

5/29/2008 5:05:12 PM

Susan Heath
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Incredible sharp details, fantastic composition and lighting. Really nice work, Gareth!

5/29/2008 5:45:47 PM

Heather L. Haderly
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LOVE THIS!!!! He/She is gorgeous! and a great poser too, Awesome shot!!!!

5/29/2008 9:31:31 PM

Gene Spears
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gorgeous, Blake - nice work!

5/29/2008 11:23:01 PM

Colleen Farrell
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Very strange ... I clicked on Gareth's mantis photo and I see two photos--Blake Heminger's flower *AND* Gareth's mantis. Plus comments for both photos.

Anyway, I hope this goes to Gareth--fabulous capture of this striking insect! :)

5/29/2008 11:50:25 PM

Liz Bullock
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Great capture!

5/30/2008 1:42:56 AM

Gareth Robinson

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What a day, wake up this morning and the poor mantis had fell of its stick mid moulting and by the time I found her she was gasping for her last breath.
Only managed a few hours as adult. RIP..

6/19/2008 4:42:18 PM

Colleen Farrell
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So sorry to hear she's gone--but I knew we'd see this one again. Congratulations on your finalist, Gareth!

6/19/2008 6:34:48 PM

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Congratulations on this outstanding WIN, Gareth.

6/20/2008 12:26:12 PM

Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on this awesome macro!
Sorry about losing your mantis!

6/20/2008 1:59:47 PM

Gareth Robinson

member since: 4/20/2006

Now this was a shock to get 2nd place WOE.
Thank you all for the nice comments.

6/20/2008 3:33:51 PM

Elida Gutierrez
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The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners"

6/20/2008 8:16:35 PM

Colette M. Metcalf
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6/21/2008 3:50:39 AM

Lisa J. Boulden
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Spectacular macro!
Congratulations on your winner--- Well deserved!

7/6/2008 4:00:28 PM

Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Gareth on your Win.


7/6/2008 4:27:43 PM

Carolyn M. DAlessandro
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I want to know how much you had to pay him to pose for you like this...he is a born model...LOL, Outstanding is first place to me. Congratulations,bravo,well done!!!

8/17/2008 6:56:46 AM

Mary K. Robison
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VERY belated Congratulations, Gareth, on your Gold Winner. Superb image!

7/31/2012 12:14:40 AM

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