Put your left foot in and shake it all about

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Put your left foot in and shake it all about

Wally Orlowsky level-classic 7/27/2004 3:50:43 AM

I captured this praying mantis in my garden. She was very cooperative; posing for several shots in my sunroom Ö 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 donít know how much Iíll 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. #151849

Rob Friedman 7/27/2004 3:52:44 AM

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 #671490

Paul Michko 7/27/2004 3:53:36 AM

Beautiful portrait, Wally. I believe you have captured the essence of your subject quite well. #671494

Paul C. Gazzanigo 7/27/2004 3:55:10 AM

Excellent, Wally! #671500

Kathleen Clemons 7/27/2004 4:03:17 AM

These are great, Wally! Have a wonderful visit. :) #671536

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 7/27/2004 4:06:12 AM

Hope you got a model release. She looks like a diva. #671543

Colleen Braun level-classic 7/27/2004 4:07:21 AM

fantastic, were you doing the hokey pokey as you were catching this image? LOL...have a great time with the younguns... #671547

Karen Bacon level-classic 7/27/2004 4:08:00 AM

Fantastic shot of the little beggar Wally!Have a good time! #671551

Allan L. Whitehead 7/27/2004 4:15:15 AM

I always wondered if "Mantisie" spoke 'broccoli', ehÖ 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. #671580

Joy Brown level-classic 7/27/2004 4:39:10 AM

Awesome, Wally! #671627

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 7/27/2004 4:39:33 AM

LOL! Love this, Wally!!! #671629

Charlene Bayerle level-classic 7/27/2004 4:41:50 AM

Very professional pose.....excellent macro and comp Wally!!!
Have fun on your trip!!!! #671642

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 7/27/2004 4:52:16 AM

Wonderful Wally, I love praying mantis' and you got a great one here, (love both shots)! #671692

Jill A. Johnson level-classic 7/27/2004 4:59:34 AM

super work... very nicely done Wally :) #671712

Wally Orlowsky level-classic 7/27/2004 5:11:12 AM

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? ;) #671733

Donna J. Taff 7/27/2004 5:30:06 AM

Great macro, Wally!!!!!!!!! #671775

Rob Friedman 7/27/2004 5:56:04 AM

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). #671840

Casey A. Hanson level-classic 7/27/2004 6:19:57 AM

Excellent capture Wally!
I still love ya Rob! :0) #671887

Gary O`Dell 7/27/2004 6:22:29 AM

Excellent image Wally..Gary O #671891

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 7/27/2004 6:37:42 AM

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!!!! #671927

Gianna Stadelmyer 7/27/2004 7:08:53 AM

I THOUGHT she looked familiar (Bug's Life)! Excellent shot, Wally! Enjoy your visit:-) #671979

Karen Beri 7/27/2004 7:22:10 AM

This is amazing Wally, fantastic work! #671999

Michael Wehrman level-classic 7/27/2004 7:44:29 AM

Great shot Wally is he praying for a winner #672026

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 7/27/2004 9:21:13 AM

Creative capture of the little critter, Wally! #672134

Dan J. Holm level-classic 7/27/2004 11:00:17 AM

Excellent capture, Wally! Very different! #672282

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 7/27/2004 2:42:12 PM

Wow Wally...this is the coolest photo!!!! Done soooo professionally! #672538

Janet Detota 7/27/2004 3:53:58 PM

So clear and I love the shadow. Fabulous! #672600

Terry R. Hatfield level-classic 7/27/2004 4:41:28 PM

Very Cool Wally The White Background Set This One Off Nice Detail!! Have Fun On Your Visit!! #672669

Ed Isaacs 7/27/2004 8:22:27 PM

Fantastic capture, Wally. #672937

Debra Booth 7/27/2004 8:30:52 PM

Awesome, Wally! I agree with Terry about the white background. Great job! #672952

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 8/10/2004 8:24:45 AM

This is great! Wow - I wish my bugs were so cooperative! Love the shadow! Did you manipulate it at all? #698375

Patricia A. Kuniega 8/14/2004 2:19:10 AM

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! #707147

Terry R. Hatfield level-classic 8/14/2004 3:28:13 AM

Congrats To You On Your Finalist Wally!! #707287

Allan L. Whitehead 8/14/2004 3:51:35 AM

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 #707329

Colleen Braun 8/14/2004 3:53:16 AM

congratulations Wally... #707333

William C. Raco level-classic 8/14/2004 5:25:15 AM

Excellent work, Wally.
Congratulations and best of luck

bill #707661

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 8/14/2004 5:31:26 AM

Way to go Wally, well deserved. #707702

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 8/14/2004 5:36:18 AM

Congratulations Wally! THis is a great shot! #707726

Cindy Cone 8/14/2004 5:43:10 AM

Congrats on this great image, Wally! #707756

Ed Isaacs 8/14/2004 5:55:43 AM

Congratulations, Wally. #707841

Debra Booth 8/14/2004 6:04:31 AM

Congratulations, Wally! #707899

Gary O`Dell 8/14/2004 7:09:36 AM

Congratulations Wally..Gary O #708233

Donna W. Neal 8/14/2004 7:27:39 AM

Congratulations on your finalist's, Wally! #708308

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 8/14/2004 7:52:43 AM

This is great, congrats to you, Wally!! #708421

Susan T. Evans 8/14/2004 8:26:20 AM

Congrats Wally, well deserved! #708590

Kelly Abernathy level-classic 8/14/2004 8:38:10 AM

Woo-Hoo! Congratulations! -K #708690

Murry Grigsby 8/14/2004 10:36:24 AM

LOL and congrats Gary!! #709344

Murry Grigsby 8/14/2004 10:37:41 AM

Sorry I got my wife's orange juice this morning--woohoo!! That should read congrats Wally :0) #709347

Donna J. Taff 8/14/2004 11:24:04 AM

Congratulation's, Wally!!!!!!! #709572

Kathleen Clemons 8/14/2004 12:29:33 PM

Congrats, Wally! #709907

Dan J. Holm level-classic 8/14/2004 1:15:19 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Wally!! Well deserved! #710058

Thomasa level-classic 8/14/2004 1:58:53 PM

Congrats on an excellent shot! Really well composed and great detail! #710210

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 8/14/2004 2:13:51 PM

I love this Wally!! Congratulations to you!!! #710253

Janet Detota level-classic 8/14/2004 2:48:46 PM

Yay, Wally! I bet the praying mantis is so happy! :-) Congrats and good luck next round!! #710327

Ellen Peach level-classic 8/14/2004 6:18:28 PM

Fantastic shot, Wally....congratulations! #710711

Stan J. Contrades 8/14/2004 7:37:38 PM

CONGRATS to you and "Manti", Wally! Excellently presented and best wishes in the next stage.
Aloha,
Stan #710834

Karen Bacon level-classic 8/14/2004 9:23:07 PM

No surprise seeing this a s a finalist Wally,Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! #711014

Gianna Stadelmyer level-classic 8/14/2004 9:42:38 PM

Congratulations, Wally! #711036

Robin L. Wehrman level-classic 8/15/2004 1:21:53 PM

Very cool capture and different outstanding! Congratulations on your finalist Wally well deserved! Sorry I missed this one! #712811

Diane Dupuis-Kallos level-classic 8/15/2004 3:13:40 PM

Congrats Wally!!! Still lovin' it! #713055

Paul Michko level-classic 8/16/2004 3:37:01 AM

Congrats, Wally. See I told you it was a great capture. #713872

Cathy Gregor level-classic 8/16/2004 6:44:06 AM

Love your model. Congratulations!
-cathy #714465

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 8/16/2004 7:07:21 AM

Awesome shot Wally!!! Congratulations! #714527

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Praying mantis who asked me to take her picture (really !... see discussion). Indoor sunlight only. Levels adjusted in PSP8.

Uploaded on 7/27/2004 3:50:19 AM

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