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happy_peasant Aug 21, 2007 6:22 PM

One of the mantids is wiping off water and showing off his grabbing leg.

Same mantis a little while later after yet more rain. I do not think he is happy.

Edited to add. That's about how I feel, although it was drier today, just very humid.

tcook Aug 21, 2007 6:31 PM

Now that's a different shot of one Steve, good catch.

rafinmelb Aug 21, 2007 6:46 PM

Like the second shot. Teerrific with the drops on its head.

tinosa Aug 22, 2007 8:16 AM

Really like the second shot, a unique capture.

tchuanye Aug 22, 2007 10:25 AM

Great close up on #2!

happy_peasant Aug 22, 2007 11:42 PM

Thanks for comments Ted, Rafael, tinosa and tchuanye. If I knew where they slept I could go try for a night shot as it is raining again.

tonymurphy Aug 23, 2007 5:37 AM

Great shots Steve, Love the second image.


bayourebel Aug 23, 2007 2:10 PM

very nice, Steve. The second, as everyone else noted is very good.

happy_peasant Aug 23, 2007 4:38 PM

Thanks for comments Tony and Jerry. The second shot is a winner, but I had to post the first one also just because I was so entranced with those spiky legs.

Darn. I was going to go out and take anothe picture or tow and it is raining again.
Although I imagine it is probably rainy these days in bayou country what with the storms.

d-sr Aug 23, 2007 10:22 PM

Those are great shots happy! You and a few others make it look so easy.These shotsmake my spider look like a beginner took it. I just can't get the hang of the macro lenses with their short DOF and just have to go with the camera macro. I have a Nikon 6T that I'm thinking of giving up on and selling just for that reason.


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