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Mantis Photograph - Praying Mantis  Closeup Portrait 3  On Iris Flower by Leslie Crotty

Praying Mantis Closeup Portrait 3 On Iris Flower is a photograph by Leslie Crotty which was uploaded on June 15th, 2012.

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This is fantastic! f, v

Great closeup Macro shot! v

This gets a big WOW! Great portrait! ... Looks like a pose! fv

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY, YOUR NICE COMMENT AND F/V! HE GAVE ME A GREAT POSE AND I CLICKED THE SHUTTER,LES

Beautiful Mantid, I bought a couple egg casings and one let loose with babies on July 4th last year. I found one in a neighbor's bush two doors away looking big and well fed. I was wondering do customers ever purchase bugs on FAA.. v&p

Leslie Crotty replied:

JEFF, THE PLACE I ORDER MINE IS mantisplace.com. YOU WILL BE AMAZED TO SEE ALL THE DIFFERENT , RARE AND UNIQUE MANTIS THAT THIS SITE HAS TO OFFER! HOPEFULLY IN ABOUT 6 WEEKS I WILL BE PUTTING ANOTHER ORDER IN FOR SOME MORE VERY UNIQUE, BEAUTIFUL BABIES. THANKS AGAIN FOR STOPPING BY TO VIEW AND ALSO YOUR VOTE!!!!!!!!! LES

Absolutely Perfect! WOW! Great description! V Mary Beth Landis

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS SO MUCH MARY BETH FOR STOPPING BY, VIEWING, YOUR NICE COMMENT AND VOTE! LES

Exceptional macro work Leslie. v/f

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS SO MUCH LIZ FOR YOUR NICE COMMENT, (F/V) ON MY LITTLE GUY. HE DID GIVE ME A GREAT POSE! LES

Amazing Bokeh Image. Nice Work. (V)

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS SO MUCH RIC, HE WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES AND I WAS VERY LUCKY TO GET HIM POSING FOR FOR ME ON THIS BLUE IRIS FLOWER! LES

Hi Lesle,what a great Picture this one is From the legs up to the face is just outstanding work along with all your work that i enjoy looking at and you have my (vote)

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOOUR NICE COMMENT ON MY MANTIS AND YOUR VOTE, LES

Wow Les, just found this in the Nature group....OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS AGAIN LES FOR YOUR WONDERFUL COMMENT, IT IS TRULY "ONE OF MY FAVORITES" THAT WAS FEATURED IN "SHUTTERBUG MAGAZINE BACK IN THE SUMMER OF 2008! LES

WOW! fantastic, such great detail! v/f

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS TESSA FOR YOUR NICE COMMENT, F/V, LES

DENNIS, THANK FOR FEATURING MY CHINESE MANTIS IN YOUR GROUP "PHOTOGRAPHY THE FINE ART", LES

He is posing, isn't she. /v

Leslie Crotty replied:

PAUL, I HAD PLACED HER ON THE IRIS FLOWER AND SHE KEPT FLYING AND JUMPING OFF! AFTER DOING THIS FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS I THINK I TIRED HER OUT, THAT'S WHEN SHE LOOKED AT ME, THEN I PRESSED THE SHUTTER! THIS WAS THE RESULTS!, LES

Wow! Wow! Fascinating Capture!!! Great Job! voted and tweeted. Marcie

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS MARCIE, I'M GLAD YOU LIKED IT, LES

Famtastic!

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS FOR YOUR'E NICE COMMENT SUE,LES

Great composition, gorgeous colors!! V/F!

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANK YOU RENEE, LES

Superb macro.

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS RONA, THIS WAS ONE OF THE FIRST CLOSE UP PRAYING MANTIS PHOTOS I TOOK. AFTER THIS PHOTO I PURCHASED SOME OF THE OTHER SPECIES, VIOLIN, MALE ORCHARD, FEMALE ORCHARD AND THE DEVILS MANTIS. LES

I like several of your mantis pieces. I love that the mantis looks as though it is actually posing for a portrait here. Very nice work.

Leslie Crotty replied:

THANKS SHERI, LES

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