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3rd Placean 'umbrella' made of grass

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2021-03 (Standard Editing)
Collection: 2021-2022 - CHALLENGES & outtakes etc
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Date: Mar 23, 2021
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/200+FL900R
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2021

thankyou so much Paul for identifying this insect .. i have deleted all my previous comment asking for help to find out what it is ..
Mantis Flies .. Order Neuroptera

thankyou ppl for your nice comments and getting me the yellow ribbon ... much appreciated .. xx

Place: 3 out of 52
Avg (all users): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8519
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Views since voting: 641
Views during voting: 79
Votes: 40
Comments: 9
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04/15/2021 10:06:09 AM
Fantastic, Roz!

I thought I'd told you that already... but I don't see it.

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04/09/2021 05:21:49 PM
I keep going back to see this image again and again, stunning!
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04/08/2021 04:02:03 AM
My goodness roz, your images fascinate me every time. GREAT shot, many congrats on the ribbon.
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04/08/2021 03:52:53 AM
Spectacular shot, congratulations Roz!
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04/08/2021 02:58:55 AM
Originally posted by Paul:

Great macro. I think this is a Mantispidae; AKA mantis fly, mantid lacewing, mantid fly.

thankyou so much Paul .. i will check it out .. :)
04/08/2021 02:56:42 AM
Great macro. I think this is a Mantispidae; AKA mantis fly, mantid lacewing, mantid fly.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2021 10:19:17 PM
What on earth is that insect! Stopped me in my tracks, beautifully photographed and the sharpness of the raindrops really sets off this amazing shot! This is the blue for sure, bumping this up, pretty sure Iíll see you on the front page.
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04/05/2021 12:11:47 PM
My favorite in this challenge.
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04/01/2021 08:34:47 AM
You and your bugs!! I don't even know what this one is. Awesome composition and perfect DOF, as always.
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