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Don ­ Ellis
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Aug 01, 2004 08:49 |  #1

Cleaning up the terrace on Sunday morning, I swept this fellow up in my dustpan -- doesn't seem the worse for wear, fortunately. He's about 1.5 inches long. I took some studio shots and then dropped him back in the garden on one of the brighter, smaller-leafed plants. He's the first brown mantis I've seen here...

Oh, woe is me...

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Mahogany...

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Hangnail...

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Purple Haze...

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Shades

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Conductor...

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Don



  
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Aug 01, 2004 09:26 |  #2



:lol: :lol: :lol:

this all the same fellow :shock:

the second and fourth shots are very funny hopping up the way they do

(how are you all bearing up in the heat which you mentioned in your last post )


the colours are gorgeous in the last two shots
and in the third last one eyebrow is raised ... questioning your movements (would'nt you)
?!

beautiful luminous shade of blue
(him being browned off)

really wonderful shots considering their size

thanks Don

glad you shovelled him up for a short while


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Aug 01, 2004 20:05 |  #3

Neat shots. I recently saw a brown one like this and took some pictures as well. It was the first one I had seen (brown), now I've seen two!


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Aug 02, 2004 22:39 |  #4

marie wrote:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

this all the same fellow :shock:

the second and fourth shots are very funny hopping up the way they do

(how are you all bearing up in the heat which you mentioned in your last post )

Hi Marie,

Thank you... yes, it's all the same fellow, looking quite different out-of-doors and inside.

We're bearing up with the heat in the time-honored way: turning up the air conditioning. One of the most amazing things about Hong Kong is that you can scorch on the pavement and freeze during lunch -- the restaurants are just frigid.

One of the side benefits, however, is that as you walk along the sidewalk waves of cold air spill out over you from the open shop doors. Lovely.

Don




  
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Aug 02, 2004 22:56 |  #5

Cobra351 wrote:
Neat shots. I recently saw a brown one like this and took some pictures as well. It was the first one I had seen (brown), now I've seen two!

Thank you... being brown, he was almost more invisible than the green ones. If I hadn't swept him up -- and he hadn't jumped out of the dustpan -- I would never have seen him.

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Don




  
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