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Old 05/03/2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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They can't all be hits.

Those of you who have been following this forum for some time know that I have been following the feeding behavior of a juvenile Lysiosquillina sulcata male. I collected it on Moorea in 1992 and have been photographing its strikes for nearly three years. The animal is now about 12 cm total length and gets an average of one or two damsels a week. Some of the catches have been pretty good, but I took this near miss a couple of days ago and think it is now one of my favorites - a least from the fish's perspective!

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Old 05/03/2012, 11:02 AM   #2
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What a fantastic picture! I really love the colors, and I'm amazed by the camera work you're able to do to capture a strike in the instant of impact.


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Old 05/03/2012, 11:09 AM   #3
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It was captured in 2002 as a larva. I'm a decade behind the times.

Thanks. If it wasn't for the advent of digital photography, this wouldn't be possible from a purely economic aspect. I can't imagine how many rolls of film I would have burned by now.

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Old 05/03/2012, 11:35 AM   #4
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What sort of lifespan do they have?

That picture is really cool!


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Old 05/03/2012, 11:42 AM   #5
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Great picture! I bet that fish is happy....for now


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Old 05/03/2012, 11:53 AM   #6
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a truly incredible picture!thanks for sharing.


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Old 05/03/2012, 12:10 PM   #7
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Great picture Roy!


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Old 05/03/2012, 01:08 PM   #8
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So how long before the mantis reloaded and got the little yellow tail? Or did the fish hide up in the seam of the tank for the rest of its life?


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Old 05/03/2012, 01:29 PM   #9
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Wow Dr. Roy... Great picture!!! If you created a calendar with the collection of photos you have. I will buy a few of them... Just a thought, you can get them created at Walgreens cheap


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Old 05/03/2012, 01:58 PM   #10
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Very nice shot Doc! I saved it!


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Old 05/03/2012, 05:38 PM   #11
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Wow Dr. Roy... Great picture!!! If you created a calendar with the collection of photos you have. I will buy a few of them... Just a thought, you can get them created at Walgreens cheap
2nd that!


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Old 05/03/2012, 08:46 PM   #12
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I'm confused. The mantis was captured in 1992 or 2002?


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Old 05/04/2012, 09:31 AM   #13
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Hey I want a mantis calendar!


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Old 05/04/2012, 09:43 AM   #14
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It was captured in 2002.

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Old 05/04/2012, 12:25 PM   #15
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bye damsel


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Old 05/04/2012, 04:59 PM   #16
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THIS! THIS! Magnificent quality and awesome 'pose'!!

THIS! Is what inspired me to make my 'Ultimate Multi Mantis System' and set it up for the best picture opportunities! I love these pictures and the world needs more... MORE I TELLS YAH! But...I understand your more then a busy man Dr. Caldwell but know that I intend to hopefully provide similar pictures to further provide detail of these animals!


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