After a rather lengthy separation from Flickr, for various reasons, I'm back. I hope to visit all my contacts in the coming days and see what everyone's been up to.
Hand held and in natural light of a mature female Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina) about 2.5+ inches in length. This little girl was on my back door last summer and was gracious enough to pose for me.
One of the reasons I was gone was due to the strange evenly spaced lines that started to appear on some of my photos starting last summer. They seem to be more prominent at certain shutter speeds and apertures. I have a bad feeling the senor may be going bad. If anyone knows what may be causing the lines, please chime in.
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