Naturally Suspended

Challenge #106 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In nature we often see examples of things suspended in midair, sometimes for protection, sometimes by accident. Show us what you've found suspended. It might be a spiderweb, a caterpillar hanging by a single thread, an insects' or a bird's nest Maybe it's an icicle or a stalactite, a plant growing in a precarious place; perhaps a vine or branch crossing a void to form a natural bridge. Where possible, your photo should be outside in the natural world. Macro and close-ups welcome. Size: 1,600px MAXIMUM on the entry's longer side.
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Branch-like Mantis
by cmantx
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The branch this Mantis is clinging to is over a pond frequented by Dragonflies.
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Submitted: Sunday, 6th July, 2014 13:35 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 6th October, 2013
Focal length: 200 mm
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: F14
ISO: 400
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