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Many thanks for the votes and clicks on the swallowtail.
BTW the ilex hairstreak was id'd thanks to Ade.. I only had itWinkWink nearly right

Here is a very pretty pair of shield bugs that I spotted in the meadow yesterday. The stems were blown about by a strong wind so this was quite tricky to get.
So here is the challenge for Karen, Carol and Ade What is it exactly? Sorry for pestering you but my book has still not arrived Sad
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Here is an attempt to identify the beatie: Grahams link sent me on the track to the right species:
http://britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Acanthosomatidae/elasmucha_grisea.html

That is the ID till Ade proves me wrong Smile

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Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Micro Nikkor 200mm f/4 D (IF) Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Jul 2012 - 5:11 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.9
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:+1/2
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:a tribal shield bug
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:16 Jul 2012 - 6:20 PM
Tags:Dordogne, Insect, Shield bug, Wildlife / nature
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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 - 6:24 PM

Great textures and colours.

P.

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evelen
evelen  9 England
16 Jul 2012 - 6:30 PM

excellent shot and colours.
eve.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 6:37 PM

no doubt you will get a name ..
but what a fantastic image they make ...

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 6:38 PM

brilliant comp annette fantastic detail and colours a real cracker nice one Wink
andy

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84270 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 6:38 PM

Definitely Shield Bugs, not sure which species! Smile Well caught!

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 6:39 PM

Spot on macro.
Matt

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 6:53 PM

Cute creatures Annette but as to their I'd, I'm clueless! Smile
Ann

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 7:00 PM

A super composition & colour contrast here, Annette.
Colin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 7:13 PM

Sorry, Annette, I can find and photograph many different species of shield bug, but I'm not up on ID'ing them Smile. A great capture. Carol

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 7:22 PM

Gosh I'm sure learning about an awful lot of creatures
I've never heard of.
This is amazing and does look like a shield.
You are all so knowledgeable.
KateGrin

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 7:32 PM

Incredibly sharp and clear-- a superb image of a nasty pest!

LOL

and I thank you for your UA for the tailed blue!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41031 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 7:43 PM

Good background and well separated, Annette. Focus and settings spot on.

Dave

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 - 7:44 PM

Grate capture Annette. Good D/F.lovely.
elean.

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digital_boi
16 Jul 2012 - 7:51 PM

good capture the nearest i could fine is Sloe shieldbug but does not have all the same markings
http://www.lakelandwildlife.co.uk/shieldbugs.htm

good captures
GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 340 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 8:33 PM

Annette, fantastic shot with supper detail, a bit scary ................great comp.

Paul.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85907 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 9:02 PM

Looks like a Forest bug Pentatoma rufipes to me, though the shield colours are more prominent on yours.
Definitely has the slightly "hooked" shoulders though, which is a trait of them

Hope this helps

Adrian

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Michaela_Solway
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16 Jul 2012 - 9:13 PM

Great spot Annette.. Like the focus & colours. ..nice one

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 9:14 PM

Despite the wind you have secured a nice crisp shot of the pair, Annette.
Ronnie.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
16 Jul 2012 - 9:32 PM

Brilliant Annette..........

John

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 - 10:07 PM

Fantastic capture Annette
Jim

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 10:09 PM

Brilliant capture Annette..Lin

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 10:38 PM

Fine close-up photography.

Albert

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 10:53 PM

Dunno the ID annette,but it looks related to a crab I think !!
A well detailed shot.
Mick.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 11:22 PM

Great textures and details. Never knew until I joined epz quite how many varieties of Shield Bugs there were ... to tell the truth, don't think I knew any!!

Ann

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 11:24 PM

Whatever the species (as long as they know, why should we care) this is a superb portrait.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2012 - 1:08 AM

Probably U hit the jack pot. The tiny bugs are inside the capsule below.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114491 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2012 - 2:17 AM

Late in at the party as usual, not been very well after being savaged quite badly by some horseflies on Sunday. The little sods have made one of my hands swell balloon up to twice it's normal size , so I've been unable to type.....

Think these are Dolycoris baccarum-Hairy Shieldbug, but it won't be long now and you'll be telling me.....LOL

Ade

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2012 - 8:10 AM

A great shot and a very good pf

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2012 - 9:19 AM

Shield bugs have some fascinating markings. Well captured Annette.
Carole

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2012 - 11:41 AM

VERY pretty shieldbugs, Annette. Superb sharp capture of them too.

Andrew

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lostnspace2011
17 Jul 2012 - 12:49 PM

A lovely capture Annette. Love its markings on its back Smile

Mark

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2012 - 1:04 PM

The colors in this image alone would have drawn me in....then the lovely details on both the seedhead and the bugs are wonderful.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
17 Jul 2012 - 2:19 PM

I took a shot of a green and red one quite big like yours! quite interesting and they do look like shields don't they, nice photo, regards Leon. safari garden site have lots of photo's and descriptions in sections if that's a help, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
18 Jul 2012 - 3:52 AM

Great macro shot with lovely detail Annette..........Grin

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 5:50 PM

Whatever it is -- nicely captured (especially considering the wind).
-=\Walter

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2012 - 7:49 AM

Gosh never seen thise before. Great stuff. paul

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