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At last I have found some wildlife in the garden Smile I ventured out yesterday, in a howling gale, not expecting to find anything whatsoever, but in a sheltered spot I have a small bamboo, and perched on one of the leaves was this pretty little shield bug.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:at last!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:5 Feb 2012 - 6:32 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Shield bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:84
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 6:44 AM

How very obliging, posing for you in a howling gale, Carol: it has quite a pepper pot pitted surface the detail of which you have captured so well.
Of this quartet, V 2 and 4 are my favourites.
Ronnie.

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 7:07 AM

I am always amazed how these small creatures cope with the weather in general. Perhaps we are just great big wimps ! You're getting the reputation as the local portrait photographer, that's why they appear as and when they do. And a very, very good one too Smile I like all of them.

Barry

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 7:13 AM

Some excellent textures here carol it looks like he's just landed on a runway in that gale
Rob

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85744 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 7:21 AM

Mornin' Carol

Definitely drawn toward V4 - very imposing shot.

Four inches of snow here - up early watching the cricket and debating whether to turn out or notSmile

Adrian

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dven
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5 Feb 2012 - 7:29 AM

4 Stunners but no3 is my favorite

dven

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 7:58 AM

V 4 is superb

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 8:15 AM

Four wonderful shots but the shadow in V4 makes this the winner for me.

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goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 8:22 AM

Well worth waiting for Carol with these four fine pics ...Bill

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 8:23 AM

great set I am going with V3 for the forward appearance

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GarrathE
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5 Feb 2012 - 8:25 AM

Something about the head-on makes v3 the one for me.

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
5 Feb 2012 - 8:25 AM

4 super shots Carol. Love the bold shadows in V2 and 4. Moira

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 8:31 AM

Four good shots Carol - you certainly have quite a variety of Shield bugs on the island

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LucienH
LucienH e2 Member 9386 forum postsLucienH vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 8:40 AM

All are great, but, I like V3 best.

Lucien.

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 8:44 AM

amazing - they must be tough little crittersSmile

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jonwebber
jonwebber  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 9:03 AM

Superb photographs. The heavy shadow adds a lot.
jon

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User_Removed
5 Feb 2012 - 9:08 AM

Superb set of macro images Carol, great comp' and Dof.
Alf.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53991 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 9:18 AM

I like V4 today because of the shadow. We're now covered in six inches of snow. Sad
Chris

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom884 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 9:24 AM

All good, but I go for V4, for the wonderful shadow.
I do like the way you compose these, I've said it before but your bugs always seem to be exploring the frame with their legs and antennae.
Moira

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 9:26 AM

My choice is that stunner for colour and detail V4..wonderful
I am off now in the snow after a 'winner' I hope
Lillian

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 9:28 AM

top notch Set

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Hop-A-Long
5 Feb 2012 - 9:32 AM

Excellent find and set of macros.
I love the angle of attack in V3 which is my fave.

Andy

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 - 10:33 AM

hi carol,another excellent set,well captured.ray

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digital_boi
5 Feb 2012 - 10:33 AM

you were brave v2 and 4 for me today i love the strong shadow and this bug has fine detailed markings well captured

Graham GrinGrinGrin

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 10:50 AM

Thanks for your lovely PM, Carol, and it's so good to be re-united with your pics again Smile

Super shield here, and I love Vs 2-4 for the strong light and shadows.

A.
X

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
5 Feb 2012 - 11:07 AM

Excellent macro work as usual Carol.

Len

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
5 Feb 2012 - 11:31 AM

I go for V4 with the dramativ POV

Peter

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Old Username was gilbo Scotland
5 Feb 2012 - 11:39 AM

Lovely images of this interesting shield bug ! I'm away to p.m you! GWink

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 11:43 AM

A fine set Carol with those lovely shadows - rather like V4 - Carole

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achieverswales
5 Feb 2012 - 11:44 AM

Good depth Carol V3 for me.

Regards

Trev.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 11:49 AM

Hasnt he posed well for you
Love them all But V4 is my favourite ... that shadow is something we dont see in Leeds

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dasher
dasher  4 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 - 11:51 AM

Nice to find some wildlife Carol.The ground is frozen solid here,and with the snow the red underwings have made their appearance,eating the coteneaster berries as a last resort!
I wonder how many varieties of shield bug there are ,ours are usually shades of green.Well persevered nice shots as usual.
Regards Robert.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 11:51 AM

Nice that when you did find something it was one of your favourite models, Carol! Like all 4 but just has to be V4 which is a stunner.

Ann

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  5
5 Feb 2012 - 12:02 PM

Hi Carol well spotted hope you hung on to your hat lol regards gray.

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 32142 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
5 Feb 2012 - 1:00 PM

Well Carol now I know all's well with the world - not been on site this last week and when I do come back Carols there with a Shield Bug. Faith restored!! GrinGrin Another good set of shots too! Lou

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 1:01 PM

Another excellent set, and the shape of v4 sets it apart for me.


Dave

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 2:06 PM

Well, I've gone into hibernation away from all this snow - although it's very sunny today, and the snow's slowly melting Wink A cracking set as always, Carol, like those strong shadows Smile
Trev Smile

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4392 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 3:46 PM

Wow !....amazing quality again, I thought that old Olympus was a good'n ?, but I see the TZ7 is doing you proud....top notch !!

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 3:59 PM

Super detailed shots of your lovely bug.
(our camera doing well !)

B.

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Brian65
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5 Feb 2012 - 4:15 PM

Great detailed images Carole, love V4.
Brian

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PinkK
PinkK  480 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 4:22 PM

Wonderful detailed set Carol Smile

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 4:37 PM

Excellent closeup series Carol. V2 appeals most I think.
Ron

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 4:56 PM

This little bug has lovely markings which we can appreciate becaue the detail and colour in thi set is top class.
Joan.

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sable
sable  5 England7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 4:57 PM

Fantastic set of images my favourite is V4 - Elizab eth xx

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 5:43 PM

Wonderful and great set of images,Carol,well done,
saeid

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evelen
evelen  9 England
5 Feb 2012 - 5:47 PM

excellent set of captures .
eve.Grin

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
5 Feb 2012 - 6:46 PM

All are excellent, my favourite is v4, the lines on the leaf add to the image.

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 7:16 PM

Wouldn't find anything in my garden today (even if I was brave enough to go out) we're under the snow again!
Jann
xxx

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LexEquine
LexEquine  7 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 9:28 PM

'v3 & v4,'...top my List, today, Carol~

Superb clarity, toning, & details on this Set of Shield Bug Macros

~ Peter

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exposure  91304 forum posts England
5 Feb 2012 - 9:46 PM

A lovely set of images & detail Carol
Pauline.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 10:42 PM

what a handsome shield bug. I love no4 best with the serrated leaf as a compliment.

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Glostopcat
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5 Feb 2012 - 10:46 PM

Four real stonkers Carol, the shadows make these extra special

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 11:25 PM

Great set , Carol - impressive details , as usual - I like them all

Daniel

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2012 - 8:33 AM

Excellent macro work, once again.
Johanna

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
6 Feb 2012 - 12:01 PM

A delightful find! Worth going out in the gale! V2 shows her "Shield" so well!
We have snow all over London, not a bug to be seen just a lot of hungry birds. I save all the bread for tokens. IB

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2012 - 3:53 PM

Excellent macro Carol,glad to be your 80thGrin..Lin

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JimV
JimV e2 Member 7JimV vcard Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 3:51 AM

Looks like V2 & 4 are the strong favourites Carol, I think I agree!
Rgds., Jim

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