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I spotted a few baby shield bugs recently, hiding in the seed-heads of wild sage. Most of them looked like replicas of their parents, but a few I spotted were like litte fluff-balls Smile This fella was tiny, about half the size of my little finger nail, so I was lucky to see him, let alone capture him on camera.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:beautiful baby!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:29 Oct 2012 - 5:34 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Close-up macro, General, Nature, Shield bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:69
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macromal
macromal  2
29 Oct 2012 - 5:52 AM

Great macro Carol, never seen one of these before....Mal.

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 5:59 AM

Three cracking shots Carol, I do have to question your title, truly, beauty must be in the eye of the beholder!

Your closeup work never ceases to amaze me, it's a whole different world!

Keep up the Stirling work!

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
29 Oct 2012 - 5:59 AM

Good morning Carol!
What a lovely insect!
Good poses, good light and the background complements the image. IB

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84271 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 5:59 AM

I love macro shots - such wonderful details!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 6:32 AM

Awesome detail in these close ups Carol, he certainly is a hairy little critter

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 6:39 AM

Wow, superb detail and it is actually quite cute.

Andy

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LynneJoyce
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29 Oct 2012 - 6:40 AM

What a cutie, nicely captured of course.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 6:54 AM

What a wonderful set of images, all very beautiful indeed
saeid

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Lillian
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29 Oct 2012 - 7:04 AM

Most unusual Carol, we should be calling you 'hawk eyes'
for seeing these so small
has to be them all as well captured
Lillian

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
29 Oct 2012 - 7:19 AM

Excellent ! Brilliant !! and many more adjectives I have no command of but know it must be out there !!GrinGrinGrin

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 7:51 AM

Another critter another great set of images.

Albert

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
29 Oct 2012 - 7:52 AM

So cute and so well spotted ! great photography. Peter just completed 20 years at Barry Mill ! Gx

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
29 Oct 2012 - 7:57 AM

Not seen one of these live door matt's Carol lol. quite amazing insect, good macro shots like all three regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ugly
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29 Oct 2012 - 8:00 AM

Another great set of images...
V2 catches my eye think it is the angle you taken it at...

Dave

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Badgerfred
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29 Oct 2012 - 8:07 AM

Another super set of well detailed macros Carol,
Fred.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 8:12 AM

wonderful detailed set carol brilliant tones and light v3 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 8:19 AM

Wonderful details. Looks as though this one is all set for winter - born wearing his fur coat!!

Ann

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RonnieAG
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29 Oct 2012 - 8:24 AM

Given the tiny size you did well to spot him in the first place and then capture such detail thereafter, Carol.
Ronnie.

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CaroleS
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29 Oct 2012 - 8:25 AM

Glad to see they have little fur coats on! Another fine set Carol.
Carole

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 8:26 AM

fabulous set yet again
cant believe how tiny they are
so the hair leaves as they grow older ... how interesting

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29 Oct 2012 - 8:41 AM

superb capture. love that you got the light behind them showing their transparency and highlighting the fine hairs. just great composition / positioning.

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Brian65
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29 Oct 2012 - 9:22 AM

Great images detail spot on, but beautiful not so sureSmileTongueWink
brian

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SlowSong
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29 Oct 2012 - 9:29 AM

Aw, really cute. Smile

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danbrann
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29 Oct 2012 - 9:50 AM

It doesn't look half as frightening as his father.

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AnnChown
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29 Oct 2012 - 10:14 AM

Very well spotted Carol - they are so cute! Three beautiful images!
Ann

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achieverswales
29 Oct 2012 - 10:50 AM

Love them all carol! Again your macro photography stands out!

Regards

Trev.

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Hop-A-Long
29 Oct 2012 - 11:41 AM

Well captured giving you three great shots. V2 is my favourite because of the underside detail.

Andy

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TonyDy
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29 Oct 2012 - 11:50 AM

Only a mother could love it!
Great shots, Carol.
Tony

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debu
debu  4 India
29 Oct 2012 - 12:02 PM

Lovely detailed images,V3 for me.
debu

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Irishkate
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29 Oct 2012 - 12:07 PM

How do you spot something that small and identify it?
Wonderful macros.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
29 Oct 2012 - 1:31 PM

Wow never seen one like this befor great detail in this one.
jj

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Growmore
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29 Oct 2012 - 2:54 PM

It's a woolly Shield bag with his winter coat on, great captures Carol.

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29 Oct 2012 - 3:02 PM

Super set of macro's Carol.
Alf.

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29 Oct 2012 - 3:25 PM

Lovely set.

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TrevBatWCC
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29 Oct 2012 - 3:29 PM

He's a very hairy little chap! It's amazing how you spot these creatures when they're so small. Brilliant work, Carol Wink
Trev Smile

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pluckyfilly
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29 Oct 2012 - 4:37 PM

If an insect like this can be called a fluffy bundle then this is oneGrin

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Brilane
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29 Oct 2012 - 5:14 PM

Cute and woolly.
Brian

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exposure
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29 Oct 2012 - 5:53 PM

Lovely images Carol I do like V2...
Hope your weather has seyyled down now...its quite nice here at the moment...
Pauline.

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Ade_Osman
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29 Oct 2012 - 6:18 PM

My that's a hairy one!

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Richard_OSullivan

great images Smile
I have seen many different types of shield bugs but never knew they were hairy when young.
as the good old saying goes.......
learning something new every day.

Rick

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Snapitt
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29 Oct 2012 - 8:05 PM

A good set of bug shots Carol. V3 is my favourite.

Jane

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jaktis
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29 Oct 2012 - 8:07 PM

That is a hairy thing

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29 Oct 2012 - 8:28 PM

V2 - under the stem for me Carol.
Brian.

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Jekaro
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29 Oct 2012 - 8:41 PM

Very well spotted and taken shots, Carol, never seen one of these before.
Roy

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 9:25 PM

nice macro, but I am not sure if I'd call this baby nice. Smile
Johanna
Thank you so much for yor UA Carol, it means such a lot to me!
Johanna

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30 Oct 2012 - 12:05 AM

a microscopic baby hedgehog!
how cute and how well spotted!

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31 Oct 2012 - 9:01 AM

Amazing shot. love it. paul

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