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I saw these two tiny shield bugs confronting each other on a stem of grass, of course the camera was at hand!

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:confrontation
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:24 Oct 2010 - 5:54 AM
Tags:Bug, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Confrontation, General, Insect, Shield bug, Wildlife / nature
Votes:76
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jeb2012
jeb2012  5 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2010 - 6:10 AM

A Excellent capture

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 6:13 AM

good macro shot carol well done .rob

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metro074
metro074 Plus Member 5metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 6:13 AM

Superb detailed set Carol. A wonderful dof in all. Beautifully presented
Carol

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debu
debu  5 India
24 Oct 2010 - 6:14 AM

Great capture.
debu

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 6:19 AM

Excellent close-up shots once more, Carol: I am wondering what was the outcome.....looks like a bit of a stalemate.
Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
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24 Oct 2010 - 6:23 AM

Excellent shots. They do look like warriors in their armour. .........Sandy

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tashi
tashi  42 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 6:34 AM

Excellent set of images, as always!
These bugs really look like "warriors in their armour"!

Last Modified By tashi at 24 Oct 2010 - 6:35 AM

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moiral
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24 Oct 2010 - 6:48 AM

4 great shots. Like V3 best. Moira

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goso
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24 Oct 2010 - 7:35 AM

Splendid work as usual Carol...Bill

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gabriel_flr
24 Oct 2010 - 7:35 AM

Wow, you still have insects there Carol, you lucky girl! I took the squirrel capture at 0°C...Excellent set, the shields are amazing!
Gabriel

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 7:59 AM

Gosh, they really do mean business don't they? Well spotted!

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pluckyfilly
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24 Oct 2010 - 8:23 AM

another amazing set Carol

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Louise_Morris
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24 Oct 2010 - 9:02 AM

Excellent capture. Louise

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bokeh
bokeh  7 Romania
24 Oct 2010 - 9:05 AM

nice images,well spotted

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 9:14 AM

A good job the camera was to hand. Really detailed pictures.
jon

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8638 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1165 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 9:25 AM

In V1 we can see the eyeball to eyeball confrontation. V4 - I assume that was the send-off? 'Get out and make sure you don't come back!'
Moira

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Cor
Cor  6 Belgium
24 Oct 2010 - 9:33 AM

3V > V4 > V1 > V2 Excellent +++++
cor

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7338 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 10:24 AM

Superb set Carol - lovely detail, textures and tones. Very hard to choose between them but I think V1 has it for me for clarity and composition.
Sylvia

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bluetitblue
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24 Oct 2010 - 10:24 AM

Excellent capture's V2 for me great shot.

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DanielD
DanielD  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 10:58 AM

wonderful bug story, Carol - Very sharp and great DOF

Daniel

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx Plus Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 11:05 AM

A confrontation, seeing eyeball-to-eyeball. Excellent again

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
24 Oct 2010 - 11:13 AM

No dull life around you !
They are either drowning, fighting or b----ing ! Great detail as always .Gill

(Thanks for your comment today- I've just entered the uncropped version of that into a competition!)

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sparrowhawk
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24 Oct 2010 - 11:22 AM

stunning

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 11:49 AM

V1 ... he looks quizzical ... can an insect look that way ??

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 12:13 PM

Not totally convinced there shouldn't be a V5, where they are doing their usual act in your images!!! Super set again. V2 for me.

Ann

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viscostatic
24 Oct 2010 - 12:32 PM

Excellent close-ups.

Phil.

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Silverzone
24 Oct 2010 - 12:37 PM

Super set, telling a story. I'm really enjoying looking at my Corfu pictures and reflecting on the sunshine. It's getting very cold here at night now. Sylvia

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MickyMc
MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2010 - 12:39 PM

Confronting? I think they are flirting LOL
Mavis

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
24 Oct 2010 - 12:40 PM

Good macro work,Carol.
Cheers
Alan

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accipiter
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24 Oct 2010 - 1:38 PM

Fine set - I think you must live near the world shield bug capital. So many shapes and colours all expertly captured with your camera. Wonderful. A

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Sylviwhalley
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24 Oct 2010 - 1:46 PM

Great series, what a confrontation well captured.
Sylvia

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24 Oct 2010 - 2:59 PM

Yes.

Rock

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panda
panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 3:11 PM

Well spotted and captured.

Regards Phil

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jase147
jase147  5 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2010 - 3:12 PM

great set of close up's

Jase

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bricurtis
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24 Oct 2010 - 3:26 PM

Always enjoy your Shield bugs Carol - V4 .
Brian.

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EMJAYCEE
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24 Oct 2010 - 3:29 PM

Just another great set of images Carol.
Joan.

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 4:19 PM

Excellent Carol. from the thumbnail it vaguely looked like a pot of some sort and thought you had changed direction completely...so glad that you haven't!
Jann
xxx

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 4:26 PM

4 crackers

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PattiW
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24 Oct 2010 - 5:10 PM

Super set Carol! You have quite a variety of shield bugs over there! Patti

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 6:11 PM

Looks like neither of them won! Super set, Carol.
TrevB Smile

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HobbitDave
24 Oct 2010 - 6:12 PM

What a great set, Carol! Definitely a case of 'C'mon if you think yer 'ard enuf!' Wink You get the most amazing variety of insects on Crete.
Dave.

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Dave_Holdham
24 Oct 2010 - 6:22 PM

Wonderful set of images, v4 is my fav, well captured

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nigele1
nigele1  10
24 Oct 2010 - 7:25 PM

Another set of Shield Bugs new to me, lovely sequence.

Nigel

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Paul_cats
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24 Oct 2010 - 7:42 PM

Another fine set of bug images. Love V1 for the crop and comp. Keep em coming.
Paul

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ianrobinson
25 Oct 2010 - 12:23 AM

are they kissing or starting a punch up.
great shot.

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25 Oct 2010 - 2:04 PM

Marvelous set Carol with super detail, like them all,
Geoff.

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26 Oct 2010 - 8:26 PM

Beautifully observed and captured Carol.
David

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brownsilent
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28 Oct 2010 - 8:46 AM

Weīve been meeting here every day
And since this is our last day together
I wanna hold you just one more time
When you turn and walk away,
Donīt look back
I wanna remember you just like this
Letīs just kiss and say good night

Itīs gonna hurt me, I canīt lie
Maybe you meet, you meet another guy
Understand me, oh wonīt you try try try try try...
Letīs just kiss and say goodbye
Barry White - Letīs just kiss and say goodbye

JGrinhanna

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digital_boi
1 Nov 2010 - 1:17 PM

V2 and 4 stand out for me today great work again

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