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An appalling day yesterday, with torrential rain and gale force winds, and the same forecast for today Sad So back to the archives yet again, here are a couple of shield bugs playing king of the castle atop a seedhead.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:I'm behind you!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:7 Feb 2012 - 6:07 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Humour / fun, Macro, Nature, Shield bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:86
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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 6:25 AM

Your ability to get superb bokeh from your Ollie is just amazing. Only you and the fairies at the bottom of your garden know how......Wink Stunning shots.

Barry

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 6:33 AM

Barry is correct, I suspect some form of magic is at work here........

Mind you, whatever it is you are doing, keep on doing it, brilliant as always Carol. Hope the weather picks up soon.

Andy

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ugly
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7 Feb 2012 - 7:04 AM

V2 for me today...
Top images again...
Well done...

Dave

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 7:06 AM

Oh they are both sooo cute. wonderful detail Carol - I think you need both to see what happened next!

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 7:09 AM

V 2 is a cracker.

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Ayoob
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7 Feb 2012 - 7:10 AM

Fantastic macro shot images Carol, well done.......GrinGrinWink

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SUE118
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7 Feb 2012 - 7:23 AM

Love the pink legs.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 7:36 AM

You do very well with the Olly - two very good macros

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exposure
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7 Feb 2012 - 7:40 AM

Lovely tones & detail Carol....DITTO weatherSmileSmilescary winds last night & still blowing a gale , rain for the week..hail last week here...but Its cleared the dust & old leaves etc....
Pauline.

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Rock
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7 Feb 2012 - 7:56 AM

Superb work.

Rock

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LynneJoyce
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7 Feb 2012 - 8:04 AM


Quote: Your ability to get superb bokeh from your Ollie is just amazing. Only you and the fairies at the bottom of your garden know how......Wink Stunning shots.

Barry

Well done you and the fairies.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 8:08 AM

Two Fantastic and great macro shot,Carol,very well done,
saeid

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CaroleS
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7 Feb 2012 - 8:11 AM

Love the colours, V2 for me Carol great macro - Carole

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 8:17 AM

I am amazed at where the antennae seem to be coming from
I learn so much from your wonderful images ...Smile

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 8:21 AM

two fine shots carol, and i like v2 with the small bug in a better position.
regards
Yung

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WhiteRose1
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7 Feb 2012 - 8:56 AM

Big bug seems to be giving you 'the eye' in v1. Nicely done and v1 shaves it just for me as there is no overlap between the two combatants.

Dave

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sparrowhawk
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7 Feb 2012 - 8:57 AM

stunning duo

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Mike_Young
7 Feb 2012 - 9:03 AM

Super images, V2 for me Smile

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achieverswales

V2 for me Carol, excellent clarity and colour.

Regards

Trev.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95936 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 9:34 AM

Pleased to be number thirty Carol
Quite a good morning here today - about +2 C, with no breeze - pleasant enough, if you are on the move

Adrian

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Len1950
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7 Feb 2012 - 9:34 AM

A couple of top class shots Carol.

Len

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RonnieAG
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7 Feb 2012 - 9:42 AM

Sorry to hear the weather there is so miserable, Carol: very foggy here yesterday, today hard frost.
Two fine images of the shield bugs, both excellent but with V 2 just edging ahead for me.
Ronnie.

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Lillian
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7 Feb 2012 - 10:44 AM

Here snow still on ground but hopefully not for long...sun is out
sending it over later today Grin
2 great shots again Carol..V1 for me...getting together seems good title here?
Lillian

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SlowSong
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7 Feb 2012 - 10:52 AM

V2 for me as well today Carol. A lovely little interchange. Smile
Chris

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EMJAYCEE
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7 Feb 2012 - 10:53 AM

Fantastic detail Carol.
Joan.

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gingerdelight
7 Feb 2012 - 11:00 AM

Amazing detail once again in these fine images Carol!
Carol

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digital_boi
7 Feb 2012 - 11:04 AM

V2 just edges ahead Carol lucky you have such quality in your archives ...winter blue skies frosty here may venture out

Graham GrinGrinGrin

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Chinga
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7 Feb 2012 - 1:02 PM

I feel that V2 has the edge. Love the pink legged one! Grin IB

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sweetpea62
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7 Feb 2012 - 1:52 PM

Brilliant details Carol..Lin

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 2:16 PM

Love both but V2 is getting my vote. Glorious sunshine yet again after a bitterly cold and frosty start.

Ann

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Daisymaye
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7 Feb 2012 - 2:21 PM

Two great images Carol, keep searching those archives because you're finding some superb images.............Sandy

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Val Prowse
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7 Feb 2012 - 2:39 PM

Two brilliant images Carol, hard to choose between them but I think V2 has the edge.

Val

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AnnChown
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7 Feb 2012 - 2:41 PM

I love the title Carol! Both excellent images!
Ann

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Brian65
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7 Feb 2012 - 3:08 PM

2 superb images Carol, sooo sharp.
Brian

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TrevBatWCC
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7 Feb 2012 - 3:20 PM

Two brilliant close-ups, Carol - I'm intrigued though, that they seem to be the same species, yet one has got red legs and the other hasn't! Think V2's my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 4:02 PM

Two super captures.
Excellent detail and lovely soft, toning
b/g.

B.

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dasher
dasher  4 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2012 - 4:04 PM

Difficult to get enough depth of field on these two Carol.If only they would behave!.
Thanks for your comments and interest.If you have time I have included A few new variations on my ammonites.
I bought the original fossils in Aberistwith market specifically for my ceramic project.The originals I understand hail from Madagascar.
Best wishes Robert.

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pluckyfilly
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7 Feb 2012 - 4:19 PM

maybe the one without red legs is the younger of the two as in KF's where this applies - two good shots

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jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 5:33 PM

Top class photography.
jon

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
7 Feb 2012 - 5:44 PM

Excellant Carol.

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Gray_ina
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7 Feb 2012 - 6:07 PM

Hi Carol Great shots , weather can only get better gray

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HeathMcDonald

Great work Carol, spring still feels a long time at the moment. Smile

Heath

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7 Feb 2012 - 7:58 PM

The labour of climbing up

Peter

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Hop-A-Long
7 Feb 2012 - 8:21 PM

Excellent, two for the price of one. Great couple of macro shots.

Andy

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AnneWorner
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8 Feb 2012 - 12:37 AM

You have a lot of good stuff in your archives Carol. A wonderful game of hide and seek going on here.

Anne

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8 Feb 2012 - 11:14 AM

Tremendous images!
Diane

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10 Feb 2012 - 11:35 PM

More fun and games from the insect world on Crete, it's just like pantomime season! lol Smile

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