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No sunshine for days, so no shadow Saturday image, I'm afraid, but I did spot this well antlered beetler clambering around on a rain-sodden leaf.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:leaf-rider beetle!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:19 Jan 2013 - 5:59 AM
Tags:Beetle, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Humour, Humour / fun, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:80
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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 6:13 AM

Great macro Carol lovely detail.Smile
Rob

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 6:17 AM

What a "War- Head"!!!! Fantastic catch.

Look for to days upload for U

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 94436 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 6:20 AM

An amazing looking bug - brilliantly caught!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
19 Jan 2013 - 6:23 AM

What a handsome knobbly fella this one is Carol !! You have captured this black bug perfectly SmileGrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 7:13 AM

A most unusual beetle, Carol, in that I don't recall ever seeing one like this from you before.
Excellent detail in these two exposures.
Ronnie.

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 7:47 AM

Two brilliant images Carol, V1 my favourite today... superb

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 7:48 AM

He really is rather special!

Ann

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51296 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 7:57 AM

Well I'm sure he knows why he's up there. Smile. Excellent angle for the light and texture, Carol.

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96339 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 8:01 AM

Mornin' Carol
What unusual antennae the beastie hasSmile

Not much fell overnight here, as I can just make out the paw prints from last nightWink - more forecast for mid/late morning

Debating whether to brave the awful road conditions and head for the woods - I reckon it is about -2C - on with the thermals methinksGrin

Adrian

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leontari
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19 Jan 2013 - 8:06 AM

Two superb captures Carol. V2 for me today, I like the way it is looking
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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 8:07 AM

Again something completely different ~ fine macro work.

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NaturesHaven
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19 Jan 2013 - 8:35 AM

Makes me itch..............GrinGrinGrin

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pluckyfilly
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19 Jan 2013 - 8:48 AM

unusual specimen but superb shot

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Badgerfred
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19 Jan 2013 - 9:01 AM

V1 for me Carol, super macro,
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CaroleS
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19 Jan 2013 - 9:03 AM

Unusual and well captured Carol
Carole

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
19 Jan 2013 - 9:14 AM

Excellant Carol.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 9:36 AM

Lovely beast well captured.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 9:44 AM

Quirky......

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Lillian
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19 Jan 2013 - 10:43 AM

That is one incredible image of a very sharp looking fellow Carol
Lillian

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
19 Jan 2013 - 10:50 AM

What did you say Carol, to make him turn and look at you!, lol. two brilliant shots, he could go to the ugly bug ball no trouble, amazing, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Mavis
Mavis Plus Member 13143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 10:50 AM

Nature is amazing Carol , the shapes for insects it thinks up. Made me laugh when I first looked at them as they look like plastic horror insects you would find in a cereal packet ! So well done but your standard is ALWAYS Excellent xxx

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
19 Jan 2013 - 10:52 AM

So well spotted and captured ! g.

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lonely_oryx
19 Jan 2013 - 11:14 AM

Great detail

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jackyp
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19 Jan 2013 - 11:40 AM

Stunning detail, superb macro capture Grin

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TonyDy
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19 Jan 2013 - 11:40 AM

Two more great close-ups of another weird and wonderful critter, Carol.
Tony

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Daisymaye
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19 Jan 2013 - 11:56 AM

Two excellent macros Carol......Sandy

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andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 11:57 AM

fantastic detail wonderful tones and textures carol can't split these two so half a vote each for me today cracking captures nice ones Wink
andy

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Stace
Stace  7 England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 12:04 PM

well captured Carol

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achieverswales
19 Jan 2013 - 12:08 PM

Great shots Carol and would have been perfect for silly Sunday, look just like a rodeo rider.


Regards

Trev.

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65035 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 12:24 PM

He's absolutely gorgeous. You do have the most entertaining insects over your way. Smile
x

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 12:40 PM

Fantastic pose Carol - your title so apt.
What a strange looking critter!
Looks like he's had enough in V2!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Sylviwhalley Plus Member 8101 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 12:48 PM

Great captures. He looks a little drunk!!
Sylvia

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NDODS Plus Member 43983 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom109 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 1:04 PM

Two beautifully crafted macro images wonderfully composed and detailed throughout Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
19 Jan 2013 - 1:21 PM

fine macros Carol detail and texture spot on

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19 Jan 2013 - 2:23 PM

Excellent detail Carol.
Ron.

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TrevBatWCC
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19 Jan 2013 - 3:09 PM

I think it's another ant and you've sprayed it black, Carol! Wink Two very fine images, stunning detail, and like how he's turned his head to look at the camera in V2! Smile
Trev Smile

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ChristineD
19 Jan 2013 - 3:53 PM

Two amazing captures

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5956 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 4:40 PM

Oooooo....superb shots !!....wonderful detail !!!!....amazing 'armour' on this tough cookie !!!

That TZ7's doing you proud !!!!.Smile

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19 Jan 2013 - 4:54 PM

Two cracking images of this heavily armoured mini beast, he looks a mean little critter. I bet you are dying to know if that big wuss the Tomcat ventured out, methinks he stuck his head out of the door and decided not to bother!Wink

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dawnmichelle
19 Jan 2013 - 8:03 PM

fantastic detailed captures

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pamelajean Critique Team 9899 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1711 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 9:12 PM

I think your title is very appropriate, Carol, because he looks like he's riding a surf boardGrin!

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tonyng
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19 Jan 2013 - 10:13 PM

Reminded me of sliding down the bannister as a child. Great macro Carol.

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fificat100
20 Jan 2013 - 1:24 AM

Two well detailed shots. V1 is superb. Smile

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JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 4:36 AM

Wonderful macro shots again Carol, must say though, I'm glad I don't live in Crete SmileSmileWink
Rgds., Jim

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samarmishra
20 Jan 2013 - 9:10 AM

hi Carol, two fantastic images but for me V1 is the winner among the two.. Excellent..

Samar..

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Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 12:19 PM

Very nice Carol,detailed talk about black and not a bit camera shy at all.

Aidan,,

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Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 12:43 PM

Another fine detailed capture
Steve

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 10:56 PM

Like a warrior riding a horse,he has got lots of shiny armour,too!

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21 Jan 2013 - 5:38 AM

What a specimen

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srikanta
srikanta  7 India
21 Jan 2013 - 7:59 AM

lovely.

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24 Jan 2013 - 11:28 AM

Looks like a "Rawhide" advert! GrinGrinGrin
Very well spotted Carol!
IB

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