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May Bug or as it's more commonly known a Cockchafer, taken in the garden back in May, now there's a surprise Wink

Thanks to everyone for your recent comments on my Darter images.

Ade

Hedgehog News
Well for anyone interested in wildlife and wasn't watching the webcam last night, you missed a real treat, not only did we have 3-4 hedgehogs feeding on the patio, but we also had the fox visit who was very smartly chased off by Simba, one of our cats......And all this happened around 21:30 as others who were watching ( I know who you wereWink ) will tell you Grin In fact last night was very busy, I've just managed to edit the footage down to 5 hours of action from 10 hours of darkness. I think the hogs are scoffing as much as possible now ready for the hibernation period which starts next month. One in the box at the moment giving it lot's of zzzzzz's
Ade's Hedgehog Garden Cams

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 May 2012 - 8:56 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Full Manual
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off
White Balance:Auto
Title:May Bug
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:21 Sep 2012 - 8:47 AM
Tags:Beetles, Close-up / macro, Cockchafer, General, Insects, May bug, Wildlife / nature
Votes:65

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fificat100
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21 Sep 2012 - 8:58 AM

That's a cracker. Superb detail and colour.

Lavina

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SUE118
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21 Sep 2012 - 9:00 AM

Excellent and sharp image.

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debu
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21 Sep 2012 - 9:00 AM

Very nice detailed image.
debu

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Chinga
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21 Sep 2012 - 9:05 AM

This one is a beauty! Love the "hug a brunch" pose and the superb details on the body. Very interesting little creature! Grin IB

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hasslebladuk
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21 Sep 2012 - 9:07 AM

The detail and sharpness is amazing
mike

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gingerdelight
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21 Sep 2012 - 9:15 AM

Trust me to miss all the action last night Sad
I love this image Ade, well captured!
Carol

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NaturesHaven
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21 Sep 2012 - 9:18 AM

To my shame I didn't look in, I missed a treat...........we are feeding the hogs in our garden, they love the raisins and nut granules.....GrinGrinGrin

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czech
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21 Sep 2012 - 9:19 AM

Nice and sharp with perfect bokeh. Would look still better if stick was diagonal. Worth rotating in Photoshop?

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RonnieAG
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21 Sep 2012 - 9:25 AM

It's got a really firm grip there: wonderful detail as ever, Ade.
Ronnie.

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WhiteRose1
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21 Sep 2012 - 9:46 AM

Watching the football, sorry Ade!

Colourful buggy detail here.

Dave

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NDODS
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21 Sep 2012 - 10:06 AM

The pin sharp crystal clear focusing certainly allows my weary old eyes to enjoy this rather handsome spectacle at its very best.

Regards Nathan

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franken
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21 Sep 2012 - 10:16 AM

A sharp and excellent macro.

Ken

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FeatherFriend
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21 Sep 2012 - 10:32 AM

Never seen one Ade but I have now and it's a cracker mate,
Geoff.

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Gerryrys
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21 Sep 2012 - 10:42 AM

Great image Ade. Thanks for the hedgehod update. Smile

Gerry

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MrBlueSky
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21 Sep 2012 - 10:54 AM

fantastic macro of this very fine bug

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Briwooly
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21 Sep 2012 - 10:54 AM

Top shot again Ade amazing detail

Brian......................

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TonyDy
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21 Sep 2012 - 11:09 AM

Excellent shot, Ade.
Tony

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Fefe
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21 Sep 2012 - 11:40 AM

Oh he is lovely........ a bit on the fluffy side tooGrin
I would like to see it flipped horizontal too, Not a critisism you understandWink
Great workGrin
Diane

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johnjo58
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21 Sep 2012 - 11:50 AM

Superb insect very well photographed Ade, always a joy to see your work
David

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DaveBartlett
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21 Sep 2012 - 12:35 PM

That's excellent Ade. Didn't see a single one in the garden this year, but in 2011 they were bouncing off the outside lights all night!

Dave

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21 Sep 2012 - 12:36 PM

Excellent
Jason

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21 Sep 2012 - 12:51 PM

how amazing about the cat ....

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21 Sep 2012 - 1:04 PM


Quote: how amazing about the cat ....

That's our one eyed hard as nails Simba, he's why we don't get rats in the garden.......He's a killer!!!......He's also done for the next door neighbours Rabbit as well, that took some smoothing over I can tell you! He's a nutter, although he learn't his lesson the hard way with the hedgehogs and just ignores them now, he's as soft as they come with humans though!!!......

Ade Smile

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21 Sep 2012 - 1:06 PM

First class shot Ade, I have only see these when abroad. So glad you have a guard for your hedgehogs nowWink
Carole

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CarolG
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21 Sep 2012 - 2:21 PM

I'm glad to say that all the cockchafers have disappeared from this area, thank goodness, we were over-run with them this year Smile. A superb detail image, as ever, Ade. Carol

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21 Sep 2012 - 2:37 PM

This is an excellent shot with superb detail.
Ray

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Daisymaye
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21 Sep 2012 - 2:40 PM

Beautiful colour and detail. So well captured Ade......
Sandy

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21 Sep 2012 - 3:08 PM

I saw the cat but must have missed the fox for some reason, unless.................what I spotted first of all was in fact the fox - I definitely saw the catSmile most interesting and made me miss those I left behind when we moved houseSad but to share yours if only by webcam is greatSmile

the upload today is FAB U LOUS I love that detail and the colours - had one settle on me in Germany many moons ago and nearly wet myselfWink

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Tibetan
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21 Sep 2012 - 4:14 PM

A very sharp clear image Ade, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ali63
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21 Sep 2012 - 4:25 PM

Pin sharp, great, out of interest does it turn into anything, curious as had one at work a while back,
Ali

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21 Sep 2012 - 4:30 PM

Marvellous pin sharp detail and colours in this close up Ade, just what we've come to expect from a man of your calibre. That cat of yours sounds like he takes after his owner, a no nonsense rumbustuous individual who likes to throw his weight around and dominate, but with a sensitive, friendlier, placid side which we occasionally see from time to time!Wink

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LizMutimer
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21 Sep 2012 - 4:40 PM

I love these bugs as much as other's hate them. In my part of the world they are known as a Billy-witch.

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21 Sep 2012 - 4:57 PM


Quote: sensitive, friendlier, placid side which we occasionally see from time to time!

shhhhh.......I don't want everyone knowing I'm a great big softie really Wink

Ade

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21 Sep 2012 - 7:51 PM

Yuk Tongue Why do you have to find so much detail in the ugliest of Bugs SmileTongueWink

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21 Sep 2012 - 8:00 PM


Quote: Why do you have to find so much detail in the ugliest of Bugs

They're beautiful you Heathen!

AdeGrinGrin

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21 Sep 2012 - 8:16 PM

Up the pole Smile excellent detail Ade.
Brian.

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21 Sep 2012 - 8:30 PM

Melolontha melolontha. It's interesting the things you remember! Ever since I encountered these bugs in the New Forest, they have fascinated me, and needless to say, I find them extremely attractive. Nobody else seemed to agree with me, I think they were plagued with the pesky beasties every year, whereas they were new to me.
Love your picture, Ade, it brings back fond memories.
Watching out for foxy's returnTongue!

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22 Sep 2012 - 4:03 PM

This is so cute - he's hanging on for dear life! Wonderful detail.
Ann

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