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Being a very wild and windy weekend, the camera was resting and I was doing some tidying in the garden when I felt something crawling up my arm. This little shield bug, with patterns I have not come across before, was obviously requesting a photo shoot, so I put him on a nearby twig and duly obliged Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:new shield
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:20 Aug 2012 - 5:53 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Shield bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:63
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 6:13 AM

A very smartly turned out fellow quite deserving of your time and effort.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 6:21 AM

Quite a snazzy coat on this one Carol - must be a Joseph Shield!!!!WinkWink

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 6:27 AM

I generally find if something crawls up my arm it stings me.....Sad

A beautiful little creature Carol, very interesting markings.

Andy

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 6:52 AM

So your subjects come to you! Mostly they quickly disappear when I go near them. You have recorded this handsome little critter very well.

Albert

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Deep_Bhatia
20 Aug 2012 - 7:02 AM

A brilliant macro. Deep

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 7:16 AM

A bejewelled beauty, Carol.

Dave

(Jenni's tripod police are not proper police down the Thames, they're private security)

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84270 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 7:26 AM

Wow! Just look at those colours - it's beautiful!

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 7:28 AM

Super coat of arms.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
20 Aug 2012 - 7:43 AM

Super macros Carol, V2 my favourite today,
Fred.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 7:49 AM

those colours really are spectacular.
We never have anything like that in Leeds.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 7:52 AM

That's a really spectacular marking. What colours. Well captured Carol.
Carole

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 8:01 AM

wonderful set simply cant choose a preference

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 8:30 AM

Wonderful patterms amd colours on your little model. Clearly he/she knew who to come to!

Ann

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64346 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 9:24 AM

There is such a huge variety of colours and patterns. This one's a real jewel.
x

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digital_boi
20 Aug 2012 - 10:33 AM

one of the most patterened and colourful bugs you have shown us Carol nice one

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Jat_Riski
Jat_Riski e2 Member 664 forum postsJat_Riski vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 - 10:44 AM

Great macro capture, Carol.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 10:48 AM

With that irridescent coat he looks difficult to photograph!
You have of course done him proud. V2 for me.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 10:49 AM

If I found something crawling up my arm or any other part of my body the last thing on my mind would be to photograph it. Well done Carol.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 11:16 AM

I love v1 for the iridescence and detail and v4 for the perspective Carol!
Ann

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TonyDy
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20 Aug 2012 - 11:20 AM

Lovely shots of this little jewel, Carol.
Tony

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 12:03 PM

Blooming marvellous Carol, superb quality, do you supply these for entomologists?

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achieverswales
20 Aug 2012 - 12:05 PM

Beautiful colours on this very good looking insect Carol, V1 for me.

Regards

Trev.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 - 12:55 PM

Exquisite! I'd say that's a tortoise shell one! GrinGrinGrin
Very very beautiful captures. IB

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 1:13 PM

Interesting bug - haven't seen it before - like the details

Daniel

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 1:28 PM

Lovely glittery fellaGrin
V2 im faveGrin
Diane

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 - 1:32 PM

PS - Thank you for your UA on my humble lavender scent! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Grin You've made my day Carol
Isabel

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 2:03 PM

What lovely colours Carol,superb set,well done..Lin

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 3:03 PM

I seem to have the opposite effect, and scare creatures away! Sad Great set, Carol, love the iridescence of the colours Wink
Trev Smile

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prabhusinha
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20 Aug 2012 - 3:18 PM

A fine set.

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Brian65
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20 Aug 2012 - 3:54 PM

Wonderful Carol, love V2, sooo sharp and great colours.
Brian

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Priti
Priti  2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 - 7:29 PM

Fantastic macro gallery, examplary.

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Silverzone
20 Aug 2012 - 7:30 PM

Super new variety to add to your collection. Sylvia

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 7:34 PM

Just WOW!
chris

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 8:51 PM

That must be one of the most beautiful Shield bugs ever Carol.
Brian.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 9:12 PM

A rather bright beastie there Carol..
a good set
Lillian

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 10:15 PM

'v1 is my Top Pick,' Carol, on this Quartet of Fine Shield Bug Macro's~~ Smile

~ Peter

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goso
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21 Aug 2012 - 2:03 AM

Fine pics of this attractive little fella Carol ...Bill

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Glostopcat
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21 Aug 2012 - 6:44 AM

What a beautifully marked little bug Carol, the detail you've captured is exceptional. I'm amazed at the biodiversity you have in your garden, the number of different species you've recorded over the years astounds me

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 6:59 AM

What little cutie! How well you recorded the metallic shine in his markings!
4 wonderful shots, you have done so well to get the camera.
Btw I came out from the doctor last night... What did I see? A shield bug I the grass. Yes, I did the same you did. I'm glad the doctor didn't send me to see the psychiatristWink

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 4:51 PM

Awww...I love your write-up Grin

This has to be one of the prettiest shieldbugs you've uploaded, Carol. And those metallic green bits look like tiny jewels!

Super captures Smile

Andrew

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
21 Aug 2012 - 5:18 PM

I have seen plenty but never this one what a great find! no it found you lol. like it, I must be more observant, I must be more observant! I must!, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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