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The first shield bug of 2013, spotted on a visit to the beach a couple of days ago, in brilliant sunshine Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:new year shield
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:4 Jan 2013 - 5:31 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Shield bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:77
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
4 Jan 2013 - 6:05 AM

Excellent and fresh Carol !! I like the profile in V2 - but all are great !! I lost a few grams just looking at these minty fresh photos Smile [ I heard last week that regularly smelling fresh mint helps one lose weight Smile ]

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 6:50 AM

Blimey Carol. You're quick off the mark. Well captured. Smile

Gerry

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 6:53 AM

3 fabulous images Carol please accept my humble UA.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 6:53 AM

v3 for me Carol - love the markings on his back SmileSmile
Helen

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 7:03 AM

V2 all the way for me....
Another great set of images...

Dave

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 7:12 AM

v2 for me today carol brilliant detail love the com p a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 7:29 AM

Isn't he gorgeous, beautiful colour's.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
4 Jan 2013 - 7:32 AM

Another great set Carol. Brilliant details. V2 gets my vote todaySmileSmile
Effrossini

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 7:44 AM

A set of 3 high standard images.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 8:04 AM

how incredible
you really have caught him so well
3 real beauties....

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2252 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 8:09 AM

Love V2..................GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 8:11 AM

Wonderful set to ring in the New Year with. Happy New Year Carol. paul

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 - 8:19 AM

Some great macro shots there Carol, V3 for me, Peter..

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 8:21 AM

Carol you are showing off again they are so stunning and beautiful.

Gary

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User_Removed
4 Jan 2013 - 8:23 AM

All three are wonderful, just stunning detail, as always. Smile

Lucien.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 8:42 AM

Green, in a green world. The vote's for V3 I thing, it's surveying the future.
Moira

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 8:59 AM

superb

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 9:21 AM

Three excellent complimentary images, Carol. Just love those greens.

Dave

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
4 Jan 2013 - 9:21 AM

V2. for me Carol, the eye has it lol. three good quality macro's, great colours nice clear detail, what with shields and clanger you could start your own army lol. well done you, have a good day, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
4 Jan 2013 - 9:28 AM

V1 for me Carol, superb,
Fred.

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Silverzone
4 Jan 2013 - 9:31 AM

Super trio, view2 forme today. Sylvia

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 9:32 AM

A very good set, well captured.
Carole

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 9:34 AM

The detail you have captured in these three shots is so impressive, Carol, and I do like the overall green toning across the set.
Ronnie.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 9:50 AM

V2 is a real cracker

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achieverswales

All excellent Carol I love the colours and sharpness in all of them.

Regards

Trev.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 10:02 AM

Such attractive markings and colours. The details, as ever with your images, are superb in all three. My special favourite this time in V1 with that wonderfully "bug-eyed" look!

Ann

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mex
mex e2 Member 6mex vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 10:47 AM

Dof spot on as ever carol.
cheers phil.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 10:53 AM

Fantastic and lovely set of images,Carol,
saeid

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 10:54 AM

Three crackers Carol - sounds like Xmas all over again!
I'd never heard of shield bugs before seeing your images.
wonder what the old brain will register this year?
V2 for me today. Love the harmonious feel of all three.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
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4 Jan 2013 - 11:26 AM

Great set as always, Carol.
Tony

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zazzycat
zazzycat  8 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 - 11:28 AM

As ever, Carol - a stunning image! I am in awe!

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
4 Jan 2013 - 12:10 PM

oh! Three Excellent macros.
Well focus & sharp.
I like your comments on my upload today.
Thank you.


Basith

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digital_boi
4 Jan 2013 - 1:10 PM

fine work Carol

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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WindowonWildlife
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4 Jan 2013 - 1:33 PM

Wonderful trio Carol, excellent macro work.

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AnneWorner
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4 Jan 2013 - 2:27 PM

This one is so beautifully patterned Carol. I love the pov in v3 - reminds me of my little bug at the edge of the leaf - I wonder what they think when they get to that edge and have to turn back Wink

I found another of those grey mottled shield bugs in the house yesterday and have it in a jar - I was hoping for some decent weather so I could take his portrait on the bark of an oak showing his great ability to camouflage himself out in nature - on my tile floor he stood out so badly that he got caught.

Anne

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 3:41 PM

A lovely set Carol, looks like good weather there too
with that lovely light
Lillian

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
4 Jan 2013 - 3:57 PM

Stunning set of shots yet again Carol.

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danbrann
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4 Jan 2013 - 4:22 PM

A tiro of beauties Carol.

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samarmishra
4 Jan 2013 - 4:30 PM

Hi Carol, an excellent set of images and a well deserved award.. Lovely colors of the bug..

Samar

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 5:13 PM

Three super captures, Carol, worth three votes, but they'll each have to share the one vote, I'm afraid...Wink
Trev Smile

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4566 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom62 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 5:21 PM

Great stuff !!!....amazing markings........

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42311 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
4 Jan 2013 - 5:24 PM

Good stuff as ever Carol. Lou

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 - 6:11 PM

Lovely light, detail and colours, Carol.

P.

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4 Jan 2013 - 6:37 PM

Three stunning New Year offerings, each filled with quality throughout Carol

Regards Nathan Grin

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4 Jan 2013 - 6:39 PM

Three top shots the colours are amazing
mike

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4 Jan 2013 - 6:52 PM

Evenin' Carol,
Love the colours of this wee beastieSmile

Another decent day today +10CGrin

Adrian

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Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 8:17 PM

What another superb set Carol, well done.
Bob

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 8:23 PM

Superb detail and colour.
Joan.

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4 Jan 2013 - 8:53 PM

Beautiful and green! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Most wonderful Carol! IB

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5 Jan 2013 - 1:47 AM

You're making a great start to 2013, hopefully in the manner to which you will aspire for the next 12 months.
I chuckled to hear this was "spotted on a visit to the beach" but think its spots were probably there before thenWinkWinkWink!
Leon also made me laugh with his "what with shields and clangers you could start your own army". It does sound somewhat like an ancient battlefield.

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LynneJoyce
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5 Jan 2013 - 3:05 AM

V2 for me.

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JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 4:46 AM

I feel it is bordering on sacrilege to pick one of these as each is perfect Carol, couldn't ask for better detail, nor would I want to! Smile
Rgds., Jim

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6 Jan 2013 - 12:08 PM

You seem to collect these shiled bugs like people used to collect green shield stamps!!! Another fine collection of critters for us to peruse

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LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 8:03 PM

'Super Triad of macro Shield Bug Images' ~ Peter

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amarmishra1910
16 Jan 2013 - 5:28 PM

Superb images......

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