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Scorpion flies are just beginning to make an appearance here, liking damp shady conditions. Fortunately this one braved the sunshine long enough for me to grab a few quick pictures before flying back into a bed of nettles.

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:panorpa communis
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:28 Mar 2011 - 5:43 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Scorpionfly, Wildlife / nature
Votes:91
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
28 Mar 2011 - 6:24 AM

Lovely set of shots Carol. Like V1 and 3 best. Moira

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
28 Mar 2011 - 6:27 AM

Never seen one of these apart from on here, cool looking bug and well taken shots. Love V3 for the pose and wings. Good stuff Carol

Glen

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 6:38 AM

You should give a warning Carol that 1st pic gave me a right scare. Grin Another superb set, I have never seen anything like this fantastic creature before.

Andy

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 6:57 AM

A handsome fellow well cptured.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 7:32 AM

An excellent setWinkWink

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GarrathE
GarrathE e2 Member 6GarrathE vcard United Kingdom
28 Mar 2011 - 7:35 AM

Great set!

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 7:36 AM

Wow, and I had a mouthful of coffee when this one 'popped up'..whew! Grin
He is a handsome chappie, V3 for me as looks like he's about to move on
Hope you are feeling better CarolWink
Lillian

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 7:45 AM

What a funny little critter ... love his wings

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 8:01 AM

interesting looking bug, with rather long head abd big antenna. Lovely series carol.
regards
Yung

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
28 Mar 2011 - 8:36 AM

Morning Carol , hope your better, 4 more great shots must be a sign weathers improveing gray.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
28 Mar 2011 - 8:38 AM

fabulous ! V3 fav today. Gill

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 8:38 AM

superb as usual were onearth do you find these critters and would you be so kind as to send them my way Pretty PLEASE

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aftertherain
28 Mar 2011 - 8:46 AM

Great macro, we get them in our garden but they always seem to be eating a creature when I spot them.

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gingerdelight
28 Mar 2011 - 9:22 AM

Excellent images once again Carol - really well captured.
Carol

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
28 Mar 2011 - 9:47 AM

V3 is excellent as the insect shows its interesting profile and lovely wing detail.
JNC

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 9:57 AM

A pre- historic animal in miniature form.Fabulous.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 10:11 AM

That's a face of character! A great set with wonderful details and colour. Think my favouriteis V1.

Ann

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digital_boi
28 Mar 2011 - 10:22 AM

Excellent stuff again Carol all can stand on their own as is you high standard full of detail and colour if i had to choose it would be V3 me ''finks''

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 10:50 AM

Amazing and beautiful set of images,very well done,
saeid

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
28 Mar 2011 - 10:54 AM

Superb collection as usual, Carol.
Tony

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
28 Mar 2011 - 11:05 AM

Looks quite proud on there.

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 11:49 AM

Pretty gruesome little guys Carol but so good for close up work, wish we had a few here..................only a dozen or so though Wink
Lovely set again,
Geoff.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 12:12 PM

V3 is a winner but what a great set

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
28 Mar 2011 - 12:35 PM

Some of your best yet Carol, superb detail.

Len

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achieverswales
28 Mar 2011 - 12:43 PM

Hi Carol V3 for me.

Regards

Trev.

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franken
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28 Mar 2011 - 12:46 PM

Fascinating macro!

Ken

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jacqs
jacqs e2 Member 3jacqs vcard United Kingdom
28 Mar 2011 - 12:50 PM

Great set of pics.

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samarmishra
28 Mar 2011 - 1:53 PM

Hi Carol, this is an excellent set of images as usual.

Samar..

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gabriel_flr
28 Mar 2011 - 3:56 PM

Your shooting star is a pro Carol, superb set with cracking details!

Gabriel

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 4:05 PM

Brilliant. Love the model.
Rob

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RonnieAG
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28 Mar 2011 - 4:25 PM

Nice work here again, Carol.
Ronnie.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 4:35 PM

Nicely posed, too, Carol... love the head-on shot in V4 Smile
Trev Smile

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SandraKay
SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 5:07 PM

Excellent shots and what a handsome face!! Interesting to see the wing detail in V3.
Hope your cold's much better. We've all had one and the cough lasted for ages... and ages.
Sandra

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 5:23 PM

Excellent Carol but I do wish you would give them names I can pronounce.

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 5:34 PM

Here's looking at you! V4 for me.
jon

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accipiter
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28 Mar 2011 - 5:41 PM

Wonderful set of images of this fascinating creature. A

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
28 Mar 2011 - 6:12 PM

Great looking fellow

Peter

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 6:38 PM

Lovely set Carol - V3 being my fav.

Sue

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madbilly
madbilly  5 England4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 6:39 PM

You've done it again Carol, excellent detail in these shots, well done

regards

Bill

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 6:57 PM

What a great find and so well shown and taken.

Rock

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 7:31 PM

Superb set Carol !!!
Alvar

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dasher
dasher  4 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2011 - 7:38 PM

Excellent photographs Carol as ever .Regards Dasher

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Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 11:23 PM

Fantastic, Carol. Four fabulous images. Wonderful detail in all and all brilliantly captured. V3 for me . Hope you are feeling better.Smile
Take care,
Pauline

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Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 11:24 PM

Excellent close up work Carol. A great series.V3 for me also.

Regards.....Barry

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hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2011 - 11:43 PM

What a great set V3 for me
Harry

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Scuttleatflordon

Four superb shots, top marks
Peter

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2011 - 12:45 AM

Nice set Carol,never seen one before,

Aidan,,

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goso
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29 Mar 2011 - 4:26 AM

Another top set from "the buglady" - good work Carol ...Bill

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agednovice
29 Mar 2011 - 9:00 AM

Well taken.

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RajaSidambaram
29 Mar 2011 - 2:39 PM

All details of this Panorpa are so well brought out, Carol. Well designed wings, beak like proboscis & glistening eyes - Raja.

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CherryMartin
29 Mar 2011 - 4:52 PM

You make bugs interesting.

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Daisymaye
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30 Mar 2011 - 3:49 AM

An excellent detailed set Carol.......Sandy

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2011 - 11:16 PM

'Superb, artistic, & intriguing macro image set'>...LEx Wink

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iancatch
iancatch  7 England45 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2011 - 6:30 PM

Looks like one of the characters in the space port in Star Wars. Good detail and very unusual.

Ian

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jocneilson
6 Apr 2011 - 5:13 PM

Ho yes a nice little set of pics good work kid. yours JOC..

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