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Yet another clanger today, but you know me, I can't resist them Wink This fella wasn't prepared to hang about long, though, as V.2 shows.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:primed for take-off
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:18 Mar 2013 - 5:26 AM
Tags:Clanger, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Weevil, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:85
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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
18 Mar 2013 - 5:29 AM

So great captured

Peter

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
18 Mar 2013 - 5:34 AM

Excellent captures Carol !!

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 5:59 AM

A great image Carol, and V2 is amazing, I did not realize that he has all that hiding underneath, well captured

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Ayoob
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18 Mar 2013 - 6:19 AM


Quote: A great image Carol, and V2 is amazing, I did not realize that he has all that hiding underneath, well captured

I agree with ,Colleen........

Like both great capture ,Carol........GrinGrinGrin

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Andysnapper
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18 Mar 2013 - 6:36 AM

Cool, Clangers are my absolute favourite insect ever. Lovely shots Carol.

Andy

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dven
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18 Mar 2013 - 6:45 AM

Two stunners.

dven

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Caziwinkles
18 Mar 2013 - 6:49 AM

Wow! So much detail in V2. Two very clever shots here Carol. Well done.

Carol

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 6:52 AM

Excellent

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RajaSidambaram
18 Mar 2013 - 6:56 AM

Wonderful contrasty image(V1), Carol, of this copper shield. - Raja.

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davidgibson
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18 Mar 2013 - 7:17 AM

Great detail excellent timing on v2. Super presentation Dave Wink

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LynneJoyce
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18 Mar 2013 - 7:25 AM

Excellent. Great timing in V2.

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jackyp
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18 Mar 2013 - 7:29 AM

What amazing detail Carol, great timing on V2 Grin

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RonnieAG
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18 Mar 2013 - 7:45 AM

Fab. detail in both, Carol: not often we see the clangers as in V 2.......very well done.
Ronnie.

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marktc
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18 Mar 2013 - 7:52 AM

Marvellous Carol, like Andy they are rapidly becoming a favourite! Thank you for introducing them!

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Badgerfred
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18 Mar 2013 - 8:17 AM

Excellent captures Carol, great detail in both,
Fred.

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mrswoolybill
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18 Mar 2013 - 8:38 AM

Excellent composition in V1, we are looking over its shoulder.
Moira

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ChiliMan
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18 Mar 2013 - 8:41 AM

Gosh...beautiful detail and light in V1, Carol...and SUPERB timing in V2!

Pretty flower too Smile

Andrew

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 8:57 AM

Fine detailed captures
Steve

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Brian65
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18 Mar 2013 - 9:02 AM

Very well taken Carol, the look a bit rustySmileSmileTongueWink
Brian

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 9:03 AM

Two lovely and beautiful images,Carol,V1 is my favorite.very well done.
Saeid

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WhiteRose1
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18 Mar 2013 - 9:26 AM

Like a rusty bullet, Carol, and beautifully timed.

Dave

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AnnChown
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18 Mar 2013 - 9:29 AM

Such a spoil sport, but you did get one shot in time! I can see why you can't resist them - they're so cute! Smile
Ann

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lonely_oryx
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18 Mar 2013 - 9:46 AM

Great wing movement in v2

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NDODS
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18 Mar 2013 - 10:07 AM

Perfectly posed, perfectly captured Carol.

Nathan

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richmowil
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18 Mar 2013 - 10:15 AM

Two great images - I like a lot! V1 for me, just edges it!!

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TonyDy
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18 Mar 2013 - 11:07 AM

Great shots, Carol.
Tony

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annettep38
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18 Mar 2013 - 11:13 AM

I love the rusty texture Smile maybe this is RAS coat of arms beastie Smile

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Irishkate
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18 Mar 2013 - 11:16 AM

Amazing looking insect with that rusty coat.
Two great images.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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sable
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18 Mar 2013 - 12:27 PM

Two brilliant images love the flower it settled on too - Elizabeth xx

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mossy
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18 Mar 2013 - 12:28 PM

Cracking looking beastie

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FeatherFriend
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18 Mar 2013 - 1:01 PM

V1 pin sharp Carol but I also like the movement captured in V2,
Geoff.

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TrevBatWCC
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18 Mar 2013 - 1:15 PM

Looks like he's gone rusty! Wink But two super captures here, Carol - wonderful detail in V1, and a very well-timed shot in V2, just as he's taking off Smile
Trev Smile

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AnneWorner
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18 Mar 2013 - 1:46 PM

V1 is splendid Carol, but getting the wings open and moving in v2 is spectacular. We don't always think of these guys as being able to make a hasty getaway.

Anne

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danbrann
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18 Mar 2013 - 1:50 PM

It looks like a bit of rusty old metal. Superb Carol...both of them...I@m slowly getting to grips with my new toy but as I am not technically minded it's taking me a while.

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Lillian
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18 Mar 2013 - 2:20 PM

V1 Carol is such a BEAUTY!!
crisp clear
Lillian

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prabhusinha
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18 Mar 2013 - 3:09 PM

A fine set.

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
18 Mar 2013 - 3:16 PM

Excellent captures Carol.

Basith

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 4:22 PM

It'll never fly Wink

P.

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pluckyfilly
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18 Mar 2013 - 5:35 PM

2 great shots Carol

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18 Mar 2013 - 6:10 PM

2 beauties Carol

Stace

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evelen
evelen  9 England
18 Mar 2013 - 6:19 PM

two great shots carol.
eve.Smile

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GeorgePlatis
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18 Mar 2013 - 6:25 PM

Superb captures, Carol !
George

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Niknut
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18 Mar 2013 - 7:02 PM

Faultless shots !!!..........amazing how it looks like 'rusty-metal' ????????

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tomcat
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18 Mar 2013 - 7:03 PM

Evenin' Carol,
As Annette touched on, looks as if a prolonged stay in the rain has induced some oxidizationWink

Cold and foggy until dinner, then the sun broke through and we reached +5C

Adrian

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18 Mar 2013 - 7:42 PM

Carol,
This shot has so much going for it -- composition, detail, great subject (both flower and creature), very nice background.
-=\Walter

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18 Mar 2013 - 8:08 PM

Two wonderful images Carol, V1 is my favourite Smile
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18 Mar 2013 - 8:30 PM

V1 for me Carol - wonderful textures and colour.
Brian.

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18 Mar 2013 - 9:19 PM

Beautiful captures Carol............... He looks rustyGrinGrinGrin............ V1 my fave!
Diane

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19 Mar 2013 - 7:31 AM

Two excellent captures Carol. V2 is spectacular.
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19 Mar 2013 - 11:27 AM

Parece de chocolate. Otra fotografía maravillosa..

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LexEquine
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19 Mar 2013 - 5:57 PM

Superb Color, Clarity, tones, & Composition ~ Smile

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20 Mar 2013 - 2:45 AM

I love this little beast! Specially the V2 capture with open wings! GrinGrinGrin
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23 Mar 2013 - 3:32 PM

Two tremendous close ups Carol, Mikbee will love him because of his rustiness. I reckon he must have turned that colour as a result of all that rain and damp weather!Wink

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