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It's been blowing a gale here and torrential rain for the past couple of days, not a chance of getting ouside for some new images, so it's back to the lazy, hazy days of summer, and an elongated shield bug and a couple of ticks.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:shield bug and ticks
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:12 Jan 2012 - 6:09 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Insect, Macro, Nature, Shield bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:90
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
12 Jan 2012 - 6:27 AM

First class macro shots! (Ticks and all!). She is quite a looker Carol Grin
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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6101 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 6:29 AM

Lovely shots Carol, and another interesting beastie.

Andy

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 6:35 AM

They both tick the right boxes. The detail you get from Ollie is amazing.

Barry

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 6:41 AM

V2 for me todat.
Another nice set of images...
Well done Carole
Dave

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 7:14 AM

What a poser! V2 for me as well.

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Ade_Osman
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12 Jan 2012 - 7:20 AM

Another good set Carol, well done......

Ade

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 7:21 AM

2 super sharp images. The weather here is alot calmer for now.

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dven
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12 Jan 2012 - 7:25 AM

Two great creepies both equally as good

dven

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 7:39 AM

This is the anorexic model of the shield bug world. Two more crackers of which V2 is my favourite.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 12 Jan 2012 - 7:40 AM

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brownsilent
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12 Jan 2012 - 7:42 AM

Two more images of best quality.
Johanna

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 7:43 AM

fantastic detail carol brilliant colours and light v1 for me today a smasher nice one Wink
andy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 8:11 AM

fantastic work as ever ..
do you see the ticks with the naked eye ?

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luceombra
luceombra  327 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 8:12 AM

Beautiful work. V1 for me

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 8:22 AM

Fantastic and great set of images,V1 is my favorite,
saeid

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 9:02 AM

Hope weather gets better soon Carol, and two great shots. v2 for me this morning.
regards
Yung

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 9:05 AM

Super detail

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 9:11 AM

We too had some cyclonic weather, now becoming clear sky, but cold spell. And the net is cooled out, could not see V 2.

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Silverzone
12 Jan 2012 - 9:15 AM

Lovely images. Sylvia

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
12 Jan 2012 - 9:24 AM

He's making eyes at you,Carol.
Cheers
Alan

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
12 Jan 2012 - 9:29 AM

A couple of beauties Carol.

Len

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digital_boi
12 Jan 2012 - 11:25 AM

two fine and well detailed shots both winners today Carol so its 1 vote each


Graham GrinGrinGrin

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 11:33 AM

Crap here this morning, but it seems the stiff westerly is pushing through some clear sky for the afternoon - off for another bat at the SEO's - useless yesterday - not them - me


Adrian

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64435 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 12:42 PM

What's a few ticks amongst friends! Smile An unusual shape for a shield bug and very pretty.
Chris

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TonyDy
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12 Jan 2012 - 1:20 PM

Well up to your high standard, Carol.
Tony

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danbrann
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12 Jan 2012 - 1:21 PM

A superb backdrop to set off this fine image.

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Gray_ina
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12 Jan 2012 - 1:22 PM

Hi Carol 2 crackers again regards gray.

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samarmishra
12 Jan 2012 - 1:33 PM

Hi Carol, this is really excellent set of images, difficult to judge which is the best. Both are equally good. excellent set..

Samar..

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Lillian
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12 Jan 2012 - 1:44 PM

Good two shots here Carol, a scratch and itch together then??Wink
well shot both
Lillian

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Daisymaye
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12 Jan 2012 - 2:48 PM

Both excellent shots Carol............Sandy

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 3:13 PM

Two Excellent macro shots Carol. Terrific detail. V2 is my favourite.
Ray

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jayatu
jayatu  3 India
12 Jan 2012 - 3:14 PM

excellent macro shot.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 3:42 PM

Very nicely captured Carol with good detail bringing this shield bug more than life size into my office Smile V1 for me.

Anne

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flowerted
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12 Jan 2012 - 3:52 PM

I remember summer wet wet wet
Ted

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 3:56 PM

Wonderful, Carol! Think V1 has to be my fave Smile Very windy here again last night, but not much rain...we have been threatened with some colder weather, though... Sad
Trev Smile

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12 Jan 2012 - 4:49 PM

Always good to have some shots in reserve Carol, 2 beauty's,
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pluckyfilly
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12 Jan 2012 - 5:10 PM

V1 is amazing the detail is first class

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achieverswales
12 Jan 2012 - 5:10 PM

Beautiful colour on the bug Carol, like both uploads.


Regards

Trev.

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ccb
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12 Jan 2012 - 5:14 PM

In v2, up close the design on the back is gorgeous!
Christina

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Niknut
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12 Jan 2012 - 5:27 PM

Superb !!!....amazing quality from that little camera !!

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 5:41 PM

Gorgeous.
jon

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
12 Jan 2012 - 6:25 PM

Another 2 great captures Carol.
Sunny here today, but seems we are due to get some very cold weather soon.
I did ask the swan to turn his head, just ignored me and remained mute TongueGrin.
Moira

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 6:36 PM

Super detail, two great shots.

B.

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jaktis
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12 Jan 2012 - 7:14 PM

Great details

Peter

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gingerdelight
12 Jan 2012 - 7:18 PM

Who'd have thought that bugs got bugs?!! Superbly captured as always!
Carol

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Brian65
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12 Jan 2012 - 7:32 PM

2 Superb images Carol.
Brian

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12 Jan 2012 - 8:35 PM

Fine work Carol ...Bill

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Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 8:39 PM

Two beautiful shots Carol - so love the light on the thistle thingy thingGrin

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EMJAYCEE
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12 Jan 2012 - 8:45 PM

Two great captures Carol. Forget the ticks - isn't the design on his back fantastic.
Joan.

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STEVELIN  6155 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 9:41 PM

v2 for me carol great macro work.
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12 Jan 2012 - 10:13 PM

the are both very graceful, such a contrast bewenn the fluffy soft seeds and the bug in full shiny armour! Think I prefer v2 for the strong composition!

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Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 10:36 PM

Two great images, Carol. Brilliant colour and detail. V1 for meSmile
Take care, Pauline

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JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2012 - 5:34 AM

To get one shot like these is astounding, two is just amazing Carol, your macro work is superb, again I'm not able to pick a favourite!
Rgds., Jim

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13 Jan 2012 - 9:26 AM

Lovely detailed Images light & tone Carol...I cant stand ticks I am forever having checking the furry gangSmile
Pauline.

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13 Jan 2012 - 3:20 PM

'Superb image resolution, color, tones, & presentation' ~ Peter

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13 Jan 2012 - 11:58 PM

Excelllent light wonderful images..Lin

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14 Jan 2012 - 2:11 AM

Amazing detail. Great macro.
-=\
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16 Jan 2012 - 8:51 PM

Two fantastic images Carol, you have some great material in your archives. I don't know why Tomcat doesn't just bore off and annoy people on twitter with his inane drivel, it's getting very tedious now!Wink

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16 Jan 2012 - 8:52 PM


Quote: Crap here this morning, but it seems the stiff westerly is pushing through some clear sky for the afternoon - off for another bat at the SEO's - useless yesterday - not them - me


Adrian

Every time I view one of your images he seems to be constantly moaning about something or other!WinkGrin

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