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A series of three shield bugs found in the meadow in late autumn. The cold snap has put the bugs in hiding, and I'm finding it increasing difficult to find any critters to photograph Sad

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:simply shields
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:15 Jan 2013 - 5:37 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Shield bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:77
Voters:pronabk · gajewski · RonnieAG · KarenFB · Andysnapper · dmhuynh72 · Hermanus · Stace · bobsblues · SUE118 · mrswoolybill · fentiger · marktc · andylea · dven · NaturesHaven · annettep38 · phil99 · barbarahirst · CaroleS · pluckyfilly · Meheecho · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · Badgerfred · WhiteRose1 · saeidNL · rontear · User_Removed · lonely_oryx · Alan_Baseley · Arty · mex · jennialexander · danbrann · Brian65 · TonyDy · digital_boi · sparrowhawk · Joline · Big_Beavis · achieverswales · Daisymaye · EAS · Lillian · LynneJoyce · leontari · AnneWorner · ChiliMan · TrevBatWCC · crookymonsta · Niknut · EMJAYCEE · tomcat · Tibetan · Silverzone · WindowonWildlife · Philip_H · moiral · User_Removed · Fefe · SteveMoulding · gingerdelight · hasslebladuk · tonyng · pamelajean · jaktis · JimV · accipiter · Rock · ugly · Chinga · costas · bricurtis · TerryMcK · samarmishra · Glostopcat · funkymarmalade ·
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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 5:42 AM

What an intricate bit of insect engineering.
-=\Walter

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RonnieAG
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15 Jan 2013 - 6:19 AM

Immaculately detailed shots of this trio, Carol; excellent macro photography, could not be better.
Ronnie.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 6:34 AM

They really are amazing little creatures. The second one looks like he is wearing an old pitted suit of armour. Great shots Carol.

Andy

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  741 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 6:35 AM

3 great shots and excellent detail Carol.
regards
Yung

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
15 Jan 2013 - 6:38 AM

Simply superb !! Your photos really opens up another world to me Carol !! I never realised these bugs were so exquisitely marked !! I am approaching her majesty to see if I can get you knighted Smile

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Stace
Stace  7 England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 6:48 AM

A beauty

Stace

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 6:56 AM

Stunning shots Carol are they different varieties or male/female ?SmileSmile
Rob

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SUE118
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15 Jan 2013 - 7:22 AM

Aren't they beautifully marked ? You have a great macro lens Carol.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8697 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1200 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:25 AM

V1 - beautifully composed and cropped. I still love the way you accommodate the antennae in a frame.
Moira

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fentiger
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15 Jan 2013 - 7:55 AM

Excellent pin sharp macro captures.

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marktc
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15 Jan 2013 - 7:56 AM

Wonderfully detailed shots Carol, I have to say v2 is my favourite, a real cracker of a shot!

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 8:00 AM

brilliant set carol fantastic detail wonderful colours and tones v2 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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annettep38
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15 Jan 2013 - 8:08 AM

A very pretty shield bug . Il like the background a lot , too!

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barbarahirst
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15 Jan 2013 - 8:14 AM

All 3 very attractive ... V1 for a vote today

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CaroleS
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15 Jan 2013 - 8:28 AM

Well done, excellent macros CarolSmile
Carole

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pluckyfilly
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15 Jan 2013 - 8:49 AM

detailed to perfection

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15 Jan 2013 - 9:01 AM

Great detail in all 3 of these super images Carol,
Fred.

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WhiteRose1
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15 Jan 2013 - 9:07 AM

Fine detail in all three, Carol. I like the winter/snow camouflage version of #2 Grin

Dave

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 9:21 AM

What fantastic and great set of images,Carol,All very beautiful indeed,very well done,
saeid

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rontear
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15 Jan 2013 - 9:28 AM

Such beauty in a Shield bug !! Carol. Love your style.
Ron.

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User_Removed
15 Jan 2013 - 9:32 AM

Outstanding detail and colours, as always. Smile

Lucien.

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lonely_oryx
15 Jan 2013 - 9:52 AM

Superb quality and composition

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danbrann
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15 Jan 2013 - 10:54 AM

These images are just so sharp and always with a great background. Well done Carol.

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TonyDy
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15 Jan 2013 - 11:10 AM

Superb selection, Carol.
Tony

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digital_boi
15 Jan 2013 - 11:13 AM

very fine work again Carol all good but v1 is excellent good work

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Joline
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15 Jan 2013 - 12:20 PM

Fantastic detail, esp on v1.

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achieverswales
15 Jan 2013 - 12:50 PM

Every one a winner Carol that's no lie, V3 has great colours.

Regards

Trev.

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Daisymaye
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15 Jan 2013 - 1:08 PM

Excellent detail in all of these Carol.....Sandy

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:11 PM

Wonderful macro work as always.

Ann

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Lillian
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15 Jan 2013 - 1:14 PM

Great close up shots Carol
Lillian

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LynneJoyce
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15 Jan 2013 - 1:22 PM

Three fine macro shots.

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leontari
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15 Jan 2013 - 1:32 PM

Three excellent shot Carol and excellent details

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AnneWorner
15 Jan 2013 - 1:53 PM

Superb Carol - detail is spot on.

Anne

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ChiliMan
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15 Jan 2013 - 2:56 PM

Carol, these are really gorgeous shields and V1 is a remarkable shot. Pinsharp, rich colour and lovely smooth background. Wow.

But shield-wise, I find the one in V2 veeerry interesting Smile

Andrew

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TrevBatWCC
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15 Jan 2013 - 3:03 PM

It's so bloomin' cold outdoors, I think I'm going into hiding too! Wink Three superb close-ups, Carol, each would deserve a vote on its own, but they'll have to share the one vote I'm afraid Smile
Trev Smile

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15 Jan 2013 - 4:39 PM

Beautiful close up detail in this set Carol.
Joan.

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15 Jan 2013 - 5:22 PM

Evenin Carol,
Three good 'uns, but V1 is a fine piece of macro photography

Cold today and the forecast is for extreme conditions over the next four to five daysSad

Adrian

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
15 Jan 2013 - 5:27 PM

Three good macro shot here Carol, I have one like V3. but can't lay my hands on it at the moment same sort of colours, nice set as always, working on my book this week, just popped in to check your keeping up to the mark ha ha ha, best regards Leon.TongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueWink

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Silverzone
15 Jan 2013 - 6:00 PM

Oh to be in your meadow now that winters here. Super sheilds. Sylvia

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WoW V1 is just superb Carol, the detail is impeccable Smile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 - 6:25 PM

Super detail, Carol.

P.

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
15 Jan 2013 - 6:43 PM

Wish I could go into hiding like the bugs. Good set of captures, and my favourite is V2 - a lovely silvery colour. Moira

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15 Jan 2013 - 7:44 PM

3 stunning pictures, they are so detailed. well done

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15 Jan 2013 - 8:34 PM

What lovely coloured armourGrin Love them all!
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gingerdelight
15 Jan 2013 - 10:05 PM

The detail here is marvellous Carol!

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AnnJ  3 Scotland
15 Jan 2013 - 10:09 PM

Stunning and superb. Ann.

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15 Jan 2013 - 11:08 PM

Excellent shots carol top class
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15 Jan 2013 - 11:10 PM

Great macro. Details extremely good.

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pamelajean
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16 Jan 2013 - 1:16 AM

A fine batch, Carol, I never tire of seeing these little critters. The background to V1 is perfect, and the stem is almost invisible.

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16 Jan 2013 - 5:38 AM

A beauty

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 6:14 AM

Another three out of this world super close-up shots Carol, I find it impossible to select one as a favourite!
Rgds., Jim

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16 Jan 2013 - 1:13 PM

Superb detail in these fine macro's Carol. A

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17 Jan 2013 - 11:47 AM

Wonderful shield bug here! Lovely shots... IB

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17 Jan 2013 - 9:12 PM

V1 is a belter Carol - top shot.
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samarmishra
18 Jan 2013 - 5:38 PM

Three cracking shots but among them V1 tops..

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19 Jan 2013 - 4:42 PM

Amazing detail and clarity in these awesome close ups Carol, the Big O will be astounded when he views these!Smile

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