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found this handsome fellow today in my butterfly corner in the garden, The corner where NOT weeds but Wild Herbs are growing. As I explain to Mr Mower. Specially for Carol of course.

Many thanks to all who commented on the Queen act, for all the votes and to Will and Rich for the kind awards!

v2 is for silly sunday and not for votes, Chris at the karaoke in La Charrue

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Micro Nikkor 200mm f/4 D (IF) Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Aug 2013 - 3:53 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.5
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Smart Shield Bug in Sunday Dress
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:4 Aug 2013 - 7:35 PM
Tags:Dordogne, Humour / fun, Insect, Portraits / people, Shield bug, Wildlife / nature
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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 7:37 PM

It's bugging me................GrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 7:40 PM

Thank you for the little fella, Annette, he's certainly wearing his Sunday best for me Wink
Chris has definitely got the right idea as far as karaoke is concerned, love it Wink Carol

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 7:41 PM

The detail in both versions is excellent, Annette!
Mother Nature has done a wonderful job of dressing the little bug in V1 for a Sunday showing.

Richard

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EOS_fan
EOS_fan  427 forum posts England
4 Aug 2013 - 7:41 PM

Nice shot but it looks like you've got a few dust spots on there

Steve

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2189 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 7:45 PM

A Great detailed image v1,with lovely colour,
V2 GrinGrinGrinGrinI take it that he'd have enough of singingGrin
NettaSmile

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4629 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 7:49 PM

Superb shot !!....gorgeous colours in this handsome chappie !! (V1 that is !!!!!!!!!!!!)GrinGrin

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digital_boi
4 Aug 2013 - 7:51 PM

hehehe V2 wins for me Annette I hope ye rewarded him with a fine glass of something

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 - 7:55 PM

Great shot and like your Silly Sunday shot. Cathy

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 8:07 PM

2 great images V2 is so funny,

Ali SmileSmile

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 8:11 PM

Good detail in v1

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2198 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 8:11 PM

A wonderful bug image...well captured Annette....i take it that the singing was good at the karaokeGrinGrinGrinGrin

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janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 - 8:14 PM

Two great images Annette, awesome detail in V1 Smile
Jan

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 8:31 PM

Quite immaculate detail in V 1 and Imdid get a good laugh at V 2 ; Chris has my sympathy as if I was persuaded to Sichuan an event, and which is unlikely, then I too would be wearing similar ear adornment.
Ronnie.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 9:01 PM

belting detail annette wonderful colours love the comp v1 for me today a real cracker nice one Wink
andy

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 9:06 PM

An amazing coloured bug Annette - a real beauty. ( wish you had cloned out all those dust bunnies though)Smile

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 9:36 PM

Not seen one of those before - excellent picture, very impressive, Annette.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 10:39 PM

Excellent capture of this very smart fellow, oh and the photo of the shield bug is good tool!!!

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 4 Aug 2013 - 10:40 PM

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 10:43 PM

Your description is perfect.
Joan.

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AndyMurdo
AndyMurdo  833 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 11:11 PM

Hi Annette.
Great capture, but your dust spots need removing, post capture by cloning/spot healing out in your editor, but your cameras sensor needs a quick clean, if you have not dealt with this before, don't worry, if you have a rocket type lens/sensor blower, in a few seconds you will have a clean sensor, just follow your camera's instructions for this process, i do this periodically on my D80 and rarely find anything too stubborn that would require a deeper cleaning session. If you do not have instructions to hand, have a chat with the dealer you got it from or check out tutorials on line.
Regards Andy M

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 11:38 PM

Colourful Shield Bug Annette, as for V2 couldn't stand the music Wink
Ron

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 12:15 AM

Both superb, masterful shots--- very impressive work!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
5 Aug 2013 - 5:08 AM

Two great photos Annette !! Chris is one clever guy Smile The shield bug is gorgeous - excellent capture !

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 8:20 AM

Both great shots Annette, but the clarity of the bug in V1 is spot on
Lillian
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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
5 Aug 2013 - 8:43 AM

remarkable looking bug here Annette, superb colour and detail.

V2 GrinGrinGrin

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 11:35 AM

Beautiful images, Annette !
George

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 12:13 PM

Colorful characters, bothSmileSmileSmile

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 - 1:04 PM

Super macro...

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
5 Aug 2013 - 1:09 PM

like v2 v1 is very beautiful. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 2:56 PM

A fine capture of this super little shield bug.
Well done.

B.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 6:38 PM

Great shot V1 Annette-- how I sympathise with V2 !!!TongueTongueTongueTongue
Ron

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 8:23 PM

Your lovely detailed bug looks scary, and
I thought V2 was the "handsome fellow you found in the butterfly corner!"
Ju

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2013 - 10:21 PM

A corker of a close up of this beautifully marked and coloured little fellow. He may be smartly dressed as you say but he wasn't smart enough to evade your macro lens!Wink

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