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I haven't seen a shield bug like this one before, with the extended snout, I thought he was rather cute Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:snout nosed shield
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:30 Jan 2013 - 6:07 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Shield bug, Wildlife / nature, Wildlife nature
Votes:78
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 6:33 AM

He is rather cute with that extended snout bit: I winder how many different members of this species you must have captured by now, Carol.
As ever, detail is paramount and excellent again here.
Ronnie.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 697 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 6:35 AM

Looks like a cross between a shield bug and a clanger. Excellent shots Carol.

I was reading Bill Brysons book, A Short History of Everything, recently and in it he states that entymologists say the best place to find new species of insect is in your back garden. They think we have only identified about 1% of all the insects on the planet, I think you may have discovered a few more over the past couple of years.

Andy

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bobsblues
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30 Jan 2013 - 6:36 AM

Your attention to detail is superb Carol captured and presented perfectly.Smile
Rob

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
30 Jan 2013 - 6:45 AM

I like the look of this little one Carol Smile It has beautiful colours Smile Great captures Smile

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
30 Jan 2013 - 6:46 AM

Two excellent shots Carol. You are really lucky to find all these bugs. For me, of course is a little bit difficult to see such creatures, in the citySmileSmileSmile
Effrossini

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Stace
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30 Jan 2013 - 7:12 AM

super work Carol

Stace

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SUE118
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30 Jan 2013 - 7:18 AM

I agree with you and so colourful.

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nonur
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30 Jan 2013 - 7:25 AM

Superb macro work, Carol!

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 7:31 AM

Hi Carol another stunning capture, so good you feel standing next to it also. Brilliant bobSmile

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 7:43 AM

Fantastic and great captures ,carol,very well done,
Saeid

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 7:52 AM

As I have said before always something different and always superb macro photography.

Albert

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AnnChown
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30 Jan 2013 - 8:11 AM

A different species! Have you documented how many creatures you've photographed Carol? I imagine it would fill a catalogue. Smile he is rather cute.
Ann

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 8:14 AM

Must be middle aged or older judging by the tasteful beige and cream attire!

V1 for me today.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32816 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 8:16 AM

Image number one takes first position by a whisker Carol

Regards Nathan Grin

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NaturesHaven
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30 Jan 2013 - 8:29 AM

It looks like it's on a stick of celery...............nice bug..........GrinGrinGrin

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 8:31 AM

Two excellent macro images

Brian....................

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fificat100
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30 Jan 2013 - 8:41 AM

Two superb macro shots.

Lavina

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EAS
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30 Jan 2013 - 8:42 AM

V1! He's really very cute.

Ann

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
30 Jan 2013 - 9:03 AM

Like them both Carol, not seen one like that before, excellent detail and colours, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Glostopcat
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30 Jan 2013 - 9:10 AM

Two cracking close ups of this odd looking little critter Carol
Quote: Looks like a cross between a shield bug and a clanger. Excellent shots Carol.

I was reading Bill Brysons book, A Short History of Everything, recently and in it he states that entymologists say the best place to find new species of insect is in your back garden. They think we have only identified about 1% of all the insects on the planet, I think you may have discovered a few more over the past couple of years.

Andy

Could well be Andy, with all those bonking bugs in the meadows around Carol's home in Crete anything goes!WinkGrin

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KarenFB
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30 Jan 2013 - 9:17 AM

This looks like a Aelia acuminata, or Bishop's Mitre. A lovely capture it is too!!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 9:18 AM


Quote: This looks like a Aelia acuminata, or Bishop's Mitre. A lovely capture it is too!!

Thanks, Karen Smile

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 9:44 AM

Excellent captures

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achieverswales
30 Jan 2013 - 9:52 AM

Two excellent images again Carol, love the colours and the great Bokeh on the background.

Regards

Trev.

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sparrowhawk
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30 Jan 2013 - 9:54 AM

2 gems Caro l but have to say i prefer v2 on this occassion

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EMJAYCEE
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30 Jan 2013 - 10:51 AM

A gorgeous little creature with lovely markings.
Joan.

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 11:02 AM

Ive only ever seen one Shieldbug, i wished i knew where they all hide. Grin V2 for me buut both a great macros.

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WhiteRose1
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30 Jan 2013 - 11:03 AM

A beige striped bugus carolus if I'm not mistaken. Grin

Dave

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Irishkate
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30 Jan 2013 - 11:14 AM

This shield bug looks very handsome indeed.
I love the colouring - that would make a great print.
Is that angelica he is he perched on?
Great photos Carol.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
30 Jan 2013 - 11:22 AM

fine details on both Carol

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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gallero
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30 Jan 2013 - 11:26 AM

Una fotografía impresionante.

Gracias por sus comentarios..

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TonyDy
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30 Jan 2013 - 11:54 AM

Great duo, Carol.
Tony

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Daisymaye
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30 Jan 2013 - 12:26 PM

My goodness, and you thought you'd seen them all. V1 is an excellent capture Carol.......Sandy

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Joline
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30 Jan 2013 - 1:02 PM

Maybe he's been getting a little too cozy with the neighborsGrin

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danbrann
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30 Jan 2013 - 1:10 PM

I guess his father has been having fun...

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jgmford
jgmford  7 England
30 Jan 2013 - 1:31 PM

Stunning close up details captures Carol, great colours, where do you find them. Jeff

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debu
debu  4 India
30 Jan 2013 - 3:13 PM

Superb images.
debu

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ChristineD
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30 Jan 2013 - 5:00 PM

Two excellent shots

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30 Jan 2013 - 5:04 PM

The eyes are so sharp Carol, great shot of this unusual beetle

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Fefe
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30 Jan 2013 - 5:41 PM

Yes Carol............. very cute, he reminds me of something that I cant put my finger on, that will bug meTongue

Hahaha........... bet you can guess what I am laughing atGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Diane

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30 Jan 2013 - 5:56 PM

Two wonderful macro's Carol, V1 all the way for me....Excellent work Smile

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30 Jan 2013 - 6:19 PM

I like your diagonal composition here, Carole.
-=\Walter

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Lillian
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30 Jan 2013 - 6:53 PM

I haven't seen a lot of what you find and photograph!
another two good shots Carol
Lillian

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Niknut
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30 Jan 2013 - 8:22 PM

Great shot !!....looks like he's made of 'plastic' with that sheen ?????.Smile

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30 Jan 2013 - 9:04 PM

Two great images , Carol, V1 for me
Steve

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30 Jan 2013 - 10:29 PM


Quote: A beige striped bugus carolus if I'm not mistaken. Grin

Dave

That Dave he is a wag.... brilliant work again Carol

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31 Jan 2013 - 12:56 AM

Great Capture s, Excellent work--------milkyWink

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JimV
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31 Jan 2013 - 4:30 AM

Never thought I'd say such a thing about a bug........he is rather cute Carol, of course, your excellent shots help him greatly!
Rgds., Jim

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Chinga
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31 Jan 2013 - 4:38 AM

Beautiful little creature Carol! Great soft pastel colours as well, good find! GrinGrinGrin
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suemason
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31 Jan 2013 - 5:28 PM

I'm not sure I would call it cute, but it's well taken Carol.

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31 Jan 2013 - 7:00 PM

'Two superb color Shield Bug Macros' ~ Peter

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