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This rather handsome shield bug was enjoying the warm sun on his back, perched on a blade of grass. He had what looked like a third eye on the top of his head, a deformation, maybe?

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:sunny shield
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:5 Feb 2013 - 5:07 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Shield bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:84
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
5 Feb 2013 - 5:21 AM

Two beautiful shots of this handsome fella Carol !! Glad you found some buglife to photograph Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 5:27 AM

Very prettily coloured shield bug, Carol, and the detail in V 1 particularly is excellent.
Wish we were enjoying the sun too but instead it has snowed overnight.
Ronnie.

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
5 Feb 2013 - 5:35 AM

Detalles perfectos. Usted tiene un buen tema para fotografíar..

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 6:23 AM

Well it sounds like you got the sunshine back Carol snows here for us again. Two great captures nicely detailed .SmileSmile
Rob

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6101 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 6:36 AM

Very nice Carol and it does look like an eye...weird. Great detail in these.

Andy

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 7:19 AM

V1 for me today Carol. Two wonderfully detailed images to your usual high standard!

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SUE118
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5 Feb 2013 - 7:22 AM

These shield bugs have the most amazing coloured shells,2 excellent captures.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 7:25 AM

fantastic detail and colours carol v1 for me today a real cracker nice one Wink
andy

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prabhusinha
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5 Feb 2013 - 7:48 AM

This are too good.

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barbarahirst
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5 Feb 2013 - 8:09 AM

That white spot is weird

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:11 AM

Excellent detail captured particularly in No. 1.

Albert

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:28 AM

Mornin' Carol,
I reckon you have been polishing his jacketWink

Just seen your award to my DF - many thanks indeed
Logging on at work with 3G - painfulSad

Back to the cold temps again this morning, 0C and a high windSad

Adrian

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pluckyfilly
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5 Feb 2013 - 8:40 AM

Fabulous detail and I would say your best yet

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:42 AM

What a stylish, well presented chap this is with those lovely red antennae. V1 for me.

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User_Removed
5 Feb 2013 - 8:53 AM

Two super images Carol.
Alf.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:54 AM

Surveying his little green world...
Moira

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Caziwinkles
5 Feb 2013 - 9:06 AM

Lovely shots capturing his amazing colours - loving the red antennae! Grin

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brian17302
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5 Feb 2013 - 9:13 AM

Beautiful detailed macro with good lighting

Regards Brian

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Maiwand
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5 Feb 2013 - 9:32 AM

Amazing detail Carol. Beautiful shot.
Ron

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WhiteRose1
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5 Feb 2013 - 9:33 AM

Green tones and composition of v1 for me this morning, Carol. Lovely bright detailed body.

Dave

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 - 9:37 AM

Great detailed shots with some great tones --V1 for me
Steve

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Badgerfred
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5 Feb 2013 - 9:52 AM

Super images Carol, great detail in both,
Fred.

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Stace
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5 Feb 2013 - 9:58 AM

Well captured Carol

Stace

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 10:25 AM

Great pair of Shieldbug photos, one day i will get one.

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digital_boi
5 Feb 2013 - 10:27 AM

warm sun hmmm must look that one up ...fine set as is your norm Carol

Graham

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achieverswales
5 Feb 2013 - 10:32 AM

V1 of this delightful insect Carol, well taken.

Regards

Trev.

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5 Feb 2013 - 10:34 AM

Excellent v1 for me

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richmowil
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5 Feb 2013 - 10:36 AM

Beautiful and sharp image - V1 for me First Class.

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bricurtis
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5 Feb 2013 - 11:43 AM

Lovely bug Carol - super captures.
Brian.

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Irishkate
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5 Feb 2013 - 11:46 AM

Great detail on this rather handsome shield bug - love V1.
KateGrinGrinGrin:

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TonyDy
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5 Feb 2013 - 11:46 AM

Great shots, Carol - that "eye" looks like a tick to me.
Tony

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WindowonWildlife
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5 Feb 2013 - 12:08 PM

100% V1 for me Carol, it's a cracker Smile

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Fefe
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5 Feb 2013 - 12:11 PM

With my high knowledge of all things biologicalWink and botanicalSad Carol............................ I would say he has a ZitTongueTongue
V1 for me, great shot!
Diane

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Daisymaye
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5 Feb 2013 - 1:08 PM

Two well detailed images Carol. Who knows what that spot could be, another critter catching a ride maybe.......Sandy

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danbrann
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5 Feb 2013 - 1:18 PM

I could do with some sun on my back Carol. we have had more snow overnight. You found an attractive little critter there.

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Silverzone
5 Feb 2013 - 1:44 PM

Lovely detail in view 1. Sylvia

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 2:01 PM

Yes, a handsome chap, even if he has a 'deformation' Wink Think V1 has to be fave Wink
Trev Smile

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
5 Feb 2013 - 2:15 PM

Excellent shots Carol, great details on its back. Very impressive how the sun shines on its backSmileSmile
Effrossini

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AnnChown
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5 Feb 2013 - 2:53 PM

They are beautiful Carol!
Ann

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 3:18 PM

Never knew how varied were the Shield Bug family until I met them in your pf! V1 gets my vote today.

Ann

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Brian65
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5 Feb 2013 - 3:20 PM

Superb shots Carol, sun whats that?
Brian

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 3:38 PM

Two great images V2 is my favourite and yes I too would like to know what the sun is like (lol) snowing here in Derbyshire at the moment - Elizabethxx

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Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 3:39 PM

Sunshine??????? Its a cracking shot Carol, I have only ever seen one of those in my garden, Should I move to Greece?
Ray

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
5 Feb 2013 - 5:50 PM

Great set, V1 stunning. Superb clarity.

John

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evelen
evelen  9 England
5 Feb 2013 - 6:24 PM

great captures colours and detail carol,
eve.Smile

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sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 6:51 PM

Two superb shots Carol,glad to make this 70..Lin

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Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 - 7:00 PM

V1 - great comp and super light and detail, Carol.

P.

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5 Feb 2013 - 7:34 PM

Stunning detail Carol, two fantastic shots.
Vanda

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 4:48 AM

Two great macro shots Carol, the third eye is intriguing! We had sun today (as you can see by my upload) but our high was -10C!!
Rgds., Jim

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6 Feb 2013 - 5:32 AM

V1 for me for the variaton of green tones

Peter

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6 Feb 2013 - 11:35 AM

Wow that is a lime or lemon shield bug!
Many thanks for the UA.. very kind of you.

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NigelKiteley
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6 Feb 2013 - 3:29 PM

V1 for me Carol, wonderfuly detailed!

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 - 12:29 AM

A very photogenic shield bug Carol!
Lovely images and I like the humous texture on the shield! Grin
IB

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