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With the howling gale and rain outside, outdoor photography has been impossible. I took a look around the empty pool and I spotted these two scorpionflies trying to shelter from the wind. A quick photo shoot in the lounge and then back outside to a slightly more sheltered spot.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:twin scorpionflies
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:9 Nov 2012 - 5:41 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flash, Flash / lighting, General, Lighting, Macro, Scorpionflies, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:68
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84169 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 5:49 AM

A beautiful capture, the details are wonderful. Smile
(What a shame one of them wasn't a male, it would have been brilliant to compare the differences)

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 6:03 AM

A nice set today..
V2 has it for me that angle change works better in my eyes...
Well done carol...

Dave

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 596 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 6:41 AM

V2 for me as well Carol, lovely shot. Are these another species you have cobbled together in the lab....Wink Weird and wonderful are the ways of Nature.

Andy

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 7:15 AM

Why the long faces ha ha , not seen these before, well taken and great detail Carol.. Bob

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 7:27 AM

I'd love to be an insect and live in your pool as I would know you would rescue me. Aren't they marked beautifully?

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
9 Nov 2012 - 7:31 AM

Interesting if they were indoors my wife would get the hoover out! good for you Carol, well done as usual, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 7:40 AM

I would have been tempted to call this Ant and Dec. Wink Two interesting and detailed images.

Albert

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barbarahirst
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9 Nov 2012 - 7:47 AM

tweedledee & tweedledum.... Wink

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 7:57 AM

They are posing so beautifully. How do you do it Carol? Super shots as always.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 8:12 AM

The weird and wonderful, with shadows. More amazing stuff, Carol, new to me as well.

Dave

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CaroleS
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9 Nov 2012 - 8:25 AM

Super shots Carol.
Carole

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 8:27 AM

What an extraordinary fly - super detail Carol!
Ann

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53999 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 8:29 AM

Amazing. So clear and sharp. And what excellent creatures.
x

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 8:37 AM

Great macro shots,Carol,very well done,
saeid

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digital_boi
9 Nov 2012 - 8:58 AM

good detail Carol miserable here as well

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
9 Nov 2012 - 9:12 AM

What hideous creatures they are !! I have never seen these in real life Smile Excellent photography Carol Smile I like V2 better for it shows their scorpionlike bodies Smile

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 9:45 AM

brilliant detail carol wonderful tones v1 for me today a belter nice one Wink
andy

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Fefe
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9 Nov 2012 - 10:29 AM

They look so well behaved......great posesGrin
Diane

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marktc
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9 Nov 2012 - 10:35 AM

Two wonderful images. What strange creatures they are.... the stuff of nightmare's. superb

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jabe
jabe  3 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 10:37 AM

Grin OUCH Grin

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 - 11:06 AM

Perfectly captured, Carol. You're not the only ones with rain and gales - it's awful here again.
Tony

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom72 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 11:17 AM

Are they as scary as the name suggests?
Amazing what you find in that pool!
Is it safe to swim there?
KateGrinGrinGrin

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danbrann
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9 Nov 2012 - 11:43 AM


Quote: Interesting if they were indoors my wife would get the hoover out! good for you Carol, well done as usual, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

If they were indoors I would get the hammer out.
Superbly shown Carol.

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prabhusinha
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9 Nov 2012 - 1:39 PM

A prehistoric look. A fine macro work.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 3:24 PM

And yet more unusual creatures Smile Two super captures, Carol, I can't decide between the two as my fave today, so it's half a vote for each! Wink
Trev Smile

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9 Nov 2012 - 3:29 PM

Strange looking bugs, and not too pretty either. Well captured. Moira

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Brian65
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9 Nov 2012 - 4:18 PM

Top notch shots Carol.
Brian

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EAS
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9 Nov 2012 - 5:21 PM

These are lovely images. Excellent details in both images.

Ann

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exposure
exposure  91305 forum posts England
9 Nov 2012 - 5:29 PM

Lovely detail Carol in both images...
Still stormy here...supposed too be for a couple of days...no black outs today so farSmile
Pauline.

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9 Nov 2012 - 6:16 PM

Two fine images of this dynamic duo

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pamelajean
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9 Nov 2012 - 7:54 PM


Quote: They look so well behaved

....like twin pets. "Hold it there......now, smile!" You just have a way with your insects.

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Hop-A-Long
9 Nov 2012 - 9:15 PM

Great shots.
I have only ever found one of these and that was a while ago. It scared the life out of me when it appeared from the grass it was hidden in.

Andy

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Chinga
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9 Nov 2012 - 9:48 PM

They look vicious! Grin
Very well captured. IB

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bunbeam
bunbeam e2 Member 8bunbeam vcard United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 - 10:52 PM

one of my favourite bugs... well 2 of them.. ja ja binks springs to mind.. brilliant captures
bunSmile

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 8:10 AM

I love their noses, they lookalike a cartoon insect.
A fine you got there,too!

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basith
basith  1 Sri Lanka
11 Nov 2012 - 5:08 PM

Excellent shot .
Love the detail of the pic.

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