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First of all, apologies for the lack of clicks/comments yesterday, my partner's young brother, aged 39, was found dead in bed, and my mind was obviously on other things.

Today's upload is of a very strange shield bug I spotted, I've never seen one like this before, and would love an ID from one of the experts.

Enjoy the weekend, everyone, do hope you see some of the glorious sunshine that we have here Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:unusual shield
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:14 Jul 2012 - 6:02 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Close-up macro, General, Nature, Shield bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:74
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Russell_Charles

Very sad news when anyone dies, but so young. Thoughts to the family.....Three great images, glad you posted all of them and I don't have a clear favourite for once. Nice composition and isolation. He looks massive!!

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 7:03 AM

so sorry to hear of your sad news carol my thoughts are with you and yours wonderful detail set take care Wink
andy

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 7:18 AM

Impressive shield indeed. Must belong to some carbean pirate clan Smile
I think v2 for me with the lovely diagonal!

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 7:19 AM

An excellent trio - thoughts are with you

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helenlinda
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14 Jul 2012 - 7:36 AM

So sorry to hear such bad news
Wonderful captures here Carol SmileSmile
Helen

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AnnChown
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14 Jul 2012 - 7:44 AM

So sorry Carol to hear this - what a shock for you and your partner. Love all three of today's images.
Ann

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LynneJoyce
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14 Jul 2012 - 7:45 AM

Condolences to your partner on this tragic loss. Can't help with the I/D yet but I will look up some of my favourite sites to see if I can help.

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tomcat
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14 Jul 2012 - 7:49 AM

Can't differentiate between the three at allSmile

Tragic news indeed Carol Sad

Adrian

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Rock
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14 Jul 2012 - 7:50 AM

Gods House has many rooms and the young man will be made welcome.

Superb work.

Rock

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WhiteRose1
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14 Jul 2012 - 8:08 AM

i didn't realise there were so many variants of orange shield bugs!! if it's previously undiscovered, how about Pentatomoidea tigris carolis. Three excellent captures.

Dave

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 8:19 AM

All beautifully composed, but the vote is for V3, there's something about the angle of the legs.
Deepest sympathy to you and your partner.
Moira

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SlowSong
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14 Jul 2012 - 8:27 AM

Awful news Carol. Sad

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Badgerfred
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14 Jul 2012 - 8:32 AM

Sorry to hear your sad news Carol, these images are excellent,
Fred.

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
14 Jul 2012 - 8:55 AM

Beautiful as always.*****
Cor.

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WindowonWildlife
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14 Jul 2012 - 9:13 AM

V2 all the way Carol....Very sorry to hear of your sad news,my thoughts are with you.

Very Best Wishes
Dean

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moiral
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14 Jul 2012 - 9:19 AM

Sorry to hear of your bereavement Carol, you are not having a good year.
Good set of shots. Moira

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 9:47 AM

My sympathy to both your partner and yourself, Carol.....such sad news.
Three fine shots of this shield bug that does seem totally different to the more usual ones you shoot.
Ronnie.

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NDODS
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14 Jul 2012 - 10:14 AM

Sorry to hear about your sad loss, my heart goes out to you both.

Back to the images, again a stunning quality runs through them all.

Regards Nathan

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sparrowhawk
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14 Jul 2012 - 11:04 AM

so sorry to hear of your sad news ! the photos are great as usual

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14 Jul 2012 - 11:11 AM

SadSadSadSadSadSadSadSad

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achieverswales
14 Jul 2012 - 11:21 AM

As stated Carol! Not a good year for you with so many problems and now the passing of someone so young, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Another excellent set of macro captures, equal votes today.

Regards

Trev.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 11:25 AM

sad news Sad
v3 is my fav, for the catchlight and light on the seed head.lesley

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Irishkate
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14 Jul 2012 - 11:58 AM

Sorry to hear your sad news Carole - a tragedy to die so young.
Great trio of images - all good - no favourites.
KateGrin

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14 Jul 2012 - 12:03 PM

Such sad news Carol and what a terrible shock for you and your partner. Not been a particularly good year for you has it.Sad
The images today up to your usual high standard.Smile
Joan.

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digital_boi
14 Jul 2012 - 12:09 PM

Good afternoon Carol terrible news to lose someone so young been a hell of a year for you both so far trust all will improve a fine set of captures

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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14 Jul 2012 - 12:12 PM

Im so sorry to hear your news CarolSadSadSad my thoughts are with you and your partner.
Brian

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14 Jul 2012 - 12:47 PM

So sad and such a shock for you both. My sympathies to you. Your year has been a very trying time. I hope it improves soon.

V2 is my pick today, that is a handsome great fellow.

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CaroleS
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14 Jul 2012 - 12:55 PM

Such sad news Carol, my sympathies to you both.
That shield bug doesn't look an overly friendly one! Brilliant captures.
Carole

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14 Jul 2012 - 1:15 PM

Thinking of you Carol and your Partner xxx
A trio of beautiful and interesting images - Elizabeth xx

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14 Jul 2012 - 1:38 PM

What awful news Carol. I'm so sorry. These are really excellent detailed shots.............Sandy

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PinkK
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14 Jul 2012 - 1:57 PM

Such sad news Carol, my thoughts are with you all Sad
(a lovely set as always though)
Kaleena

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14 Jul 2012 - 2:48 PM

Too sad for an untimely demise. But life goes on bearing all these experiences.

Thanks for sharing this fine set.

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14 Jul 2012 - 3:02 PM

What sad news Carol my thought are with you both, A lovely set as usual,well done..Lin

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14 Jul 2012 - 4:32 PM

So sorry to hear your sad news, Carol, not a good year for you at all, is it? Sad My thoughts are with you.
An excellent set as always, of this colourful character Wink
Trev Smile

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14 Jul 2012 - 4:35 PM

Well, it's a beauty, Carol, but I can't find it.

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TonyDy
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14 Jul 2012 - 4:53 PM

Sorry to hear your news, Carol, yet more grief for you.
Superb images nonetheless.
Tony

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exposure  91304 forum posts England
14 Jul 2012 - 11:14 PM

Great detail & tones Carol...sorry to hear your sad news....
Nightmare heat here...41c yesterday...expected to last until Tuesday...
Pauline.

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lostnspace2011
14 Jul 2012 - 11:38 PM

Oh no Carol. So sorry to hear this news.
Lovely set of images though, no idea what type of shield bug it is. Nice sharp detail.

Take care.

Mark

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14 Jul 2012 - 11:42 PM

Brilliant detail in this set Carol, sorry to hear of this unexpected and tragic news, Ed

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debu  4 India
15 Jul 2012 - 1:35 AM

Very sad news.Lovely set of detailed images.
debu

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15 Jul 2012 - 9:58 PM

sorry to hear the tragic news Sad
3 superb captures
bunSmile

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16 Jul 2012 - 2:12 AM

Very sad news.Sad
Great macro images ,Carol..........

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17 Jul 2012 - 2:24 PM

So sorry to hear about the news, Carol SadSadSad

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