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In honour of CarolG's return !
I was pleased to see this little Shield Bug on my hosta plant
today. I've only ever seen a couple in my garden.

Many thanks for all the lovely comments on my last upload of
the rock pool at Spittal.

Cheers,
Barbara Smile

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Jun 2013 - 10:59 AM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.3
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Welcome Back
Username:BarbaraR BarbaraR
Uploaded:7 Jun 2013 - 6:04 PM
Tags:Hosta, Shield bug, Wildlife / nature
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Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1261 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 - 6:11 PM

Lovely detailed shot

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 6:19 PM

Super macro,

Ali

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 6:25 PM

Beautifully detailed macro.
Rende

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 6:29 PM

Excellent capture

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Suzicoo
Suzicoo e2 Member 2417 forum postsSuzicoo vcard United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 - 6:37 PM

nice detailed shot of this bug
Suzicoo

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 - 7:13 PM

Great shot - this is a Hawthorn Shield Bug.
Tony

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 7:22 PM

Nice one
Carol willbe pleased

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 7:26 PM

sharp and clear!

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 7:32 PM

A beautiful coloured Shield Bug, posing perfectly for you.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 7:39 PM

Yes, Carol will appreciate this shield bug for sure, Barbara: fine macro shot capturing subject in immaculate detail and colours.
Ronnie.

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 8:22 PM

The bugs are out in force. Lovely image great macro.
John.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 10:15 PM

A nice macro -- and let me join you in welcoming Carol back to the site.
-=\Walter

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2013 - 5:49 PM

A fine shot of a Hawthorn Shield Bug

Adrian

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1598 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 8:24 PM

A fine detailed shot of the shield bug, Barbara, and a perfect welcome back image for Carol.

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2013 - 10:30 AM

Many thanks all, and cheers for the ID of
Hawthorn Shield Bug.

B. Smile

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2013 - 7:15 PM

Stunning shot love it
mike

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