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I took myself down to the coast earier this week, hoping to find some critters, and was very pleassantly surprised to see not one, but four different coloured shield bugs.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:winter shields
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:20 Dec 2012 - 6:00 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Shield bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:77
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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 6:15 AM

Amazing creatures amazingly captured. Four terrific images and am torn between 1 and 4.... Will have to come back to decide

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
20 Dec 2012 - 6:23 AM

I sincerely hope you do not expect of me to choose a Miss Shieldbug 2012. They are all beautiful whether dotted or plain Smile Excellent photos Carol !

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6100 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 6:40 AM

I love shield bugs nearly as much as clangers, a great set of very photogenic critters.

Andy

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bobsblues
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20 Dec 2012 - 6:43 AM

Excellent macro work Carol hope they have some out in tennerife for me to capture.SmileSmile
RobWink

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
20 Dec 2012 - 6:44 AM

stunning detail and colours Carol. Love no. 1. Ruth.

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BURNSIE
BURNSIE e2 Member 625 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 7:01 AM

Great colours in the sunshine, we could do with some of the current bun here in blighty.
Wet, Wet, Wet is the forecast.
Regards
Burnsie

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barbarahirst
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20 Dec 2012 - 7:38 AM

such a pretty bunch of critters

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 7:47 AM

Such fine symmetric colour detail in these bugs, almost like they have been hand painted. Great close up and thanks for sharing as it’s great to see different wildlife as not seen before. Cannot choose my favourite as all 4 are stunning.SmileSmileSmileSmile Bob

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 8:03 AM

belting set carol wonderful colour and detail v3 my favourite today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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leontari
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20 Dec 2012 - 8:20 AM

Excellent macro, stunning colours. V1 for meSmileSmile
Effrossini

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Badgerfred
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20 Dec 2012 - 8:28 AM

Another super set of images Carol, V1 my favourite,
Fred.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 8:42 AM

V1 has really gone the bright and cheerful route, love this shield bug set.
Carole

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 8:51 AM

What a variation in colouring, Carol, but the character at V 1 is particularly varied.
Ronnie.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 8:53 AM

Certainly better than Green Shield Stamps Carole. GrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 8:59 AM

A very pretty array indeed.

Ann

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 9:31 AM

Excellent set as always Carol! Smile

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WhiteRose1
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20 Dec 2012 - 9:43 AM

They'd have to learn to swim here. Bright and sunny captures, Carol... moi, jealous...Tongue

Dave

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Fefe
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20 Dec 2012 - 9:54 AM

Lovely set Carol.................. V3 is my fave todayGrin
Diane

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 9:54 AM

A truly excellent set

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Irishkate
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20 Dec 2012 - 11:31 AM

Four different critters!
My goodness you must have some special radar.
All great images but V3 appeals to me today with those iridescent greens.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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prabhusinha
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20 Dec 2012 - 11:49 AM

All are wining pics.

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achieverswales
20 Dec 2012 - 12:11 PM

Excellent Carol and V3 takes it for me.

Regards

Trev.

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ali63
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20 Dec 2012 - 12:12 PM

Great shots of these pretty Shield Bugs,
Ali

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AnnChown
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20 Dec 2012 - 12:34 PM

They're so photogenic and enjoying their moment in the camera's lens (well I think so...)! Love v3 for the composition and all those greens.
Ann

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TonyDy
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20 Dec 2012 - 1:01 PM

Lovely set, Carol, all like little jewels.
Tony

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 1:54 PM

all good, I will go for V3. this is amazing! V1 gave me shocker!

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Silverzone
20 Dec 2012 - 3:05 PM

View 1 does it for me. Lovely markings. Sylvia

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TrevBatWCC
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20 Dec 2012 - 3:52 PM

A lovely collection, Carol - all super shots, but think V1's my fave too...just! Wink
Trev Smile

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Niknut
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20 Dec 2012 - 3:54 PM

Cracking set !!!.....V1's a very coloutful chap(ess ?) !!!!

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jgmford
jgmford  7 England
20 Dec 2012 - 4:18 PM

Carol what a super collection again, great colours, super detail, very well done Jeff SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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LynneJoyce
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20 Dec 2012 - 4:28 PM

What a lovely winter collection we have here.

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Growmore
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20 Dec 2012 - 4:41 PM

Superb set Carol with fine detail, alas no bugs here for me to capture it's so wet.
Gary

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DEBASISH
DEBASISH  1 India
20 Dec 2012 - 4:54 PM

Excellent Macro....

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annettep38
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20 Dec 2012 - 5:09 PM

no3 for me great detail and green on green shine.

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
20 Dec 2012 - 5:49 PM

Excellent macro.
Some beautiful macro in your pf.

Basith

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AnneWorner
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20 Dec 2012 - 6:13 PM

There is an endless variety of these shield bugs in nature. We had a small invasion of them right before I big freeze this year. We had so many come into the house that I had decided to photograph one of them against some oak tree bark. They were of mottled shades of grey - amazing camouflage capabilities. But then, the big freeze hit, and I haven't seen any since. Maybe a good thing.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas Carol.

Anne

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 - 6:23 PM

Wonderful set of shield bugs, Carol.

P.

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gajewski
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20 Dec 2012 - 6:27 PM

What interesting creatures, Carol -- especially V1.
-\=Walter

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tomcat
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20 Dec 2012 - 6:49 PM

Evenin' Carol

V3 without a doubtSmile

Methinks we had identical weather to your's todaySad

At least the winds did not materialise, so we had a full days craneage going on

Adrian

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Mavis
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20 Dec 2012 - 7:50 PM

Beautifully detailed Carol. Version 1 looks as if his back is made of stamped leather and then coloured . Wonderful foursome xx

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20 Dec 2012 - 8:10 PM

Simply Superb Series.

Rock

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1596 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 8:34 PM

I liked the above reference to Miss Shield Bug of 2012Grin!
V3 is my favourite, Carol, nice and sharp and beautifully composed.

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jaktis
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20 Dec 2012 - 8:40 PM

A great set of bugs

Peter

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20 Dec 2012 - 9:18 PM

V3 for me too Carol.
Brian.

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20 Dec 2012 - 9:27 PM

really wonderful
Lillian

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20 Dec 2012 - 9:30 PM

Four fantastic close ups Carol with your hallmark of quality stamped all over them. The weather has been atrocious here, thankfully it is meant to be better tomorrow, so I'll be off to the rough council estate on the outskirts of town to photograph the huge flocks of waxwings that are feeeding on the berries there. It's a pity the Big O can't be there as he'd scare the local scallies and chavs away!WinkGrinTongue

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 4:10 AM

Another four fabulous shots of your seemingly inexhaustible supply of bugs Carol, don't know whether to envy you, or pity you for what seems like an infestation Grin
Rgds., Jim

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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 7:56 AM

Cracking set Carol. All the best for Christmas. Paul

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
21 Dec 2012 - 11:09 AM

Nice set as always Carol. have a great Christmas, and a happy new year,GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin regards Leon, had no internet yesterday.Sad

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25 Dec 2012 - 6:54 AM

Great close up work

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