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A tiny furry shield bug, barely half the size of my little finger nail, popped out of his hiding place in the Jerusalem sage seedhead to say hello to you all Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:a little cutie!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:1 Oct 2013 - 5:33 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Shield bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:68
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84258 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 5:35 AM

I've never seen such a hairy one!! Brilliantly caught, lots of lovely details! Smile

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 5:39 AM

Yes - new to me too, Carol.
Well spotted.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
1 Oct 2013 - 5:44 AM

We would have remained so ignorant without your superb macro photography Carol !! Excellent images !!

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 6:22 AM

This one has the 'Aaaaaaah' factor in bucket loads (well for me it does)!

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4264 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
1 Oct 2013 - 7:09 AM

I echo Herman, thanks so much for teaching us about these cute little bugs.

Harriet

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Caziwinkles
1 Oct 2013 - 7:09 AM

He almost needs a haircut! Superb detail in this tiny critter. Smile

Carol

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 7:10 AM

And hello to him, he's so cute love his coat.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 7:19 AM

A great set of images CarolSmile

Cliff

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 7:19 AM

ACE. What a marvellous little critter. You have caught him to perfection, Carol (What's new?!!!!). Amazing hairy detail emphasised so well by the super light. Well done.

Lavina

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danbrann
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1 Oct 2013 - 7:43 AM

A hairy little critter and every hair is so sharp.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 7:55 AM

Cute is in the eye of the beholder I think.....Wink
Great images though

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 8:13 AM

Superb photography Carol....not to sure about cute though....an excellent set

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viscostatic
1 Oct 2013 - 8:16 AM

What a delightful little creature Carol. Well spotted and photographed.

Phil.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 8:18 AM

Definitely a bad hair day. 3 wonderful images Carol and what an amazing looking creature.

Andy

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AnneB50
AnneB50 e2 Member 284 forum postsAnneB50 vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 8:36 AM

Amazing detail as always, not sure he would be my interpretation of 'cute' though!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 9:00 AM

How spotted this tiny critter is beyond me, but a good find as I think it's the first hairy shield bug I have seen.
Fine detailed set, Carol.
Ronnie.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 9:13 AM

I suppose it is cute in a way. No. 2 is the winner for me.

Albert

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54245 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 9:16 AM

Aw, he needs a stroke. Smile

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richmowil
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1 Oct 2013 - 9:42 AM

Good set of fine images Carol!!

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 10:07 AM

He is cute - didn't realise furry ones existed.
Joan.

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HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 10:14 AM

He looks like he has put his finger in the electric socket Smile Definitely a bad hair day for the little fella Super macro CarolSmileSmile

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 - 11:58 AM

Great set Smile

Eileen

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TonyDy
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1 Oct 2013 - 11:59 AM

Great set, Carol - never seen a hairy shield bug before!
Tony

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 12:08 PM

Astonishing detail with this hairy critter.
Backlighting adds to the clarity.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
1 Oct 2013 - 12:31 PM

you must have eyes like an eagle Carol well spotted never seen a hairy one before grand detail

GrahamGrin GrinGrin

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 - 12:41 PM

Lol! A grooming brush is a-miss here! Grin
Magical set Carol! Very well seen.... And he is gorgeous!
PS - To reply to your question on my "stone faces" - The ones in the sand are from Vagator beach in India seen during different trips, but V4 I found in a stone quarry in Portland UK. (The famous Portland Stone).
Have a lovely day
Isabel

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Daisymaye
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1 Oct 2013 - 1:06 PM

Didn't know they came hairy. Or is it a baby? Great shots with lots of clarity........Sandy

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sparrowhawk
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1 Oct 2013 - 1:23 PM

how weird but what a superb set

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GeorgePlatis
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1 Oct 2013 - 3:05 PM

Excellent captures, great details and beautiful poses!Smile
George

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 3:38 PM

Well, hello to you too, Mr Shield Bug! Can't say I've seen a hairy one before - excellent set, Carol. Think V1 has to be my fave, for the pose and eye contact Wink
Trev Smile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 3:52 PM

What a little beauty Carol. well spotted & captured,

Ali SmileSmile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32930 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 4:46 PM

A most interesting and certainly charming little fella. Very well captured with pin sharp detail Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4525 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 5:45 PM

Great shots !!.....what a strange little critter !!

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 6:38 PM

is he the cooky-monster among the little bugs? or a hippie version? any which way, he is my beauty of the day!

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jaktis
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1 Oct 2013 - 6:43 PM

I have never seen a futty shield bug, great to see

Peter

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1881
1881  2 India
1 Oct 2013 - 7:41 PM

Great set of images Smile


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JohnChambersPhotography

Fantastic detail, so well captured

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:40 AM

A fantastic set of close ups of this hairy little fella, v1 made me smile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:49 AM

AWWW. Never seen a baby shield bug before. Can't believe it's so furry!!...lol GrinGrinGrin

Andrew

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AlexAppleby
5 Oct 2013 - 6:05 PM

Am beginning to question my definition of the word cute!! Great captures of this critter!

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