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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
Voters:KarenFB · ddolfelin · dven · Hermanus · ugly · LynneJoyce · mistere · Caziwinkles · HarrietH · SUE118 · Nikonuser1 · fificat100 · phillG · danbrann · barbarahirst · ColleenA · viscostatic · Andysnapper · AnneB50 · mex · RonnieAG · fentiger · SlowSong · richmowil · EMJAYCEE · Arty · HuddersfieldHil · achieverswales · cjl47 · FeatherFriend · User_Removed · EileenH · TonyDy · Irishkate · digital_boi · Chinga · PattiW · crookymonsta · Daisymaye · sparrowhawk · CaroleS · GeorgePlatis · TrevBatWCC · ali63 · NDODS · Niknut · DiazSprite · Philip_H · myrab · annettep38 · jaktis · Alan_Baseley · 1881 · craggwildlifephotography · marktc · JohnChambersPhotography · Bzox · NigelKiteley · Brian65 · evelen · georgiepoolie · Glostopcat · ChiliMan · graceland · nickyv32 · AlexAppleby · Leightonhs · gajewski ·
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84415 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 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 Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 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 Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 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 Plus Member 4272 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 7:19 AM

A great set of images CarolSmile

Cliff

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fificat100
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 Plus 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 Plus Member 2251 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 Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 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  2117 forum posts 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 Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 64918 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 2HuddersfieldHil 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 Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 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 Plus Member 4Chinga 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
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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 Plus Member 3637 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 Plus Member 43883 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 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
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1 Oct 2013 - 5:45 PM

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

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 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
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
1 Oct 2013 - 6:43 PM

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

Peter

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1881  3 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
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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 Plus Member 8135 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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