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We had about 10 minutes yesterday when the sun appeared through the clouds, so I went out with the camera and spotted this beetle, ploughing its way through the rain sodden grass. This morning it is appalling, torrential rain, wind and a thick mistSad

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:a sign of life
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:4 Feb 2014 - 6:24 AM
Tags:Beetle, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:71
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84312 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 6:27 AM

That's a 'tank' of a beetle - it looks huge!

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 6:27 AM

It won't be long until Spring is here...hopefully.

He looks a chunky, tough little fella and well captured Carol.

Andy

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 6:41 AM

A cute little fella Carol...well spotted...love V1 and 3.... He looks fierce

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 6:56 AM

brilliant set carol wonderful detail and light super tones v2 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Caziwinkles
4 Feb 2014 - 7:00 AM

He looks a little fatty - and fierce too - enough to scare me away away too. Smile

Carol

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 334 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 7:12 AM

Looks like a little toughie.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 7:19 AM

Three cracking images of this black beauty.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 4 Feb 2014 - 7:19 AM

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 7:22 AM

Looks like the Tank of the bug world, here in Southampton we have just had hail stones Sad not looking forward to cycling to work.

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barbarahirst
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4 Feb 2014 - 7:32 AM

He really is a beauty...
So black

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Mollycat
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4 Feb 2014 - 7:58 AM

Thee excellent images of this little guy Carol. Peter.

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viscostatic
4 Feb 2014 - 8:07 AM

In all conditions there is life out there somewhere Carol. It's just that us humans don't like getting wet to go and find it. Great shots here again though showing this beautiful little creature so well.

Phil.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
4 Feb 2014 - 8:16 AM

Excellent macro images Carol,
Fred.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 8:18 AM

Excellent Carol, a super looking beetleSmile


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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 8:34 AM

He's a beauty Carol,

Ali Grin

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 9:35 AM

Super detail Carol.
Carole

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 11:01 AM

Hope fully a Dung Beetle, but awesome.

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SlowSong
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4 Feb 2014 - 12:03 PM

He's a tough looking character. Sweet. Smile

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 1:06 PM

A formidable fellow!

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 1:39 PM

Superb macros Carol but you're spoiling our image of that haven in the sun!!!
Hope the sun comes out soon.
Kate GrinGrinGrinGrin

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rontear
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4 Feb 2014 - 2:01 PM

Excellent set as usual Carol, weather sounds horrendous !!
Ron

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 2:02 PM

Excellent quality images Carol.

Albert

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 3:10 PM

Once again, you've presented us with an amazing set of close-ups, Carol - not the sort of detail many of us would get to see normally but for you uploads Smile
Lots of sunshine here in West Yorkshire today...but the weather forecast for the rest of the week sounds horrendous! Sad
Trev Smile

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TonyDy
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4 Feb 2014 - 3:17 PM

Superb trio, Carol - but don't expect any sympathy for the bad weather - it's horrendous here as well !!!WinkGrin
Tony

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kuvailija
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4 Feb 2014 - 3:24 PM

A wonderful Beatle , and lovely images .GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Look at my department again , Carol ,there is an answer to your question!Wink --- Jukka.Smile

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graceland
graceland  102378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 3:44 PM

nice close up

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NDODS
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4 Feb 2014 - 3:46 PM

An impressive creature and three very impressive photographs Carol.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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ChristineD
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4 Feb 2014 - 3:58 PM

Three cracking images

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michaelo
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4 Feb 2014 - 4:43 PM

brilliant capture!!

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Niknut
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4 Feb 2014 - 5:01 PM

Great shots !!......love it's armour-plating !!Smile

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myrab
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4 Feb 2014 - 5:44 PM

Great macro work Carol,

Myra

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4 Feb 2014 - 6:08 PM

Three stunning images Carol!! Great work!!

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2014 - 6:26 PM

Beautiful setSmile

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evelen
evelen  9 England
4 Feb 2014 - 6:41 PM

great set Carol.
eve.Smile

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bricurtis
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4 Feb 2014 - 8:41 PM

Its a beauty Carol - super set.
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AlexAppleby
4 Feb 2014 - 10:24 PM

Great shots of this very handsome beetle.

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leontari
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4 Feb 2014 - 11:04 PM

A black beauty Carol, excellently captured.
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mikbee
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4 Feb 2014 - 11:42 PM

A well detailed set Carol.
Mick.

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Chinga
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5 Feb 2014 - 1:10 AM

WOW! She looks quite big! Is it a dung beetle? Beautiful antennas!
Love the light and the pose in V1...
IB

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alligatorpants
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5 Feb 2014 - 2:16 AM

A beautiful macro.

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SimonFletch
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5 Feb 2014 - 3:54 AM

He looks like he is 'walking the plank', Carol, then 'chicken's out'...
Dashing out inbetween the rain, to capture these images - Isn't that what's called Beetle Mania..?!
Fantastic detail, as always, Carol Smile

Simon

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6 Feb 2014 - 5:35 PM

Fantastic clarity in these Carol, that beetles body armour should protect him against any heavy rain!

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dark_lord
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9 Feb 2014 - 4:51 PM

Looks a tough cookie, that one.
V3 for me for the detail on those legs.

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