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I believe this furry fella to be one of the many blister beetles, but I have no idea which species.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:blister beetle
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:24 Apr 2014 - 5:46 AM
Tags:Blister beetle, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:72
Voters:NDODS · cheesey · Fred263 · Len1950 · Andysnapper · bobpaige1 · ugly · janlea · Alan_Baseley · tomcat · dven · Nikonuser1 · HarrietH · SUE118 · ddolfelin · JohnoP · KarenFB · barbarahirst · andylea · viscostatic · rontear · digital_boi · Badgerfred · fentiger · PhilT2 · Danny1970 · craggwildlifephotography · mrswoolybill · crookymonsta · Mollycat · ali63 · EMJAYCEE · SlowSong · WhiteRose1 · Irishkate · Joline · ukgubbi · sparrowhawk · Daisymaye · mikbee · danbrann · Fefe · TrevBatWCC · Nobbythenobster2 · myrab · ColleenA · prabhusinha · leontari · gajewski · Niknut · Stace · Anne66 · bricurtis · Philip_H · Maiwand · Mike_Smith · mikesmith · dark_lord · Snapitt · Tynnwrlluniau · chr1sm45on · JonnyNI · AlexAppleby · Cluke · LynneJoyce · anniepickering · georgiepoolie · daibev · annettep38 · costas · Glostopcat · Armakk ·
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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43924 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2014 - 5:49 AM

Four quite exceptional macro images, probably the best I've seen for some time. Pin sharp with stunning detail and colour, each image a winner.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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cheesey
cheesey  9 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2014 - 6:01 AM

Amazing detail, light and comp in all. Top notch photography.
Cheesey.

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Fred263
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24 Apr 2014 - 6:02 AM

Outstanding macro images. Top class photography.

Fred

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2014 - 6:26 AM

That's a remarkable series of shots Carol, stunning in every way.

Andy

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bobpaige1
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24 Apr 2014 - 6:39 AM

Four great images Carol,beautiful in colour and detail.
Bob.

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janlea
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24 Apr 2014 - 7:05 AM

Wow...amazing shots Carol. Superb detail and wonderful colours Smile
Jan

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96326 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2014 - 7:15 AM

Mornin' Carol
Just checked up to find out why they are called Blister beetles - very interesting indeed

The sun is out and I am off in a while to search for some elusive butterflies

Adrian

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Nikonuser1
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24 Apr 2014 - 7:28 AM

Wow Carol, you have surpassed your own high standards with this set of images, excellent++++Smile

Cliff

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SUE118
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24 Apr 2014 - 7:31 AM

What a pretty beetle and it looks ready for action.Smile

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ddolfelin
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24 Apr 2014 - 7:39 AM

Certainly up there with your best, Carol.

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JohnoP
JohnoP  9
24 Apr 2014 - 7:40 AM

Amazing detail Carol! Smile John

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KarenFB
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24 Apr 2014 - 7:44 AM

Gorgeous colours and details - version 4 is my favourite today! Smile

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barbarahirst
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24 Apr 2014 - 7:54 AM

You found my lost piccy........!!!
Excellent set

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2014 - 8:02 AM

brilliant set carol fantastic detail v1 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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viscostatic
24 Apr 2014 - 8:12 AM

What beautiful colours Carol. Great photography.

Phil.

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digital_boi
24 Apr 2014 - 8:28 AM

excellent macro work Carol all winners

Graham

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Badgerfred
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24 Apr 2014 - 8:28 AM

Four super macro images Carol, V3 a slight favourite, well done you,
Fred.

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fentiger
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24 Apr 2014 - 8:38 AM

It's all been said Carol ~ so here is a vote.

Albert

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PhilT2
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24 Apr 2014 - 8:39 AM

Fabulous detail in all of them

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Danny1970
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24 Apr 2014 - 8:55 AM

Exceptional macro work Carol, the detail and colours are superb, V2 is my favouriteSmile

Danny

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mrswoolybill
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24 Apr 2014 - 8:59 AM

Looks as though it's surfing a giant wave.
Moira

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Mollycat
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24 Apr 2014 - 9:23 AM

You've gone up another level with these Carol, simply outstanding pictures.
Peter.

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ali63
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24 Apr 2014 - 9:27 AM

Smashing images Carol, beautifully captured SmileSmile

Ali

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EMJAYCEE
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24 Apr 2014 - 9:41 AM

Super set of this colourful little critter.
Joan

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SlowSong
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24 Apr 2014 - 10:23 AM

What a wonderful specimen. Superb images.
x

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WhiteRose1
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24 Apr 2014 - 11:43 AM

Superb detail, Carol. The UAs well deserved.

Dave

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2014 - 12:08 PM

A slow unveiling of this colourful, hairy critter.
Stunning macro images Carol. Amazing that little creatures like this have so much
colour and pattern.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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ukgubbi
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24 Apr 2014 - 12:48 PM

This is an awesome shot. You have showcased your brilliance here. Looking for more.

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sparrowhawk
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24 Apr 2014 - 1:13 PM

absolutely amazing shots i especiallly like the curve of the leaf in v2 though all are truly brilliant

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Daisymaye
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24 Apr 2014 - 2:15 PM

What more can one say. All superb shots Carol.

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mikbee
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24 Apr 2014 - 2:23 PM

A hairy little critter here Carol !!
Excellent shots.
Mick.

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Fefe
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24 Apr 2014 - 3:14 PM

Brilliant Carol.....GemsGrinGrin
Diane

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TrevBatWCC
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24 Apr 2014 - 4:13 PM

He certainly is a hairy chap, Carol! Another amazing set, and go for V4 as my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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Nobbythenobster2

Wonderful set! Still up to your usual high standards I see Carol Smile

Regards Ricky

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ColleenA
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24 Apr 2014 - 4:47 PM


Quote: You've gone up another level with these Carol, simply outstanding pictures.
Peter.

Superb photography Carol

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prabhusinha
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24 Apr 2014 - 4:47 PM

F A N T A S T I C

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leontari
leontari  2 Greece
24 Apr 2014 - 5:03 PM

The best of your best , Carol!!!!! Exceptional set!
Effrossini

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gajewski
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24 Apr 2014 - 5:33 PM

What detail -- and I love that metallic luster.
-=\Walter

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Andy_brown
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24 Apr 2014 - 5:33 PM

lovely shot, had a look at your portfolio and some amazing critters and pictures.

Take Care

Andy

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Niknut
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24 Apr 2014 - 5:37 PM

Superb shots !!.......impressive detail !!Smile

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24 Apr 2014 - 5:52 PM

Fabulous set - Carol. What a beauty - tremendous detail in all.
I think V4 should get a solo outing.Smile
Brian.

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24 Apr 2014 - 5:58 PM

Stunning!!! Grin

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2014 - 6:02 PM

Super set of close-ups, Carol.

P.

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24 Apr 2014 - 6:14 PM

Wonderful st of macro images Carol. V2 is particularly appealing.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
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24 Apr 2014 - 8:21 PM

Four cracking macro shots Carol, V4 is a beauty

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24 Apr 2014 - 10:39 PM

I like the head on view in V1, it's something I try with insects now and again if they're cooperative Grin but V4 is my favourite for the detail and colour.

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24 Apr 2014 - 10:47 PM

Fantastic capture Carol. The detail is excellent, especially in V3 and V4.

Jane

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AlexAppleby
25 Apr 2014 - 9:28 AM

Totally brilliant photography - all 4 images are amazing!!!

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25 Apr 2014 - 12:56 PM

Stunning and worthy of all the awards.

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 11:09 AM

this are stunning shots of the hairy bee wolf (that is the name I knew for it) never looked at it so close!
well deserving the fame!

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5 May 2014 - 8:51 PM

An outstanding set Carol, the Big O will be quaking in his big boots when he sees these!WinkGrin

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