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This fly had quite a number of needle-like bristles on his rear end, enough to keep all but the bravest of attackers away!

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:bristly bum!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:14 Jun 2013 - 5:38 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Fly, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:84
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Jun 2013 - 5:39 AM

Excellent capture Carol !! Lovely colour on it though Smile
Oops ! I was a bit quick on the draw there were more Smile Seems from V2 and V4 like it has some bubbles beneath its wings Smile Amazing little critter !

Last Modified By Hermanus at 14 Jun 2013 - 5:41 AM

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Daisymaye
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14 Jun 2013 - 5:41 AM

These are excellent Carol. Not the cutest of critters but certainly well captured.......Sandy

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84388 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2013 - 6:17 AM

Gorgeous details - I think version 2 is my favourite today! Smile

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LynneJoyce
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14 Jun 2013 - 6:26 AM

Four lovely shots of a fascinating creature.

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Andysnapper
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14 Jun 2013 - 6:42 AM

Another new one on me Carol, brilliant.

Andy

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GarrathE
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14 Jun 2013 - 6:47 AM

What a handsome chap!

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digital_boi
14 Jun 2013 - 6:53 AM

Excellent set Carol V2 gets it for me excellent work

Graham Grin Grin Grin

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1nikongirl
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14 Jun 2013 - 7:02 AM

This little guy was sure was posing nicely for you! Great set of images! V2 is my favorite.
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AnnChown
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14 Jun 2013 - 7:07 AM

Superb detail Carol!
Ann

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Caziwinkles
14 Jun 2013 - 7:07 AM

These are fab - so much detail! He was definitely posing for you! Smile

Carol

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96225 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2013 - 7:25 AM

Mornin'
You are getting good at theseWink

Clear skies at the moment - 07.25 am +11C

Adrian

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Mavis
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14 Jun 2013 - 7:27 AM

Excellent work again Carol . You seem to have more than your fair share of these ... um wee critters WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink xx

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2013 - 7:39 AM

An apt title for this ugly sod, but you made him look very shiny!
Excellent macro.

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2013 - 7:41 AM

Another super set of macro images.

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14 Jun 2013 - 8:23 AM

Agree with Albert, Carol, another super set,
Fred.

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pollisher
pollisher  2 Scotland
14 Jun 2013 - 8:38 AM

Bravo Smile

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MandyG
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14 Jun 2013 - 8:49 AM

Hard to choose beween them. They are all excellent.

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barbarahirst
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14 Jun 2013 - 8:50 AM

All 4 are winners ...

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SUE118
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14 Jun 2013 - 9:01 AM

Ouch they look sharp, super macro images.

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WhiteRose1
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14 Jun 2013 - 9:03 AM

Excellent detail, Carol, and a fine set from different angles.

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richmowil
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14 Jun 2013 - 9:05 AM

Cracking set Carol!! Good detail and colour in all images!!

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chalkhillblue
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14 Jun 2013 - 9:19 AM

Great work, as always Carol.
David

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boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 - 9:56 AM

Super set

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SlowSong
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14 Jun 2013 - 10:06 AM

Terrific set. Golly, how fierce they look. I'm glad they're tiny. Smile

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lonely_oryx
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14 Jun 2013 - 10:21 AM

Superb especially v2

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Irishkate
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14 Jun 2013 - 11:26 AM

These made me smile.
Isn't nature wonderful with it's defence mechanisms?
Excellent set Carol and good to have back doing what you do best.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
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14 Jun 2013 - 11:27 AM

Great set of close-ups, Carol.
Tony

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achieverswales
14 Jun 2013 - 11:40 AM

Wonderful macro set Carol and V2 my choice, I think this could have been the lead.

Regards

Trev.

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hasslebladuk
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14 Jun 2013 - 12:00 PM

What a stunning set of images
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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
14 Jun 2013 - 12:12 PM

fabulous detail in these ! Wink(at work just having a lunchtime look-in )gill

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TrevBatWCC
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14 Jun 2013 - 12:13 PM

He is rather spiky looking! Another great set of close-ups, Carol, again showing us detail many of us never get to see Smile
Trev Smile

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14 Jun 2013 - 12:25 PM

Beautiful Carol, detailed !!
Ron.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2013 - 12:25 PM

Stunning Carol - such fabulous detail and beautiful composition.

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danbrann
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14 Jun 2013 - 12:32 PM

A wonderful insight into these tiny critters.

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ColleenA
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14 Jun 2013 - 1:23 PM


Quote: Terrific set. Golly, how fierce they look. I'm glad they're tiny. Smile

Stunning as usual Carol

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14 Jun 2013 - 1:36 PM

Great set of well detailed macros Carol.
Gary

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14 Jun 2013 - 2:17 PM

Very well done ,Carol - This is a brilliant set of macro image ,very well taken and presented.....GrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
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14 Jun 2013 - 3:29 PM

What a prickley looking character Carol - four great images.
Joan.

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14 Jun 2013 - 4:13 PM

Well captured set of shots, and V2 my favourite. Moira

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ChiliMan
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14 Jun 2013 - 4:39 PM

Now that's a spiky bum right there indeed! Beautiful red he's got in his back there, Carol.

The sharpness you've got on his head and upper back in V2 is incredible, by the way!

Andrew

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14 Jun 2013 - 4:47 PM

Great set !!!......not very 'pretty' is it ??

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14 Jun 2013 - 5:06 PM

Only your work could make this critter look good, superb work Carol

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14 Jun 2013 - 5:12 PM

Brilliant work as always, Carol!
George

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ChristineD
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14 Jun 2013 - 5:33 PM

Excellent captures

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14 Jun 2013 - 6:51 PM

A mean looking fly, Carol.

P.

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14 Jun 2013 - 7:22 PM

Stunning captures.
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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2013 - 7:46 PM

They are truly amazing shots Carol how on earth did you manage to get so close without him flying away .SmileSmile
Rob

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14 Jun 2013 - 7:52 PM

Great shots

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2013 - 8:13 PM

four excellent macro shots - as always well presented and a pleasure to view - Elizabethxx

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14 Jun 2013 - 8:18 PM

One word 'amazing'!

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ChrisWallace
14 Jun 2013 - 8:53 PM

You capture some great bug images Carol, versions 2&4 look great
Chris

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NigelKiteley
14 Jun 2013 - 9:54 PM

Cracking captures of this weird looking fly Carol.

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14 Jun 2013 - 10:45 PM

Absolutly stunning

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Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2013 - 11:11 PM

Superb.
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samarmishra
15 Jun 2013 - 3:40 AM

Hi Carol, good morning from India. Excellent set of images Carol, but for me the winner among them is the V2.. brilliant shot..

Samar..

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25 Jun 2013 - 1:54 AM

This one is rather special! What amazing colours! Never seen anything like it! Grin
IB

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