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I spotted this pair of crickets perched on top of a daucus seedhead, the female searching for a place to lay her eggs.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:egg-laying cricket
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:13 Aug 2013 - 6:25 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Cricket, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:76
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84254 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 6:28 AM

A fascinating capture!

Welcome back Carol. Smile

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 6:28 AM

Wow Carol, that's amazing. Perfect timing and 3 great shots.

Andy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
13 Aug 2013 - 6:40 AM

Great to have you back Carol !! I trust the ole head is clear about what next Smile These are amazing captures !!

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pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
13 Aug 2013 - 6:48 AM

An amazing set. Smile

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LynneJoyce
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13 Aug 2013 - 6:49 AM

A remarkable set of images Carol.

I do hope that the break has cleared your mind and given you a clear path for the future.

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fentiger
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13 Aug 2013 - 6:57 AM

I never cease to be amazed at the insect life you are able to capture ~ another set of cracking images.

Albert

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ColleenA
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13 Aug 2013 - 6:59 AM


Quote: I never cease to be amazed at the insect life you are able to capture ~ another set of cracking images.

Albert

Welcome back Carol, hope the few days away helped...wonderful images as usual

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Lillian
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13 Aug 2013 - 7:11 AM

Welcome back Carol, and with your usual high standard of images
egg laying who would have thought?
Lillian

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 - 7:42 AM

Three great captures Smile

Eileen

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User_Removed
13 Aug 2013 - 7:43 AM

Excellent, perfect detailed captures. Smile

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 7:59 AM

Glad to see you back. Hope you sorted things. Great captures.
chris

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richmowil
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13 Aug 2013 - 8:03 AM

3 incredible images Carol!! Great detail and colour, taken from superb angles!! Great work!!

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moiral
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13 Aug 2013 - 8:05 AM

Superb set of shots Carole. Hope she found someplace safe for next year's crickets. Moira

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AnnChown
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13 Aug 2013 - 8:08 AM

These are fascinating Carole. Welcome back - hope all's well.

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Rock
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13 Aug 2013 - 8:14 AM

Now this shows how observant you are indeed and your photographic skills have come to the fore once more.

Rock

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ddolfelin
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13 Aug 2013 - 8:18 AM

Great opportunistic capture of a fascinating episode in this creature's life.
Spot on - well done, Carol.
Welcome back.

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Badgerfred
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13 Aug 2013 - 8:27 AM

Excellent captures Carol,
Fred.

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Quoise
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13 Aug 2013 - 8:28 AM

Excellent detailed images Grin

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HarrietH
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13 Aug 2013 - 8:46 AM


Quote: I never cease to be amazed at the insect life you are able to capture ~ another set of cracking images.

Albert

I totally agree. I am absolutely amazed.

Harriet

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CaroleS
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13 Aug 2013 - 9:02 AM

Great observation skills at work here Carol, an amazing setSmile

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NDODS
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13 Aug 2013 - 9:14 AM

Staggering quality imagery Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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SUE118
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13 Aug 2013 - 9:14 AM

Wow what a capture. Hope you had a good time away.Smile

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RonnieAG
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13 Aug 2013 - 9:21 AM

Top notch macro shots, Carol, as ever.
Ronnie.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 9:29 AM

Can't get better!!!!.
Though knowing you I bet you can.
Did you get my last PM.....seems to have disappeared

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13 Aug 2013 - 9:33 AM

Superb..Lin

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SlowSong
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13 Aug 2013 - 10:06 AM

Amazing pictures Carol. So interesting. Perfect captures. THey look like sculptures. Smile

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Irishkate
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13 Aug 2013 - 11:42 AM

I love these Carol and once again your knowledge and observations
are amazing.
I'm assuming the bulbous appendage are the eggs?
How did you learn all this nature stuff?

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sable
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13 Aug 2013 - 12:05 PM

Wow what an interesting set this is - beautiful macro work - Elizabeth xx

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TonyDy
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13 Aug 2013 - 12:05 PM

Brilliant shots, Carol.
Tony

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nickyv32
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13 Aug 2013 - 12:12 PM

Great shots Carol Wink

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pluckyfilly
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13 Aug 2013 - 12:26 PM

amazing set

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 - 12:33 PM

Fantastic set

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TrevBatWCC
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13 Aug 2013 - 3:06 PM

Anyone else would probably just be content with capturing the insects, but what you've got here is just amazing, Carol! Wink I'm sorry, but I'm just going to have to give you another UA...Wink
Trev Smile

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 - 4:16 PM

just WOW!!!!!!!
bunGrin

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myrab
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13 Aug 2013 - 4:32 PM

What a fabulous capture Carol.

Myra

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Growmore
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13 Aug 2013 - 4:53 PM

Amazing captures Carol and a big wow for the light and composition.
Gary

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4516 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 5:25 PM

Superb shots !!.....V1's quality is faultless, impressive detail !!!!!

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 - 6:03 PM

V1 is outstanding, Carol.

P.

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marktc
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13 Aug 2013 - 6:23 PM

Terribly well captured Carol. National Geographic stuff.

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Silverzone
13 Aug 2013 - 7:24 PM

Superb set as usual. Sylvia

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13 Aug 2013 - 7:32 PM

Your observational skills are to be commended Carol, there is not much that misses your eagle eyes!Grin

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AlexAppleby
13 Aug 2013 - 7:33 PM

Wow - that's amazing.

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13 Aug 2013 - 7:39 PM

Terrific shot Carol,
Alan

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Holmewood
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13 Aug 2013 - 7:42 PM

Wow. What a great set

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JuBarney
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13 Aug 2013 - 7:51 PM

An amazing & super capture; well spotted.
Ju

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janlea
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13 Aug 2013 - 8:10 PM

Three awesome shots Carol Smile
Jan

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anglingandyq
13 Aug 2013 - 9:04 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!!

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 9:26 PM

Oh wow, congrats on this super set Carol.

B.

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13 Aug 2013 - 9:28 PM

Interesting set Carol - looks like they are in the mile high club with that sky.Wink
Brian.

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13 Aug 2013 - 10:46 PM

Very special captures, Carol.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 - 12:46 AM

FIRST CLASS captures Carol!
Amazing sight to see!
Hard to find one cricket, but to find two and one laying the eggs... amazing indeed... WOW!
You must try and publish some of this images Carol! Write a children's Bugs Book!
IB

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gallero
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14 Aug 2013 - 1:40 AM

De portada.

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14 Aug 2013 - 5:37 AM

well worth all awards

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14 Aug 2013 - 7:16 AM

Glad to see you back with such a cracker!
The detail, POV and blue sky make an irresistible mix.

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14 Aug 2013 - 6:08 PM

Not just EXTRAORDINARILY STUNNING images but a fantastic documentary piece too!!

Wowww...

A...

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digital_boi
18 Aug 2013 - 12:13 PM

Lovely work Carol pleasure to view

Graham

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21 Aug 2013 - 3:41 PM

magnificent shots especially v2 because of the very bright blue sky

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