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This has to be the smallest and hairiest shield bug I have ever foundSmile. He was no bigger than half my little finger nail, and was lurking in the dried seedhead of a Jerusalem sage.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:funny furry shield!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:24 Sep 2012 - 5:38 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Shield bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:60
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marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 6:05 AM

An almost alien like creature... Well captured Carol.

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hasslebladuk
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24 Sep 2012 - 6:07 AM

Three excellent shots showing lovely detail
mike

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 6:14 AM

He looks rather sheepish, if you'll forgive the pun!! Cute!

Ann

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 6:41 AM

What!? A furry shield bug, now I really do believe you have grown this in a lab..... weird and wonderful and great shots as well.

Andy

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 7:26 AM

What an amazing looking little critter ~ great close-ups again Carol.

Albert

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 7:30 AM

must be a cross between a baby hedgehog and a mini shield bug Smile full marks for the detail and for seeing it in the first place

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44162 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom112 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 7:31 AM

Certainly not the most handsome of all your weird and wonderful uploads Carol. However one cannot fault your photographic craftwomanship.

Regards Nathan

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SUE118
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24 Sep 2012 - 7:34 AM

Love his fur coat and he's also has the cute factor.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 7:49 AM

great set of piccies not sure I like the hairy monster tho

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 7:50 AM

Hair today, gone tomorrow Grin. Very stange and well spotted, Carol.

Dave

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SlowSong
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24 Sep 2012 - 7:55 AM

Aw, he looks like a doddery old man. How sweet. Smile
x

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Deep_Bhatia
24 Sep 2012 - 8:04 AM

Its superb....High quality. Deep

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Badgerfred
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24 Sep 2012 - 8:11 AM

3 super macros Carol, excellent detail in all,
Fred.

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CaroleS
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24 Sep 2012 - 8:28 AM

I wonder if he will grow into a more handsome version! Good capture Carol.
Carole

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 8:34 AM

what a weird little critter
amazing detail for such a tiny one

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TonyDy
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24 Sep 2012 - 10:50 AM

Great shots of a weird little bug, Carol.
Tony

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jabe
jabe  4 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 10:54 AM

Grin Your photography of this insect world never ceases to astound me, wonderful shot's you take.Grin

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achieverswales
24 Sep 2012 - 10:55 AM

Ahhhh, love him/her Carol.

Regards

Trev.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 11:27 AM

I think they find their way to you because you phtograph them so well Carol.
Joan.

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 11:41 AM

Wonderful creature but what I like best about these
images is the harmonious blend of colours.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 11:45 AM

Super close detail of the little fuzzy one.
I especially like V2.

B.

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TrevBatWCC
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24 Sep 2012 - 12:50 PM

I didn't know they came in hairy versions! A cracking set of this unusual shield bug, Carol Wink
Trev Smile

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NobbytheNobster

Super set Carol. What a facinating little creature Smile
Ricky.

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WindowonWildlife

Fabulous Trio Carol, excellent work as always.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
24 Sep 2012 - 3:37 PM

A very odd creature indeed!, I must say you captured the detail in all three shots to a very high standard, like all three well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
24 Sep 2012 - 4:02 PM

Excellent macro & very different .....

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gingerdelight
24 Sep 2012 - 4:21 PM

Cute indeed!
Carol

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
24 Sep 2012 - 4:32 PM

I think he looks like a baby shield bug Carol. Moira

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sparrowhawk
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24 Sep 2012 - 5:19 PM

superb

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24 Sep 2012 - 5:44 PM

All 3 perfect Carol, detail spot on.
Brian

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9903 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1720 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 5:51 PM

The Sloe Bug is also known as the Hairy Bug, and I think this is a nymph.
See the nymph here and here and here.

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Glostopcat
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24 Sep 2012 - 6:35 PM

He looks more like a hairy woodlouse or pillbug than shield bug, a tremendous set of close ups of this tiny critter

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24 Sep 2012 - 7:31 PM

New one very unusual Carol some fine detail here and great macros.
Gary

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24 Sep 2012 - 7:44 PM

Lovely detail Carol...I have never seen a a furry shield...
Pauline.

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bricurtis
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24 Sep 2012 - 8:35 PM

Never seen anything like it Carol - perhaps it's a protective coat.
Brian.

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nickyv32
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24 Sep 2012 - 9:54 PM

Great shot Carol, hope you are ok xx

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AnnChown
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24 Sep 2012 - 10:54 PM

He's very cute - like candyfloss! Lovely detail.
Ann

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25 Sep 2012 - 11:52 PM

Fantastic shots ,Carol.........GrinGrinGrin

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Chinga
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26 Sep 2012 - 11:27 AM

Great set! She's so cute I could keep her as a pet... Never seen a hairy one like that! GrinGrin IB

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