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One of the many shield bugs to be found here in Crete is this good-looking fella, graphosoma italicum.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:graphosoma italicum
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:26 May 2009 - 5:14 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:112
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 5:21 AM

Don't they have wonderful markings? All 4 images are superb though I think I am just a little more drawn to V3. Another superb collection with excellent macro.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 5:43 AM

v1 is my fav, and love the sheen on the leaves, although i do like the light on the plant in v3.lesley

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Jekaro
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26 May 2009 - 5:51 AM

Excellent images with great detail and colour, V1 my fav.
Roy

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 6:01 AM

Amazing colours on this little bug and a good collection Carol.
Tom.

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SUE118
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26 May 2009 - 6:06 AM

As always Carol a superb shot.

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greatdog
greatdog  6 England
26 May 2009 - 6:41 AM

Great shots Carol,i will go for v3,Dane.

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deavilin
deavilin  10322 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 6:55 AM

Brilliant uploads these are fantastic shots so crisp and clear Smile

Charlotte

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jaktis
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26 May 2009 - 6:55 AM

Great looking bug with the dots and stripes

Peter

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 7:00 AM

Shield bugs? Always extends my education, thank you. Version 1 gets the vote.
jon

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 7:11 AM

Another superb series of remarkable close-ups. A very colourful bug.

Albert

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DebbieBMP
DebbieBMP  533 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 7:18 AM

Good morning Carol - your work is amazing and the detail and colours in this brilliant shot are superb - Debs

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84254 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 7:25 AM

We haven't got any this pretty! You've caught them well!

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Mynett
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26 May 2009 - 7:25 AM

Wonderfull images esp the last one looks so like they are kissing. I honestly don't know how you do it after my feeble attempt today to capture flowers these really are superb...

Linda

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 7:27 AM

When I was a child my mum always told me, that one cannot wear dots and stripes - well - don't they look beautiful? Nature knows better!
Johanna

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viscostatic
26 May 2009 - 7:30 AM

Wonderful photographs of these beautiful little creatures complete in their own football strip.

Phil.

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kishanm14
kishanm14  5 India
26 May 2009 - 7:31 AM

Great work carol.

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BreadandShutter

Amazing detail and colours !!!

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SurreyHillsMan
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26 May 2009 - 7:45 AM

Great set Carol ...v3's fab

Jon

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Rock
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26 May 2009 - 7:53 AM

Super set of insect shots !

Rock

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 7:59 AM

fabulous coloured bug!!!!

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nickyv32
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26 May 2009 - 8:00 AM

Wonderful detail in these four close up shots, didn't realise you had sooooo many bugs over there, cracking shots....

Nicky XX

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marriedandhappy

All wonderful and colourful. kaz

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
26 May 2009 - 8:18 AM

Superb images.
Dave

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
26 May 2009 - 8:22 AM

What fantastic looking bugs, great shots
Mandy

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Alan_Baseley
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26 May 2009 - 8:24 AM

Good set,
alan

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
26 May 2009 - 8:44 AM

Another topper!!! Bravo.
Cor.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 8:48 AM

Super sharpness Carol. Lovely stripes on these bugs.
Helen

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
26 May 2009 - 9:07 AM

Lovely set Carol, Amazing sharp detail
Well taken and presented
Pete

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goso
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26 May 2009 - 9:25 AM

Four stunners Carol......Bill

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom968 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 9:28 AM

A nice progression from the initial chat-up line via a stand-off to V4... Smile
Moira

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dmhuynh72
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26 May 2009 - 9:33 AM

fine series Carol, all have nice lighting and detail, i especially like v3
regards
Yung

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SoulOfNature
26 May 2009 - 10:15 AM

Another absolutely brilliant set of macro shots,all with great detail,well captured and presented.

Jean x

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motorsportpictures

WOW, another set of stunners.
Scott

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cameragirl
26 May 2009 - 10:29 AM

All excellent images! Lovely colours and well composed!

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 10:57 AM

Amazing looking bugs Carol,captured beautifully.....just cant choose between them...1st class
Gerry

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
26 May 2009 - 11:32 AM

No.3 for me Carol.Nice work.
Cheers
Alan

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ChristineD
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26 May 2009 - 11:41 AM

A great selection, v1 and 3 for me.
Christine

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PeelNStick
PeelNStick  10 United States4 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 11:53 AM

Excellent macro detail. This is fantastic.

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DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY  51432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 12:48 PM

4 superbly taken closeups. Andy

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Daisymaye
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26 May 2009 - 1:32 PM

All 4 are excellent macros Carol....Sandy

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Growmore
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26 May 2009 - 1:41 PM

Superb sharp set with fantastic colours. Gary

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Stace
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26 May 2009 - 2:05 PM

Excellent !!!!!!!!!!!

Stace

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MRSbiscuit60
26 May 2009 - 2:14 PM

Such clear images Carol. Trish

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 2:15 PM

WOW...you are one ammmaaazing insectographer, Carol. And V1 totally kills...

A...

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 2:18 PM

Superb close-ups Carol, such wonderful colors and detail.
Bob

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nigele1
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26 May 2009 - 2:21 PM

Number 1 is the one I like the best as it shows the underside of one realy well. Another lovely set of studies and any one would be great in a guide.

Nigel

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lesgoodey
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26 May 2009 - 3:21 PM

Great macro series.

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 3:35 PM

A quartet of very good images - I can not chose a favourite I like them all - super colour and detail - good use of light - well presented - Elizabeth

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susanbarton
26 May 2009 - 4:10 PM

Wonderful colourful bus carol V3 for me love the angle

Susan

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danbrann
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26 May 2009 - 4:36 PM

You always seem to pick the hndsome ones.

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Steve_S
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26 May 2009 - 5:09 PM

All 4 excellent macro captures Carol, superb detail
Steve

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26 May 2009 - 5:29 PM

outstanding shots everyone a gem

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PattiW
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26 May 2009 - 5:40 PM

Carol, you have taught me to look at bugs in a whole different way! The pair in this set are just beautiful! Lovely images and presentations. God bless, Patti

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
26 May 2009 - 6:16 PM

Lovely set of images, V3 reminds me of some science fiction movie!
John

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26 May 2009 - 7:13 PM

Scary, wonderful close up Carol!

Mike

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dorset_mum
26 May 2009 - 7:25 PM

Excellent well detailed images.
Jan

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SteveMoulding
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26 May 2009 - 7:30 PM

Absolutely stunning set of macro's. Beautiful compositions and lovely colours. Superb pin sharp detail.
Steve.

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Steve7962
Steve7962  6 United Kingdom
26 May 2009 - 8:00 PM

Great capture.

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pluckyfilly
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26 May 2009 - 8:17 PM

another great shot

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taggart
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26 May 2009 - 8:20 PM

Super bugs-- How do you do it!
JEnnnn

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26 May 2009 - 8:23 PM

Stupendous shots from the insectographer extraordinaire. Wish we had them as colourful as this over here, perhaps I wouldn't need my specs to see them.

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microchip  7 United Kingdom
26 May 2009 - 8:58 PM

Superb colour and detail excellent shots,
Alan

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maratsuikka
26 May 2009 - 9:06 PM

congrats on UAs,Carol,well done again lately,me soon ready...

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 10:57 PM

Another set of top shots Carol - well done.
Sylvia

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 11:01 PM

Cracking detail in these Carol - lovely colour on this particular bug Ina

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jgmford  7 England
26 May 2009 - 11:53 PM

Stunning series of close up captures, great colours. All great.
Jeff

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CherryMartin
27 May 2009 - 12:29 AM

Bring on the awards, you deserve them, great shots.

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Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2009 - 1:04 AM


Quote: Good morning Carol - your work is amazing and the detail and colours in this brilliant shot are superb - Debs

I agree - well deserved awards and a good advert for the Olympus FE-210 - great work Carol and a big well done

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27 May 2009 - 9:11 AM

brilliant.ray

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 - 1:55 PM

amazing, what lovely bugs
bunSmile

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MandyD
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27 May 2009 - 3:49 PM

Stunning shots Carol, superb capture of the detail and colour,
Mandy

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  5 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2009 - 9:53 PM

V1 for me too for sure - terrific colours and details.
Excellent!

Ayelet

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
28 May 2009 - 9:53 PM

More great images. Always brings a smile to my face! Gill

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30 May 2009 - 8:01 PM

A super set of cracking close ups of these small stripey shieldbugs

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