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I saw this huge beetle dangling from the end of a blade of grass, couldn't resist a few pics before he fell off into the undergrowth!

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:hanging by a thread
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:6 Mar 2011 - 5:33 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Humour / fun, Wildlife / nature
Votes:78
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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 5:41 AM

he's an ugly brute is that one well taken carol.rob

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 6:17 AM

A fine moment recorded so well.

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barberpics
6 Mar 2011 - 6:19 AM

It's an oil beetle.

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dven
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6 Mar 2011 - 7:05 AM

Four cracking images

dven

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
6 Mar 2011 - 7:46 AM

Looks like a hard struggle

Peter

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Rock
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6 Mar 2011 - 7:48 AM

He must be from outer-space, amazing shots of this amazing insect.

Rock

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JO4NNA
JO4NNA  3 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 - 8:10 AM

Ooooowwww kill it hahahaha! It looks horrid lol. What an amazing image, we'll done! x

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 8:22 AM

Fantastic set of images,all very beautiful.
saeidWink

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 8:34 AM

brilliant set of close up's carol cracking detail v4 for me today a belter nice one Wink
andy

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 8:38 AM

Gravity defying insect life, very well taken.
jon

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sparrowhawk
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6 Mar 2011 - 8:48 AM

fabulous

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madbilly
madbilly  5 England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 8:52 AM

Aha, an absailing beetle, maybe its in the beetle special forces on a training mission !

Bill

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 9:00 AM

Just how I'd feel left hanging somewhere like that and dreading the moment I had to let go, though hopefully I don't actually look quite so alien! V4 for me.

Ann

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
6 Mar 2011 - 9:04 AM

One horrible looking bug but captured at a very opportune moment with cracking detail and timing.

Len

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
6 Mar 2011 - 9:11 AM

4 great shots Carol, he looks huge. Great detail and just love seeing it's face in V1. Moira

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 9:15 AM

What fun !!!
Lovely shots Carol.
I remember Burl Ives singing about the "Ugly bug ball" - this one seems to be on one of the swings in the ugly bug playground !!
Helen

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 - 9:30 AM

These are fantastic Macro shots Carol--As usual from you--great find---Did it Fall off Carol.
Regards
Pete

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom990 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 9:34 AM

Hanging on for dear life! V1 wins for me, we can just see the face and it's definitely looking down - 'How far to fall if I let go?'
Moira

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User_Removed
6 Mar 2011 - 9:49 AM

All in perfect detail, excellent.
Lucien.

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 9:51 AM

Great shots Carol V1 for me
Alvar

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 9:52 AM

Super shots Carol, perhaps he's pole dancing!!! Have a good day.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85908 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 9:58 AM

All good Carol, but V1 for me
What a strange critterSmile

Adrian

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Adderwatcher
6 Mar 2011 - 10:03 AM

Fantastic set of captures Carol!
Scott

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digital_boi
6 Mar 2011 - 10:23 AM

another example of good macro work Carol if i had to choose it would be V1 but any one can stand on its own.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 10:44 AM

Love the way the legs are wrapped round the stem, clinging on for dear life, only it did not work: excellent close-ups once again, Carol.
Ronnie.

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SheilaMai
SheilaMai  4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 - 10:46 AM

What amazing pictures. Well done on getting so close like that.
Sheila

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1588 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 11:18 AM

I've missed your acrobatic insects, Carol, but glad to be able to view them again, happy to be back.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 11:29 AM

Good choice for V1 carol - that's my fav here.
Brian.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 12:12 PM

A great set
V1 reminded me of a knight in shining armour climbing up a rope ... albeit green !
Should have been a damsons lock of hair
O.K. it is Sunday !

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Daisymaye
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6 Mar 2011 - 12:22 PM

Great shots Carol. Certainly not the prettiest of bugs. .........Sandy

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GarrathE
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6 Mar 2011 - 12:52 PM

Superb!

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LynneJoyce
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6 Mar 2011 - 1:04 PM

A fine fellow and an acrobat too.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64346 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 1:04 PM

Grin You make these small creatures seem so, err, human.... I'm sure he's got a worried look on his face.
Great fun.
Chris

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achieverswales

Great macro shots Carol, V1 for me.

Regards

Trev.

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HobbitDave
6 Mar 2011 - 1:20 PM

Superb set as usual, Carol, and I have to agree with Trev, v.1 for me too. By the heck....looks like something out of 'Day of The Triffids' ! Wink Very well captured.
Dave.

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viscostatic
6 Mar 2011 - 3:32 PM

A great close-up Carol.

Phil.

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jabe
jabe  3 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 3:53 PM

Grin Like something out of Monty Python,s, great fun shot,sGrin

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 4:06 PM

Yikes, hold tight !
Lovely close detail of a weird bug.
Well done.

B.

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raygregson
6 Mar 2011 - 4:17 PM

brilliant capture carol,well captured indeed.ray

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 4:48 PM

Whew! this should be called 'Swing time' a little breeze and off he would go ..
great set Carol and so detailed
Lillian

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goso
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6 Mar 2011 - 5:16 PM

"Oh BUGger" he's thinking - great pics caught well Carol...Bill

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gingerdelight

Another terrific set Carol, well captured!
Carol

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 8:33 PM

v1 for me.lesley

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 8:33 PM

A fascinating, well-taken macro series, Carol.
Terry

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42310 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
6 Mar 2011 - 8:46 PM

The bugs are back!! Well spotted Carol & very very well taken. Louise

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aftertherain
6 Mar 2011 - 9:31 PM

Well spotted

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 10:09 PM

Great set of finely-detailed captures of this 'plump black insect,' Carol. Hope that your Weekend has been pleasant. Stay well.
Ciao...Peter

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
6 Mar 2011 - 11:43 PM

is he auditioning for Tarzan ???? great capture .Gill

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2011 - 1:02 AM

Perfect captures Carol.
Jann
xxx

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PattiW
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7 Mar 2011 - 1:36 AM

He looks like a little alien hanging on for deer life! Patti

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samarmishra
7 Mar 2011 - 11:19 AM

Hi Carol, very nicely recorded the fine moment. Excellently captured.

Samar..

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Silverzone
7 Mar 2011 - 1:55 PM

Brilliant capture, love view 1, Sylvia

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NobbytheNobster

Amazing wildlife shots v1 i like best, good detail, focus and dof. I really feel for him, clinging on for dear life! Love it! heres a much deserved user award
Very well done Smile
Ricky

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MikeRC
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16 Mar 2011 - 11:28 PM

...amazing pictures Carol...as always :
......Mike

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