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I found this brightly coloured little chappie, one of the few bugs and beasties around at present, was chomping his way along a giant fennel stem in the hedgerow.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:horned devil!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:2 Jan 2010 - 5:33 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:84
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2010 - 5:50 AM

2 very vivid and crisp shots, Carol. This caterpillar seems intend on demolishing its 'perch'.
Ronnie.

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2010 - 6:02 AM

Two excellent images the detail you capture with that trusty olympus is amazing thanks for sharing Colin

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goso
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2 Jan 2010 - 6:05 AM

A couple of beauts Carol - good work...Bill

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clicknimagine

superb light and detail very well taken...

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jaktis
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2 Jan 2010 - 6:58 AM

Great pin sharp details

Peter

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2010 - 7:49 AM

Goodness, those little horns. How cute!

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2010 - 8:10 AM

A great pair of shots Carol - good detail and colour

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accipiter
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2 Jan 2010 - 8:13 AM

Fabulous capture. A

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SandraKay
SandraKay Plus Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2010 - 8:27 AM

Love the bright colours and the diagonal presentation of these.
Happy New Year to you.
Sandra

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2010 - 8:58 AM

Fennel in the hedgerow? Ill have to start looking. Great pair of photographs, well shown.
jon

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8655 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1178 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2010 - 9:18 AM

Beautiful detail, beautifully presented.
Moira

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MickyMc
MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2010 - 9:20 AM

Looks like a world away from here. as always your detail is superb
Mavis

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michaelo
michaelo Plus Member 8michaelo vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2010 - 9:56 AM

well spotted excellent capture!

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2010 - 10:14 AM

Two cracking captures, Carol.
A Very Happy New Year to you,
TrevB Smile

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woollyback
2 Jan 2010 - 10:23 AM

They are two amazing shots - love the first one.

Bridie

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barbarahirst
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2 Jan 2010 - 10:35 AM

Fab. detail and just love your presentation

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 94422 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2010 - 10:36 AM

It's a beautiful Swallowtail Caterpillar! I think I prefer version 1, it's a bit sharper then v2 - both show it's glorious colours though! Smile

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Growmore
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2 Jan 2010 - 10:42 AM

Wonderful captures Carol great colour and sharp detail with good presentation. Gary

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Cor
Cor  6 Belgium
2 Jan 2010 - 10:57 AM

So well taken.Top
A very happy 2010!
Cor

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sparrowhawk
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2 Jan 2010 - 10:58 AM

superb duo

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TonyDy
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2 Jan 2010 - 11:00 AM

Lovely captures, Carol.
Tony

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2010 - 11:16 AM

The horns look almost like a crown!

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bricurtis
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2 Jan 2010 - 11:42 AM

Love caterpillars - this is a beauty Carol.
Brian.

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pluckyfilly
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2 Jan 2010 - 11:50 AM

great find two good shots

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Stace
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2 Jan 2010 - 12:04 PM

2 crackers Carol

Stace

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2010 - 12:20 PM

A caterpillar here in January would be a dead one-- so refreshing--this image!
Jennnn

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picturistic
2 Jan 2010 - 12:51 PM

great detail Carol and colours are magnificent, well done

Adrian

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  735 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2010 - 1:27 PM

knew it was your from thumbnail Carol, top quality macro images.

regards
Yung

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EMJAYCEE
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2 Jan 2010 - 1:32 PM

Super images. How do you manage to find all these wonderful little beasties?
Joan.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
2 Jan 2010 - 1:37 PM

nice to see the bright colours and green vegitation. We have a slight thaw today but are promised more snow.
Gill

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2010 - 3:22 PM

Two crackers Carol, pin sharp and full of clarity.
Bob

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Silverzone
2 Jan 2010 - 3:37 PM

Super captures. This will be a beautiful Swallowtail. Sylvia

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prabhusinha
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2 Jan 2010 - 4:22 PM

Fantastic

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ChristineD
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2 Jan 2010 - 4:40 PM

Stunning images.
Christine

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2010 - 4:57 PM

Two super shots - good colour and detail - well presented - Elizabeth

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snapperbryan06

What a lovely colourful bug it is ,well caught carol ,love your work well done .Bryan

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Image123
Image123  5 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2010 - 6:24 PM

superb colours & detail
Gareth

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NigelClements

Stunningly clear 'vibrant' colours, another mastrpiece!

Nigel.

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2 Jan 2010 - 6:51 PM

Two real belters Carol, the detail and bright colours are excellent

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teocali
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2 Jan 2010 - 6:59 PM

Wonderful detail and vibrant colours Carol - brilliant close-ups - love them both.
Sylvia

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foggytwo
foggytwo  1136 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2010 - 7:35 PM

Simply wonderful Carol, this is a super macro. Hard to choose between them but I think number 1 just gets it.

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2 Jan 2010 - 8:05 PM

Superb colour and sharp focus.

Rock

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GalleryGirl
2 Jan 2010 - 8:17 PM

Lovely capture and colours.
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chilternsdavid

A Cracking image,Well taken.Happy new year carol.David

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3 Jan 2010 - 4:25 PM

Wonderful little caterpillar, such lovely colours

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3 Jan 2010 - 6:44 PM

Well deserved award Carol, spot sharp and well taken!
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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2010 - 10:11 PM

Lovely colours these catipilars and another good capture - Ina

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bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 - 11:02 PM

lucky you, still getting bugs, wonderful captures
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4 Jan 2010 - 11:49 AM

a cracking close-up Carol


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Fabulous macro!

Jane

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viscostatic
10 Jan 2010 - 11:35 AM

Beautiful colours - expertly photographed and presented Carol.

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