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Another lygaeus equestris bug today! I find these little creatures irresistible and have to take a few pics each time I see one. This little fella had been in the wars, and had one leg missing, but it didn't seem to slow him down in any way.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:irresistible!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:20 Mar 2009 - 4:32 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:96
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 4:53 AM

You have some pretty fancy bugs Carol...they look really good with your macro lens. Well taken....Sandy

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goso
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20 Mar 2009 - 5:17 AM

You have some exotic bugs and flowers over there Carol - first class work.....Bill

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SurreyHillsMan
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20 Mar 2009 - 6:26 AM

Lovely set Carol

Jon

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motorsportpictures

Stunning macro.
Very highly detail with stunning dof.
Scott

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 7:04 AM

think he is shown to his best in v1.lesley

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Mavis
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20 Mar 2009 - 7:17 AM

I'm a bit wary of bugs Carol but you do photograph them so well Smile Smile xxx

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jaktis
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20 Mar 2009 - 7:24 AM

Great captures

Peter

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madbilly
madbilly  5 England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 7:24 AM

BUGS.......urghhhhh ! Great detail though

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viscostatic
20 Mar 2009 - 7:27 AM

Great images Carol - especially V2.

Phil.

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Douglas_George
20 Mar 2009 - 7:34 AM

Morning Carol.
Back home at last, just bought an iMac and at this moment in time I don't know how to reduce a photo to get it in-to ephotozine.
Love No2 out of these three shots,well done.

Dougie

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 7:41 AM

beautifully captured, and the colours and shapes on its back are so pretty

Linda

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 7:41 AM

Fine macro images Carol.

Albert

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2009 - 7:55 AM

Macro work at its best.
Dave

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2009 - 8:08 AM

Really great and what a pretty bug he is
Mavis

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
20 Mar 2009 - 8:09 AM

Very fine looking bug
Mandy

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srikanta
srikanta  6 India
20 Mar 2009 - 8:10 AM

Beautiful bug &excellent macro.

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old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 8:13 AM

#1 or #2 - can't make up my mind Smile
Jim

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 8:20 AM

Nice set Carol - pulling its leg again!!

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
20 Mar 2009 - 8:23 AM

Beautiful colourful detail Carol.
Cheers
Alan

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nickyv32
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20 Mar 2009 - 8:49 AM

I think I am going to have to sneak over and see your garden and surrounding area, you have some very interesting bugs over there, great set again

Nicky x

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Stace
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20 Mar 2009 - 9:04 AM

This is amazing work Carol

Stace

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1022 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 9:28 AM

Love the composition and placement, on a sliding diagonal slope. These work as pictures, as well as a macro.
Moira

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kishanm14
kishanm14  5 India
20 Mar 2009 - 9:52 AM

Superb set Carol.

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Sylviwhalley
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20 Mar 2009 - 9:59 AM

Lovely images, your bugs are amazing.
Sylvia

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2009 - 10:13 AM

Lovely captures Carol.
Pete

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 10:27 AM

Superb captures Carol,lovely detail and clarity.......................

Tony.

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20 Mar 2009 - 10:28 AM

awesome shots

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Mewinty
Mewinty  6
20 Mar 2009 - 10:35 AM

Fab captures here, lovely details. Melissa

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 11:04 AM

How good of him,all three shots he's looking at you.
No, 1 again for me in this set,brilliant Carol.

Aidan,,

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SoulOfNature
20 Mar 2009 - 11:19 AM

Carol all these are stunning macro shots,you are so good at this,I have seen a few early bugs about here, horray at last.

Jean x

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PattiW
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20 Mar 2009 - 11:48 AM

Lovely capture Carol. Fantastic macro!

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taggart
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20 Mar 2009 - 12:05 PM

Very cool bug!
splendid image!
Jennn

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whiteswan01
20 Mar 2009 - 12:15 PM

excellent again superb colours
Dawn

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20 Mar 2009 - 1:25 PM

Lovely ones, Carol.
Keith

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 1:57 PM

Wow he/she is handsome.......beautiful images Carol.....your high standard continues.....
Gerry

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 2:09 PM

What wonderful color and detail Carol, such fantastic macro shots and so well presented.
Bob

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 3:39 PM

Three stunning shots Carol- you make them seem irresistible! Wink

Ayelet

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Silverzone
20 Mar 2009 - 3:40 PM

Lovely trio. Sylvia

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Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
20 Mar 2009 - 3:46 PM

Stunning mascro work Carol

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2009 - 4:07 PM

Your images just get better and better, just superb
john

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ray_paul
ray_paul  6 England
20 Mar 2009 - 4:52 PM

amazing set of images wonderful colours and detail nice presentation-ray

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GalleryGirl
20 Mar 2009 - 6:02 PM

Wow and wow again Carol. Great shots!
Marilyn xx

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gregl
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20 Mar 2009 - 6:03 PM

Excellent work Carol. Always a pleasure to view your images.
Greg

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20 Mar 2009 - 7:05 PM

superb all round work carol.ray

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madbob  8 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2009 - 7:17 PM

good work colour and border spot on

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iancam
iancam  6 England
20 Mar 2009 - 7:24 PM

Three fantastic images Carol
Ian

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Traceyflowerpots

Lovely colours and detail, brilliant capture.

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betts  6 England
20 Mar 2009 - 8:04 PM

Awesome shots Carol, fantastic macro, colours and detail.
betts

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20 Mar 2009 - 8:22 PM

great set of images

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Steve_S
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20 Mar 2009 - 8:55 PM

3 great macro images Carol, super detail and colour
Steve

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20 Mar 2009 - 9:43 PM

Beautiful work from you Carol as always, again I'm so behind but have caught up Smile
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derekv  7 England
20 Mar 2009 - 10:28 PM

Super shots, Carol, you have more bugs than we have doves.
Derek

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Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 10:34 PM

well detailed trio Carol - not quite sure about the "irresistable" is that from a beauty or shooting point of view - lol Ina

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BURNSIE e2 Member 625 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 10:40 PM

Great images as always, I have become to expect nothing less from you work.
I have been away, therefore I am a little behind in comenting and voting.
Good to be back.
Kindest Regards
Burnsie

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20 Mar 2009 - 11:32 PM

I remember having to look this one up, it is so colourful and the markings are beautiful. I have decided that V2 is my favourite, love those eyes.

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21 Mar 2009 - 1:28 PM

Very nice close ups again Carol, V2 is my fav. but don't ask me why!
Johanna

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unicorn17  6 Scotland
22 Mar 2009 - 4:09 PM

no favourite all great images of this critter ! gill

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maratsuikka
22 Mar 2009 - 7:38 PM

CONGRATS on UA,Carol

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22 Mar 2009 - 8:38 PM

Fine photography, once again Carol.
David

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lyntonB  7 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2009 - 3:34 PM

Superb shots Carol, excellent detail and compositions

Lynton

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25 Mar 2009 - 6:33 PM

Three tremendously detailed macro shots, this is first class photography

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