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As it was raining most of yesterday, and no chance of any outdoor photos, I thought Id have a little fun with two bugs I found in the garden during a lull in the weather, a ladybird and a lygaeus equestris. Neither of them were in a photographic mood, I think they were intent on doing battle with each other, hence the title! The daffodil was one of the first to appear in the garden this year.

I have just spent nearly one hour uploading this image, looks like I'm going to be virtually without a connection today, so again, apologies for lack of clicks/comments. I hope to be back to normal again before too long.

Camera:oLympus
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:let battle commence!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:17 Feb 2009 - 6:10 AM
Tags:Bug, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, Garden, General, Insect, Ladybrid, Plant
Votes:101

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iancam
iancam  6 England
17 Feb 2009 - 6:19 AM

Superb image Carol.
Ian

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 6:23 AM

A fantastic shot Caro, wonderful color and detail.
Bob

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texturencolour
17 Feb 2009 - 6:26 AM

Daffodils are definitely the precurors of Spring and such pretty things in their frilled skirts. Your photographic skills comde to the fore once again, with a really sharp image, well composed. Although I do think your bugs look a little uncomfortable perhaps because they are out of their normal habitat.
jennifer

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chappo1
chappo1  7 Australia5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 6:29 AM

Nice colour and great shot...john

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goso
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17 Feb 2009 - 6:30 AM

Great shot Carol............Bill

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 6:44 AM

Love this one Carol - Jude.

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LynneJoyce
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17 Feb 2009 - 6:47 AM

Excellent, my favourite subject, insects.

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basu
basu  6 India
17 Feb 2009 - 6:50 AM

great capture

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 6:55 AM

You know so much about your subjects it's so interesting.

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BarryC124
BarryC124  5 New Zealand
17 Feb 2009 - 6:57 AM

Ladybird, ladybird fly away home!! Great shot. Barry

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Daisymaye
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17 Feb 2009 - 7:09 AM

Oh Oh! Battle of the Bugs. Great shot Carol.....Sandy

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
17 Feb 2009 - 7:16 AM

Lots of bugs, a great capture

Peter

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DolphinLady
17 Feb 2009 - 7:19 AM

Daffodils the herald of Spring.....
A lovely image Carol.
Love the bugs.
Hilary

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MRSbiscuit60
17 Feb 2009 - 7:30 AM

Spring is here then with this great daffodil. Marvellous pic Carol. Trish

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sparrowhawk
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17 Feb 2009 - 7:42 AM

awesome

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G3
G3  11 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 7:50 AM

Nice pic-- Gotta ask..Who won???

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 7:52 AM

Great shot

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 727 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 7:56 AM

Lovely image Carol... who won? Smile

Jon

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barbarahirst
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17 Feb 2009 - 8:06 AM

Love the picture
Love the title

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
17 Feb 2009 - 8:14 AM

This is great Carol, great title
Mandy

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 8:30 AM

Well they certainly appear to have taken up battle positions Carol. Sorry to hear of more computer problems.
Helen

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
17 Feb 2009 - 8:35 AM

Two for the price of one hey Carol !!
Cheers
Alan

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
17 Feb 2009 - 10:01 AM

I can just see the title for your book" Flowers and their Friends"
Another super shot ! Gill

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 - 10:01 AM

Very nice work Carol-I love the colour of this .
Regards
Pete

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 10:13 AM

Perhaps your PC has one of those bugs you keep photographing. Smile

Excellently caught with good lighting

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
17 Feb 2009 - 11:08 AM

Excellent close up carol ,love the colours ,well done regards
Mike

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pluckyfilly
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17 Feb 2009 - 12:11 PM

you dont mean you actually placed the bugs on the daffodil surely! if you did then full marks to you and a WOW but if not then I still have to say WOW as its a superb capture

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17 Feb 2009 - 1:09 PM

Superb capture Carol

Stace

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
17 Feb 2009 - 1:20 PM

Superb shot Carol, think we must have the same bug in our system, great colours and detail

Nicky x

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17 Feb 2009 - 1:39 PM

Amazing work again Carol

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Silverzone
17 Feb 2009 - 3:22 PM

Superb. Sylvia

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17 Feb 2009 - 3:45 PM

Very nice shot..
Great detail...

Dave

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viscostatic
17 Feb 2009 - 4:38 PM

I do hope one didn't eat the other. Great macro photography.

Phil.

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DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY  61432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 4:41 PM

Nice work. Andy

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 4:52 PM

Fantastic image Carol,

Ayelet

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Scaramanga
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17 Feb 2009 - 5:08 PM

Really superb. Well worth the hour.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 5:12 PM

like it, shame you are having such problems with the internet.lesley

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
17 Feb 2009 - 6:02 PM

Excellent.
Love this capture.
You got the critters and the flower with awsome details and colours.
Robert

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maratsuikka
17 Feb 2009 - 6:11 PM

Fantastic,Carol,congrats ua

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GalleryGirl
17 Feb 2009 - 6:42 PM

He-he well captured Carol. I have visions of a new breed of bug now flying all around your villa.
Marilyn x

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17 Feb 2009 - 7:07 PM

What a grand shot !

Rock

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norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 7:33 PM

Excellent image Carol,well captured.......................

Tony.

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17 Feb 2009 - 7:38 PM

Way early for bigs in Penna!
nice one!
JEnnnnnnn

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17 Feb 2009 - 7:44 PM

Lovely detail Carol light and composition.
Pauline.

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vandalp
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17 Feb 2009 - 8:27 PM

Amazing detail Carol, beautifully taken.
Vanda

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cameragirl
cameragirl  1043 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 - 9:01 PM

Great detail and colours! Well captured!

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 9:28 PM

Really beautiful Carol, love the idea of actually planting wildlife for effect!
Anjantoo
xxx

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17 Feb 2009 - 9:59 PM

Nice capture.
Burnsie

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digiray63
digiray63  7 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 - 10:06 PM

Lovely detail and colour Carol.
Ray

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CherryMartin
18 Feb 2009 - 6:22 AM

I'm loving your bug shots.

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18 Feb 2009 - 10:19 AM

It is worth battling for such a nice rest place!
Great shot again,
Johanna

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Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 11:57 AM

Lovely sharp image,,look to be happy with each others company,,

Cheers Aidan,,

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18 Feb 2009 - 3:40 PM

Stunning image.
Christine

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18 Feb 2009 - 6:02 PM

A lovely image Carol, sharp with super colour.
Daid

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Great shot.

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Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 10:33 AM

Great work - lovely result Ina

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m3lem
m3lem  8 England
22 Feb 2009 - 12:15 PM

Wow, superb
Andrea

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x_posure
x_posure  5 Australia
23 Feb 2009 - 7:48 AM

Great photo

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23 Feb 2009 - 10:37 PM

A super floral image as per usual, there are no signs of any daffodils here in Glos, they'll be late to bloom this year cos of all the snow and cold weather

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