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I very rarely see these beetles here, the one I spotted last year was a reasonable size, about an inch long, but this guy was tiny, the size of my little fingernail. I only spotted him because he was flashing his long antennae at me!

I guess it's going to be a quiet day on ePZ today, no doubt most of you will be glued to your TV's, watching the wedding Smile

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:longhorn beetle
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:29 Apr 2011 - 5:34 AM
Tags:Beetle, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Wildlife / nature
Votes:84
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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
29 Apr 2011 - 5:42 AM

What a cracker

Peter

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2011 - 5:51 AM

Certainly well named, Carol, given that the antennae seem longer than the rest. Very well captured set, with V 4 my favourite shot, but just by a whisker (no pun intended).
Ronnie.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2011 - 6:41 AM

Not me Carol, may just give a glance or two in passing!
I can just imagine you now!! moving around this critter to get his best angle
and I think you have got it in V4 not that is a shiny looking critter
Lillian

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samarmishra
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29 Apr 2011 - 6:54 AM

Hi Carol, this is a craking set of images but for me V2 and V4 is the best among all. Great shot with find details..

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Adderwatcher
29 Apr 2011 - 6:57 AM

What an amazing little critter! Wonderful set of captures Carol!
Scott

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2011 - 7:20 AM

4 beautifully captured images and what colours. I'm working got to keep the NHS i Southampton running!!!!! Still I get a day off in leiu .

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Jekaro
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29 Apr 2011 - 7:27 AM

Four superbly detailed and captured shots, Carol, love them all.
Roy

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Traceyflowerpots
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29 Apr 2011 - 7:39 AM

Carol ... you find the most fascinating insects and bugs and capture them so well ... I must be looking in the wrong places.

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Ray42
Ray42 e2 Member 6Ray42 vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2011 - 7:41 AM

Four good macros Carol - well spotted too

Nope - I'm taking my mother shopping while its quietWink

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viscostatic
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29 Apr 2011 - 7:46 AM

Great images of a beautiful creature Carol.

Working as normal today Carol - Highland Council not recognising the public holiday for the royal wedding - not that many people in Scotland are much interested anyway.

Phil.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84360 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2011 - 8:31 AM

What a beauty! You've caught it brilliantly, all the details beautifully sharp.

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Silverzone
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29 Apr 2011 - 8:33 AM

Superb set. Looking forward to an exciting day. Sylvia

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2011 - 8:36 AM

brilliant set of captures carol cracking detail wonderful colours and tones v1 for me today a belter nice one Wink
andy

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Len1950
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29 Apr 2011 - 8:37 AM

Excellent set and up to your usual standard Carol.

Len

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jonwebber
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29 Apr 2011 - 8:52 AM

What tv? Mind, I am bottling wine today.
Gorgeous photography.
jon

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videotec
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29 Apr 2011 - 8:56 AM

fantastic sharp Macro shots as usual Carol---Amazing Detail captured
Regards
Pete

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digital_boi
29 Apr 2011 - 9:06 AM

great detail again on all shots feel perhaps V4 has it by a nose TongueTongueGrinGrin what wedding? sigh

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mrswoolybill
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29 Apr 2011 - 9:07 AM

Lovely set, V4 for me for the placement - it makes a strong composition.
Moira

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saeidNL
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29 Apr 2011 - 9:14 AM

excellent and great set of images,very well done,
saeid

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SlowSong
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29 Apr 2011 - 9:36 AM

An amazing creature from all angles.
Chris

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prabhusinha
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29 Apr 2011 - 9:58 AM

May be your pic set of the month

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TonyDy
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29 Apr 2011 - 10:49 AM

Haven't seen one of these before, Carol. Perfectly captured as usual.
Tony

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TerryMcK
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29 Apr 2011 - 10:52 AM

A wonderful macro set, Carol. As always, perfectly photographed & well presented.
Terry

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barbarahirst
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29 Apr 2011 - 11:49 AM

A big congrats on the well deserved award
No T.V here ... but I would have thought you would have been a monachist supporter !!!
He really is a cute critter

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2011 - 12:02 PM

Wonderful series, Carol. He is quite impressive for a little fellow. v3 for me - such a great macro.
Christina

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Daisymaye
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29 Apr 2011 - 1:24 PM

A superb set of a most unusual looking fellow. I really like his antennae. They are all very detailed and superbly captured Carol.........Sandy

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dmhuynh72
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29 Apr 2011 - 1:30 PM

strange looking bettle and excellent series carol.
regards
Yung

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gabriel_flr
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29 Apr 2011 - 1:46 PM

Excellent details and composition Carol, a belter!

have a nice weekend,
Gabriel

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achieverswales
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29 Apr 2011 - 2:47 PM

Hi Carol
Excellent focus and detail, V3 for me.

Regards

Trev.

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SteveMoulding
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29 Apr 2011 - 3:38 PM

Superb set of macro's, beautifully detailed.
Steve.

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TrevBatWCC
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29 Apr 2011 - 3:56 PM

He certainly has got long 'horns'! Grin Yet another amazing set, Carol, think V1 would have to be my fave Smile
Trev Smile

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LynneJoyce
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29 Apr 2011 - 5:06 PM

No TV, no wedding, we escaped, and now I have a mission - to see if Spain has these beauties too. Lovely creature, great capture.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
29 Apr 2011 - 5:16 PM

Carol,
My congratulations! You fing the most amazing bugs! This one is amazing! Lovely images! Talk about long horns... never see anything like this one! IB

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pluckyfilly
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29 Apr 2011 - 5:27 PM

I said I wouldnt watch it all as we will get flashbacks all evening but I got carried awaySmile unusual bug this one Carol

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moiral
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29 Apr 2011 - 6:08 PM

Someone getting married then Tongue. Work for me, actually preferred that for once. A lovely set of shots and what lovely colours in the bug. Moira

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piccy
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29 Apr 2011 - 6:32 PM

Impressive creature
Freda

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Samuel_Aron
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29 Apr 2011 - 7:35 PM

Excellent captures!
Sam.

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29 Apr 2011 - 7:47 PM

Amazing work Lass.

Rock

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WindowonWildlife
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29 Apr 2011 - 8:21 PM

Another fine set of macro's as always Carol Smile

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29 Apr 2011 - 8:25 PM

Super work again Carol

Stace

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29 Apr 2011 - 8:59 PM

Excellent set of images, Carol. Wonderful colour and detail. Excellent captures. V1 for me Smile
Take care, enjoy your weekend,
Pauline

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29 Apr 2011 - 9:06 PM

A super series Carol.
Colin

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29 Apr 2011 - 9:33 PM

Excellent work Carol lovely detail.....................

Tony.

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29 Apr 2011 - 9:46 PM

Aptly named little fella Carol - great quartet ...Bill

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LexEquine
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29 Apr 2011 - 11:41 PM

v3 is 'my top pick,' today, Carol, of this 'superlative set' of macro images of this intriguing-looking insect. Have a great Weekend.

Ciao...Peter Wink

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30 Apr 2011 - 11:33 AM

A super set of close ups of this strange looking beetle, let us hope Will's and Kate's marriage is as long as his horns!Smile

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30 Apr 2011 - 7:14 PM

stunning

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1 May 2011 - 12:46 PM

amazing captures of such a weird and wonderful creature
bunSmile

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1 May 2011 - 10:41 PM

Gosh, there are some weird bugs posing for you!
Johanna

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2 May 2011 - 2:14 PM

Excellent! A

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4 May 2011 - 6:36 PM

V2 gets my vote.

Captured a Costa Blanca Clanger today but won't be able to post till we get home.

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