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This handsome fella paid my balcony a visit this week, taking in the sun on an ivy leaf, and quite willing to pose for a photo shoot.
Apologies for not being around yesterday, was unable to upload first thing, so decided to take myself down to the beach for a swimSmile

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:longhorn beetle
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:21 Jun 2013 - 5:21 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Longhorn beetle, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:78
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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
21 Jun 2013 - 5:23 AM

Three great captures Carol !! I do like the two front views - and V2 could be intimidating to any would be attacker Smile

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7100 forum postsTrev_B vcard England61 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 5:38 AM

Well done Carol three wonderful images.

Trev

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 5:44 AM

Terrific set of images again Carol, not ure how you manage to do these so well, but boy are they good!

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 6:06 AM

Amazing Carol - how does he lift his head up with the long horns? in proportion to his body they are huge!! Love the front on in V2. Brilliant.

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 6:08 AM

Excellent image well captured v3 is best

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1111 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 6:37 AM

Morning Carol, trust you enjoyed the beach yesterday. Grin
Amazing set of images, love the eye contact in V2 and 3. The pose in V3 is stunning.
You were too quick viewing my upload today and missed the versionsGrin

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 6:46 AM

so glad I didn't upload my Longhorn today as this one far superior, well done carol....

Ade

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 596 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 6:49 AM

I don't blame you Carol, a swim in the morning, lovely. I could have swam from the carpark to the office yesterday, it rained really hard......

Anyway, this is a great set, the light in the first one is gorgeous.

Andy

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Caziwinkles
21 Jun 2013 - 6:54 AM

Three outstanding images Carol - those horns look lethal! I have never seen one of these before. Smile

Carol

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 7:06 AM

Never ceased to be amazed at the variety of insect life that you present us with. Top quality as ever.

Albert

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LynneJoyce
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21 Jun 2013 - 7:09 AM

Three splendid shots.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 74167 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 7:25 AM

Now that is a Longhorn Beetle! Well caught it is too! Smile

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 7:29 AM

fantastic detailed set carol wonderful colours and tones v1 just nicks it for me today a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Old Username was gilbo Scotland
21 Jun 2013 - 8:12 AM

Stunning Carol ! Glad your electricity is back on !! Gx

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Badgerfred
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21 Jun 2013 - 8:24 AM

Excellent macro work Carol,
Fred.

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RonnieAG
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21 Jun 2013 - 8:25 AM

Quite a hairy beetle but those antennae are something else! Why does it need such long ones? I'd have thought they'd be so vulnerable.
But 3 excellent shots of this willing participant in the photoshoot, Carol.
Ronnie.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
21 Jun 2013 - 8:42 AM

Great antennaes and capture

Peter

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 8:46 AM

Very much like the full in your face V2 Carol.
Joan.

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103956 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 9:07 AM

a pretty little thing GrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
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21 Jun 2013 - 9:09 AM

Looks kinda cute in his furry jacket, Carol. Three beauties.

Dave

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JohnChambersPhotography

Three beauties all in good detail, I like the way the tentacles fills the frame making the eye look beyong the "furry" jacket, good macros well presented

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lonely_oryx
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21 Jun 2013 - 10:11 AM

Excellent trio

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 10:12 AM

A cracking set of images!! V1 my favorite!!

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom71 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 10:44 AM

Three amazing images , do like the side view in V1.
Don't know whether to envy you all those visitors or be glad,
we only get spiders and the odd slater (can't say I like them though).
KateGrinGrinGrin

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TrevBatWCC
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21 Jun 2013 - 10:59 AM

They certainly are longhorns! Wink Three super captures, Carol, and I'm torn between V1 & V2 as my fave Smile Wish I knew your secret of getting these tiny creatures to pose for you...
Trev Smile

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 - 10:59 AM

Terrific trio

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TonyDy
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21 Jun 2013 - 11:01 AM

Cracking set, Carol, particularly like No 3.
Tony

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PattiW
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21 Jun 2013 - 11:30 AM

As always Carol . . . .splendid! PattiSmileSmileSmile

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21 Jun 2013 - 11:41 AM

Another fine set Carol,
Geoff.

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CaroleS
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21 Jun 2013 - 11:53 AM

Great detail Carol (so nice to see you back).
Carole

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Fefe
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21 Jun 2013 - 11:56 AM

Well you know I like "a full frontal"Wink..... But today V1 is soooooo perfect... the pose and expression is gorgeous Carol, I would want to keep him as a petGrinGrin..... V3 is my second faveSmile
Diane

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SlowSong
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21 Jun 2013 - 12:34 PM

What a lovely creature. Beautifully captured.
x

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 2gallero vcard Venezuela
21 Jun 2013 - 12:43 PM

Una imagen maravillosa.

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MandyG
MandyG  2 England
21 Jun 2013 - 1:00 PM

I can't choose between them, they're all wonderful!

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ChiliMan
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21 Jun 2013 - 2:01 PM

WOWWW. The detail and light in V1 is incredible, Carol!

In awe SmileSmile

Andrew

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achieverswales
21 Jun 2013 - 2:15 PM

So expert at macro now Carol! Another awesome set with V1 for me.

Regards

Trev.

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sweetpea62
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21 Jun 2013 - 4:11 PM

Another superb set Carol..Lin

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LuDa
LuDa  United States
21 Jun 2013 - 5:24 PM

Hi Carol V3 is the winner for me, Nice bug to capture, you always find good stuff, Good stuffSmileSmileSmile
Regards,
LuDa
P/D I wrote an a internal message to EPZ, but the problem still.

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21 Jun 2013 - 5:58 PM

Little beauty Carol superb macro captures he's got his own broadband receiver.
Gary

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21 Jun 2013 - 6:01 PM

... and it's a wow from me too Carol! I think I'm plumping for v3 as my fave - a brilliant full frontal!
Ann

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21 Jun 2013 - 6:21 PM

I'm with Ann.. we both prefer full frontals.

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21 Jun 2013 - 7:25 PM

Very good set of close ups Carol. Moira

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21 Jun 2013 - 7:40 PM

Hope you enjoyed your swim as much as the success of theses images Carol Smile

John Smile

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21 Jun 2013 - 7:41 PM

Stunning images well done
mike

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21 Jun 2013 - 8:29 PM

All great shots Carole, but V2 rocks!!
Brian

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22 Jun 2013 - 12:35 AM

Beautiful captures, Carol!
George

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22 Jun 2013 - 8:12 AM

magnificent

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LexEquine  7 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 7:16 PM

Super Color, Clarity & Details! ~ Peter

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22 Jun 2013 - 8:59 PM

A tremendous set of images of this amazing looking creature, those antennae are enormous

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 8:23 AM

V1 for me, great pov's you got there for this cutie!

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maratsuikka
23 Jun 2013 - 2:29 PM

Excellent image well captured Carol

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Chinga
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25 Jun 2013 - 2:58 AM

You couln't pick up a better and more interesting insect!
It's amazing what certain types of insects look like! He's a beauty for sure Carol! Grin
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