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These little fellas usually make an appearance during the Spring, but I spotted this guy attempting a bit of pole vaulting on a grass stalk Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:lygaeus equestris
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:22 Aug 2012 - 5:11 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Fun, General, Humour, Humour / fun, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:79
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 5:17 AM

Great macro.

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marktc
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22 Aug 2012 - 6:05 AM

Super image Carol... So much detail and the clarity is astounding.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 6:24 AM

Good morning Carol - You do get really good macros with the Panasonic

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 6:33 AM

Inspired by the Olympics I suspect. Grin

Lovely shots Carol, the way everything fits together on insects is so efficient,

Andy

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Glostopcat
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22 Aug 2012 - 6:36 AM

Awesome detail and clarity in these Carol, particularly in v1

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 - 6:43 AM

Lovely shots Carol,
the velvety essence of the insects back in V1 is wonderful and the "bird on the wire" pose in V2 couldn't get any better! Well done you! Grin
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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 6:56 AM

Colourful little critter ~ two fine macros and No. 1 gets the vote.

Albert

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LynneJoyce
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22 Aug 2012 - 7:05 AM

No 1 for me too.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 7:30 AM

belting detail carol wonderful colours and comp v2 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
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SUE118
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22 Aug 2012 - 7:30 AM

Wonderful colours.

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Badgerfred
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22 Aug 2012 - 7:43 AM

Excellent captures Carol, great detail in both,
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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 7:49 AM

Two fantastic and great shos ,Carol,very well done,
saeid

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom105 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 7:53 AM

Two first rate macro-photographs, in which you have captured the superb detail and natural colours in this above life size and rather handsome creature. Version Number 1 certainly enhances all the key elements which are needed to produce an image of this quality.

Regards Nathan

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RajaSidambaram
22 Aug 2012 - 8:22 AM

These creatures take photographs of you, Carol, with their cameras [eyes]. Look at V2. - Raja.

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WhiteRose1
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22 Aug 2012 - 8:37 AM

They look good enough to eat, Carol. Lovely crystaline, sugar-coated exture. Two crackers.

Dave

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 8:44 AM

I am glad I am not an insect ... that stem dancing looks like hard work

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 8:52 AM

That Lumix fairly does the job in capturing very fine detail, Carol: two excellent studies of your pole vaulting chum.
Ronnie.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1078 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:03 AM

Love the pole-vaulting idea. I now have this vision of the pole bending under his weight, followed by boing...
Moira

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 11:07 AM

Perhaps he might make it into the next Olympics! Wink Two real cracking close-ups here, Carol, love 'em both Smile
Trev Smile

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achieverswales
22 Aug 2012 - 11:10 AM

When I saw the title I thought I was going to see a Roman Emperor! excellent detailed captures again Carol.

Regards

Trev.

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 11:32 AM

2 Very nice images...
Great detail...
Nice colours and DOF...
Top work done again..

Dave

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Fefe
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22 Aug 2012 - 11:32 AM

what a lovely jacket he hasWink we had a belter of a sheild bug drop in by the back door the other day but was too busy to get the camera out................... so I ordered him to leaveSad
great shots CarolGrin
Diane

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
22 Aug 2012 - 11:38 AM

Like both a very well attired gentleman lol. Regards Leon. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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AnnChown
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22 Aug 2012 - 11:49 AM

Gorgeous colour and details Carol.
Ann

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TonyDy
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22 Aug 2012 - 11:53 AM

Excellent duo, Carol.
Tony

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digital_boi
22 Aug 2012 - 12:14 PM

sharp detail and great natural colours

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
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22 Aug 2012 - 2:27 PM

Love the detail and colour you have captured Carol.
Joan.

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 2:54 PM

Lovely sharp images Carol.

Gerry

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helenlinda
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22 Aug 2012 - 2:59 PM

Both very well captured Carol Smile
Sharp detail and lovely colours
Helen

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danbrann
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22 Aug 2012 - 3:37 PM

A pair of beauties Carol.

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 4:31 PM

Superb detail Carol. Two excellent shots with V1 being the better of the two imho.
Ray

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Lillian
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22 Aug 2012 - 4:45 PM

Hanging on for dear life there Carol
love the detail captured so bold and sharp
Lillian

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22 Aug 2012 - 5:05 PM

Outstanding images again Carol.
Brian

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katie9
katie9 Junior Member 5 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 - 5:45 PM

oooo i wouldn't like to come across one of them.
I like it's very unusual pattern!

Katie

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 - 6:37 PM

Super bug and capture, Carol.

P.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8806 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1636 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 6:40 PM

Amazing detail, Carol, especially on the wing patterns.

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howdog
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22 Aug 2012 - 6:42 PM

Wow love the colours, a fine macro shot CarolSmile
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Irishkate
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22 Aug 2012 - 7:14 PM

Great coloured shield beetle.
Hope I've got that right- i'd never heard of a shield beetle before
seeing your photos!
KateGrinGrin

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PaulB45
PaulB45  3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 - 8:32 PM

First class macro shots Carol.
Paul

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22 Aug 2012 - 8:32 PM

Wonderful patterns on this little bug Carol.
Brian.

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annettep38
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22 Aug 2012 - 9:42 PM

excellent detail in those two, I like the advanced pole dancing in v2 best.

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Hop-A-Long
22 Aug 2012 - 9:50 PM

Two excellent macros. Love V2.

Andy

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sweetpea62
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22 Aug 2012 - 10:37 PM

Excellent detail Carol,brilliant macro shots,well done..Lin

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22 Aug 2012 - 11:19 PM

Lovely detail Carol...i do like V2...
Stll very warm here...Smile
Pauline.

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Jat_Riski
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23 Aug 2012 - 8:14 AM

Great macro, Carol.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 9:04 AM

Great macro. Looks like if he has reached the end there is nowhere to go other than to pole vault. Great stuff Carol. paul

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11 Sep 2012 - 2:44 PM

A great Macro. Lovely colours and texture

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