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Whilst wandering in the meadow yesterday in search of bugs and beasties I was surprised to find a wild scabious in flower. On further investigation I saw two or three lygaeus equestris, one of which was willing to do a photo shoot with me.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:lygaeus on scabious
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:28 Dec 2010 - 5:54 AM
Tags:Bug, Close-up / macro, Flower, General, Insect, Lygaeus equestris, Plant, Scabious, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:78
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Curtain
Curtain e2 Member 7Curtain vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 5:59 AM

No1 is my fave. A great set.
Nick

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cpjfox
cpjfox  9 New Zealand
28 Dec 2010 - 6:13 AM

Another great capture Carol, is that a Small flower or a big bug?

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 6:22 AM


Quote: Another great capture Carol, is that a Small flower or a big bug?

The flower is about 1" in diameter. Carol

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cpjfox
cpjfox  9 New Zealand
28 Dec 2010 - 6:27 AM

In my book that makes for quite a large bug,, but well spotted none the less, my adventures in bug hunting thus far have been limited to flying bugs, and one earwig.

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 6:31 AM

another great set carol you must be having some lovely weather over there .Keep them coming we love them .Rob

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jeb2012
jeb2012  5 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2010 - 7:11 AM

3 Excellent shots well done

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 7:27 AM

v1 is superb Carol!!!

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LynneJoyce
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28 Dec 2010 - 7:28 AM

Love the flower and the bug. Excellent as ever Carol.

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moiral
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28 Dec 2010 - 7:45 AM

I think you go to an insect trainer for your shots Carol Wink. Another lovely set. V2 for me. Moira

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helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 7:53 AM


Quote: Quote:Another great capture Carol, is that a Small flower or a big bug?The flower is about 1" in diameter. Carol

That's quite small for the scabious Carol - we have them growing in a meadow area on the way to work and they are much larger than that.
Splendid detail as ever
Helen

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samarmishra
28 Dec 2010 - 8:07 AM

Hi Carol, excellent set of images of this little colorful bug. Very well captured..

Samar..

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gabriel_flr
28 Dec 2010 - 8:28 AM

Hi Carol, you became the summer symbol for me with these amazing insect shots! no track of winter in your pics...
wish you a very Happy New Year,
Gabriel

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tomcat
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28 Dec 2010 - 9:03 AM

your normal standard, as usual carol Smile

Adrian

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 9:07 AM

Macro photographs of the best.
jon

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 9:45 AM

Great combination of a find, Carol.

Ann

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
28 Dec 2010 - 9:51 AM

v1 my fav today . All great to see. Operation Crete now underway with Hamish instructed and I'll get the history books from the library again ! Gill

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 9:52 AM

Three cracking shots Carol - That's novel. A shield beetle in a Father Christmas outfit!!! LOL

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Mavis
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28 Dec 2010 - 10:06 AM

Now you are showing off Carol ! Wink Scabious in December indeed . Wonderful blossom and a sharp bug . Three great images xxx

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 10:18 AM

As great as ever Carol !!!
Alvar

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barbarahirst
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28 Dec 2010 - 10:24 AM

V1 for me for sure
But a lovely set

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User_Removed
28 Dec 2010 - 10:42 AM

Wow, excellent detail here.

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sparrowhawk
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28 Dec 2010 - 11:05 AM

lovely work

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 11:17 AM

v1 is my fav.lesley

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 11:30 AM

As always, so well captured, Carol. It's V 1 for me too....such excellent detail in both insect and flower.
Ronnie.

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 51181 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 11:36 AM

a superb close up and what an unusual lygaeus equestri.
Its amazing anything is growing in this weather .

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SUE118
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28 Dec 2010 - 11:49 AM

A beautiful close up shot. Have a good day Carol. Sue

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danbrann
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28 Dec 2010 - 11:54 AM

As usual...tremendous.

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
28 Dec 2010 - 12:15 PM

Another wonderful set of close ups.

Len

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HobbitDave
28 Dec 2010 - 12:18 PM

Yesterday was 5" of snow here! You have wonderful weather there Carol, and three super macro shots. Really summery feeling with that purple Scabious. Beautiful.
Dave.

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PattiW
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28 Dec 2010 - 12:35 PM

Another wonderfully photographed beasty and flower! Patti

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raygregson
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28 Dec 2010 - 2:57 PM

superb as allways carol,all the best to you for the new year.ray

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Maiwand
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28 Dec 2010 - 3:31 PM

Excellent closeup shot of the flower and bug Carol. Top shot.
Ron

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Gray_ina
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28 Dec 2010 - 4:03 PM

Hi Carol. great captures, regards gray,

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
28 Dec 2010 - 4:37 PM

Love your macro shots. V1 is my favorite in the set.

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
28 Dec 2010 - 4:59 PM

Another excellent set of close up captures Carol.
Wonderful colours and details in them all.
Robert

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Silverzone
28 Dec 2010 - 5:25 PM

A colourful beetle on one of my favourite wild flowers. View 2 for me today. Sylvia

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pluckyfilly
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28 Dec 2010 - 5:26 PM

great set - where did the last week goWink

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 5:36 PM

Enjoyed viewing all your uploads from over Christmas, Carol, excellent work.
Hope you had a great Christmas,
TrevB Smile

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WindowonWildlife
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28 Dec 2010 - 5:44 PM

A Trio of excellent macro's Carol,fine work as always Smile

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SueTurner
SueTurner  1081 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 5:53 PM


Quote: A Trio of excellent macro's Carol,fine work as always Smile

absolutely !
best wishes for the New Year Carol

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andylea
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28 Dec 2010 - 6:19 PM

three real stunners carol cracking detail v1 for me today nice one Wink
andy

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teocali
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28 Dec 2010 - 6:34 PM

Wonderful light, detail and colours Carol - makes my thoughts wander to Summer.
Sylvia

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
28 Dec 2010 - 6:53 PM

Thanks Carol. It was -5 on Boxing Day. Beautiful though.
I see your photo's are your usual excellant standard, Superb set of shots.
Hope you and your family have a happy and healthy New Year.x

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accipiter
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28 Dec 2010 - 7:03 PM

A lovely bug on a delicate flower. You manage to make this look easy Carol. A

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28 Dec 2010 - 7:06 PM

Love these three Carol, Numbers 1 and 3 for me. Wonderful captures once again.
Pete.

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nickyv32
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28 Dec 2010 - 7:09 PM

Great set Carol, like the little red one I found in France, hope you are ok

Nicky Wink

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28 Dec 2010 - 7:21 PM

3 excellent macro captures well done.

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28 Dec 2010 - 8:08 PM

Excellent set Carol,every year I look forward to visiting a small wood on the west of the IW, in early autumn it has a large amount of Devils bit scabious which attracts a wonderful array of insects, thank you for all your insect posts this year, I have enjoyed them so much.
David

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28 Dec 2010 - 8:23 PM

Beautiful set.Well done.

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Glostopcat
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28 Dec 2010 - 8:26 PM

Very fine macrowork indeed Carol, the detail and colours are fabulous

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brownsilent
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28 Dec 2010 - 10:01 PM

Your bugs bring always a summer feeling into this space! Nice trio,
Have a happy and joyful year 2011!
Johanna

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Dave_Holdham
28 Dec 2010 - 10:08 PM

Three superb detailed images Smile

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29 Dec 2010 - 4:34 AM

Excellent set Carol............Sandy

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29 Dec 2010 - 10:40 AM

A fine trio,
Alan

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TonyDy
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29 Dec 2010 - 5:10 PM

Another three superb shots, Carol, beautifully captured.
Tony.
Happy New Year

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29 Dec 2010 - 10:02 PM

Superb set Carol such wonderful sharp detail and colour. Gary

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LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2010 - 2:34 AM

Excellent & lovely set of macro captures, Carol. Those flowers do look lovely, at this time of the year, in 'the northern hemisphere.'
Peter

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8 Jan 2011 - 1:42 PM


Quote: Scabious in December indeed

Ha ha. Unexpected maybe but very colourful.
Sandra

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