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Back to the shield bugs again, as the searing heat we are having at present is causing all the bugs and insects to seek hiding places from me!

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:majestic shield
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:22 Jun 2010 - 4:52 AM
Tags:Bug, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Insect, Macro, Shield bug, Wildlife / nature
Votes:103
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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chappo1
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22 Jun 2010 - 5:02 AM

Great macro..good image sharpness and nice control of dof....john

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mishu78
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22 Jun 2010 - 5:11 AM

Perfect macro shots!

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jaktis
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22 Jun 2010 - 5:37 AM

Great pattern on this bug

Peter

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W1ldside
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22 Jun 2010 - 5:53 AM

Morning C ~ Take it you are well and still snapping away furiously in the Midday Sun. Wink
Have a lovely day Carol
Rick

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RajaSidambaram
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22 Jun 2010 - 6:03 AM

As usual these are your majestic captures, Carol.The top shot is V4 - Raja.

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LynneJoyce
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22 Jun 2010 - 6:04 AM

What a very smart fellow - V1 is a real cracker.

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gabriel_flr
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22 Jun 2010 - 6:19 AM

Good morning Carol! all versions are beautiful but the first one is excellent! i am not sure if i have seen this shield painting before...last shiels seen by my eyes were black/red last week.
have nice day,
gabriel

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goso
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22 Jun 2010 - 6:22 AM

Four striking macro's Carol - good work...Bill

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nell
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22 Jun 2010 - 6:31 AM

Great shot Smile
Lucy

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Jekaro
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22 Jun 2010 - 6:33 AM

Four superb detailed close images again, Carol, V1 is just amazing.
Roy

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VIKI
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22 Jun 2010 - 7:01 AM

Wow Carol more goodies. V1 and v3 for me today!

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KarenFB
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22 Jun 2010 - 7:13 AM

An amazing pattern! Such a pretty bug, well caught!

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Adderwatcher
22 Jun 2010 - 7:16 AM

Wonderful captures!
Scott

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Ray42
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22 Jun 2010 - 7:17 AM

Not one I have seen - a great looking shield and 4 excellent shots to show it off

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michaelo
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22 Jun 2010 - 7:25 AM

stunning version 1 for me!!!!

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ChrisWallace
22 Jun 2010 - 7:28 AM

Colour and detail spot on, great images Carol
Chris

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Mynett
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22 Jun 2010 - 7:38 AM

beautifully marked and so well captured and presented Carol

Linda

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SUE118
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22 Jun 2010 - 7:39 AM

What a lovely coloured bug. You could do a book of all your bugs Carol. Wonderful images.

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viscostatic
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22 Jun 2010 - 7:42 AM

Beautiful patterns and colours on this one Carol.

Phil.

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Gray_ina
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22 Jun 2010 - 8:06 AM

Hi Carol this is a great shot amazing looking bug gray

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fentiger
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22 Jun 2010 - 8:14 AM

How many varieties of shield bug do you have in Crete? ~ I have only ever seen one in the UK. Awesome macro shots Carol.

Albert

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Cor
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22 Jun 2010 - 8:17 AM

SO WELL spotted and taken as always+++++
Cheers,
cor

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Cormy
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22 Jun 2010 - 8:21 AM

Super set Carol.
Cheers
Alan

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barbarahirst
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22 Jun 2010 - 8:21 AM

Such a pretty one today

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nickyv32
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22 Jun 2010 - 8:31 AM

Him with the skull on his back, lovely little beastie, great collection........No telescope, just playing with my new lens...
Hope you are well

Nicky x

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Mavis
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22 Jun 2010 - 8:37 AM

You have so many bugs out there Carol . Think you may keep them Smile Very sharp and well composed.

LOL I noticed you nudge , wink Smile After they have flowered xxx Smile OK

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gingerdelight
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22 Jun 2010 - 8:49 AM

Amazing little "faces" on their backs!
Carol

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danbrann
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22 Jun 2010 - 8:55 AM

I think you should be seeking a hiding place from the bugs...Do they not frighten you. This one is so colourful and sharp.

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EAS
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22 Jun 2010 - 9:08 AM

Fabulous detail and colour.

Ann

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franken
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22 Jun 2010 - 9:16 AM

Excellent set.

Ken

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MickyMc
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22 Jun 2010 - 9:32 AM

Always so natural and detailed.
Mavis

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SoulOfNature
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22 Jun 2010 - 9:34 AM

Another brilliant set of macro shots , great colours and detail has always , stunning .

Jean x

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teocali
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22 Jun 2010 - 9:48 AM

Superb set Carol - V1 is amazing - wonderful detail, textures and body patterns.
Sylvia

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unicorn17
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22 Jun 2010 - 9:54 AM

You have shown this critter off beautifully. His armour looks like he's got a skull painted on it ! Gill

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sparrowhawk
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22 Jun 2010 - 9:56 AM

another great set Carol

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metro074
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22 Jun 2010 - 10:26 AM


Quote: You have shown this critter off beautifully. His armour looks like he's got a skull painted on it ! Gill

I thought that as soon as I saw them. Well done Carol
Carol

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Carrie_1
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22 Jun 2010 - 10:55 AM

Superb detail.
Caroline

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Term
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22 Jun 2010 - 11:46 AM

stunning details a great image, nicely presented,

Ben

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Joline
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22 Jun 2010 - 12:25 PM

v1 looks like an African tribal mask.....

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EMJAYCEE
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22 Jun 2010 - 12:46 PM

All top shots 10/10.
Joan.

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HobbitDave
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22 Jun 2010 - 12:54 PM

I could look at your bugs indefintely, Carol. (Hope I worded that right...). What a wonderful sharp series of such an unusual little beastie. Superb!
Dave.

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Alan_Coles
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22 Jun 2010 - 1:04 PM

What a cracking image...great detail n colour.

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Daisymaye
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22 Jun 2010 - 1:08 PM

All superb shots Carol. I keep seeing a little face on the bugs, interesting pattern on them.......Sandy

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Stace
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22 Jun 2010 - 1:57 PM

Excellent Carol v2 stands out for me

Stace

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LexEquine
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22 Jun 2010 - 2:11 PM

Four really excellent macro captures of this colorful insect with superb color & details. Great macro work, par usual, Carol. Regards...Peter

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zanzibarwinds
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22 Jun 2010 - 3:25 PM

All great Carol, super diagonal and compisition on no.2

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Glostopcat
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22 Jun 2010 - 5:07 PM

Four fab images Carol, you've captured his colours and markings beautifully in v1

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maratsuikka
22 Jun 2010 - 5:10 PM


Quote: You have shown this critter off beautifully. His armour looks like he's got a skull painted on it ! Gill

Yes,Carol

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jonwebber
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22 Jun 2010 - 5:36 PM

Gorgeous. The little blighter seems to be looking at the camera.
jon

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22 Jun 2010 - 6:16 PM

Superb detail and dof Carol
great sharp capture
Richard

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digital_boi
22 Jun 2010 - 6:43 PM

V1 for me today Carol click

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bayleaf1
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22 Jun 2010 - 7:31 PM

A super set.
John.

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bricurtis
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22 Jun 2010 - 8:33 PM

V1 is superb Carol - I don't think you could better that - what a beauty of a bug.
Brian.

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andymark
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22 Jun 2010 - 8:54 PM

stunning all your work love this shot v1 look like you have painted the grim reaper on his back

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Steve_S
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22 Jun 2010 - 9:27 PM

4 great captures Carol. v1 for me
Steve

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barmymarny
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22 Jun 2010 - 10:00 PM

Lovely set. Well done.

Marilyn x

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22 Jun 2010 - 10:01 PM

Fantastic shots Carol these are new ones, excellent markings looks like a skull on his back. Gary

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22 Jun 2010 - 10:06 PM

Lovely set of shots!!.... #1 would be my pick of the bunch Smile
Regards
Vic.

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bunbeam
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23 Jun 2010 - 12:04 AM

superb set, love all the colours
bunSmile

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dmhuynh72
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23 Jun 2010 - 1:03 AM

superb series all with excellent light and detail carol.

regards
Yung

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FeatherFriend
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23 Jun 2010 - 12:05 PM

Excellent set Carol, V1 for me too, it's a stunner,
Geoff.

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Canadiann
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23 Jun 2010 - 2:03 PM

A wonderful and exciting collection here Carol. Interesting creature you captured so very well. You and that camera of yours make a fantastic pair. Can you come over and show me how to use mine? LOL I am so envious.
Regards
Ann

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23 Jun 2010 - 6:22 PM

Superb quality, as always

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samarmishra
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23 Jun 2010 - 6:49 PM

Simply SUPERB IMAGE. VERY WELL CAPTURED.

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accipiter
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23 Jun 2010 - 8:42 PM

Lovely shield bug superbly captured. A

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Gezina
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24 Jun 2010 - 10:07 PM

Fascinating colour and patterns on this one Carol - V1 for me - Ina

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sallybea
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6 Jul 2010 - 9:46 PM

Such an interesting creature, looks like he is wearing an egyptian vase on his back. Amazing macro,
Sally

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ccb
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16 Jul 2010 - 3:55 PM

Very unusual creature - what a great job capturing it!

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