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Two more shield bugs that I found lurking on the parsnip leaves at the weekend.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:more shields
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:17 Sep 2012 - 5:39 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Shield bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:67
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 5:47 AM

Two rather handsome looking 'Shield Bugs' Carol, certainly very distinguishable by their shape and form. The first photograph certainly shows of their rather fine display of colour, however I prefer image number two more so because of the rich and lush green colour.

Regards Nathan

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 6:20 AM

We've only just started to get these in the UK Carol, this species is native to Africa but can be found all over Europe now and has over the last few years started to creep into the UK.....If you want to find out more look up Nezara viridula - Southern Green Shieldbug.....Nice image BTW.

Ade

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 6:27 AM

Lovely images Carol and again interesting beasties.

Andy

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 459 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 6:30 AM

Two great shots Carol, the level of detail is terrific. Do they bite?

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 - 6:59 AM

Wonderful set... Lovely paterns on the back! Grin
IB

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Badgerfred
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17 Sep 2012 - 7:06 AM

2 excellent images Carol, super detail in both,
Fred.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 7:20 AM

Didn't realise shield bugs came in so many varieties. Two fine close-up captures.

Albert

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moiral
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17 Sep 2012 - 7:24 AM

2 colourful little characters here Carol. Like the greens in V2. Moira

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 7:27 AM

A very handsome shield bug !
We have no shield bugs at the moment, I think they couldn't cope with total dehydration of their food SadSad
I'd love to see some more before the end of the season.

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Rock
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17 Sep 2012 - 7:55 AM

Wonderful .

Rock

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 8:10 AM

2 handsome lads for sure ... and you have parsnips .... wonderful

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CaroleS
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17 Sep 2012 - 8:12 AM

Two beautifully detailed images, shield bugs are so fascinating.
Carole

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Tibetan
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17 Sep 2012 - 8:31 AM

Funny thing Carol, I nearly put a shield bug on this morning but changed my mind at the last minuet, it's a good job as yours are much nicer than mine! I think that say's it don't lol. nice Colourful couple, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
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17 Sep 2012 - 8:51 AM

Two crackers Carol but for me V2 has the edge.

Regards

Trev.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 9:07 AM

You must have the world's leading collection of Shield Bug images as well as of the bugs themselves! These have wonderful colours and marking.

Ann

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 9:14 AM

Two cracking close ups Carol, what a beautifully marked and coloured little critter it is

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 9:35 AM

Wonderful markings, Carol, so much more interesting than the green ones I find on my runner beans.

Dave

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Gerryrys
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17 Sep 2012 - 9:38 AM

Well captured Carol.

Gerry

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 10:21 AM

Two great macros Carol with V2 taking my fancy today.
I like the pink markings round his shield.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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BarbaraR
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17 Sep 2012 - 10:53 AM

Two little beauties.
Very well done Carol.

B.

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TonyDy
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17 Sep 2012 - 11:02 AM

Two more great shots, Carol.
Tony

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 11:37 AM

Two excellent macro shots, Carol, showing off the detail, colours and patterns so well.
Ronnie.

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Philip_H
Philip_H e2 Member 2Philip_H vcard United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 - 11:57 AM

Super detail and colours, Carol.

P.

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AnnChown
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17 Sep 2012 - 1:41 PM

Lovely little fellas!
Ann

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evelen
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17 Sep 2012 - 1:57 PM

excellent capture colour and detail Carol.
eve.Smile

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digital_boi
17 Sep 2012 - 2:17 PM

both fine Carol but V2 is +++

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

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sparrowhawk
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17 Sep 2012 - 2:31 PM

great work !

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 2:48 PM

Two very delightfully pattern chaps here, Carol, excellently captured of course Wink
Trev Smile

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danbrann
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17 Sep 2012 - 2:57 PM

Totally different patterns on their backs.Just like ladies with designer handbags.

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Fefe
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17 Sep 2012 - 3:29 PM

Wonderful little Bugs, great colours and markingsGrin
How big are these? During the summer................... Well I think it was a day in juneTongue I found some tiny little bugs on some snap dragons in the garden, about a quarter the size of a ladybird (or less),and they were yellow, never seen them beforeSad
Great images CarolGrin
Diane

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Niknut
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17 Sep 2012 - 4:53 PM

Beautiful !!....they sure are colourful characters in your neck of the woods !!!

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raygregson
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17 Sep 2012 - 5:22 PM

hi carol,superb work again,well done.ray

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Brian65
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17 Sep 2012 - 6:08 PM

Top notch shots Carol.
Brian

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FeatherFriend
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17 Sep 2012 - 7:05 PM

Both detailed very well indeed Carol,
Geoff.

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Silverzone
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17 Sep 2012 - 7:09 PM

Fat and round with spots on the top! Can't beat them! Sylvia

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WindowonWildlife
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17 Sep 2012 - 7:15 PM

It's V2 for me Carol, but two crackers as always Wink

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jaktis
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17 Sep 2012 - 7:57 PM

V1 is the most circular shield bug I have seen

Peter

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 9ChristineD vcard England
17 Sep 2012 - 8:26 PM

Two rather pretty looking Bugs, well captured

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Louise_Morris
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17 Sep 2012 - 8:29 PM

2 excellent images Carol. Lou

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bricurtis
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17 Sep 2012 - 8:32 PM

Two little beauties Carol - like them both.
Brian.

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pluckyfilly
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17 Sep 2012 - 8:58 PM

Unusual pattern on this ones back but a beauty of a shot

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17 Sep 2012 - 10:27 PM

Such interesting and colourful little creatures your find two lovely shots

Susan

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