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I was very surprised to find this little fella in the bottom of my pool yesterday, they usually are only found here in the Spring.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:scorpionfly
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:7 Oct 2010 - 5:29 AM
Tags:Bug, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Insect, Scorpionfly, Wildlife / nature
Votes:82
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 5:31 AM

They look really nasty little creatures I think, yet they're completely harmless......Good looking image Carol..

Ade

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
7 Oct 2010 - 5:36 AM

Excellent capture Carol! Perfect macro work.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 5:39 AM

Glad to hear they are not as dangerous as they look. Great detailed images Carol...........Sandy

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 5:40 AM

Excellent and wonderful shots,love it,
saeid

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lesarnott
lesarnott  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 5:48 AM

Fantastic macro, great work.
Les

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
7 Oct 2010 - 6:34 AM

Great POV in v1 making the antennae look so long

Peter

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 6:41 AM

I do not recall ever having seen this chap before, Carol..... new one to me, but from V 3 it's easy to understand where the name comes from. and for that reason, that's why I'd place V 3 as my favourite. As always you manage to capture your subjects in such excellent detail.
Ronnie.

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gabriel_flr
7 Oct 2010 - 6:56 AM

I know this fly, it is an excellent model for macro photographers! Superb taken Carol!
Gabriel

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 - 6:57 AM

Another three superbly detailed shots. Carol, all deserving a vote each.
Roy

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
7 Oct 2010 - 7:08 AM

SUPERB < > ALL 3 20/10
cor

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 7:14 AM

v3 for the same reason as ronnie.lesley

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 7:15 AM

V3 for me too. I hope you were careful near him!

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 7:27 AM

I have never seen one of these before Carol,are they as poisonous as the other varieties.Excellent.
Tom.

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 7:29 AM

Excellent work Carol - a new one for me as well...Bill

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mohikan22
mohikan22  102188 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 7:33 AM

wonderful work. for an ugly bug you have made some beautiful shots.
matt.

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 7:39 AM

THESE SHOTS ARE EXCELLENT WOW
MIKE

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
7 Oct 2010 - 7:44 AM

Super set of close up captures.
V1 and V3 i like.
Well done Carol.
Robert

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tashi
tashi  42 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 7:46 AM

Hats off to you! You really know how to capture these little creatures and present them so well. I think I'm slowly starting to like them !!!!

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 8:16 AM

wonderful set of shots! now would you be so kind and send them my way PLEEEEASE

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 8:19 AM

stunning set carol got to be v3 for me today nice one Wink
andy

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gingerdelight

Wonderful images once again Carol, well captured.
Carol

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7454 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1030 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 9:10 AM

V1 is one of your best ever, superb use of shallow dof to isolate an eyeball to eyeball encounter.
Moira

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 - 9:34 AM

What a great capture as always the eyes are great
Mavis

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 9:45 AM

What a little darling !!!

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 11:13 AM

Wonderful images once again.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 12:08 PM

V2 is a beautiful shot.
How do you dare swim in your pool.....or is it a pool for the insects?

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 12:42 PM

Excellent detail and capture of this wee beastie! Patti

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 1:44 PM

3 superb shots again Carol, V1 is my fav,
Geoff.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 1:47 PM

More superb images Carol - like the wing detail in V2.
Joan.

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Nikola
Nikola  4 India1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 1:48 PM

Excellent macro shot.

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 2:24 PM

Excellent as always Carol. A superb set. Well done
Carol

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RajaSidambaram

Excellent details of the Scorpionfly revealed in V2 & V3. With V1 I feel we can name it as Horsefly - Raja.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 4:05 PM

V 3 reveals its true nomenclature.

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Val Prowse
Val Prowse e2 Member 11Val Prowse vcard England
7 Oct 2010 - 4:42 PM

What an amazing looking creature, quite beautiful really. As usual you have captured it so well with excellent dof.

Val

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 5:21 PM

Very well taken, and I have never seen one before. Thank you.
jon

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 5:33 PM

What an unusual looking chap he is. Looks like 2 or 3 creatures all rolled into one! A wonderful set, Carol, each deserving a vote.
TrevB Smile

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64534 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 6:13 PM

Amazing creature. I love the shape of the head and the diaphanous wings, and then we see the sting in V3. Wonderful set.
Chris

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 7:10 PM

handsome fella and great macro shot

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Bodiewil
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7 Oct 2010 - 7:31 PM

Another amazing series Carol

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 7:46 PM

V1 for me if I had to choose, he has a most inquiring face?
Jann
xxx

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 7:50 PM

Hi Carol, super shots you have here and all really well captured and presented. Like v2 I think because of those beautiful wings. Always a smashing first class job. Excellent work Carol on all of them. Let me know what you think of my mod on yesterdays upload please.
Ann xxx

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HobbitDave
7 Oct 2010 - 7:56 PM

Super set, Carol. I saw one of these in the summer and now I know what it was. Wonderful sharp images. v.1 is a cracker.
Dave.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 8:49 PM

What a curious looking little fellow and yet, so appealing in V1! As always, wonderful detail in all 3. Sorry I am very late today, great weather and yet more gardening at fault!

Ann

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 10:53 PM

Three excellent macro captures of the "unusual insect," Carol, with fine color & details...Peter

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 12:13 AM

Fantastic close up, Carol - all 3 are brilliant but in artistic terms, V1 is the best - You was in very good hand shooting this set Smile- well done

Daniel

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samarmishra
8 Oct 2010 - 4:26 AM


Quote: Excellent and wonderful shots,love it,
saeid

I completely agree with Saeid.. Great shot..

Samar

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digital_boi
8 Oct 2010 - 2:22 PM

a cracking set of 3 all can stand easily on their own ...difficult but i think for me V1 just gets it i like the kind of Inquisitive look captured i feel the whole set deserves more

Graham

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teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 7:30 PM

Superb Carol - I actually love them all and it is very hard to choose between them. His face reminds me of a seahorse.
Sylvia

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Dave_Holdham
8 Oct 2010 - 7:44 PM

Stunning detailed set

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tomcat e2 Member 95932 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 9:09 PM

captured to perfection, with a cracking background


Adrian

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CherryMartin
9 Oct 2010 - 2:32 AM

great capture, it shows everything you want to know about this fascinating bug.

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2010 - 11:42 AM

these imagesare truly outstanding carol,well done.ray

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Glostopcat
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10 Oct 2010 - 12:40 AM

Three real stonkers Carol, you are in inspired form at present

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Dinney
Dinney  6 England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 9:00 AM

Excellent shots Carol, amaizing detail as usual.
Kev

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bluetitblue
10 Oct 2010 - 9:12 AM

3 great shots V2 for me excellent work.

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
10 Oct 2010 - 9:37 PM

Lovely little chap, has the Clanger appeal to me, great shots

Nicky

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