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A rosemary beetle and a shield bug meeting for a chat on a lichen covered twig.

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:secret liaisons
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:14 Mar 2011 - 5:54 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Humour / fun, Macro, Wildlife / nature. close-up
Votes:84
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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 6:05 AM

Two totally different looking bugs and contrasting colors, excellent trio Carol.
regards
Yung

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lica
lica  4 Romania
14 Mar 2011 - 6:22 AM

great shot

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 6:38 AM

Yes, the contrasts work really well here Carol. Lovely series.

Andy

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Adderwatcher
14 Mar 2011 - 7:00 AM

Wonderful captures Carol, i love the colours of the Rosemary beetle!
Scott

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moiral
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14 Mar 2011 - 7:20 AM

Friendly bugs you have there Grin. I love the reosemary beetle, so beautiful. 3 lovely shots. Moira

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 7:25 AM


Quote: Yes, the contrasts work really well here Carol. Lovely series

I quite agree

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 7:29 AM

Two lovely insects posing beautifully. Do you think they say to each other "Let's nip round to Carol's and get famous?"

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 7:30 AM

briliant set of captures carol cracking colour and detail v2 for me today a beauty nice one Wink
andy

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GarrathE
GarrathE e2 Member 6GarrathE vcard United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 - 7:35 AM

Lovely set. Up to your usual high standard.

Thought: any a chance of a few landscape shots of the paradise you and all your insect friends live in?

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lesarnott
lesarnott  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 7:43 AM

The hardest part of macros is getting the shallow depth of field in the best alignment of the subject and Carol your knowledge in this area is always spot on. Excellent, as well as the subject matter. Great work
Les

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gingerdelight
14 Mar 2011 - 7:50 AM

Excellent images once again Carol. That Rosemary beetle is so beautiful!
Carol

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 7:52 AM

Excellent and wonderful set of images,very well done,
saeid

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
14 Mar 2011 - 7:53 AM

Three beauties Carol, full of super detail and lovely colours.

Len

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 8:00 AM

Another great set
V1 he seems to have lost a bit of his antennae
Cant decide between 2 & 3 ... so a half vote each

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Rock
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14 Mar 2011 - 8:02 AM

Love the insect with his bright courting coat.

Rock

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 8:23 AM

Sorry once again, Carol: revisited and can only confirm what I said earlier: three excellent shots, with the rosemary beetle a new one to me......don't recall seeing this species before. As you say, seems to be an amicable encounter! Do like the almost iridescent quality of the rosemary......most attractive patterning too.
Ronnie.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 8:27 AM

Love those Regency stripes your little beetle wears and the way the antenae of the Shield Bug in V2 actually echo this with little stripes of its own and co-ordinating tones to boot!! V2 gets my vote this morning.

Ann

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 8:31 AM

Excellent set, with superb sharpness & color.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 8:33 AM

Carol U are right, The inmate is a naughty fellow.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 8:45 AM

I never realised how beautful these little bugs could be until I discovered your pics. The rosemary beetle is a star with the metalic sheen.
Joan.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 9:09 AM

awesome set even the eyes are in focus and that striped beetle very pretty

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 9:10 AM

Great set Carol. For me 2and3 are on a par. Smile
Alvar

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User_Removed
14 Mar 2011 - 9:13 AM

Outstanding detail, wonderful. Smile
Lucien.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 9:19 AM

It's Hillary and Tensing racing for the top!
Moira

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 - 9:22 AM

Friends for ever.
Mavis

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Alan_Baseley
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14 Mar 2011 - 9:37 AM

A fine trio Carol,
Alan

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crookymonsta
crookymonsta e2 Member 6689 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 9:47 AM

What a pretty beetle, three cracking images and it looks like you have had some lovely sunshine too.
Sandra

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Gray_ina
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14 Mar 2011 - 9:48 AM

Morning Carol more great shots , weather looks promising today, regards gray.

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goso
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14 Mar 2011 - 9:52 AM

"Strange Liasons" - well done, with fine detail...BIll

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 10:29 AM

Another first for me, seeing this rosemary beetle - and what a fine looking lady she is Wink Super set as always Carol Smile
Trev Smile

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Lillian
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14 Mar 2011 - 10:47 AM

What a lovely shiney armour he has there Carol,
so well captured all of them but V3 stands out for me
Lillian

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achieverswales
14 Mar 2011 - 11:07 AM

Hi Carol
V3 for me excellent!

Regards

Trev.

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TonyDy
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14 Mar 2011 - 11:09 AM

Three great shots again, Carol, beautifully recorded.
Tony

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jabe
jabe  3 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 12:18 PM

Grin Always great drama in your photography Carol, i love it, amazing creatures too.Grin

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 12:24 PM

Splendid set of images! All are great. Love the little metallic striped bug! Patti

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Imagephotographics

Wonderful set of captures Carol

Chris

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digital_boi
14 Mar 2011 - 3:47 PM

a vote each Carol great set excellent with the detail and colours click Grin

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danbrann
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14 Mar 2011 - 4:29 PM

Meeting for a chat eh......that's how it all starts Carol.

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Mavis
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14 Mar 2011 - 5:31 PM

Super pics Carol . Not seen this Rosemary beetle before . Both insects are sharp as is the lichen covered branch xxxx

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 5:41 PM

Particularly well photographed.
jon

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jaktis
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14 Mar 2011 - 7:20 PM

Another great duel

Peter

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tomcat
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14 Mar 2011 - 8:28 PM

Three little crackers Carol

Adrian

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bricurtis
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14 Mar 2011 - 8:40 PM

V2 for me Carol - I love the colours of the Rosemary beetle.
Brian.

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Pegon
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14 Mar 2011 - 10:08 PM

Cracking shots again Carol, superb detail.
Pete.

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Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 10:35 PM

Superb series, Carol, lovely colour epecially those of the Rosemary beetle and excellent detail. Love all threeGrin
Take care,
Pauline

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15 Mar 2011 - 12:00 AM

The details sharp the images beautiful. Gary

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samarmishra
15 Mar 2011 - 1:30 AM

Excellent as usual from ur lenses.. Excellent pin sharp image..

Samar

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Chinga
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15 Mar 2011 - 11:57 AM

V2 is Top of the Tops!
IB

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brownsilent
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15 Mar 2011 - 8:48 PM

Not too secret when you're around!
Johanna

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madbilly
madbilly  5 England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2011 - 8:28 AM

excellent colour on that beetle Carol

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21 Mar 2011 - 6:51 PM

Three tremendous close ups Carol, that rosemary beetle is a brightly coloured and shiny little beauty

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ChazB
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23 Mar 2011 - 1:36 PM

Excellent capture Carol, great timing.
Charlotte

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