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I don't think this pretty shield bug had noticed who was lurking beneath him Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:side by side
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:9 Nov 2013 - 5:28 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Shield bug, Spider, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:68
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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 5:38 AM

Two superb captures, Carol. Excellent detail and colour SmileSmile

Lavina

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 5:40 AM

Oh wow...didnt see him lurking there for a minute...a scary little spider....great shot Carol...the shield bug is magnificent in v2

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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 194 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 5:41 AM

Brilliant images... great colours and detail on the bug, looks like the spider will have to wait a while longer for lunch Sad

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 6:00 AM

The spider looks like it's been in the wars already Carol.
Lovely markings and great to get them both together.

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Caziwinkles
9 Nov 2013 - 6:46 AM

I too almost missed the spider! Superb photography Carol. Smile

Carol

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
9 Nov 2013 - 7:06 AM

A beauty

Peter

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 7:38 AM

Lovely shield bug!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 7:52 AM

A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured pair of entomological images capturing this wonderfully ornate Shield Bug at his very best Carol.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 7:54 AM

Now that's a beautiful shield bug!

Two superb shots, Carol, especially V1 SmileSmile

Do you reckon the crab spider will attack the shield bug? Or is the bug out of its league?

Andrew

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 8:08 AM

Had you not pointed it out, I too doubt if I'd have spotted the spider, Carol: hope the big fella got away again OK.
R.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 8:22 AM

Such a pretty bug....

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 8:34 AM

stunniong shots especially v2
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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
9 Nov 2013 - 8:43 AM

2 beautiful shot of this wee stunner Carol. V1 is excellent. Moira

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AnneB50
AnneB50 e2 Member 2114 forum postsAnneB50 vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 8:46 AM

Brilliant detail Carol, I love v2 especially

Anne

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viscostatic
9 Nov 2013 - 8:46 AM

What a beautiful shield bug Carol, especially well shown in V2.

Phil.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 8:48 AM

A rather handsome beastie. He's got his best regalia on.
Smile

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mashwood10
mashwood10 e2 Member 2mashwood10 vcard United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 - 9:31 AM

OMG !!! I didn't see the spider !! Just had to give you my award. I am amazed at your insect images Carol.GrinGrinGrin

Pam

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 9:58 AM

Two excellent captures Carol. A very photogenic shield bug and a shy spider! A

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 10:49 AM

Love the close up in V2 - even ID'd it properly as my granddaughter is looking with me.
She says the colours remind her of a butterfly.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 439 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 10:57 AM

What fantastic markings and what a shot!

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achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 11:02 AM

Come in to my parlour said the spider to the fly! another awesome macro capture Carol.

Regards

Trev.

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 11:03 AM

We have a similar theme today Carol ~ impressively detailed close-ups.

Albert

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 - 11:10 AM

Two beautiful capturesSmile

Eileen

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4269 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
9 Nov 2013 - 11:39 AM

V2 for me but both shots are excellent.

Harriet

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TonyDy
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9 Nov 2013 - 11:55 AM

Both great shots, Carol, as usual.
Tony

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 11:56 AM

Oh, Oh.....there is danger lurking.
This is a marvelous image of nature at her best. Such colors....how beautiful the little creature is.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 12:09 PM

Great captures Carol, V2 for meSmile


Cliff

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Philip_H
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9 Nov 2013 - 12:41 PM

Beautifully marked insect, Carol.

P.

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 9ChristineD vcard England
9 Nov 2013 - 1:09 PM

Two superb captures

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 1:58 PM

I was scared to open V2 in case the shield bug was caught in a web. But no he wasn't. He is very fine and beautiful. Great shots Carol.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 2:05 PM

Two fine captures - that spider is so well camouflaged in V1!!

Richard

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 2:07 PM

The light in these images is gorgeous and the colours of this bug are stunning, Carol! This is a great macro photography!
George

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Brian65
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9 Nov 2013 - 3:06 PM

2 perfect images Carol.
Brian

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 3:10 PM

2 great images Carol, their shield looks like Orange peel

Ali SmileSmileSmile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 3:37 PM

Oh what a lovely shield bug Carol - hope the spider went away!
Joan.

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Niknut
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9 Nov 2013 - 3:38 PM

Superb !!!.....what a colorful chappy !!

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 3:40 PM

A winner set.

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tomcat
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9 Nov 2013 - 5:48 PM

Evenin' Carol
The bug stands out a treat - I trust he didn't end up a treatWink

+5C and right miserable today - to coin an old phrase rizzen
Adrian

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9 Nov 2013 - 7:32 PM

Marvellous pair of images superb!

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madbob
madbob  9 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 - 8:02 PM

as always ace

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
9 Nov 2013 - 8:14 PM

Un detalle maravilloso.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 9:10 PM

great colour and detail in the bug with a spider as a bonus

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 - 10:14 PM

Hope she's survived the encounter? Gorgeous macros Carol! Superb work... Smile
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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 11:33 AM

Cracking pair of images. . paul

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11 Nov 2013 - 11:20 PM

Top quality macrowork Carol, did the shield bug live to fight another day or will we see what happens in another installment?!

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