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Saw this single ant-like critter in the pool yesterday, sheltering from the wind. I requested him to crawl onto a leaf for some images, but unfortunately I had picked the wrong leaf, which was very smooth, and he couldn't get a proper grip Smile. However we eventually managed to finish the photo shoot, and I hope from these images someone can give me an ID for him.
NB: The nearest I can find to him is the velvet ant, or cow ant, but the spots are red, and not white as on this critter.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:spotty and furry
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:16 Jan 2013 - 5:54 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Humour, Humour / fun, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:85
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JimV
JimV e2 Member 8JimV vcard Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 6:22 AM

Have never before seen a hairy ant, don't know that I want to either Smile All three of these shots are just superb and I'm glad to give my UA, which indeed, I feel I could, and should, with all your uploads, the quality being so continuously first class!
Rgds., Jim

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Jan 2013 - 6:22 AM

These are three excellent images Carol - I prefer V2 to walk away with the title of Miss Spotty & Furry 2013 Smile

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 6:36 AM

It looks like an ant who's dressed up for a night on the town. I've never seen anything like it before, maybe you've discovered a new species, we shall name Antus Carolius...GrinGrin

Andy

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 6:59 AM

Wow! Didn't realise bugs/insects could look so good.
Stunning set of images Carol. Don't think I could photograph anything so small.
Fabulous Grin
Kathryn

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 7:18 AM

3 terrific images Carol, I too have never seen such a thing... Fabulous!

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SUE118
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16 Jan 2013 - 7:23 AM

What an interesting critter and so pretty. Smile

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 7:30 AM

fantastic detail carol wonderful colours and textures v1 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 7:35 AM

V1 in particular is very well composed, the antennae exploring the frame.
I'm imagining it flipped upside down, I think that could work to.
Moira

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bobsblues
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16 Jan 2013 - 7:37 AM

Three magic shots today Carol brilliant detail well done.
Rob

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 7:42 AM

The detail you and that wee Lumix capture is quite excellent, Carol: very fine macro examinations of this wee rescuee.
Ronnie.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 7:48 AM

Very fine macro work yet again ~ I do like his "fur coat".

Albert

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Stace
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16 Jan 2013 - 7:49 AM

great shots Carol

Stacve

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 7:51 AM


Quote: V1 in particular is very well composed, the antennae exploring the frame.
I'm imagining it flipped upside down, I think that could work to.
Moira

V.4 added, for Moira Smile

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barbarahirst
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16 Jan 2013 - 7:51 AM

words fail me ...
please accept my humble award

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mrswoolybill
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16 Jan 2013 - 7:53 AM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
V4 - Life suddenly becomes an uphill struggle...
Cheers!

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 8:04 AM

Fantastic little critter... Chris just ID'd it.
It's a retired Greek politician incognito ! He has seen him on aljazeera.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
16 Jan 2013 - 8:20 AM

Flaming Nora!, freezing fog here Carol, and you have an ant wearing a fur coat, is there nothing you will stop at to win lol. looks like another award coming your way dam it, well done done! three great macro shots, got to hand it to you, you are the Girl!, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinTongueTongueTongueWink

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NaturesHaven
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16 Jan 2013 - 8:26 AM

Never seen anything like this little bug.............what an interesting specimen................GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 8:31 AM

Amazing detail, Carol. v4 is excellent. Has to be a velvet ant (there are 6,000 species of them alone!!).

Dave

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Badgerfred
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16 Jan 2013 - 8:44 AM

Excellent captures Carol, great detail,
Fred.

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LynneJoyce
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16 Jan 2013 - 8:50 AM

What a fascinating beast, and beautifully captured too.

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achieverswales
16 Jan 2013 - 9:10 AM

Sorry but cannot help with ID Carol but know these are stunning images, congratulations on all the awards! Have another.

Regards

Trev.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 9:23 AM

What amazing and wonderful captures,Carol,very well done,
saeid

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leontari
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16 Jan 2013 - 9:28 AM

Awesome details Carol. Through your photos I am going to be its fan (insects/bugs)

Effrossini

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rontear
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16 Jan 2013 - 9:38 AM

Close up and personal Carol !!
Ron.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 9:50 AM

Incredible set, well deserving all the awards

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digital_boi
16 Jan 2013 - 10:09 AM

fine work Carol excellent detail of the hairy little fellow all awards richly deserved

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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pluckyfilly
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16 Jan 2013 - 10:28 AM

my goodness this is some great set Caro,l the detail exquisite has to be a winner

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EMJAYCEE
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16 Jan 2013 - 10:55 AM

Fantastic detail in this set Carol.
Joan.

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 - 11:52 AM

Incredibly detailed collection again Carol V! V3 for me
Steve

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 12:04 PM

Never seen anything like it and strongly suspect I don't want too!! Wonderful macro images once again. Congrats on that series of awards too.

Ann

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TonyDy
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16 Jan 2013 - 12:09 PM

Great shots, Carol but haven't a clue what it is!
Tony

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NDODS
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16 Jan 2013 - 12:27 PM

Simply quite amazing Carol.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Daisymaye
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16 Jan 2013 - 1:06 PM

All excellent Carol. Well deserved awards.......Sandy

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accipiter
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16 Jan 2013 - 1:17 PM

Excellent shots of a interesting 'ant' - not sure of it's exact taxonomy but feel sure it must be a velvet ant. A

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CaroleS
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16 Jan 2013 - 1:42 PM

Very unusual ant and in great detail too!
Carole

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 2:04 PM

Awww...WHAT a pretty and sweet ant SmileSmile

And you've really excelled yourself here, Carol. These are incredible close-ups!!

Congrats on the well-deserved awards Smile

Andrew

PS Love the write-up Grin

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TrevBatWCC
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16 Jan 2013 - 3:59 PM

And yet another creature we've never seen before! I've certainly not seen a hairy ant! Wink What an amazing set, and your hairy friend gets my UA, Carol! Smile
Trev Smile

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Growmore
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16 Jan 2013 - 5:13 PM

Ant got a clue Carol but there well good macros.
Gary

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sparrowhawk
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16 Jan 2013 - 5:34 PM

fascinating critter superbly captured

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Niknut
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16 Jan 2013 - 5:40 PM

Furry Ants ???....now there's a novelty !!!.......cracking shots !!

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 6:29 PM

Superb set of images Carol, excellent clarity, well captured................

Tony.

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tomcat
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16 Jan 2013 - 6:45 PM

Haven't a clue Carol, as to the ID, but what an amazing set of macro imagesWink

Dull and partly foggy here today - never rose above -3C at workSad

Adrian

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Irishkate
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16 Jan 2013 - 7:03 PM

Fantastic Macros Carol taken as you said without tripod
or fancy set ups.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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16 Jan 2013 - 7:32 PM

Beauitful work Carol and with out the TripodWink---------Milky

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Brian65
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16 Jan 2013 - 7:51 PM

Everyone a gem Carol, congrats on your awards.SmileSmile
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Fefe
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16 Jan 2013 - 8:22 PM

Its a Yorkshire Terrier CarolWinkWink............................ What a beautiful little creatureGrinGrinGrinGrin Cracking images!!!
Diane

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
16 Jan 2013 - 8:29 PM

Hairy little critter. Stunning set of shots Carol.

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Paul_cats
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16 Jan 2013 - 9:25 PM

These shots have amazing detail. Brilliant macro work.
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gingerdelight
16 Jan 2013 - 9:43 PM

Such superb detail as always Carol!

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Hop-A-Long
16 Jan 2013 - 11:10 PM

Excellent macro shots. Interesting little critter.

Andy

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Chinga
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17 Jan 2013 - 11:52 AM

Love V3 AMAZING shots. IB

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TerryMcK
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18 Jan 2013 - 5:40 PM

Professional standard macro photography, Carol.

Terry

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samarmishra
18 Jan 2013 - 5:41 PM

Simply cracking. All are equally good..

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19 Jan 2013 - 4:45 PM

A stupendous set Carol, tremendous detail in all

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brownsilent
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20 Jan 2013 - 11:18 PM

This is an absolutely amazing set of images Carol. What great detail and fantastic colours. Your camera is also doing a terrific job on these close ups - or is it your skills??? Smile
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22 Jan 2013 - 4:34 PM

Lovely composition and great detail.
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