Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

syromastus rhombeus

Versions (Variants)Version Help

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Exciting Updates to Free & Paid Memberships! Read More
Add Comment

A pretty disastrous weekend with the Panny, so one from the archives this morning, taken with my trusty Olly Smile

Syromastus rhombeus, or rhombic leather shield bug, is quite rare, and is the only shield bug to be found with such a broad and distinctly diamond-shaped abdomen. It favours coastal regions and dry habitats such as grassland, heathland and sand.

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:syromastus rhombeus
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:12 Dec 2011 - 6:16 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Shield bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:99
Voters:posty57 · goso · Andysnapper · cjl47 · annettep38 · Mike_Young · SUE118 · Gubito · bobsblues · barbarahirst · saeidNL · User_Removed · jaktis · Alan_Baseley · Rock · jabe · martinjp · nikshot · gingerdelight · digital_boi · SlowSong · RonnieAG · prabhusinha · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · WhiteRose1 · lonely_oryx · Gray_ina · FeatherFriend · PapaPapa · achieverswales · Ayoob · LynneJoyce · Joline · CaroleS · mex · enricopardo · MalcolmS · Ade_Osman · crookymonsta · TonyDy · MalcolmM · Daisymaye · LexEquine · Growmore · Arty · Jekaro · Len1950 · moiral · graceland · TrevBatWCC · Lillian · Niknut · Buffalo_Tom · EAS · evelen · tomcat · KarenFB · Glynn · Glyn1 · johnriley1uk · MrsS · brownsilent · franken · Anjantoo · teocali · samarmishra · BarbaraR · Big_Beavis · AnnChown · Greyheron · Glostopcat · Chinga · AnneWorner · Patricia Fenn · pamelajean · KBan · Silverzone · dawnmichelle · leginR · tonyng · NaturesHaven · katie9 · MoragM · Mavis · Cor · janenewhitty · HarrietH · WesternRed · lil48 · DilysT · User_Removed · 1881 · phil99 · netta1234 · Traceyflowerpots · paskinmj · SandraKay · MandsH · RTDS ·
Views:376
Unique Views:173
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

Comments

posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 6:22 AM

What's with Panny ? Your last image was very jealously(?) sharp. Just like this one. Tongue And not as smelly !

Barry

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

goso
goso Plus Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 6:28 AM

Fine work Carol ...Bill

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 6:30 AM

Super stuff Carol, excellent colours.

Andy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 6:58 AM

ALTHOUGH IT IS SAD THAT YOU HAD TROUBLE...
... I'm glad you looked in your archives. What a pretty shield bug. can imagine why he's so difficult to spot: Seems to look like a bt of pine bark chipped of.
The first two closeups are equally well detailed and well liit = I couldn't possibly choose.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Gubito
Gubito Plus Member 4Gubito vcard Indonesia
12 Dec 2011 - 7:14 AM

very nice composition.. great macro shot.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 7:17 AM

Excellent trio of macro's Carol very hard to pick one but for me v2 . Rob

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 7:31 AM

What a dear little chappie! V2 for me today

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

saeidNL
saeidNL Plus Member 5saeidNL vcard Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 7:34 AM

What fantastic and sharp captures,very well done,
saeid

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
12 Dec 2011 - 8:12 AM

A beauty with its different shape

Peter

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Rock
Rock Plus Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 8:18 AM

Grand work.

Rock

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

gingerdelight
gingerdelight Plus Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 9:25 AM

Excellent, like a pretty little jewel.
Carol

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

digital_boi
digital_boi Plus Member 8digital_boi vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 9:40 AM

V2 a real winner today master of all he surveys great colour in the flower head also.

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64871 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 9:40 AM

V2 is so cute, like he's doing his balancing act.
Chris

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 9:49 AM

A clear winner , Esp V 2

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 9:49 AM

V 1 for shape and V 2 for favourite: great shots of the shield bug, Carol.
Ronnie.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY Plus Member 7965 forum postsJN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 9:56 AM

Very good!
V2 stands out.
JNC

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 41169 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England139 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 10:06 AM

Superbly captured, love the profile in 2.

Dave

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx Plus Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 10:14 AM

#2 is a cracker. Waiting to be launched.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Gray_ina
Gray_ina Plus Member 6Gray_ina vcard
12 Dec 2011 - 10:52 AM

Hi Carol, superb captures as ever, sorry panno is giving you a hard time, you will get it right in the end regards gray

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

achieverswales
achieverswales Plus Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 11:32 AM

Gosh what a posh name Carol, they could have called it FRED, three great captures but V2 is my preference today.

Regards

Trev.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Ayoob
Ayoob Plus Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
12 Dec 2011 - 11:51 AM

Excellent macro shots,Carol ,very well taken........Grin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 11:57 AM

What a wonderful rarity here Carol, beautifully captured of course.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 452 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 12:13 PM

Three lovely images and I lean towards V3 today. Carole

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

TonyDy
TonyDy Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 1:03 PM

Whatever you use you take fantastic pictures, Carol.
Tony

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 1:16 PM

Beautiful set Carol............Sandy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Growmore
Growmore Plus Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 1:48 PM

Fantastic shots Carol stunning V2 capture here. Gary

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

LexEquine
LexEquine Plus Member 8LexEquine vcard United States19 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 1:48 PM

'Superlative, colorful, & beautiful macro set, Carol,'...very deserving of the UA.

~ Peter Wink

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Jekaro
Jekaro Plus Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
12 Dec 2011 - 2:19 PM

Three fantastic close up shots, Carol, love V2.
Roy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

moiral
moiral Plus Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
12 Dec 2011 - 3:04 PM

You must have a great hoard of wonderful shots that you are hiding from us Carol. These are 3 wonderful captures of a beautiful little bug. Moira

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

graceland
graceland  102378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 3:18 PM

v2 for me lovely

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 3:43 PM

Quite a different shape to the usual shield bugs - but no less photogenic Smile Cracking set, again, Carol Wink

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 4:20 PM

WOW! Carol great set, but got to go with V2...fabulous shots
Lillian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

evelen
evelen Plus Member 10evelen vcard England
12 Dec 2011 - 6:24 PM

wonderful set of shots colour and detail carol.
eve.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96209 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 6:39 PM

Three cracking versions Carol - I'm back as you obviously realiseWink

Adrian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Glyn1
Glyn1 Plus Member 5Glyn1 vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 7:31 PM

Congrats on the award, must have missed this morning, 3 crackers but V2 steals the show for me Wink

Glyn

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 7:51 PM

Superb macro shots Carol.
Ron

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 9:08 PM

All three are very good images, with some very nice detail. Couldn't choose one today -
Johanna

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Anjantoo
Anjantoo Plus Member 6Anjantoo vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 10:02 PM

Well done Olly, if I had to choose it would be V2.
Jann
xxx

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

teocali
teocali Plus Member 6313 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 11:12 PM

Super lighting and clarity in this set, Carol - love the backlighting of the fine hairs on the flower stem.
Sylvia

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

samarmishra
samarmishra Plus Member 6samarmishra vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 1:57 AM

Hi Carol, this is simply stunning image.. I am speechless. Carol you deserved it for this kind of image..

Samar..

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

BarbaraR
BarbaraR Plus Member 8BarbaraR vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 8:44 AM

Many Congrats on the awards Carol.
I particularly love V2 side view.
Wonderful close detail to the set.

B.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 12:51 PM

Excellent - many congratulations on the GEA and other awards!
Ann

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 8:26 PM

Marvellous macrowork Carol, congratulations on the GEA

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7619 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2011 - 2:52 PM

A very distinctive squashbug - beautifully captured. I was just reading online about this, and didn't realize it was as large as it is!
Love the lookout pose in v2.
Anne

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Silverzone
Silverzone Plus Member 7Silverzone vcard England
17 Dec 2011 - 3:39 PM

Glad you got the recognition you deserve from the guest judge. Sylvia

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2012 - 3:55 PM

Top macros Carol. Extra mark for V2.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

katie9
katie9 Junior Plus Member 5katie9 vcard United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 - 9:31 AM

amazing closeup! v1 and v2 are my faves but all of them are amazing anyway!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

MoragM
MoragM Plus Member 4MoragM vcard Scotland
23 Feb 2012 - 5:16 PM

Superb - V2 gets my click.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Cor
Cor Plus Member 5Cor vcard Belgium
27 Feb 2012 - 4:06 PM

3 superb macros.
cor.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
4 Mar 2012 - 9:31 AM

Nice set. My choice is V2. I really think it should be on a woody area where it would be less conspicuous. Well captured. WesternRed.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

User_Removed
26 Mar 2012 - 9:43 AM

Super set of macro images.
Alf.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 2221 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 2:30 PM

Congrats Carol on your award,Three Brilliant Macro!!!!
They all get my vote

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Traceyflowerpots
Traceyflowerpots Plus Member 7Traceyflowerpots vcard England
16 Apr 2012 - 5:09 PM

Great work and so sharp, thank you for wishing my headache to become better x

Last Modified By Traceyflowerpots at 16 Apr 2012 - 5:09 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 8:36 AM

Nice series of captures.
Matt

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

MandsH
MandsH Plus Member 8MandsH vcard England
20 Apr 2012 - 4:23 PM

Excellent macros
Mandy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

RTDS
RTDS Plus Member 6RTDS vcard Cyprus
3 May 2012 - 11:33 AM

Wow...did you get yourself a new cam??
Amazing details and colors in these great close up captures Carol.
Robert

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.