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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
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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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

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12 Dec 2011 - 6:28 AM

Fine work Carol ...Bill

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 6:30 AM

Super stuff Carol, excellent colours.

Andy

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 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.

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Gubito
Gubito  4 Indonesia
12 Dec 2011 - 7:14 AM

very nice composition.. great macro shot.

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bobsblues
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12 Dec 2011 - 7:17 AM

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

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barbarahirst
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12 Dec 2011 - 7:31 AM

What a dear little chappie! V2 for me today

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 7:34 AM

What fantastic and sharp captures,very well done,
saeid

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jaktis
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12 Dec 2011 - 8:12 AM

A beauty with its different shape

Peter

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Rock
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12 Dec 2011 - 8:18 AM

Grand work.

Rock

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gingerdelight
12 Dec 2011 - 9:25 AM

Excellent, like a pretty little jewel.
Carol

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digital_boi
12 Dec 2011 - 9:40 AM

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

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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SlowSong
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12 Dec 2011 - 9:40 AM

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

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prabhusinha
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12 Dec 2011 - 9:49 AM

A clear winner , Esp V 2

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 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.

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
12 Dec 2011 - 9:56 AM

Very good!
V2 stands out.
JNC

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WhiteRose1
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12 Dec 2011 - 10:06 AM

Superbly captured, love the profile in 2.

Dave

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lonely_oryx
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12 Dec 2011 - 10:14 AM

#2 is a cracker. Waiting to be launched.

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Gray_ina
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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

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achieverswales
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.

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12 Dec 2011 - 11:51 AM

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

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LynneJoyce
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12 Dec 2011 - 11:57 AM

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

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CaroleS
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12 Dec 2011 - 12:13 PM

Three lovely images and I lean towards V3 today. Carole

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12 Dec 2011 - 1:03 PM

Whatever you use you take fantastic pictures, Carol.
Tony

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12 Dec 2011 - 1:16 PM

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

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12 Dec 2011 - 1:48 PM

Fantastic shots Carol stunning V2 capture here. Gary

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

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

~ Peter Wink

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Jekaro
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12 Dec 2011 - 2:19 PM

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

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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

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graceland
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12 Dec 2011 - 3:18 PM

v2 for me lovely

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TrevBatWCC
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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

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Lillian
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12 Dec 2011 - 4:20 PM

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

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evelen  9 England
12 Dec 2011 - 6:24 PM

wonderful set of shots colour and detail carol.
eve.

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12 Dec 2011 - 6:39 PM

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

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 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

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12 Dec 2011 - 7:51 PM

Superb macro shots Carol.
Ron

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brownsilent
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12 Dec 2011 - 9:08 PM

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

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

Well done Olly, if I had to choose it would be V2.
Jann
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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6228 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

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samarmishra
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..

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 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.

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AnnChown
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13 Dec 2011 - 12:51 PM

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

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13 Dec 2011 - 8:26 PM

Marvellous macrowork Carol, congratulations on the GEA

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AnneWorner
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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

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Silverzone
17 Dec 2011 - 3:39 PM

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

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21 Jan 2012 - 3:55 PM

Top macros Carol. Extra mark for V2.

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

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

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MoragM
MoragM  4 Scotland
23 Feb 2012 - 5:16 PM

Superb - V2 gets my click.

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
27 Feb 2012 - 4:06 PM

3 superb macros.
cor.

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WesternRed
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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.

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User_Removed
26 Mar 2012 - 9:43 AM

Super set of macro images.
Alf.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2167 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

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Traceyflowerpots

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

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 8:36 AM

Nice series of captures.
Matt

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
20 Apr 2012 - 4:23 PM

Excellent macros
Mandy

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RTDS
RTDS  5 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

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