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I took a quick dash into the garden yesterday during a brief dry spell and found my first shield bug of 2012Smile

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:the first of many!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:2 Jan 2012 - 6:21 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Shield bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:83
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 6:37 AM

Excellent set esp V1.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 - 6:49 AM

Well Carol she is one gorgeous bug! Great colours and design on her back!
Deserves my first award of 2012!
Keep them coming!
IB

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Saderi
Saderi  10 Malaysia
2 Jan 2012 - 6:55 AM

Wow...nicely detailed and wow...

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 7:08 AM

Mornin' Carol,
Up with the lark this morning - trial run in readiness for tomorrowSad

Normal service resumed, after my G.E stintSmile

You have certainly chosen a good, shiny and well marked critter, for this morning's uploadGrin


Adrian

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samarmishra
2 Jan 2012 - 7:10 AM

Hi Carol, an excellent set of images, my vote for V1 and V2. V1 is my favorite for today...

samar...

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 7:20 AM

A pretty bug here that is for sure, nicely taken and presented…. Well done……….Jocelia

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 7:37 AM

What a wonderful set of images, all very beautiful indeed .
saeid

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 7:59 AM

Glad to be back on site if it's only to see your superb images.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84280 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 8:02 AM

A gorgeous youngster, brilliantly caught with wonderful clarity! Smile

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 8:11 AM

One of your best series yet.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 8:23 AM

Your best yet - perserverance has really paid off - v1 for me and ell deserved UA

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 8:52 AM

Superb work with the new camera.

Rock

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1022 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 9:15 AM

A New Year shield bug. I guess they'll be back to playing leapfrog within a few weeks... Wink
Moira

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 9:16 AM

Is that the game then? Hmmm.
Very well detailed.
jon

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 9:37 AM

superb detail in V! cant view the variants (cant get in thro IE this morning dammit)

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 9:49 AM

Beautifully detailed set of shots of your first shield bug of the year, and as you say, the first of many more, Carol.
Ronnie.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64431 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 9:55 AM

Yayyyyyy! Hi bugs. Smile Happy new year to you and Carol.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 10:01 AM

What a beauty he is
Stunning detail in all 3

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 - 10:01 AM

Stunning macros.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 10:30 AM

magnificent colour and detail Carol, spring is on the way.... but not for a while here.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 10:47 AM

Superb detail

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 11:07 AM

3 crackers Carol,
HNY,
Geoff.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 11:18 AM


Quote: I took a quick dash into the garden

S'all right for some ain't it, if I did that right now I'd get a right good soaking as it's chucking it down here at the moment Sad Never mind, as I'm still in my jim jams I don't intend going very far today Tongue

Another good series Carol, just you wait till the spring and I can get back to my beloved moths again Grin

Ade

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 11:22 AM

Mighty fine NY bug there.
Very well done Carol.

B.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 11:24 AM

Excellent detail Carol - looks like you are getting well used to your Panasonic now. Carole

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 - 12:03 PM

Superb set, Carol - particularly V1
Tony

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 12:06 PM

You're starting the year off with a bang....such festive colors.

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Daisymaye
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2 Jan 2012 - 2:17 PM

An excellent set Carol. Colourful and so well detailed..........Sandy

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Silverzone
2 Jan 2012 - 3:02 PM

Superb set I prefer v2 today. Sylvia

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 3:15 PM

What a beautifully patterned bug, Carol! Smile A super set, but think V1 has to be my fave today Wink
Trev Smile

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john_starkey
2 Jan 2012 - 3:50 PM

Lovely looking bug Carol,3 nice shot's,

John.

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buxton
buxton  6 England
2 Jan 2012 - 3:56 PM

Super set of images, excellent detail.
Martin..

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moiral
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2 Jan 2012 - 6:00 PM

A lovely start to 2012, 3 fine shots Carol. Happy New Year to you. Moira

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bluetitblue
2 Jan 2012 - 6:04 PM

Great detailed macro close up well done.Smile

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
2 Jan 2012 - 6:17 PM

V2 is a great portrait of this little fellow.

Happy New Year!
JNC

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 6:43 PM

More excellence from you Carol! Great detail in all three images.
Ann

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42324 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
2 Jan 2012 - 7:23 PM

Cracking shots to start the year off Carol - you haven't disappointed! Lou

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 7:42 PM

Simply outstanding Carol.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 7:57 PM

Exceptional set,
Truely deserving of the awards
Lillian

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 8:31 PM

It's so wonderfully patterned Carol - well shot images. I see butterflies in my garden right now, but not a single flower for them to nectar on!

Happy New Year to you.

Anne

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Val Prowse
Val Prowse e2 Member 11Val Prowse vcard England
2 Jan 2012 - 8:36 PM

An excellent set of images, so well photographed and detailed as all your photos are.

Val

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goso
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2 Jan 2012 - 9:46 PM

Splendid pics Carol ...Bill

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 10:49 PM

'Three Superlative & beautiful Shield Bug Macros with the Lumix!' ~ Peter Smile

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2 Jan 2012 - 10:52 PM

Hi Carol, great start to the new year, cracking set, with pano well done regards gray.

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Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 11:43 PM

What a fantastic way to start the New Year, Carol. Great set of images, brilliant colour and detail in allSmile
Take care, Pauline

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posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2012 - 5:33 AM


Quote: An excellent set Carol. Colourful and so well detailed..........Sandy

I am running out of superlatives. A beaut !

Barry

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dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2012 - 9:28 AM

congrats on your UA carol.
regards
Yung

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digital_boi
3 Jan 2012 - 10:00 AM

it has to be 3 winners today 90mph winds here in Glasgow at the moment (03-01-12) all you can hear is wind and sirens trust your problems with wind are well passed !!!!

Graham GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2012 - 11:58 AM

Seriously wet and windy here today - but had a lovely blue sky, dry day yesterday - would love some more Grin. V1 for me Carol show the "shield" of the bug off very well - Ina

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3 Jan 2012 - 5:32 PM

Three cracking close ups Carol, the detail and colours are simply sublime

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evelen  9 England
3 Jan 2012 - 6:19 PM

excellent captures .eve.

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3 Jan 2012 - 8:12 PM

Amazing close ups Carol. All first class xxx

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teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 8:39 AM

Superb patterning, textures and colours, Carol. Beautifully detailed capture.
Sylvia

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5 Jan 2012 - 2:18 PM

Hi Carol
A lovely Image, detail & light on the shield bug
Its just started thundering again here...& for the weekend into next weekSmile
Hope you are keeping well
Pauline.

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irishdomo1
14 Jan 2012 - 7:20 PM

wow, I thought they were still hiding from the cold?

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