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I saw these two doing 'what comes naturally' yesterday, but noticed that they weren't a matching pair. Maybe they're hoping to introduce a new colour into the species!

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:the odd couple
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:21 May 2010 - 6:00 AM
Tags:Bug, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Insect, Wildlife / nature
Votes:99
Voters:danvan · goso · ChiliMan · JudeC · metro074 · Stace · Toonman · VIKI · jaktis · Jekaro · rontear · fentiger · WindowonWildlife · Rock · cassiecat · pluckyfilly · jennialexander · mrswoolybill · viscostatic · KevSB · EAS · KBan · cjl47 · barbarahirst · nigele1 · andylea · sparrowhawk · User_Removed · Image123 · Mynett · andymark · Terry L · GillyB · fraser · GERRYGENTRY · bricurtis · RachelMB · Ridgeway · hary60 · phil_j · mex · Greyheron · Buffalo_Tom · bokeh · glyndwr · franken · Growmore · PinkK · Arty · Dusan · raygregson · gregl · TrevBatWCC · dmhuynh72 · Sylviwhalley · taggart · tmann · Scaramanga · jonwebber · SlowSong · jonny_greentree · Cor · graceland · danbrann · ChrisWallace · SurreyHillsMan · Ray42 · Bob_V · EMJAYCEE · prabhusinha · dven · SteveMoulding · Silverzone · leginR · nickyv32 · vickyf · johnriley1uk · Lillian · Anjantoo · Suehh · Graham_P · Yewtree · mattberry · whiteswan01 · DanielD · Njfoxon · SandraKay · tomcat · samarmishra · brownsilent · colmar · TerryMcK · SoulOfNature · bunbeam · pamelajean · maratsuikka · Glostopcat · barmymarny · helenlinda ·
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danvan
danvan  9
21 May 2010 - 6:07 AM

Great Macro, nice colours

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goso
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21 May 2010 - 6:08 AM

I wonder which one is Felix - a stunning s et again Carol...Bill

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 6:10 AM

V2 in particular is stellar, Carol.

No butts about it.

A.

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metro074
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21 May 2010 - 6:24 AM

Wonderful macros Carol. The light and clarity is spot on. Excellent detail. Well done
Carol

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JudeC
JudeC  8 England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 6:25 AM

Hi Carol - superb set of images - don't like this new voting system - they are making things too complicated!

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Stace
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21 May 2010 - 6:28 AM

Outstanding set Carol, excellent colours and detail

Stace

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Toonman
Toonman  81420 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 6:31 AM

What clarity for a compact camera Carol!

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 6:32 AM


Quote: Hi Carol - superb set of images - don't like this new voting system - they are making things too complicated!

I agree, it's too easy to click the wrong button. I don't like it at all!!
Carol, this is a super set. I never realised how colourful bugs are until I started looking at your work. Very educational! Great work!!!!

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jaktis
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21 May 2010 - 6:40 AM

A good set of images, but I do not know what they where thinking about

Peter

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Jekaro
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21 May 2010 - 6:49 AM

Another superb set of images, Carol, cracking details and colours.
Roy

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fentiger
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21 May 2010 - 7:00 AM

Amazing macro images Carol.

Albert

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WindowonWildlife
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21 May 2010 - 7:17 AM

I really don't know how you keep finding these fabulous insects Carol,but keep em coming !! Superb detail once again and fabulous macro photography...

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Rock
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21 May 2010 - 7:26 AM

Yes !

Rock

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 7:27 AM

love the mismatched colours adds to the interest, might be big in the bug world too. congrats on staces award. lesley

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pluckyfilly
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21 May 2010 - 7:28 AM

interesting shot very detailed

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8649 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1177 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 7:34 AM

Intriguing, a sort of mixed marriage.
Moira

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viscostatic
21 May 2010 - 7:38 AM

Great sequence Carol, maybe the top one just faded a bit in the sun.

Phil.

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 7:44 AM

Macros don't really get much better than this! In the thumbnail reminded me of those things children often have fitted on the ends of their pencils!

Ann

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barbarahirst
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21 May 2010 - 7:59 AM

Superb detail ... Cant really add to that

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nigele1
nigele1  10
21 May 2010 - 8:03 AM

There's a lot of natural variation in many insects and I'd guess these are from the same species or close enough to hybridise. Wonderful pictures, I think I'd choose no.1 for a poster.

Nigel

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 8:05 AM

fantastic set of close up's carol brilliant detail and colour v2 for me today nice one Wink
andy

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sparrowhawk
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21 May 2010 - 8:07 AM

magnificent

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Image123
Image123  5 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 - 8:27 AM

superb set
gareth

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Mynett
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21 May 2010 - 8:28 AM

brilliant Carol

Linda

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andymark
andymark  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 8:30 AM

you have some hot bug over there all great shot as alway

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bricurtis
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21 May 2010 - 9:25 AM

What a fabulous colourful pair Carol. Superb detail in all but prefer V1 would be my choice here.
Brian.

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 9:38 AM

Hiya Carol,
LOvely detailed shot,,no doubt if they manage it you will be there with camera in hand,

Aidan,,

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hary60
hary60  6 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 - 9:44 AM

Excellent set brill colour and detail
Harry

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bokeh
bokeh  7 Romania
21 May 2010 - 10:48 AM

good images.makes me think:this bugs are from the same species,or they are trying something new?Smile)

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HobbitDave
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21 May 2010 - 10:51 AM

Your usual top standard Carol. superb. I see they've been at the local water supply like many of your previous beasties Wink Excellent.
Dave.

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Growmore
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21 May 2010 - 11:05 AM

Beautiful as always colourful as always and sharp detailed as always. A stunning set here Carol. Gary

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 11:06 AM

Excellent set Carol, superb detail! I need to hunt more for different bugs, all I seem to find are horrible flies or ants!
Kaleena

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Dusan
Dusan  5 Sri Lanka
21 May 2010 - 11:13 AM

Like V4 All of them are good though

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raygregson
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21 May 2010 - 11:16 AM

superb images again carol.ray

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gregl
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21 May 2010 - 11:16 AM

Always technically superb and interesting images. I think you must be an entomologist at heart Carol.
Greg

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TrevBatWCC
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21 May 2010 - 11:52 AM

Back to the bonking bugs! and how beautifully coloured they both are. A wonderful set of close-ups, Carol.
TrevB Smile

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dmhuynh72
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21 May 2010 - 12:19 PM

very odd looking indeed Carol, and a beautiful series too.
have a great weekend
Yung

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taggart
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21 May 2010 - 12:27 PM

Am anxious to see what the offspring look like!
Jennnn

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tmann
tmann  10 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 1:47 PM

the detail is incredible!

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 2:40 PM

Super multicoloured bugs on the way.
jon

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SlowSong
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21 May 2010 - 2:53 PM

Fabulous. I'm amazed at how many beautiful bugs you find. This set is just brilliant.
Chris

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Cor
Cor  6 Belgium
21 May 2010 - 3:19 PM

Superb serie> again! +++++
cor

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danbrann
danbrann  10517 forum posts15 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 3:44 PM

Superb.

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 4:47 PM

A superb set Carol - the patterns and colours of these shield bugs remind me of some natives shields - perhaps thats where they get the name from

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 4:52 PM

An awesome set of macros Carol, so well spotted and captured with some fantastic detail and color.
Bob

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EMJAYCEE
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21 May 2010 - 5:08 PM

Everything about these images is first class.
Joan.

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prabhusinha
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21 May 2010 - 5:27 PM

Superb set. I missed a week long uploads.

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SteveMoulding
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21 May 2010 - 5:56 PM

Stunning macro's, completely worthy of all the awards.
Steve.

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Silverzone
21 May 2010 - 6:12 PM

Super set. The last time I saw bugs as colourful as this was on the Gold Coast of Australia. Sylvia

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nickyv32
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21 May 2010 - 7:01 PM

Back to back they faced each other and all that, maybe they just didnt' care, four super shots Carol

Nicky Wink

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vickyf
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21 May 2010 - 8:22 PM

All the above. Great set.

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Lillian
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21 May 2010 - 9:05 PM

Besides being top quality shots the colour just jumps out at you,
wonderful set Carol
Lillian

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whiteswan01
21 May 2010 - 11:13 PM

a superb set missed yr gallery some stunning shots while i was away
DAWN

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DanielD
DanielD  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 1:16 AM

Great shot set - they remember me of my childhood when I played with thees very comun bugs many times - the popular name for them it is '' prist's bulls'' - I dont know where is comeing from Smile

Dan

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Njfoxon  5 Canada
22 May 2010 - 1:29 AM

Superb - Norma

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SandraKay
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22 May 2010 - 8:59 AM

Superb quality.
Sandra

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tomcat
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22 May 2010 - 5:11 PM

spot on shot

Adrian

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samarmishra
23 May 2010 - 3:54 AM

Hi, Carol,
Excellent picture, what I believe the colour and the design must be different for male and female bug of this family.
Anyway very well spotted and great detail. Excellent.

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brownsilent
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23 May 2010 - 6:52 PM

Great!
Johanna

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maratsuikka
27 May 2010 - 12:13 PM

V2 IS OUTSTANDING,CORAL...CAROL

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Glostopcat
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27 May 2010 - 7:33 PM

A fantastic foursome Carol, you must have the biggest portfolio of bonking bugs and copulating critters in photographic history!

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