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For those of you who didnít know, these little clangers, when approached, drop to the ground as though dead, and disappear from sight in the long grass. This chap was no exception, as soon as I advanced, down he would go. I left the area where I spotted him and returned a few minutes later, not once, but four times, and each time I returned I noticed he had crawled back up a stem to sit in the sun, but still insisted on dropping as soon as he saw me. I persisted, and on the 5th attempt, he agreed to let me pick the grass that he was perched on, and let me take a few images. As a bonus, he perched on my hand for a short while before flying into the distance.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:the runaround!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:25 Feb 2013 - 6:06 AM
Tags:Clanger, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Weevil, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:80
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
25 Feb 2013 - 6:14 AM

Excellent photos and interesting narrative Carol !! I must say the pink of your hand goes well with his colour !! Smile

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digital_boi
25 Feb 2013 - 6:30 AM

free falling clangers interesting, fine set Carol with good detail as always i do find them to be comical keep up the good work

Graham

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Andysnapper
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25 Feb 2013 - 6:33 AM

It isn't until I saw the shot with him on your finger that I realised how small they are (I thought the grass was a stick of celery...doh!). They are without doubt my favourite wee beastie, great set.

Andy

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bobhowell
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25 Feb 2013 - 6:47 AM

Funny looking things with lovely strange behavouir, thanks for the great story. I also did not realise how small they were until I saw your V4, great images

Bob

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bobsblues
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25 Feb 2013 - 6:47 AM

Great set Carol there must be loads out there do the birds eat them ??SmileSmile
Rob

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25 Feb 2013 - 7:01 AM

V2 for me today...

Dave

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marktc
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25 Feb 2013 - 7:06 AM

Great set Carol... Have a UA!

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davidgibson
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25 Feb 2013 - 7:15 AM

Well worth the wait Carol excellent shots with again super presentation DaveWink

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LynneJoyce
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25 Feb 2013 - 7:22 AM

Four fine images of this reluctant superstar.

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Badgerfred
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25 Feb 2013 - 7:43 AM

Excellent macro work Carol, super images,
Fred.

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Lillian
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25 Feb 2013 - 7:49 AM

Great set here Carol, but could not have on my finger...brave you!
V1 is a really crisp shot and a brilliant shot
Lillian

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barbarahirst
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25 Feb 2013 - 7:54 AM

What a great set...
His little feet are so cute....

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sparrowhawk
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25 Feb 2013 - 8:08 AM

superb little critter stunningly captured

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fentiger
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25 Feb 2013 - 8:09 AM

Great set of images of this funny little critter.

Albert

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mrswoolybill
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25 Feb 2013 - 9:01 AM

V1 is hilarious - I can't decide whether he's on the prow of a ship discovering a new continent, or delivering a rousing speech to the massed armies of weevils gathered below.
'Once more unto the very small breach, dear friends, once more...'
Moira

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Maiwand
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25 Feb 2013 - 9:05 AM

Great macro shot Carol. A fine reward for your persistence--'if at first you dont succeed' !!!SmileSmileSmileSmile
Ron

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sweetpea62
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25 Feb 2013 - 9:29 AM

Well done for catching him Carol,another great set..Lin

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AnnChown
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25 Feb 2013 - 9:37 AM

It sounds as if you've made a new friend Carol! Well done for keeping at it - and very worth while as all four are excellent shots!
Ann

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fificat100
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25 Feb 2013 - 9:54 AM

Superb captures of this tiny critter. Your patience and persistance sure paid off, Carol. Well done, beaut detail and well lit with nice shadow.

Lavina

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EAS
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25 Feb 2013 - 10:25 AM

Must have tired both you and you subject with all that toing and froing! Excellent result of eventually wearing him out!!

Ann

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achieverswales
25 Feb 2013 - 10:47 AM

Cute tiny critters all taken beautifully Carol, V3 my choice.

Regards

Trev.

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richmowil
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25 Feb 2013 - 11:06 AM

Great Detail in this set!! Super work!!

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ColleenA
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25 Feb 2013 - 11:14 AM

Your patience paid off, great captures love them all. Strange looking insectGrin

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TonyDy
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25 Feb 2013 - 11:17 AM

Superb set, Carol, the clangers are back!!!
Tony

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sable
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25 Feb 2013 - 11:25 AM

Excellent set of images with a very interesting narrative - well presented - Elizabeth xx

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SlowSong
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25 Feb 2013 - 11:57 AM

How sweet. It pays to know your subject.
x

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Irishkate
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25 Feb 2013 - 12:22 PM

Fantastic set Carol and loving that sunshine.
The grass does look like celery!
These creatures must sense you mean them no harm.
The grass is a good contrast but V4 shows up the eye so well.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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25 Feb 2013 - 1:02 PM

Fab set Carol ..............all down to your dedication Wink

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leontari
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25 Feb 2013 - 2:04 PM

Great set Carol. Superb light and detail.
Effrossini

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Quoise
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25 Feb 2013 - 2:07 PM

Excellent detailed set

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Stace
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25 Feb 2013 - 2:09 PM

another fine set Carol

Stace

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milky
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25 Feb 2013 - 2:25 PM

Great set Carol beautiful detail----MilkyWink

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GeorgePlatis
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25 Feb 2013 - 2:40 PM

Carol, this is another stunning set of yours ! Great result !
George

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basith
basith  1 Sri Lanka
25 Feb 2013 - 2:43 PM

very beautiful set.
Excellent detail & V1 is mine
today.

Basith

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Silverzone
25 Feb 2013 - 2:48 PM

Superb set. Sylvia

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TrevBatWCC
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25 Feb 2013 - 3:13 PM

A superb set of this little clanger, Carol, and how kind of him to pose on your hand too! Wink
Trev Smile

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EMJAYCEE
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25 Feb 2013 - 4:31 PM

You're a female Dr. Doolittle Carol - another excellent set of shots.
Joan.

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25 Feb 2013 - 4:34 PM

You are the bug tamer Carol Smile

Anne

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Caziwinkles
25 Feb 2013 - 4:51 PM

Funny looking creature - his colours are amazing - although he almost looks 'rusty'! Another set of fantastic shots Carol - esp like th eone on your hand! Fab! Smile

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prabhusinha
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25 Feb 2013 - 5:07 PM

I am in a fix, either the Clangers became smart or your skill . A great set indeed.

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Niknut
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25 Feb 2013 - 5:48 PM

Great set !!!....impressive detail !!!....& what a proboscis !!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Grin

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25 Feb 2013 - 7:23 PM

Evenin' Carol
What an interesting narrative you postedWink

About +4C today, but felt like -6CSad

At least it was fine, almostSmile

Adrian

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25 Feb 2013 - 7:23 PM

Four absolute crackers Carol, wonderful macro work Wink

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gingerdelight
25 Feb 2013 - 7:37 PM

Great images Carol - I bet they are so comical to watch!
Carol

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jaktis
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25 Feb 2013 - 7:45 PM

Lovely texture and well done of you

Peter

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25 Feb 2013 - 8:12 PM

Brought out those textures on the body beautifully Carol.
Brian.

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Fefe
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25 Feb 2013 - 8:14 PM

Awww what a sweetheartGrinGrin
Beautiful detail Carol.....
I thought he was sat on celeryGrinGrin
Diane

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25 Feb 2013 - 9:06 PM

Excellent set, he did give you the runaroundWink

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26 Feb 2013 - 4:00 AM

Fantastic macro shot images like all of them ,Carol......GrinWink

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27 Feb 2013 - 5:25 AM

Persistance paid off in spades with this little fellow Carol, can't imagine how I'd go about trying to charm a beasty!
Rgds., Jim

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27 Feb 2013 - 6:27 AM

What an willing "poser"!
Love the light in V2! Super takes Carol!
IB

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annettep38
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27 Feb 2013 - 7:17 PM

a wonderful fruit for your patience, I love v2 and 3 best., he is showing off his long nose so nicely and I love the texture

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1 Mar 2013 - 5:35 PM

I think these bugs have grown wise to your tricks Carol, although resistance is futile as you always end up snapping them in the end! These are macros of the very highest standard and ones for us all to aspire to

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