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The clangers are back! I was delighted to go into the meadow yesterday morning and spot these two, no, not having a bit of nookie, but giving each other piggy-back rides! They were a bit reluctant at first to participate in a photo shoot, but I managed to persuade them to co-operate, and they agreed to keep still for a short while whilst I took a few images, before disappearing into the long grass.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:we're back!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:20 Mar 2014 - 5:19 AM
Tags:Clanger, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Weevil, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:73
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2014 - 5:33 AM

Yay, and they are guaranteeing the next generation of models for you. Excellent captures.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2191 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2014 - 5:39 AM

Looks like nookie to me......an amazing set, they really are comical looking guys....well captured...all winners for me Grin

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84277 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2014 - 5:53 AM

It's only just Spring, they've certainly made an early start!! Wonderful details, brilliantly caught!

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6100 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2014 - 6:26 AM

Hooray, the Clangers are back. These are without a doubt my favourite little beastie ever, super shots Carol, the detail is stunning.

Andy

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NDODS
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20 Mar 2014 - 6:40 AM

Great imagery Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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andylea
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20 Mar 2014 - 6:43 AM

yea Wink
andy

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Caziwinkles
20 Mar 2014 - 7:01 AM

Amazing what a bit of warm weather can do...! Great shots! Smile

Carol

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ali63
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20 Mar 2014 - 7:12 AM

Fabulous set Carol,

Ali SmileSmile

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prabhusinha
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20 Mar 2014 - 7:16 AM

A lovely set

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saeidNL
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20 Mar 2014 - 7:42 AM

Wonderful set of images,Carol,very well done,
Saeid

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ddolfelin
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20 Mar 2014 - 7:53 AM

Soup dragon next.

Comical creatures in great pictures.

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Mollycat
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20 Mar 2014 - 8:01 AM

You certainly didn't drop a clanger capturing them. Wonderful pictures Carol.
Peter.

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sparrowhawk
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20 Mar 2014 - 8:04 AM

brilliant set

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janlea
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20 Mar 2014 - 8:16 AM

Wow...awesome shots Carol Smile
Jan

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mrswoolybill
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20 Mar 2014 - 8:26 AM

And don't they look happy to be back!
Moira

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2014 - 8:29 AM

Some new models in the pipeline for next year Carol!!!, A great set of Clanger imagesSmile

Cliff

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Badgerfred
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20 Mar 2014 - 8:32 AM

Excellent Carol, great detail in all,
Fred.

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DicksPics
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20 Mar 2014 - 8:45 AM

Doing what comes naturally, Carol!!
Exquisitely explicit!
Richard

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AnneB50
AnneB50 e2 Member 2108 forum postsAnneB50 vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2014 - 8:45 AM

They are strange looking little creatures, almost like mini ant eaters! Well spotted and captured.

Anne

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EMJAYCEE
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20 Mar 2014 - 9:22 AM

Just hang on!!! 4 great captures Carol.
Joan

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digital_boi
20 Mar 2014 - 10:37 AM

excellent Carol

Graham

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Irishkate
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20 Mar 2014 - 11:00 AM

Excellent macros with all the action captured in graphic detail!!!
V1 is perfect.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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SlowSong
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20 Mar 2014 - 11:04 AM

Yay!!! As cheeky as ever. SmileSmileSmile

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TonyDy
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20 Mar 2014 - 11:52 AM

And very welcome they are too!
Great set, Carol.
Tony

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Daisymaye
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20 Mar 2014 - 12:26 PM

An excellent set Carol. Great details in these little critters.

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JuBarney
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20 Mar 2014 - 12:45 PM

A splendid set; you must have good eye-sight to see these.
Ju

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richmowil
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20 Mar 2014 - 1:27 PM

Great set of fine images Carol!! You got it right the first time!!

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Mike_Smith
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20 Mar 2014 - 2:12 PM

The Clangers hahaha love it. Cracking close up shots Carol

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danbrann
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20 Mar 2014 - 2:17 PM

It looks as if the one underneath has a big smile on her face....I wonder why.

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kuvailija
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20 Mar 2014 - 2:33 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinBlush --- Jukka.

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mikbee
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20 Mar 2014 - 2:35 PM

Love is in the air here Carol !!
Good shots.
Mick.

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HarrietH
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20 Mar 2014 - 2:47 PM

Are you sure?

Great photos.

Maureen

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WhiteRose1
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20 Mar 2014 - 3:08 PM

In the Spring a fuller crimson comes upon the robin's breast;
In the Spring the wanton lapwing gets himself another crest;

In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish'd dove;
In the Spring a clanger's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.


Dave

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20 Mar 2014 - 3:31 PM


Quote: ...no, not having a bit of nookie, but giving each other piggy-back rides...

Pull the other leg, Carol!! BlushBlush A wonderful set of close-ups of these two Clangers, stunning detail, and just has to be my fave of the day SmileSmile Just wish I could take shots like these Sad Have my UA... Wink
Trev Smile

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basith
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20 Mar 2014 - 3:50 PM

Great detail Carol.

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GeorgePlatis
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20 Mar 2014 - 3:51 PM

Beautiful images and great timing Carol!SmileSmileSmile
George

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Niknut
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20 Mar 2014 - 5:17 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrin !!......great stuff !!.....& top quality !!

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20 Mar 2014 - 5:26 PM

Making more Clangers too !!!!Carol Wink
Ron

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Sylviwhalley
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20 Mar 2014 - 5:41 PM

Great series.
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Brian65
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20 Mar 2014 - 5:51 PM

So that's what they were doing, great shots Carol SmileSmileSmileSmile
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pluckyfilly
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20 Mar 2014 - 7:16 PM

Fabulous

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20 Mar 2014 - 8:37 PM

Superb Carol - so much detail in these little critters.
Brian.

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20 Mar 2014 - 8:41 PM

Fab shots Carol great work
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Chinga
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20 Mar 2014 - 9:27 PM

Fabulous set of images... A lot of loving captured...
They do look so pre-historical don't they? Amazing little beasties! Grin
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20 Mar 2014 - 9:51 PM

Super capture, but such ugly beasts!

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pamelajean
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20 Mar 2014 - 10:55 PM

We've all come to like these little critters through your delightful images of them, Carol.
Did you hear them whistling?
They may need an extra bowl of green soup or some extra blue string pudding after all this activity.

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21 Mar 2014 - 1:05 AM

This is definitely full of romance and love. Incredible shot. Hat's off to you.

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21 Mar 2014 - 4:36 AM

"Spring is when a young man's fancy turns into what the girls have been dreaming of all Winter"...
See, I don't (want to) believe you, any more than the other EPZers...! Wink
Macro photography at its very best, Carol.

Simon

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21 Mar 2014 - 7:45 AM

Good on you Carol!!! GrinGrin Lou

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marktc
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21 Mar 2014 - 11:21 AM

In all its intimate glory! superb work Carol.

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sweetpea62
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21 Mar 2014 - 3:05 PM

Brilliant Carol and congratulations on your Awards..Lin

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viscostatic
21 Mar 2014 - 5:05 PM

Beautiful little beasties Carol.

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21 Mar 2014 - 8:43 PM

OOOOOooooo I say!BlushBlushBlushBlushBlushGrin
Diane

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annettep38
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23 Mar 2014 - 11:58 PM

Insex at their best. Bet you have a special national clanger day when they emerge!!

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4 Apr 2014 - 9:18 PM

A cracking quartet of images Carol, it looks like you've been on top form since I last had time to view your portfolio at length. Congratulations on the GEA, I'm surprised you haven't had many more as you achieve miracles with that little compact camera of yours!

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