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I saw these two shield bugs 'doing what comes naturally' in the warm sunshine, when along came a third bug, looking most inquisitive about the whole situation! I was laughing so much I had a job to keep the camera steady! To add to the lack of privacy for the two lovers, look what happened in V.4!

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:wotcha doing?
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:1 Feb 2010 - 5:19 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:91
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9884 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 5:24 AM

superb natural shots Carol,excellent colour,light and detail
Neil

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Amanita05
Amanita05  4 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 - 5:31 AM

Did you mark as Adult content Carol!! lol
Great Series!

Alan.

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RajaSidambaram

A wonderful picturization of a nuptial.Including you there are 3 spectators.Excellent photographic drama - Raja.

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photophantom
1 Feb 2010 - 6:05 AM

lol Carol, brilliant macros
Dennis

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 6:14 AM

A great capture. Detail and colour is exellent. Well done
Carol

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Jekaro
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1 Feb 2010 - 6:30 AM

A fabulous set of close up images again, Carol, lovely colours and V4 for me today.
Roy

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clicknimagine

four beautiful shots, i love the gathering in v4...

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picturistic
1 Feb 2010 - 7:06 AM

smashing shots Carol, well done

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dven
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1 Feb 2010 - 7:15 AM

Super detail, the camouflage is amazing

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 7:20 AM

Must visit your location it may revitalize me.

Rock

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fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 7:30 AM


Quote: Super detail, the camouflage is amazing

I agree.

Albert

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
1 Feb 2010 - 7:51 AM

What a start for Feb!!! TOP<
cor<

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BURNSIE
BURNSIE e2 Member 525 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 7:53 AM

In version 4, they are keeping their neighbours awake.
Very good set.
Kindest Regards
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zanzibarwinds
1 Feb 2010 - 7:57 AM

Cracking photo Carol, sharp, detailed and well composed.

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 8:02 AM

Wonderful set of images so well captured as ever , a public apology now I "assumed" the montage of yesterday was aa collection of the shots already seen and am happy to say sorry here as they are not but a series of other images of similar subjects, even more great shots ! Colin

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SurreyHillsMan
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1 Feb 2010 - 8:06 AM

Great set Carol

Jon

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 8:29 AM

gosh what a set of pics - Love V4 with the ladybird ambling by

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konu
konu  631 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 - 8:31 AM

u have got three Wink

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Steve_S
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1 Feb 2010 - 8:40 AM

Great captures Carol especially with the peeping toms LOL
Steve

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Natzdad
Natzdad  529 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 9:05 AM

Great set of shots,but you must be careful where you put the super glue........Mick

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 9:07 AM

What a wonderful little green world, so close to our world and so alien.
I slightly resent the ladybird's intrusion in V4 but Burnsie's comment made me laugh!
Moira

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 9:14 AM

more bonking bugs, spring must be on the way. love v4. congrats on the user award.lesley
ps burnsies comment is ace.

Last Modified By cassiecat at 1 Feb 2010 - 9:15 AM

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gingerdelight

Is nothing sacred these days? Wink Nothing like having the neighbours watch what you get up to!!! Smile
Superbly detailed images Carol.
Carol

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Thushari
Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 9:31 AM

Great set Carol, excellent details and nicely presented.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 9:45 AM

Great action shots Carol - and an audience didnt put them off!! lol Well done on the award - well deserved

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 9:52 AM

Great macros. Made me smile!

Ann

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 10:22 AM

All crackers and so well presented.
Mary

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 10:58 AM

You never fail to impress me with your macro photography skills, Carol.
Terry

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shawpaul
shawpaul  9 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 11:07 AM

Fab macro work, - as usual, just hope this doesn't backfire on your rep!
HE -HE
Paul

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 11:11 AM

Another excellent set Carol!

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jaktis
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1 Feb 2010 - 11:21 AM

Great pictures

Peter

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 11:30 AM

Great set, Carol, they're almost camouflaged against those leaves - helpful I suppose, when doing what they're doing!
TrevB Smile

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nigele1
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1 Feb 2010 - 11:44 AM

Gender differences are difficult to spot, not surprised you were laughing though.

Nigel

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WildLight
WildLight  7145 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 12:44 PM

Great trio of macro shots Smile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 2:06 PM

Random group activity with v 4 being a bit strange! They neglected to close the bedroom door?
Jennnnn

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EMJAYCEE
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1 Feb 2010 - 2:09 PM

Quite a story and very well told. Great images.
Joan.

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Sylviwhalley
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1 Feb 2010 - 2:14 PM

Great captures.
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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 2:47 PM

Four brilliant images Carol, apparently nothing is private any more.
Bob

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Lillian
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1 Feb 2010 - 2:54 PM

great captures all four but V4 gave an extra smile
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LynneJoyce
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1 Feb 2010 - 5:08 PM

If you don't know what they're doing by now Carol, you really are naive! A great series.

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LeeFisher
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1 Feb 2010 - 5:16 PM

great series of shots,
fish.

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 - 5:22 PM

Along came Mr. Ladybird! super shots Carol.
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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 5:30 PM

Fabulous macro work as always Carol !! V4 my PC !!

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Traceyflowerpots

Great capture Carol so well detailed, a lovely set of images.

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1 Feb 2010 - 5:55 PM

A story in pictures - great stuff! Sue

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dmhuynh72
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1 Feb 2010 - 6:00 PM

They're so well camourflaged, and superb series carol. Nice to see a ladybug in v4 too,

regards
Yung

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viscostatic
1 Feb 2010 - 6:08 PM

Great insect action and nice examples of camouflage too.

Phil.

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PattiW
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1 Feb 2010 - 6:16 PM

A wonderful set of images, Love the green on green! God bless, Patti

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NigelClements

Marvellous as always, good cheeky caption too!

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Dave_Holdham
1 Feb 2010 - 6:42 PM

Superb detailed images, v4 for me , great job

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danbrann
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1 Feb 2010 - 7:29 PM

Three tiny bugs in the bed and the little one said roll over....a song from long ago.

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Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 9:47 PM

Love the title Carol, made me really laugh!
Jann
xxx

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Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 10:14 PM

Love it - there is always one LOL - great shots, with good detail Ina

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HobbitDave
1 Feb 2010 - 10:21 PM

Brilliant set! All excellent, v.1 just for me (I think), maybe v.4. Super images.
Dave.

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2 Feb 2010 - 7:49 AM

A shield bug party, great set of shots

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2 Feb 2010 - 11:19 AM

A lovely set Carol, all super close ups with cracking detail,
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unicorn17  6 Scotland
2 Feb 2010 - 11:36 AM

great shots. made me chuckle .Gill

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3 Feb 2010 - 2:38 PM


Quote: Must visit your location it may revitalize me.

Rock

Very funny and super sharp Carol xxx Smile

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3 Feb 2010 - 11:25 PM

A super set of images Carol, it looks like that shieldbug who is watching in v1 wants to make it a threesome! oo er missus where's the adult tag! lol

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6 Feb 2010 - 10:32 AM

Hee hee! They've definitely been bitten by the love bug. People would pay a fair bit of money to watch something like this in Amsterdam. Wink
Sandra

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6 Feb 2010 - 6:01 PM

Spring has sprung on Crete? Well observed! Wink
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7 Feb 2010 - 6:35 PM

Excellent photography as always Carol, super detail, V4 is a great nature image, made me smile.
David

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