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I was photographing this very large cricket, when a shield bug decided he wanted to get in the picture, and rushed up the piece of wood, onto the cricket, up his leg to the highest point, and perched up there, surveying his kingdom! I was laughing so much it's a wonder I managed to get any images at all! I know V.3 should have been the first upload, but V.1 was my favourite.

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:you can see for miles!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:2 Aug 2011 - 6:25 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Closeup, Cricket, General, Humour / fun, Macro, Nature, Shield bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:90
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mikan
mikan  3 Romania
2 Aug 2011 - 6:26 AM

great shot

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Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 6:34 AM

I've just sprayed coffee over my keyboard from laughing. Brilliant images Carol, what a cheeky blighter.

Andy

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digital_boi
2 Aug 2011 - 6:41 AM

heheh great work so well captured these 3 have to be my all time Favorites so far Carol love em excllent

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 6:49 AM

fantastic set carol the detail is brilliant v2 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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debu
debu  4 India
2 Aug 2011 - 7:05 AM

Terrific capture,V1 for me.
debu

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LynneJoyce
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2 Aug 2011 - 7:10 AM

V1 made me laugh out loud, the best yet!

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 7:12 AM

I can see why you were laughing so much it's the crickets blank expression that made me laugh.

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sparrowhawk
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2 Aug 2011 - 7:14 AM

wonderful shots and how comical !! brilliantly done

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 7:18 AM

Had me laughing too, Carol: what a marvellous situation to witness.
Reminded me of a Goon joke in which Spike's character ( whilst playing a non-com in the Army) was asked to use his binoculars and report what he was.
"Nothing, Sir".
"Well, go up that small hill and report what you see now".
Breathlessly he arrives back and when asked states "Still nothing, Sir, but I can see it much better".
Funny how an image can trigger a memory or an event, and this excellent set did that for me today.
Ronnie.

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Shootme
Shootme  5 England
2 Aug 2011 - 7:21 AM

3 cracking shots Carol, and I just love that title.

Jim.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 7:36 AM

Still chuckling after seeing these - all three are excellent macros - go on ringmaster how many times did you have to crack your whip to get it up there!!!! LOLWinkWink

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 7:46 AM

my star for you today
talk about being at the right place at the right time
And I also suggest the right photographer...Smile

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Rock
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2 Aug 2011 - 7:51 AM

Gives a leg up please.

Wonderful captures.

Rock

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CaroleS
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2 Aug 2011 - 8:04 AM

Oh what wonderful images. Fantastic captures.Grin Carole

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gingerdelight

Superb! Very well captured Carol, and I think you have chosen the right one as the leading shot. Very amusing! What I want to know, however, is how much do you pay them to pose for you? Wink
Carol

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 9:11 AM

Great set with V1 being the star turn for sure!

Ann

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User_Removed
2 Aug 2011 - 9:12 AM

Super set of images.
Alf.

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Lillian
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2 Aug 2011 - 9:12 AM

Unbelievable, and love the story as a real smile there with this set CarolGrin
You can see in the crickets eye's a wary look for either you with the camera, or the itch on his leg
brilliant and congrats on the UA ..well deserved for this
Lillian

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maryg
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2 Aug 2011 - 9:23 AM

Great candid camera shots , fab detail as always. Thanks for the comment re my " grasshopper" perhaps that's why I couldn't find it in the grasshopper pages of my insect book , will have a look in the beetlepages , thanks.
Mary

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jabe
jabe  4 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 10:11 AM

Grin They give an artistic pose,great shot Grin

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danbrann
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2 Aug 2011 - 10:32 AM

Stupendous Carol ...oh and amazing.

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achieverswales
2 Aug 2011 - 11:04 AM

Three of your very best today Carol, thanks for your best wishes today!

Regards

Trev.

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SlowSong
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2 Aug 2011 - 11:09 AM

How cheeky is That!!! Splendid. GrinGrinGrin
Chris

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 11:10 AM

Congrats that's Fab and has made us
all smile. Smile
Well done Carol.

B.

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Gray_ina
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2 Aug 2011 - 11:10 AM

Morning Carol, amazing set of shots, no wonder it had you in fits of laughter, regards gray.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 11:12 AM

Superb set Carol. Yes I found V1 real fun. Amazing timing. Love your title too. Paul

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TonyDy
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2 Aug 2011 - 11:15 AM

Superb trio, Carol, well captured.
Tony

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annettep38
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2 Aug 2011 - 11:19 AM

absolutely fabulous. GREAT!!

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viscostatic
2 Aug 2011 - 11:23 AM

Great photography Carol. A good choice for the main image.

Phil.

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2 Aug 2011 - 11:40 AM

Great title for this David & Goliath set Carol, funny and superb. Gary

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Gemma9
Gemma9  5 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2011 - 11:47 AM

Fantastic, Carol. Great luck to have the shield bug turn up! V1 is my fave too Smile
Gemma

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
2 Aug 2011 - 12:07 PM

A wonderful surprising image!
JNC

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EMJAYCEE
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2 Aug 2011 - 1:17 PM

Enjoyed th story SmileSmile and enjoyed all three shots.
Joan.

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jgmford
jgmford  7 England
2 Aug 2011 - 1:19 PM

Stunning close up detail series of captures Carol, super colours. Brilliant composition. SmileJeff

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PattiW
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2 Aug 2011 - 1:38 PM

Unbelievable! Fantastic capture, Patti SmileSmile

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Daisymaye
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2 Aug 2011 - 2:37 PM

Amazing shots Carol. Love V1 and your title is so perfect. Just awesome and really made me smile............Sandy

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2 Aug 2011 - 3:35 PM

This is just amazing! You never fail to give us something different, Carol, and this is different! Really made me chuckle Grin A brilliant set, and definitely one for the favourites Wink
Trev Smile

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2 Aug 2011 - 5:13 PM

Great fun. And that is the joy of photography.

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
2 Aug 2011 - 5:27 PM

A fantastic set of shots Carol. Beautiful colour and detail, and very amusing. Cheeky littly thing isn't he. Congratulations on your awards. Moira

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Niknut
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2 Aug 2011 - 5:30 PM

Brilliant shot !......amazing capture of this bit of 'behaviour'.....& so crisp & full of colour, plus a generous dollop of humour.....1st class !

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jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 5:42 PM

All the superlatives I can think of, and a round dozen more.
jon

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evelen
evelen  9 England
2 Aug 2011 - 6:31 PM

another great set of images.
eve.

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2 Aug 2011 - 6:31 PM

These are priceless Carol Smile Smile Smile
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bluetitblue
2 Aug 2011 - 6:50 PM

Excellent captures great macro work.

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lobski
lobski  3 Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 7:08 PM

Very well timed capture and well spotted. V1 for me!

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ChiliMan
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2 Aug 2011 - 7:32 PM

LMAO...oh man...this is AWE.SOME.

Carol, you got the order right. V1 deserves to be where it is. Utterly brilliant capture and my laptop's been jiggling 'cos it's partially rested on my tum and I've been chuckling so GrinGrinGrin

So weird that the cricket doesn't mind! Insects are SO bizarre.

You've already got 3 UAs but screw it, here's another one Wink

Andrew

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franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 7:45 PM

Great set again Carol, congrats on all the gongs.

Fran

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Richard_OSullivan

excellent images, v1 is my favourite.
The detail is brilliant

Rick

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bromley-smith
2 Aug 2011 - 8:10 PM

Amazing images Carol, superb detail.
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2 Aug 2011 - 8:44 PM

What a fabulous set of images Carol - magical stuff - V1 image looks a good lead to me.
Brian.

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2 Aug 2011 - 9:12 PM

great set I like them allSmile

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betts  6 England
2 Aug 2011 - 9:42 PM

Excellent set Carol, love v1, bet you wont get a shot like this again,,,,
betts

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2 Aug 2011 - 10:08 PM

Well done for getting the shots even though you had the giggles, and these have provided a lot of laughs for everyone else too, and are well deserving of all the votes and awards. Quite unique.

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3 Aug 2011 - 4:42 AM

What a cracker

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3 Aug 2011 - 9:52 AM

You have this uncanny ability to find these wonderful behavioural sequences, another lovely set of images.

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3 Aug 2011 - 1:31 PM

How you kept a steady hand with this images I'll never know... Amazing captures Carol. (Your August folio has started well!) IB

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3 Aug 2011 - 4:12 PM

A brilliant capture Carol.You do these so well..Lin

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3 Aug 2011 - 4:19 PM

Another wonderful set Carol, boy I wish I lived in a hot climate 24/7, very envious of you you know Wink

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3 Aug 2011 - 5:55 PM

quite an odd couple, great find Carol - all 3 are winners. Love your bugsSmile
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3 Aug 2011 - 6:10 PM

Absolutely hilarious Carol the title and the shot in V1 says it all - GrinGrinGrinGrin - Ina

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MikeGreaves
3 Aug 2011 - 9:20 PM

Truly amazing, a shot in a million Smile
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4 Aug 2011 - 9:19 AM

What a delightful fun set! A

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4 Aug 2011 - 11:19 PM

That's just not cricket stealing the limelight like that, another stupendous set of macros to Wow us

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7 Aug 2011 - 8:39 PM

Outstanding macro work with these unique shots, Carol.
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