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Now stop eyeballing these eggs, bub!

Love,
Mrs Bug


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Happy Easter everyone Smile

Ok, so I had NO likely Easter images except this one which has EGGS in it...so gimme that, people! *grin*

This is from the archives. I found this leaf in the garden with this shieldbug in front of these eggs. At first I thought the bug was gonna eat these 'butterfly' eggs. I gently cut off the branch and laid it on a table...and a while later, no snacking had happened. Then it hit me, "Ahhh...so they're HER eggs".

I then placed it on a white piece of paper and shot this under my desk's fluorescent light.

She stayed with her eggs the whole time. Don't mess with Mama!

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Alrighty...I'm gonna take myself off and reply to some PMs and then be off to bed. I'll be catching up on everyone's pfs soon. Hope you all've had a good weekend and haven't OD'ed on chocolate.

A.
x

PS Possum, thank you soooooo much for the award for Hawkie! You GEM Smile

Camera:Canon PowerShot A630
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Happy Easter!!
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:23 Mar 2008 - 5:19 PM
Tags:Bug, Close-up / macro, Easter, Eggs, Fun, Humour / fun, Insect, Leaf, Mama, Mother, Protective, Shieldbug, Wildlife / nature, Young
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cantona43
cantona43  8851 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 5:19 PM

Superb shot top quality
neil

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LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 5:22 PM

This is a fantastic shot Andrew, very, very good!
Happy Easter!

Lisa

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CaroleA
CaroleA  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 5:22 PM

Very sharp and deceptively simple: you've really cracked this style haven't you?

You know, I really thought you'd manipped some eggs onto this image! And I've just realised I haven't had a SINGLE bit of chocolate yet.

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 6dawnmichelle vcard United States
23 Mar 2008 - 5:31 PM

this is great.. you did a wonderful job with the shot...love the write up too

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 5:33 PM

BRILLIANT!!!! so simple but the end result is so striking!
Di

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 6135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
23 Mar 2008 - 5:34 PM

Amazing, love it.

Nicky

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Crashingocean
23 Mar 2008 - 5:45 PM

Great shot. Glad I didn't any of those easter eggs.

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janty66
janty66  6 England
23 Mar 2008 - 5:57 PM

brilliant shot, superb detail..

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 6:27 PM

Fantastic! Carol

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 7791 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom171 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 6:39 PM

Superb shot.
Alan.

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luxaeternam
23 Mar 2008 - 6:43 PM

Love the way they're so neatly lined up. Excellent easter card with a twist.
Smile Lucy

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GalleryGirl
23 Mar 2008 - 6:56 PM

Andrew you've been busy in my absence! Great capture - fab shot!
Marilyn x

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Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 7:26 PM

Wow, this is excellent.

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 637 forum postspascalg vcard France
23 Mar 2008 - 7:34 PM

excellent idea, & wonderful tones
very well done...

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KKmoments
KKmoments  7 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 - 8:19 PM

Happy Easter CCM.... great shot.. unusual and how 'accomodating' of her to just sit shielding while you snapped away... now thats what i call a good model... .wonderful clarity, colours and sharpness and a really interesing image... well spotted & captured.
Didn't o/d on the eggs... but after i've photographed them i maybe Wink
Karen

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digitalcaptive
23 Mar 2008 - 8:38 PM

Stunning shot, fantastic detail, well presented

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Skye24Blue
23 Mar 2008 - 8:48 PM

This is perfect, Andrew. Love the narrative too.
Happy Easter! Survived it without eating a single choc egg (bunny or wombat, etc)
Take care, Mac

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DolphinLady
DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 10:08 PM

An amazing capture boyo.
What a wonderful protective mum she is.
Those little eggs look a bit like chocolate beans....that reminds me, the only chocolate I've had this Easter was some chocolate spread on a couple of crispbreads Smile
Hilary Winkx

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Possum
Possum  7148 forum posts England
23 Mar 2008 - 10:50 PM

My pleasure, Andrew. And ain't this just a belter, too? An amazing shot - and I love shield bugs so I'd click twice if I could Smile
Allie

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pamelajean Critique Team 8691 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1533 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 11:01 PM

I am SO very impressed with this image, Andrew. All of my bugs are taken in situ and therefore I hardly ever get such amazing detail of the underneath, as you have. And as for her eggs, they are so incredible, and all lined up like soldiers. Will she expect them to behave so perfectly when they are hatched? "Don't mess with Mama" is so funny. By the way, did you return leaf, bug and eggs to their previous environment?????

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proz
proz  9205 forum posts United States
23 Mar 2008 - 11:34 PM

Andrew this is extremely well done.

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 12:29 AM

Hi Andrew,
This is a stoater of a shot.Love the detail,close up work,lighting and shading and the presentation.I like how protective she is,those eggs are going to be coddled until they are born by mommie on that leaf...........
Hope you had a fantastic easter.Sorry i'm late.take care,AnnSmile

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taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 12:34 AM

Delightful Andrew-- A fantastic capture -- Mrs. with her eggs-- I am jealous!

Jennnnn

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SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 1:11 AM

such a great capture, the clarity is amazing and such a good theme for Easter as well. Like this very much

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TyChee e2 Member 9184 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 2:48 AM

Excellent work! Great lighting and detail!
Ty

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Rogerex
Rogerex  729 forum posts Australia12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 10:07 AM

A brilliant capture Andrew, superb detail. They don't look as tasty as the (1) Easter egg I had. Hope you had a good Easter.
Roger

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 10:40 AM

what a great capture, they look like coffee beans to me Smile

nobody got me an egg :-( booooooh!!!!!

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24 Mar 2008 - 2:19 PM

Amazing image!

Ken

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 4:48 PM

HAPPY EASTER my friend and thanks for your words

ollie Wink

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Bodiewil e2 Member 646 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
24 Mar 2008 - 8:20 PM

Superb work, simply superb

Dave

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
25 Mar 2008 - 2:37 PM

Fascinating image, well done!

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2008 - 3:05 PM

Thanks, everyone. I've loved reading all your comments as always Smile

And I hope you all had a great Easter weekend. Mine was not eggy but chocolatey to some degree...lol.

And thanks for the award, Mac!! Smile)

Pamela, aye, I did return Mama and her eggs to the garden - chances are they're all hatched now and quietly wreaking havoc somewhere...lol.

Jo, they DO look like coffee beans! Goodness...never thought about it till now...hmmm...and now I have a hankering for an espresso and a thick slice of white bread with a thick spread of Nutella on it (thanks to you and Hilary...lol)

A Smile

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28 Mar 2008 - 12:50 PM

Great, great shot.
Ant

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2008 - 6:02 PM

A tremendous macro shot Andrew, a real pleasure to view

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PatrickSmith
31 Mar 2008 - 5:13 PM

LOL.. I love it! And great quality too.

Patrick

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