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There's not a lot new to find at present, the cold weather has sent the majority of bugs into hibernation, but there are the odd scorpionflies to be found. This fella was clinging to the side of the pool, trying to shelter from the strong winds.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:scorpionfly
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:11 Jan 2013 - 6:07 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Scorpionfly, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:106
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
11 Jan 2013 - 6:23 AM

Of all the beasties you photograph these are my least feavourites Smile This one looks positively dangerous ! Smile Excellent captures though !!

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Andysnapper e2 Member 6100 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 6:29 AM

I'm just glad that they're not 3 feet long..... Another excellent series Carol and for all that they are a strange looking creature I like them.

Andy

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hunter031072
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11 Jan 2013 - 6:34 AM

i will go with V3 as my favorite oneGrin

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11 Jan 2013 - 6:43 AM

Wow Carol three super shots love V1 a cracker .Smile
Rob

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helenlinda
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11 Jan 2013 - 6:48 AM

3 excellent shots of which v1 is my favourite SmileSmile
Helen

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ugly
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11 Jan 2013 - 6:55 AM

V1 has it for me but it runs close for V2...
A great set of images...

Dave

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dven
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11 Jan 2013 - 7:10 AM

A super set with v1 my favorite

dven

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senn
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11 Jan 2013 - 7:16 AM

superb captures !..

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SUE118
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11 Jan 2013 - 7:19 AM

Beautiful detail. Have a good weekend we are expecting snow.

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LynneJoyce
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11 Jan 2013 - 8:14 AM

A fine, handsome creature beautifully photographed.

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barbarahirst
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11 Jan 2013 - 8:18 AM

Quirkey looking chappie
Great images from you

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 8:18 AM

First class macro images and No. 1 is the winner for me.

Albert

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
11 Jan 2013 - 8:31 AM

You have some very different and wonderful bugs out there carol. stunning set of shots.

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rontear
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11 Jan 2013 - 8:32 AM

V1 Carol, menacing parasitic fly. Deserving of your awardsSmile
Ron.

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Norfolkboy
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11 Jan 2013 - 8:40 AM

Three cracking macros, Carol.
Colin

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WhiteRose1
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11 Jan 2013 - 8:46 AM

A weird looking crittur and three cracking versions, Carol.

Dave

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 8:47 AM

What fantastic and great set o0f images,Carol,all very beautiful,
saeid

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
11 Jan 2013 - 8:49 AM

Excellent macro shots Carol, bit of a dandy this chap me thinks! wearing his snazzy outfit, dressed to kill perhaps!very well done deserving of the awards regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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leontari
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11 Jan 2013 - 8:55 AM

An excellent set of images Carol, with V3 my favorite.

Effrossini

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11 Jan 2013 - 8:57 AM

Super images Carol,
Fred.

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RonnieAG
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11 Jan 2013 - 9:07 AM

More magic from the Lumix in your capable hands, Carol: think V 1 deserves that slot today, the detail absolutely immaculate.
Ronnie.

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CaroleS
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11 Jan 2013 - 9:14 AM

Always think these look rather like an 'alien'! Well captured.
Carole

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User_Removed
11 Jan 2013 - 9:15 AM

All are impressive detailed captures.
Excellent. Smile

Lucien.

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madbob
madbob  8 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 - 9:25 AM

ace macro detail spot on

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11 Jan 2013 - 9:30 AM

V1 is fantastic Carol! WowGrin
AndrewSadGrinGrin

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Ade_Osman
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11 Jan 2013 - 9:35 AM

Good one Carol, well done to you....

Ade

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achieverswales
11 Jan 2013 - 10:01 AM

Excellent set and all worthy of its own upload, V3 just edges it for me Carol.

Regards

Trev.

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11 Jan 2013 - 10:13 AM

heard of these but never been lucky enough to see one thank you for showing me one superbly captured trio

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Irishkate
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11 Jan 2013 - 10:30 AM

Superb macros with V1 my winner for today.
Amazing eyes.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
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11 Jan 2013 - 10:36 AM

Superb set Carol. The detail and colour you capture is amazing.
Joan.

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danbrann
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11 Jan 2013 - 11:16 AM

Great images Carol with V3 being my preferred choice today.

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mex
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11 Jan 2013 - 11:21 AM

Again super detail carol.
cheers phil.

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Lillian
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11 Jan 2013 - 11:22 AM

Looks like a sting in that there tail!!
3 great shots as the awards testify Carol
Lillian

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TonyDy
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11 Jan 2013 - 11:30 AM

Excellent trio, Carol.
Tony

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11 Jan 2013 - 11:31 AM

Stunning quality especially v1

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TrevBatWCC
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11 Jan 2013 - 11:42 AM

I have to say Carol, you have the knack of making the nastiest looking bugs look good! Wink Stunning quality set, but V1 has to be my fave Smile
Trev Smile

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ann_g
ann_g  10 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 - 11:42 AM

Your macro shots are awesome, so sharp.

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Joline
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11 Jan 2013 - 12:06 PM

How far away are you when you take these remarkable shots?
I like his profile....quite the character.

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mattberry
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11 Jan 2013 - 1:16 PM

You've got some good detail in this one Carol, well done!

Matt

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EAS
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11 Jan 2013 - 1:25 PM

You've surpassed yourself with this one! The details are amazing. Congratulations on those well deserved awards.

Ann

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11 Jan 2013 - 1:59 PM

You've done yourself proud with this one Carol. A very expert and well detailed shot. And a GEA is well deserved here.

Anne

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ChiliMan
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11 Jan 2013 - 3:35 PM

WOWWW. Carol...BRAVO on all three, especially Vs 1 and 3. And congrats on the UAs and the very well-deserved GEA SmileSmileSmile

Andrew

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RajaSidambaram
11 Jan 2013 - 3:57 PM

Unique clarity, Carol, which you only could achieve. Danger expressed in the eye of the fly. - Raja.

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11 Jan 2013 - 4:55 PM

Three amazing macros, Carol. V1 and V2 are my favorites. Besides an incredibly detailed shot, you've got a great background here as well.
-=\Walter

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samarmishra
11 Jan 2013 - 5:24 PM

Hi carol three classic images.. all three are equally good so all are winner.. Excellent. very well taken and nicely presented too..

Samar..

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Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 6:32 PM

These are just superb Carol, WOW!!!!
Bob

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11 Jan 2013 - 6:45 PM

SUPERB Carol, three of the best here SmileWink

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Silverzone
11 Jan 2013 - 7:04 PM

Great clarity. Sylvia

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11 Jan 2013 - 7:34 PM

v1 all the way Carol! What a great image.
Ann

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11 Jan 2013 - 7:36 PM

Evenin' Carol

Three real beauties here, though I have to lean toward V1 as the overall winnerSmile
Off and on foggy here all daySad, though other parts have had clear weatherSmile

We made it thoughWink

Congrats on the awards - well deserved tooGrin

Adrian

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11 Jan 2013 - 8:16 PM

Three cracking shots Carol with V1 getting my vote. The detail you capture in your shots is superb and they are good enough for any reference book.
Ray

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11 Jan 2013 - 8:17 PM

Stunning..Smile

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11 Jan 2013 - 8:18 PM

3 marvellous images Carol, well done for all those UA's and a well deserved GEA... V1 a clear winner!

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11 Jan 2013 - 9:45 PM

They keep getting better and better
mike

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11 Jan 2013 - 10:14 PM

Wow! Nothing more to be said! Ann.

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GazzaG2003  11252 forum posts England
11 Jan 2013 - 10:28 PM

simply stunning detail love it Smile

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11 Jan 2013 - 10:49 PM

'Superb & well togged Macro Image Set' ~ Peter

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11 Jan 2013 - 11:15 PM

Congratulations Carol you've really excelled yourself today gaining all those awards and a GEA too which must be the icing on the cake. You've obviously got the Big O rattled as he's dammed you with faint praise!Smile

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11 Jan 2013 - 11:44 PM

A unicorn of the insect world. Excellent DOF and detail!

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12 Jan 2013 - 6:06 AM

I'm softening towards your beasties Carol, as I find I quite like the looks of this one which you've captured so well in each of these, for a selection I have to go with your own choice of lead!
Rgds., Jim
PS. You've garnered quite a bunch of very well deserved awards, congratulations!

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digital_boi
12 Jan 2013 - 1:53 PM

superb Carol all awards richly deserved

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12 Jan 2013 - 3:25 PM

excelent!

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12 Jan 2013 - 4:26 PM

Just brilliant ! GillWink

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13 Jan 2013 - 8:02 AM

Stunning captures. A

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13 Jan 2013 - 12:54 PM

Beautiful and very elegant... IB

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14 Jan 2013 - 12:03 AM

Great set of images Carol , well done.

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