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Two bug photos today - V1 a Bumble bee visiting a wind destroyed poppy and V2 a South African lady bug on an orchid.
Thanx to all who took the time to vote and comment on my pre-historic plant yesterday !!
We are off to Cape Town amidst storm winds and rain today to watch an inter provincial rugby match between Western Province and the Griquas. Should be more like mud wrestling, but that makes for more enjoyment Smile
Have a super day !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 108.2 - 5412.0 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Sep 2013 - 12:41 PM
Focal Length:215mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/6.5
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:A Bug's Life
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:20 Sep 2013 - 3:48 AM
Tags:Bumble bee, Lady bug, Wildlife / nature
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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 171 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 4:07 AM

Morning H. What is it about bugs and things that attracts us so? Here again to great images Grin. Have a good w/end.
Ray

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 4:14 AM

A great pair of images, Herman. I love V1, the bee on the poppy. Hope you enjoy the mud wrestling/rugby. I gather that this is a big sport in South Africa.

Peter

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 5:08 AM

Beautiful images v2 is better.

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
20 Sep 2013 - 5:25 AM

The ladybug is spectacular Herman! I've never seen anyone like it, stunning.
M

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 5:49 AM

Two beautiful macro shots, Herman. They are brilliant in the full meaning of the word.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 5:51 AM

Two super images, Herman, love the ladybird on the orchid, she's very different from the ladybirds I see here. Carol

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 5:56 AM

Hallo Herman. I can say you are a specialist in macro photography now. Two excellent images!!

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 6:01 AM

a superb V2.

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213hardy
213hardy e2 Member 5541 forum posts213hardy vcard England
20 Sep 2013 - 6:41 AM

Both great images, Herman, but V2 bags it for me this morning.

Den

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:27 AM

No. 2 is definitely the winner for me ~ a great capture.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:28 AM

A chubby fluffy little bee and a pretty ladybird...great captures Herman....look after yourself in the storm today

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:39 AM

2 great images Herman, like both, great looking LBSmile


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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:40 AM

Two great captures

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:44 AM

2 excellent capture's, have a safe journey.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:44 AM

Very interesting ladybird in V2! Never seen that sorta design and patterning before.

GORgeous detail and close-up you've got in V1!! Well impressive. Hope you have a good time at the "mud wrestling" match Grin

Andrew

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LynneJoyce
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20 Sep 2013 - 7:50 AM

Love them both.

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 8:42 AM

2 fabulous captures Herman. V2 for me today though. A beautiful macro GrinGrin

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 - 9:17 AM

Two great captures Smile

Eileen

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103999 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 9:17 AM

Thta's one fine Bee GrinGrin

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basith
basith  1 Sri Lanka
20 Sep 2013 - 9:23 AM

Beautiful images Herman,
V2 looking nice to me today..

Basith

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
20 Sep 2013 - 9:27 AM

Wonderfully vibrant colours! Enjoy the mud!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32911 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 10:12 AM

Two very well observed, composed and captured images with great colour and detail throughout. Image two for me please Herman

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
20 Sep 2013 - 10:16 AM

Ah Rugby! A game played by men with funny shaped balls, we in Wales are fanatical about the game, any way I digress from your two great macro captures Herman, excellent quality and V1 my choice today.

Regards

Trev.

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Craggwildlife
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20 Sep 2013 - 10:35 AM

two good ones Herman

David

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williamsloan
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20 Sep 2013 - 10:54 AM

two nice images well taken.



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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
20 Sep 2013 - 10:58 AM

Two lovely captures with marvellous colour. Well done Herman.
WEsternRed.

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lonely_oryx
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20 Sep 2013 - 11:42 AM

Great colours in v1

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
20 Sep 2013 - 12:07 PM

Un combianción de colores maravilloso. Felicitaciones.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 1:04 PM

Two great insect shots--v2 pleases most--- a dear tiny bug!

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 2:40 PM

What a very pretty ladybug Herman and a great shot as well. The good shot part applies to V1 too.Smile
Joan.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 - 3:02 PM

Fantastic macros Herman, Love the unusual patters on the ladybird in V2. IB

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GeorgePlatis
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20 Sep 2013 - 3:21 PM

Excellent macro captures, great details and beautiful colors, Herman !
George

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 - 3:30 PM

Great shots Herman. Cathy

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 5:03 PM

V2 for me today lovely images,

Ali

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 5:15 PM

Hi Herman two great macro shots, your ladybirds are slightly different to ours

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 - 5:26 PM

Particularly like V2, Herman.

P.

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20 Sep 2013 - 5:54 PM

great duo i too go with v2 today

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TONKSPHOTO
20 Sep 2013 - 6:44 PM

Good grief ....Great ....we have some bees in South Africa......Regards ...John

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20 Sep 2013 - 6:54 PM

Very colourful Herman - well done
Jason

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Caziwinkles
20 Sep 2013 - 7:46 PM

Fantastic Herman - hard to choose a fave - love them both. Smile

Carol

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pks  10 England
20 Sep 2013 - 8:30 PM

like them both well taken

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20 Sep 2013 - 9:36 PM

Two beaut shots.

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20 Sep 2013 - 9:37 PM

Great captures and I hope you enjoy your weekend mud wrestling!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
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21 Sep 2013 - 1:42 PM

Two fabulous colourful macros Herman, I look forward to seeing some shots taken at the rugby if you do decide to take your camera with you

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21 Sep 2013 - 1:57 PM

grt images Herman hope youtookyour camera to the rugby

bryan

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ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
21 Sep 2013 - 6:31 PM

Two beautiful macro shots

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RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 9:25 AM

Love V 1 particularly, Herman: here was me thinking it was the bee weighing down the petal.......a super shot.
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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
22 Sep 2013 - 3:38 PM

Beautiful images! v1 is my favorite, HermanSmile
Regards Valery

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annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2013 - 7:20 AM

they both would make me proud, a wonderful bumble and your hand painted ladybird on an orchid is a stunner.

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12 Oct 2013 - 7:16 AM

Excellent macro shots .....GrinGrinGrin

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