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Saw this bug on a Daylily and was impressed with its shadow, so I thought I'd share it with my sorely neglected friends ! Smile
Another mad day - I am off to take photos at the Double century bicycle race [202 km] that starts and finishes in Swellendam this morning. Our son is a volunteer worker there - has been working there since Thursday after school and started at 3:30 am this morning Smile
Thank you so much to all who commented and voted on my Daylily - and especially to Graham, Lillian, Maureen and Trev for their treasured UA !!
Have a super Saturday !

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Nov 2013 - 4:07 PM
Focal Length:4.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Beasty Shadow
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:23 Nov 2013 - 3:09 AM
Tags:Bug, Daylily, Saturday shadow, Wildlife / nature
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 3:43 AM

Lovely capture.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1112 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 4:04 AM

Hey Herman, nice to see you back, thought you had been washed away in the flash floods last weekGrinGrin....what a great bug and shadow, well captured....glad you realize that we are your neglected friendsGrinGrinGrin

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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 165 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 4:25 AM

A great image on your come back, by the sounds of things your feet are never on the ground, things keeping you busy Grin

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kuvailija
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23 Nov 2013 - 5:18 AM

Welcome back Herman, long time no seen! We all have missed you! ------- A great buig and shadow , like Colleen says(writes). GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinThe ePz is not the same without you ,so we all hope seeing you more in the future! --- Jukka Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 5:29 AM

A cute cockchafer, Herman, great capture, and good to see you back now and againSmile Carol

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Jocelia
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23 Nov 2013 - 5:45 AM

It certainly is a handsome bug with all those lovely spots.
And a fearsome shadow with great impact.
Nice to see you back, have a great day……….WinkWinkWink

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Mollycat
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23 Nov 2013 - 5:49 AM

Nice of your bug to give you a shadow for today. Seems you've got a great son Herman, enjoy the day. Grin Peter.

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 6:42 AM

wonderful light and detail herman love the shadow a belter nice one Wink
andy

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janlea
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23 Nov 2013 - 6:44 AM

Lovely shot Herman, really nice colours and great shadow of the bug Smile
Jan

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 6:50 AM

A fantastic macro Herman!!

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termite53
termite53 e2 Member 1termite53 vcard United Kingdom
23 Nov 2013 - 7:25 AM

Welcome back Herman, brilliant Saturday Shadow.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 7:30 AM

A superb Shadow Saturday shot, Herman!
Have a good day taking photographs!

Richard

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 7:32 AM

Now that is sharp!! a great shot Herman
enjoy the day with your family
Lillian

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ukgubbi
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23 Nov 2013 - 7:46 AM

Very happy that you are back with a bang with this brilliant image. Love the guy in its shadow.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 7:46 AM

super shadow

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 7:52 AM

Hiya Herman. You've been missed Grin
A super capture of this bug, beautiful colours and love the shadow GrinGrin

Kathryn

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 8:08 AM

Super colour and detail, Herman.

Ray

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mistere
mistere e2 Member mistere vcard England
23 Nov 2013 - 8:38 AM

Nice one H, looks like someone splashed it with gold paint.
Thanks for letting me know the Bloom was an Hibiscus, I'm hopeless with plants.
Take care,

Dave.

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helenlinda
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23 Nov 2013 - 8:42 AM

A great shadow picture Herman SmileSmile
Helen

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103956 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 8:48 AM

Not sure which is the more frightening ...the bug or its shadow...good to see you back GrinGrinGrin

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Badgerfred
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23 Nov 2013 - 8:58 AM

Fine shadow capture Herman,
Fred.

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capto
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23 Nov 2013 - 9:08 AM

A fine shot, shadow and all.Smile

ivor

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jdinne
jdinne e2 Member 10jdinne vcard England
23 Nov 2013 - 9:14 AM

Nice to see you uploading again Herman a very nice bug and shadow.

Oh do apologise, you voted on my Churchyard image but I deleted it and uploaded again as I forgot something Blush

John

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Lynniesefforts
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23 Nov 2013 - 9:20 AM


Quote: Very happy that you are back with a bang with this brilliant image. Love the guy in its shadow.

A super image Herman... enjoy your day Grin

Lynette Grin

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23 Nov 2013 - 9:21 AM

wonderful work

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 9:32 AM

Nothing like being busy - although a bit of rest is welcome! Love the bug and it's shadow but the lily petal makes a lovely backing for him.
Joan.

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chrissie3
chrissie3  5 England
23 Nov 2013 - 9:57 AM

Beastly shadow more like!!! But it does make a good image.

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nonur
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23 Nov 2013 - 10:32 AM

Super shot, great shadow, Herman. I like it a lot.

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Fefe
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23 Nov 2013 - 10:40 AM

Lovely colours and shadow Herman.... Nice shot!
Diane

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23 Nov 2013 - 11:01 AM


Quote: Hey Herman, nice to see you back, thought you had been washed away in the flash floods last weekGrinGrin....what a great bug and shadow, well captured....glad you realize that we are your neglected friendsGrinGrinGrin

Good luck with the bicycle race

As for your beastly shadow my friend, well it stunning...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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indysteve1949
23 Nov 2013 - 11:55 AM

great detail

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handlerstudio
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23 Nov 2013 - 12:15 PM

GREAT shot Herman. Good to have you back. This is an amazing macro image. Enjoy the bike race... As a cyclist (and not a racer), I love watching races. Individual or team racing?

Peter

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2013 - 12:59 PM

Super looking bug set off a treat by the beautifully coloured petal.

P.

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AnnJ
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23 Nov 2013 - 1:50 PM

Great capture...wondered where you had been! Ann.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 1:54 PM

Love the ''handles'' on the shadow Herman !!
Super shot.
Mick.

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achieverswales
23 Nov 2013 - 2:19 PM

A cracking capture of the beetle and the shadow is a bonus Herman.


Regards

Trev.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 2:27 PM

very nice bug and a beautiful perch!

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2449 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 2:39 PM

Well spotted Herman,

Ali Smile

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GeorgePlatis
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23 Nov 2013 - 2:44 PM

Beautiful macro capture, Herman! Great details, shadows and light!
George

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Jenny-D
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23 Nov 2013 - 4:38 PM

Great image.

Jenny Smile

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23 Nov 2013 - 5:01 PM

Super image Herman a fantastic shadow
Rob

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Niknut
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23 Nov 2013 - 5:34 PM

Cracking shot !!.....lovely color & so crisp !!

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leontari
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23 Nov 2013 - 5:46 PM

A special image for Saturday shadows Herman. Great detail, light and colour.
Effrossini

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23 Nov 2013 - 7:42 PM

Lovely detail but the great use of the light makes this image perfectWinkGrin
Ryan

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23 Nov 2013 - 9:28 PM

Lovely Shadow shot Herman. You have been missed. Cathy

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2101 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 10:10 PM

A great image Herman with a lovely shadowSmile
You are a very busy manSmile
NettaSmile

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23 Nov 2013 - 10:26 PM

that is a superb image well captured.


billy

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24 Nov 2013 - 1:41 AM

Superb detail on this beasty and cracking shadow, Herman

Lavina

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Chinga
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24 Nov 2013 - 2:07 AM

A most beautiful insect with a perfect shadow...
Very well spotted! IB

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cheesey
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24 Nov 2013 - 3:03 AM

Super colours and detail.
Great shot.
Cheesey Smile.

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24 Nov 2013 - 9:29 AM

Wow...very impressive your son's dedication and commitment, Herman.

And may I just say AWESOME shot here. Great shadow but also such rich detail and colour on the beetle and petal Smile

Andrew

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 - 1:05 PM

Insects are not my favourites, and the quality of this image confirms why.................. gives me the willies


Tish

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25 Nov 2013 - 2:34 PM

Excellent detail and shadow too!

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Potra
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11 Dec 2013 - 4:26 AM

Great shot Herman!
M

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