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Thought I would suggest this beauty to Carol's pole dancing troupe - see V2 Smile
We went to Hermanus [ the town ] Friday after school and returned only late yesterday eve - our son played in a hockey tournament there. That is why I was absent yesterday Smile
Thank you so much for every vote and kind comment on my Crested Barbet and a special thanx to Steve for his treasured UA !!

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:2 Aug 2013 - 10:04 AM
Focal Length:12.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Miss Red Lips
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:4 Aug 2013 - 4:18 AM
Tags:Red locust, Wildlife / nature
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Voters:S_Psharma · WesternRed · handlerstudio · Daisymaye · CarolG · nonur · macromal · jovanovic · DavesPics · HarrietH · bobsblues · LynneJoyce · fentiger · RobertTurley · 213hardy · annettep38 · dven · longhoss · PaulLiley · Diggeo · Philip_H · Badgerfred · marshfam19 · barbarahirst · ColleenA · pollisher · Caziwinkles · User_Removed · netta1234 · feefeepootle · brian17302 · Derek_Fearn · NDODS · SUE118 · craggwildlifephotography · digital_boi · Nikonuser1 · ali63 · JuBarney · lonely_oryx · cats_123 · Lynniesefforts · Rende · ValeryAst · widtink · jasonrwl · Lillian · jamesmoorephotography · rayme330 · CaroleS · DicksPics · Tish1 · kathrynlouise · morpheus1955 · Mrsbass · EileenH · Potra · ChristineD · marktc · jdinne · Mike_Smith · myrab · Humblebee · tonyng · BIGRY1 · Morpyre · thedon1941 · capto · ugly · PattiW · pks · AlexAppleby · andylea · Glostopcat · Holmewood · pamelajean · boov · Brian65 · abeeror2 · Chinga · Ayoob ·
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 4:34 AM

Nice macro work v1 is best.

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WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
4 Aug 2013 - 4:50 AM

Great trio Herman your close technique is excellent with lovely colours. Well done.
WesternRed.

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 5:05 AM

Herman, great macro and color. I like the pose in V2 best. What a set of images!!!!!

Peter

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 5:42 AM

V1, with the red tongue is my favourite. Great shots.......Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 5:58 AM

What an unusual hopper, Herman, she would be the star attraction with those wonderful colours and markings, excellent captures Smile Carol

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 6:27 AM

Super shots, Herman. I like V1 even more, as it looks like a courtier in his best attire.

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macromal
macromal  3
4 Aug 2013 - 6:34 AM

This is a brilliant capture Herman, you do have some really interesting insect`s out there....Mal.

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DavesPics
DavesPics  4 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 - 6:46 AM

Great close/up you find such strange and unusual creatures love all the close/up's

Dave

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HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 5276 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
4 Aug 2013 - 6:46 AM

Amazing. Earth has some wonderful creatures and so many are in Africa. The big question, what is it? A grasshopper that looks like a dragon St.George would like to get hold of.

Harriet

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 6:59 AM

Great title Herman and super shots of this bug.SmileSmile
Rob

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 7:04 AM

Three excellent, and very informative views of this colourful beastie.

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 7:36 AM

Yes, I'm sure Carol will engage this one immediately. Could even see it as the clown!
Now i wonder how you spotted it in spite of the excellent camouflage ?
GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 7:38 AM

UA is for v2.. Well composed and I love the pose!

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dven
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4 Aug 2013 - 7:47 AM

Version 2 is my choice

dven

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longhoss
longhoss Plus Member 5longhoss vcard United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 - 7:48 AM

Lovely colours Herman
Glyn

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 7:53 AM

Amazing set and such superb detail Herman. Paul

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Diggeo
Diggeo  2 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 8:08 AM

Beautiful macro shots Herman!!

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 - 8:19 AM

So colourful!

PGrin

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
4 Aug 2013 - 8:24 AM

Fine set Herman, V2 a slight favourite,
Fred.

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2280 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 8:32 AM

Morning Herman, a much cooler day today after 3 hot days which i believe is unusual for ManchesterGrinGrin
You should have warned us you would not be on yesterday, you had us all worried...What!!!! no HermanGrinGrinGrinGrin
Hermanus is one of the most beautiful towns along the Cape coast, wonderful critter images herman...well done

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User_Removed
4 Aug 2013 - 8:42 AM

Excellent detailed captures. 🐜 👍 😃

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Caziwinkles
4 Aug 2013 - 8:43 AM

A trio of amazing images Herman - V1 looks as though he has a red shawl round him. Wink

Carol

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3241 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 8:48 AM

Agree with Colleen ,we were a bit worried .
A great setSmile
NettaSmile

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brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 9:10 AM

Good detailed set of images
Regards Brian

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44062 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom111 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 9:42 AM

Three quite extraordinary images Herman...

Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrin

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 9:58 AM

I think she's gone a bit over the top with the lippy.GrinGrinGrin

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4 Aug 2013 - 10:21 AM

woh!! three good captures , not something I would like to meet on a dark night....GrinGrinGrinGrin

Hope your son did well in his hockey match


David

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digital_boi
4 Aug 2013 - 10:23 AM

all fine captures V2 wins through for me today Herman good one

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 10:28 AM

What a colourfull looking bug Herman, 3 great captures, like them allSmile


Cliff

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3660 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 10:39 AM

An unusual bug, Ilove the bright red colouring, great images,

Ali SmileSmile

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 10:45 AM

Gosh he looks scary, like a mini lobster!
Amazing detailed shot.
Ju

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lonely_oryx
4 Aug 2013 - 10:56 AM

A sexy little critter

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114326 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 11:02 AM

Red means danger!!!! GrinGrinGrin

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts Plus Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
4 Aug 2013 - 11:07 AM

Interesting creature there Herman, great detailed image GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 11:26 AM

Beautifully colourful set of macro's Herman.
Rende

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
4 Aug 2013 - 11:36 AM

Now I know to whom some African tribes imitate, when they caparison their bodiesSmile
Good set of macro, HermanSmile
Regards Valery

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widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 11:47 AM

Nice Macros Herman SmileSmile No gonna kiss them though Wink

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 11:54 AM

What an amazing set of a really different 'critter'
well captured
Lillian

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CaroleS Plus Member 5102 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 11:57 AM

Very unusual and colourful creature!

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 12:21 PM

Three wonderfully colourful images, Herman!
On its way to the 'Ugly Bug Ball'?SmileSmile

Richard

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Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 12:43 PM

Despite being creepy crawlies, these are brilliant Herman, hope you enjoyed yourselves yesterday.

My cold is still well and truly attached despite taking my medicine Sad

Tish

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kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 1:12 PM

Brilliant capture Herman. Can't pick between V1 and V2 Grin
Kathryn

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morpheus1955
4 Aug 2013 - 1:26 PM

Superb set of images, fantastic detail and great colours

Hugh

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Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 2:42 PM

Amazing set Herman - what an incredible creature. Great captures.

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EileenH  1 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 - 2:53 PM

Three great captures 🐜 😊

Eileen

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Potra Plus Member 2Potra vcard Venezuela
4 Aug 2013 - 4:02 PM

Great set, Herman. But V2 is splendid!
M

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ChristineD
4 Aug 2013 - 4:07 PM

brilliant capture, the detail is amazing

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jdinne  12 England
4 Aug 2013 - 4:28 PM

Amazing set Herman V2 for me.

John

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Mike_Smith Plus Member 7225 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 4:34 PM

Cracking set, V1 for me, just wondering what they are

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Humblebee  2 England
4 Aug 2013 - 4:39 PM

Three stunning images, Herman, but I think v2 is the best because it looks as if it is pointing and saying ... it went that way Wink ... Carol Grin

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BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 4:53 PM

All are stunning but V2 has the best comp, so that is my pick. Well done though, these are top notch!WinkGrin
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thedon1941
4 Aug 2013 - 4:58 PM

Great shot of a nasty looking customer. Don

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4 Aug 2013 - 5:51 PM

3 good uns, what a beast.Smile

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4 Aug 2013 - 6:36 PM

Three awesome close up images! PattiSmileSmileSmile

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pks  11 England
4 Aug 2013 - 6:48 PM

wow great macro

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andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 8:12 PM

belting set herman brilliant detail belting colours v1 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
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Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 10:24 PM

What a strikingly marked and coloured cricket/grasshopper Herman, he looks huge and hard to miss!

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4 Aug 2013 - 10:39 PM

Great set Herman. V2 my favourite. Cathy

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5 Aug 2013 - 5:38 PM

Super set

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Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 - 4:43 AM

What an amazing "Beastie"... Never seen any hopper with such "hot lips"!! Grin
Very well spotted and I am glad you took several angles so we get a good look at this interesting insect...
IB

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