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My favourite Froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata). If threatened they leap away with a 'click'! (Makes my grandson laugh every time!).

The young of this species live underground, feeding on roots, though still in a nest of bubbles. I love their bright colours, very eye catching amongst the green.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:31 May 2014 - 2:04 PM
Focal Length:6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.7
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Red-eye reduction
White Balance:Auto
Title:Balancing Act
Username:KarenFB KarenFB
Uploaded:4 Jun 2014 - 6:30 PM
Tags:Cercopis vulnerata, Froghopper, Insect, Wildlife / nature
Votes:39

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IshanPathak
IshanPathak e2 Member 85 forum postsIshanPathak vcard India11 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2014 - 6:32 PM

Beautiful Capture Smile

Ishan

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bobpaige1
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4 Jun 2014 - 6:35 PM

Great capture Karen,great colour nice detail

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ade123
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4 Jun 2014 - 6:56 PM

A lovely image Karen

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dark_lord
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4 Jun 2014 - 7:04 PM

Came across one of these while gardening last week but didn't manage to get a shot.
Keith

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KarenFB
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4 Jun 2014 - 7:17 PM

Thanks everyone! Smile

We've got loads of them - they seem to prefer the nettles on the sunny side of the lane.

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CarolG
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4 Jun 2014 - 7:32 PM

A super capture, Karen Smile Carol

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ddolfelin
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4 Jun 2014 - 8:09 PM

It dressed up for your picture!

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4 Jun 2014 - 8:15 PM

a super shot well taken

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4 Jun 2014 - 9:22 PM

good capture Karen

David

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KarenFB
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5 Jun 2014 - 5:40 AM

Thank you everyone! Smile

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7 Jun 2014 - 8:18 PM

A cracking compact camera close up Karen, one of your best I'd say given that this insect is really tiny

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KarenFB
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7 Jun 2014 - 8:23 PM

Thanks Ed! Smile

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georgiepoolie
13 Jun 2014 - 2:27 PM

Lovely balanced macro. George.

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KarenFB
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13 Jun 2014 - 4:04 PM

Grin.........Thanks George! Smile

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