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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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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 e2 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 e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 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 e2 Member 5Daisymaye 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 e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 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 e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 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  2
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  3 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 e2 Member 4264 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 e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard 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 e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 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 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 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 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 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
dven e2 Member 9dven vcard United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 - 7:47 AM

Version 2 is my choice

dven

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longhoss
longhoss e2 Member 4longhoss vcard United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 - 7:48 AM

Lovely colours Herman
Glyn

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 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 e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 8:08 AM

Beautiful macro shots Herman!!

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 - 8:19 AM

So colourful!

PGrin

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
4 Aug 2013 - 8:24 AM

Fine set Herman, V2 a slight favourite,
Fred.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 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 e2 Member 2173 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 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 9:10 AM

Good detailed set of images
Regards Brian

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33098 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 9:42 AM

Three quite extraordinary images Herman...

Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrin

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 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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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 572 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
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 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 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 e2 Member 2474 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 e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 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
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 10:56 AM

A sexy little critter

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104014 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 e2 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
Rende e2 Member 737 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
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 11:47 AM

Nice Macros Herman SmileSmile No gonna kiss them though Wink

Rod

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Lillian
Lillian e2 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
CaroleS e2 Member 434 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 e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 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
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 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 e2 Member 2364 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
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 1:26 PM

Superb set of images, fantastic detail and great colours

Hugh

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

Three great captures 🐜 😊

Eileen

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Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
4 Aug 2013 - 4:02 PM

Great set, Herman. But V2 is splendid!
M

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
4 Aug 2013 - 4:07 PM

brilliant capture, the detail is amazing

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
4 Aug 2013 - 4:28 PM

Amazing set Herman V2 for me.

John

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7121 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
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
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 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
Ryan

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thedon1941
4 Aug 2013 - 4:58 PM

Great shot of a nasty looking customer. Don

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capto
capto e2 Member 21067 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 5:51 PM

3 good uns, what a beast.Smile

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PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 6:36 PM

Three awesome close up images! PattiSmileSmileSmile

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pks
pks  10 England
4 Aug 2013 - 6:48 PM

wow great macro

peter

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andylea  537 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 e2 Member 8232 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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Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 - 10:39 PM

Great set Herman. V2 my favourite. Cathy

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 - 5:38 PM

Super set

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga 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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