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I love these little critters, but don't often come across them. However, this fella decided to come in out of the cold, and I found him on the floor of my lounge, quite willing to have a photo shoot Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:longhorn beetle
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:8 Mar 2013 - 5:22 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Longhorn beetle, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:91
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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
8 Mar 2013 - 5:26 AM

V2 is the one that attracts me the most, lovely with the lichen also

Peter

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
8 Mar 2013 - 5:30 AM

Lovely photos Carol ! I agree with Peter - V2 bites in the heart with that cute little face - is it smiling Smile

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 6:38 AM

Isn't it funny how different people see different things. For me V2 is 'giant alien appears over ridge, run away'....... Another super series of interesting shots of insects I have never seen before.

Andy

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prabhusinha
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8 Mar 2013 - 6:44 AM

A superb set.

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 6:51 AM

A superb set of macros

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ugly
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8 Mar 2013 - 6:55 AM

V2 today for me...

Dave

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 7:02 AM

An excellent set of pictures Carol - the combination of critter and lichen works very well SmileSmile
Helen

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 7:05 AM

Oh Carol, I totally agree with Peter., I ran away, have a good day,😁😁
Fantastic and wonderful captures,very well done,
Saeid

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Caziwinkles
8 Mar 2013 - 7:14 AM

Brilliant set of images Carol. This little creature looks almost furry to touch - not that I would. I love the colours with the lichen too. Fab! Smile

Carol

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davidgibson
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8 Mar 2013 - 7:19 AM

Another set of brilliant images Carol really like v2 Dave Wink

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 7:21 AM

Fantastic! No 2 would be worth a spot on the wall.
What a cracker.

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SUE118
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8 Mar 2013 - 7:27 AM

V2 is my favourite with a very cute face and in V3 his expression changes like he is going to attack.
Have a good weekend.

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lonely_oryx
8 Mar 2013 - 7:32 AM

Great set. V2 is my fav

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Badgerfred
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8 Mar 2013 - 7:35 AM

Excellent Carol, V2 my favourite,
Fred.

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Stace
Stace  7 England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 7:37 AM

excellent work v2,3,4 stand out for me for impact

Stace

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fentiger
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8 Mar 2013 - 7:38 AM

Great macro photography again Carol.

Albert

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barbarahirst
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8 Mar 2013 - 7:57 AM

Yup.....V2 is the winner in my eyes...
A great set

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sparrowhawk
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8 Mar 2013 - 8:07 AM

absolutely astonishing shots superb in every way

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 8:27 AM

So unusual. Great detail Carol. paul

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8707 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1217 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 9:14 AM

Pleased to be number 30. The vote is for V2 - direct eye contact and a quirky, quizzical angle. Very engaging.
Moira

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WhiteRose1
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8 Mar 2013 - 9:41 AM

Excellent set, especially the poses in 2 & 3, Carol, and what a lovely perch.

Dave

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 - 10:13 AM

A fine set V3 is just great
Steve

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pluckyfilly
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8 Mar 2013 - 10:32 AM

V3 is a little forebodingWink but a great set Carol

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Irishkate
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8 Mar 2013 - 10:38 AM

V3 for me today with the full frontal face and lags everywhere.
Also the yellow lichen is a great contrast for the grey body.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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bricurtis
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8 Mar 2013 - 10:44 AM

Full frontal - V3 for me Carol.Wink
Brian.

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RonnieAG
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8 Mar 2013 - 10:44 AM

4 crackers, Carol, but v 2 with it climbing into view is my favourite. Excellent detail as ever.
Ronnie.

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ali63
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8 Mar 2013 - 11:29 AM

Now that is up close & personal, great shots,

Ali

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NigelKiteley
8 Mar 2013 - 11:30 AM

A cracking set Carol, V3 for me.

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achieverswales
8 Mar 2013 - 11:50 AM

All awesome macro images Carol, V2 my choice.

Regards

Trev.

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Brian65
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8 Mar 2013 - 11:51 AM

4 of the best again Carol. As i looked at your pics an advert come on the screen selling Bug control. LOLTongueWink
Brian

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TonyDy
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8 Mar 2013 - 11:54 AM

Four lovely shots, Carol - keep them coming!WinkWinkGrin
Tony

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Ayoob
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8 Mar 2013 - 12:12 PM

Excellent macro shot image with brilliant details and presentation ,Carol........GrinGrinWink

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leontari
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8 Mar 2013 - 12:42 PM

Ok Carol, you have the unique way to take these awesome close upSmileSmileSmile
Effrossini

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TrevBatWCC
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8 Mar 2013 - 12:53 PM

And yet another brilliant set, Carol Smile I'm with the others above, and go for V2 - just love his pose! Wink
Trev Smile

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terryxc
terryxc  2 England
8 Mar 2013 - 1:37 PM

4 Excellent images, my vote is for V2 which just pipped V3, but all 4 are brilliantly captured..

Terry.

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FeatherFriend

Superb set Carol, V1 for me,
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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2295 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 2:40 PM

Great macro work, he does look like an alien close up. V1 and 4 my favourites.

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AnneWorner
8 Mar 2013 - 2:54 PM

I think they come in on purpose Carol to have their portraits taken Wink A cute little fella, especially in v2 as he climbs up on that limb. Aside from nice detail on the bug, you also have some lovely texture and detail on that lichen.

anne

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GeorgePlatis
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8 Mar 2013 - 3:47 PM

Beautiful captures Carol, I like them all!
George

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Niknut
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8 Mar 2013 - 4:35 PM

Impressive stuff Carol !!!......lovely quality !!

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JohnChambersPhotography

All impressive stuff and I also like v2 the best.

John

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LexEquine
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8 Mar 2013 - 5:04 PM

Great Set~

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ChristineD
8 Mar 2013 - 5:18 PM

Brilliant set of images v3 for me,

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LynneJoyce
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8 Mar 2013 - 5:29 PM

You relocated him very attractively Carol, lovely series.

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WindowonWildlife

Fabulous work Carol, love the perch in 1,2 and 3 Wink

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 - 6:45 PM

Made by that marvellous lichen.

P.

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8 Mar 2013 - 7:07 PM

Evenin' Carol,
V2 for the eye

Spring sprung and has now gone into hibernation

Lousy weather at the moment and more forecastSad

Adrian

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Dinney  7 England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 7:14 PM

Excellent shots Carol,superb detail
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marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 7:26 PM

Excellent set Carol, but V2 is a cracker of this charismatic little chap!

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9903 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1720 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 8:08 PM

A superb combination of beetle, lichen and dof, all so beautifully togged, Carol. V2 is the one that makes me smile the most.

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Silverzone
8 Mar 2013 - 10:23 PM

Superb set, View 2 and 4 are my favourites. Sylvia

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8 Mar 2013 - 10:45 PM

Well I am glad he wasnt on my lounge floor CarolTongueTongue........... Rather you than meGrin
Lovely set, he looks like velvet!
Diane

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9 Mar 2013 - 7:41 AM

An amazing set of images!

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evelen
evelen  10 England
9 Mar 2013 - 6:02 PM

wonderful set of shots Carol.
eve.Smile

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14 Mar 2013 - 1:53 AM

Super images Carol. V2 my favorite pose!
Grin IB

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amarmishra1910
14 Mar 2013 - 10:01 AM

Wonderful combination and great details........

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16 Mar 2013 - 1:18 PM

I'm lichen v2 very much indeed and feel that this is the pick of this set. Your macrowork never ceases to amaze me and the mind boggles at what you could produce if you had a prime macro lens like the Big O

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15 Apr 2013 - 9:47 AM

Carol, you bring the micro world alive!Wink
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