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Usually spotted here during the spring months, I was surprised to see a scorpionfly in the garden recently.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:scorpionfly
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:26 Oct 2012 - 5:49 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Scorpionfly, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:65
Voters:RonnieAG · ugly · fificat100 · Hermanus · KarenFB · SUE118 · marktc · saeidNL · barbarahirst · PhillipMinnis · andylea · AnnChown · Badgerfred · fentiger · mrswoolybill · EAS · NaturesHaven · Arty · davidgibson · Gerryrys · johnriley1uk · sparrowhawk · CaroleS · Brian65 · johnjones · mex · SlowSong · DanielD · Irishkate · Rock · crookymonsta · sable · TrevBatWCC · annettep38 · Alan_Baseley · Tibetan · ValSaxby · User_Removed · danbrann · Sylviwhalley · TonyDy · achieverswales · pluckyfilly · dven · Ade_Osman · Lillian · jaktis · prabhusinha · digital_boi · Val Prowse · Philip_H · jennialexander · JOKEN · Louise_Morris · gajewski · sweetpea62 · Chinga · accipiter · Glostopcat · BarbaraR · FeatherFriend · Silverzone · Niknut · pamelajean · RuthyJ ·
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 6:10 AM

V 1's a classic.......sitting behind the diagonally placed leaf and staring right down the lens barrel........and keeping an eye (two in fact) on what you're up to.
Great shots, Carol.
Ronnie.

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ugly
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26 Oct 2012 - 6:27 AM

3 very nice images..
V1 and then V3 ....
Well seen well taken...

Dave

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fificat100
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26 Oct 2012 - 6:30 AM

Three very well taken captures. Superb detail in all three, well done.

Lavina

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Hermanus
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26 Oct 2012 - 6:47 AM

Three excellent photos ! I love them all - V3 gives a clear view of that thick giver of pain - amazing Smile

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saeidNL
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26 Oct 2012 - 7:41 AM

What a wonderful set of images, all very beautiful indeed ,very well done,
saeid

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barbarahirst
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26 Oct 2012 - 7:41 AM

3 excellent images...
amazing you have caught that v thing on his abdomen

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 8:11 AM

brilliant detail carol wonderful colours and tones v2 just nicks it for me today a belter nice one Wink
andy

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AnnChown
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26 Oct 2012 - 8:14 AM

I've never seen one of these Carol. Love the comp in v1 with him looking as if butter wouldn't melt in his mouth. Smile
Ann

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Badgerfred
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26 Oct 2012 - 8:16 AM

Super images Carol, V1 my favourite,
Fred.

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fentiger
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26 Oct 2012 - 8:21 AM

I think they are most attractive insects and these are top class macro images.

Albert

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mrswoolybill
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26 Oct 2012 - 8:39 AM

V1 - love the direct eye contact. You really do seem to have established communication.
Moira

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26 Oct 2012 - 8:59 AM

Has to be V1!

Ann

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davidgibson
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26 Oct 2012 - 9:25 AM

Great images Carol composition and presentation spot on as always take care DaveWink

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sparrowhawk
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26 Oct 2012 - 9:45 AM

absolutely wonderful shots Carol can't possible choose a fave as i love em all

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CaroleS
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26 Oct 2012 - 10:11 AM

V1 is a first class capture and quite comic with it peering at you over the grass. A very good composition and image.
Carole

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Brian65
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26 Oct 2012 - 10:14 AM

Fantastic work Carol, as always top class.
Brian

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johnjones
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26 Oct 2012 - 10:26 AM

Out standing set .
jj

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mex
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26 Oct 2012 - 10:44 AM

V1 for me, super sharp.
cheers phil.

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SlowSong
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26 Oct 2012 - 10:45 AM

Now he looks Dangerous! Smile
x

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26 Oct 2012 - 10:56 AM

Great captures - Excellent in every detail - V3 for today Smile

Daniel

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Irishkate
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26 Oct 2012 - 10:58 AM

It is painful just to look.
superb captures Carol.
Think I'd be scared to go near one!
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26 Oct 2012 - 11:00 AM

Wonderful work Lass.

Rock

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26 Oct 2012 - 12:19 PM

Great trio of images - good detail and colours - Elizabeth xx

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TrevBatWCC
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26 Oct 2012 - 12:20 PM

A wonderful set, Carol, each one a cracking shot, but think V1 has to be the winner for me Wink
Trev Smile

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annettep38
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26 Oct 2012 - 12:33 PM

that is a small miracle indeed! wel taken from the tree sides Smile
Glad you are having a nice day!!

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Tibetan
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26 Oct 2012 - 1:03 PM

Three amazingly clear shots, great detail and lighting in all three, we have a long legged fly something like this and similar wing markings but no snout, well done Carol, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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danbrann
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26 Oct 2012 - 1:38 PM

I think I will go for V3but just because there seems a tad more light.

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Sylviwhalley
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26 Oct 2012 - 1:47 PM

Three stunning shots, great detail and light.
Sylvia

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26 Oct 2012 - 2:06 PM

Fantastic trio, Carol, great detail.
Tony

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26 Oct 2012 - 2:17 PM

Excellent captures Carol.

Regards

Trev.

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26 Oct 2012 - 2:29 PM

Sharp everywhere Carol, like this one so much

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26 Oct 2012 - 4:32 PM

cor that is three great shots there Carol
Lillian

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26 Oct 2012 - 4:57 PM

A superb set. They love to pose for U.

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26 Oct 2012 - 5:23 PM

V1 winner!!!!

Graham

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26 Oct 2012 - 5:39 PM

Three beautiful images Carol, quite amazing how you capture your wildlife like this.

Val

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26 Oct 2012 - 6:02 PM

What a beauty!

P.

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26 Oct 2012 - 7:00 PM

3 brilliant captures Carol - very very good indeed. Hope all is well with you. Lou

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26 Oct 2012 - 9:32 PM

What stunning images Carol, all suberb and excellent detail,well done..Lin

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Chinga
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27 Oct 2012 - 2:56 AM

Love the snout, and those beautiful wings...
Three fantastic takes...
She does look vicious though. Not sure I could get that close! Brava! IB

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27 Oct 2012 - 11:52 AM

Three real stonkers Carol, love the eye contact in v1

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27 Oct 2012 - 1:05 PM

Click 60 .. an amazing creature.
Super detail, especially V1

B.

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27 Oct 2012 - 9:47 PM

Simply superb. Sylvia

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28 Oct 2012 - 3:50 PM

Great shots !!....& what a size 'snorkel' on V3 !!!

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30 Oct 2012 - 6:50 PM

Stunning Carol. as is the rest of your portfolio.

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