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RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
5 Feb 2012 6:44AM
How very obliging, posing for you in a howling gale, Carol: it has quite a pepper pot pitted surface the detail of which you have captured so well.
Of this quartet, V 2 and 4 are my favourites.

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posty57 9 6 2 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 7:07AM
I am always amazed how these small creatures cope with the weather in general. Perhaps we are just great big wimps ! You're getting the reputation as the local portrait photographer, that's why they appear as and when they do. And a very, very good one too Smile I like all of them.

bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 7:13AM
Some excellent textures here carol it looks like he's just landed on a runway in that gale
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 7:21AM
Mornin' Carol

Definitely drawn toward V4 - very imposing shot.

Four inches of snow here - up early watching the cricket and debating whether to turn out or notSmile

dven Plus
11 25 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 7:29AM
4 Stunners but no3 is my favorite

5 Feb 2012 7:58AM
V 4 is superb
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 8:15AM
Four wonderful shots but the shadow in V4 makes this the winner for me.
goso 10 2 1 Australia
5 Feb 2012 8:22AM
Well worth waiting for Carol with these four fine pics ...Bill
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 8:23AM
great set I am going with V3 for the forward appearance
GarrathE 8 4 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 8:25AM
Something about the head-on makes v3 the one for me.
moiral 7 12 Scotland
5 Feb 2012 8:25AM
4 super shots Carol. Love the bold shadows in V2 and 4. Moira
Ray42 9 3 England
5 Feb 2012 8:31AM
Four good shots Carol - you certainly have quite a variety of Shield bugs on the island
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 8:40AM
All are great, but, I like V3 best.

Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 8:44AM
amazing - they must be tough little crittersSmile
jonwebber 8 4 1 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 9:03AM
Superb photographs. The heavy shadow adds a lot.
User_Removed 7 48 1 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 9:08AM
Superb set of macro images Carol, great comp' and Dof.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.8k 29 England
5 Feb 2012 9:18AM
I like V4 today because of the shadow. We're now covered in six inches of snow. Sad
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1653 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 9:24AM
All good, but I go for V4, for the wonderful shadow.
I do like the way you compose these, I've said it before but your bugs always seem to be exploring the frame with their legs and antennae.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 9:26AM
My choice is that stunner for colour and detail V4..wonderful
I am off now in the snow after a 'winner' I hope
5 Feb 2012 9:28AM
top notch Set
Hop-A-Long 10 52 1 England
5 Feb 2012 9:32AM
Excellent find and set of macros.
I love the angle of attack in V3 which is my fave.

hi carol,another excellent set,well captured.ray
5 Feb 2012 10:33AM
you were brave v2 and 4 for me today i love the strong shadow and this bug has fine detailed markings well captured

Graham GrinGrinGrin
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
5 Feb 2012 10:50AM
Thanks for your lovely PM, Carol, and it's so good to be re-united with your pics again Smile

Super shield here, and I love Vs 2-4 for the strong light and shadows.

5 Feb 2012 11:07AM
Excellent macro work as usual Carol.

jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
5 Feb 2012 11:31AM
I go for V4 with the dramativ POV

5 Feb 2012 11:39AM
Lovely images of this interesting shield bug ! I'm away to p.m you! GWink
CaroleS Plus
7 429 3 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 11:43AM
A fine set Carol with those lovely shadows - rather like V4 - Carole
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
5 Feb 2012 11:44AM
Good depth Carol V3 for me.


5 Feb 2012 11:49AM
Hasnt he posed well for you
Love them all But V4 is my favourite ... that shadow is something we dont see in Leeds
dasher 7 1 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 11:51AM
Nice to find some wildlife Carol.The ground is frozen solid here,and with the snow the red underwings have made their appearance,eating the coteneaster berries as a last resort!
I wonder how many varieties of shield bug there are ,ours are usually shades of green.Well persevered nice shots as usual.
Regards Robert.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
5 Feb 2012 11:51AM
Nice that when you did find something it was one of your favourite models, Carol! Like all 4 but just has to be V4 which is a stunner.

5 Feb 2012 12:02PM
Hi Carol well spotted hope you hung on to your hat lol regards gray.
Well Carol now I know all's well with the world - not been on site this last week and when I do come back Carols there with a Shield Bug. Faith restored!! GrinGrin Another good set of shots too! Lou
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.7k 149 England
5 Feb 2012 1:01PM
Another excellent set, and the shape of v4 sets it apart for me.

TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
5 Feb 2012 2:06PM
Well, I've gone into hibernation away from all this snow - although it's very sunny today, and the snow's slowly melting Wink A cracking set as always, Carol, like those strong shadows Smile
Trev Smile
Niknut Plus
7 1.5k 72 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 3:46PM
Wow !....amazing quality again, I thought that old Olympus was a good'n ?, but I see the TZ7 is doing you notch !!
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
5 Feb 2012 3:59PM
Super detailed shots of your lovely bug.
(our camera doing well !)

Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 4:15PM
Great detailed images Carole, love V4.
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 4:22PM
Wonderful detailed set Carol Smile
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
5 Feb 2012 4:37PM
Excellent closeup series Carol. V2 appeals most I think.
8 10 10 England
5 Feb 2012 4:56PM
This little bug has lovely markings which we can appreciate becaue the detail and colour in thi set is top class.
sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 4:57PM
Fantastic set of images my favourite is V4 - Elizab eth xx
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
5 Feb 2012 5:43PM
Wonderful and great set of images,Carol,well done,
evelen 12 5 England
5 Feb 2012 5:47PM
excellent set of captures .
5 Feb 2012 6:46PM
All are excellent, my favourite is v4, the lines on the leaf add to the image.
Anjantoo 9 7 1 England
5 Feb 2012 7:16PM
Wouldn't find anything in my garden today (even if I was brave enough to go out) we're under the snow again!
LexEquine 11 19 United States
5 Feb 2012 9:28PM
'v3 & v4,' my List, today, Carol~

Superb clarity, toning, & details on this Set of Shield Bug Macros

~ Peter
exposure Plus
13 4.6k England
5 Feb 2012 9:46PM
A lovely set of images & detail Carol
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
5 Feb 2012 10:42PM
what a handsome shield bug. I love no4 best with the serrated leaf as a compliment.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
5 Feb 2012 10:46PM
Four real stonkers Carol, the shadows make these extra special
DanielD 7 1 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 11:25PM
Great set , Carol - impressive details , as usual - I like them all

brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2012 8:33AM
Excellent macro work, once again.
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2012 12:01PM
A delightful find! Worth going out in the gale! V2 shows her "Shield" so well!
We have snow all over London, not a bug to be seen just a lot of hungry birds. I save all the bread for tokens. IB
6 Feb 2012 3:53PM
Excellent macro Carol,glad to be your 80thGrin..Lin
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
7 Feb 2012 3:51AM
Looks like V2 & 4 are the strong favourites Carol, I think I agree!
Rgds., Jim

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