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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 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 8 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 Plus
12 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
12 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
9 20 99 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 8:15AM
Four wonderful shots but the shadow in V4 makes this the winner for me.
goso Plus
11 2 1 Australia
5 Feb 2012 8:22AM
Well worth waiting for Carol with these four fine pics ...Bill
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 8:23AM
great set I am going with V3 for the forward appearance
5 Feb 2012 8:25AM
Something about the head-on makes v3 the one for me.
5 Feb 2012 8:25AM
4 super shots Carol. Love the bold shadows in V2 and 4. Moira
5 Feb 2012 8:31AM
Four good shots Carol - you certainly have quite a variety of Shield bugs on the island
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 8:40AM
All are great, but, I like V3 best.

Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 8:44AM
amazing - they must be tough little crittersSmile
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
9 7.2k 30 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
11 1.2k 1849 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
8 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 Plus
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
11 135 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
14 84 Sweden
5 Feb 2012 11:31AM
I go for V4 with the dramativ POV

Lovely images of this interesting shield bug ! I'm away to p.m you! GWink
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 11:43AM
A fine set Carol with those lovely shadows - rather like V4 - Carole
achieverswales 7 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
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 Plus
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.

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 1.9k 150 England
5 Feb 2012 1:01PM
Another excellent set, and the shape of v4 sets it apart for me.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 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 1.7k 76 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 Plus
11 17 1 England
5 Feb 2012 3:59PM
Super detailed shots of your lovely bug.
(our camera doing well !)

5 Feb 2012 4:15PM
Great detailed images Carole, love V4.
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 4:22PM
Wonderful detailed set Carol Smile
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 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 Plus
9 9 7 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 4:57PM
Fantastic set of images my favourite is V4 - Elizab eth xx
5 Feb 2012 5:43PM
Wonderful and great set of images,Carol,well done,
5 Feb 2012 5:47PM
excellent set of captures .
All are excellent, my favourite is v4, the lines on the leaf add to the image.
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!
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 5.3k England
5 Feb 2012 9:46PM
A lovely set of images & detail Carol
annettep38 Plus
6 218 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 Plus
11 255 2 England
5 Feb 2012 10:46PM
Four real stonkers Carol, the shadows make these extra special
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
7 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 Plus
11 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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