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KarenFB Plus
16 5.8k 184 England
3 Jun 2014 5:50AM
A cute looking critter! It's a Velvet Ant (not an ant at all, but a wingless wasp!). You've caught all it's colours and details brilliantly!
3 Jun 2014 6:05AM
I bet those pincers would do some real damage to your fingers`s a magnificent capture....Mal.
SimonFletch 8 3 2 Scotland
3 Jun 2014 6:15AM
Okay, Carol, I am fully awake now...!
What marvelous photography; the detail in each image is beyond words.
That's one of the hairiest, horniest, toothy beasties you've ever uploaded ...Wink

RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
3 Jun 2014 6:19AM
I see Karen nas ID'd it for you, Carol, and being a wasp I am not surprised it has substantial jaws, but as you say it does rather look like an ant.
Great detail captured.
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 6:31AM
Never seen anything like it!
Incredible looking insect carol!
Looks live the metamorphosis between a spider, and a bee or a gigatic ant... with a lot of evolution to pass by to complete the transformation!
Thank you for the find, and the great images shared Carol! Grin
Andysnapper 14 109 25 England
3 Jun 2014 6:37AM
Another new one for me Carol and what a brilliant little creature it is. Superb photography.

JohnoP 16 2
3 Jun 2014 6:37AM
Amazing detail....indeed such a velvety texture! Brilliant Carol! Smile John
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 6:58AM
brilliant set carol wonderful detail super colours and tones v3 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 7:23AM
Beautiful body, V3 for me. SmileSmile
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 7:42AM
Glad I don't have those on the allotment....
Great images
3 Jun 2014 7:56AM
Superb set of images Carol, great detail in all,
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 8:19AM
A beautiful little ant Carol. I'm glad the jaws are only used on leaves. Although V1 and V2 show the jaws so well my favourite is V3 which shows the colours and markings so well.

PhilT2 Plus
12 589 34 England
3 Jun 2014 9:07AM
Great pictures...........V3 is outstanding
3 Jun 2014 9:35AM
V3 for me today Carol fine detail looks like a nasty indeed

ali63 10 791 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 9:59AM
Lovely images of this little beastie Carol,

Ali SmileSmile
TonyDy Plus
13 55 3 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 10:17AM
Never seen this one before - great set, Carol.
Ray12 9 154 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 10:18AM
Horror movie stuff this... fantastic close ups Smile
Interesting beastie Carol, great set. I like V3 best. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Jocelia 10 2 1 Australia
3 Jun 2014 10:39AM
What a lovely coloured little furrikins. Super bugs to the fore…….WinkWinkWink
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 11:03AM
A very pretty beastie beautifully captured as always. (Too cold for bugs here.)
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 11:39AM
You've perfected macro photography to an art form Carol, these are magnificent.
SlowSong Plus
13 10.3k 30 England
3 Jun 2014 11:51AM
What a fabulous creature.
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 11:56AM
Excellent macros Carol but I think I'll stick with V3 instead of looking at those jaws!
Fantastic colour and detail in V3. Top notch.
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mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
3 Jun 2014 12:40PM
Looks a monster here Carol !!
Super shots.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
3 Jun 2014 1:10PM
He looks like a biter Carol. Great shots of the hairy fellow.
3 Jun 2014 1:43PM
Interesting species excellently taken in all images!
11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 1:58PM
An impressive set of jaws and an impressive set of images Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
3 Jun 2014 2:51PM
Excellent macro ! - What a scary looking beast !BlushBlushBlush --- Jukka.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
3 Jun 2014 3:36PM
I don't think I'd want to some face to face with him! Excellent close-ups as always, Carol, with V3 being my fave Smile
How come you managed to upload 3 versions today, when mine wouldn't, despite 2 tries? Sad
Trev Smile
3 Jun 2014 4:11PM
Superb set of images
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 4:50PM
A very unusual critter here Carol, 3 excellent captures the critterSmile

prabhusinha 14 5 5 India
3 Jun 2014 5:04PM
Is it suffering from War Wolf syndrome ??? A great work
3 Jun 2014 5:17PM
Great detail Carol excellent work.
Philip_H 10 1.5k United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 6:07PM
Particularly like V1 & V2, Carol.

ade123 9 285 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 6:25PM
Three brilliant images Carol i wouldn't fancy a nip by it though

3 Jun 2014 7:48PM
Very scary...

3 Jun 2014 8:03PM
Wow Carol ! Scary beastie !!!Didn't get bitten too much this year ! Do miss Crete but busy here and next month is going to be amazing !! Will tell you all about it soon ! --no not retiring yet .. no news.. they are still working on the figures .... but have a few very special events including the birth of a grandchild all happening in July ! gxx
bricurtis Plus
16 2.6k 52 England
3 Jun 2014 11:40PM
Evil looking - great detailed set Carol.
dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 813 England
4 Jun 2014 3:53PM
V3 for me on this one.
I prefer V2 over V1, it's the diagonal composition.

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