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the runaround!

By CarolG  
For those of you who didnít know, these little clangers, when approached, drop to the ground as though dead, and disappear from sight in the long grass. This chap was no exception, as soon as I advanced, down he would go. I left the area where I spotted him and returned a few minutes later, not once, but four times, and each time I returned I noticed he had crawled back up a stem to sit in the sun, but still insisted on dropping as soon as he saw me. I persisted, and on the 5th attempt, he agreed to let me pick the grass that he was perched on, and let me take a few images. As a bonus, he perched on my hand for a short while before flying into the distance.

Tags: Wildlife Nature Macro General Close-up Close-up and macro Clanger Weevil Wildlife and nature

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Comments


Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
25 Feb 2013 6:14AM
Excellent photos and interesting narrative Carol !! I must say the pink of your hand goes well with his colour !! Smile

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25 Feb 2013 6:30AM
free falling clangers interesting, fine set Carol with good detail as always i do find them to be comical keep up the good work

Graham
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
25 Feb 2013 6:33AM
It isn't until I saw the shot with him on your finger that I realised how small they are (I thought the grass was a stick of celery...doh!). They are without doubt my favourite wee beastie, great set.

Andy
User_Removed 4 4 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 6:47AM
Funny looking things with lovely strange behavouir, thanks for the great story. I also did not realise how small they were until I saw your V4, great images

Bob
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 6:47AM
Great set Carol there must be loads out there do the birds eat them ??SmileSmile
Rob
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 7:01AM
V2 for me today...

Dave
marktc Plus
5 86 14 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 7:06AM
Great set Carol... Have a UA!
25 Feb 2013 7:15AM
Well worth the wait Carol excellent shots with again super presentation DaveWink
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 7:22AM
Four fine images of this reluctant superstar.
25 Feb 2013 7:43AM
Excellent macro work Carol, super images,
Fred.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 7:49AM
Great set here Carol, but could not have on my finger...brave you!
V1 is a really crisp shot and a brilliant shot
Lillian
25 Feb 2013 7:54AM
What a great set...
His little feet are so cute....
25 Feb 2013 8:08AM
superb little critter stunningly captured
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
25 Feb 2013 8:09AM
Great set of images of this funny little critter.

Albert
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1494 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 9:01AM
V1 is hilarious - I can't decide whether he's on the prow of a ship discovering a new continent, or delivering a rousing speech to the massed armies of weevils gathered below.
'Once more unto the very small breach, dear friends, once more...'
Moira
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
25 Feb 2013 9:05AM
Great macro shot Carol. A fine reward for your persistence--'if at first you dont succeed' !!!SmileSmileSmileSmile
Ron
25 Feb 2013 9:29AM
Well done for catching him Carol,another great set..Lin
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 9:37AM
It sounds as if you've made a new friend Carol! Well done for keeping at it - and very worth while as all four are excellent shots!
Ann
25 Feb 2013 9:54AM
Superb captures of this tiny critter. Your patience and persistance sure paid off, Carol. Well done, beaut detail and well lit with nice shadow.

Lavina
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
25 Feb 2013 10:25AM
Must have tired both you and you subject with all that toing and froing! Excellent result of eventually wearing him out!!

Ann
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
25 Feb 2013 10:47AM
Cute tiny critters all taken beautifully Carol, V3 my choice.

Regards

Trev.
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
25 Feb 2013 11:06AM
Great Detail in this set!! Super work!!
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
25 Feb 2013 11:14AM
Your patience paid off, great captures love them all. Strange looking insectGrin
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 11:17AM
Superb set, Carol, the clangers are back!!!
Tony
sable 8 9 7 England
25 Feb 2013 11:25AM
Excellent set of images with a very interesting narrative - well presented - Elizabeth xx
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
25 Feb 2013 11:57AM
How sweet. It pays to know your subject.
x
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 12:22PM
Fantastic set Carol and loving that sunshine.
The grass does look like celery!
These creatures must sense you mean them no harm.
The grass is a good contrast but V4 shows up the eye so well.
KateGrinGrinGrin
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
25 Feb 2013 1:02PM
Fab set Carol ..............all down to your dedication Wink
25 Feb 2013 2:04PM
Great set Carol. Superb light and detail.
Effrossini
Quoise Plus
3 736 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 2:07PM
Excellent detailed set
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
25 Feb 2013 2:09PM
another fine set Carol

Stace
25 Feb 2013 2:25PM
Great set Carol beautiful detail----MilkyWink
25 Feb 2013 2:40PM
Carol, this is another stunning set of yours ! Great result !
George
basith 4 7 Sri Lanka
25 Feb 2013 2:43PM
very beautiful set.
Excellent detail & V1 is mine
today.

Basith
25 Feb 2013 2:48PM
Superb set. Sylvia
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
25 Feb 2013 3:13PM
A superb set of this little clanger, Carol, and how kind of him to pose on your hand too! Wink
Trev Smile
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
25 Feb 2013 4:31PM
You're a female Dr. Doolittle Carol - another excellent set of shots.
Joan.
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
25 Feb 2013 4:34PM
You are the bug tamer Carol Smile

Anne
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 4:51PM
Funny looking creature - his colours are amazing - although he almost looks 'rusty'! Another set of fantastic shots Carol - esp like th eone on your hand! Fab! Smile
25 Feb 2013 5:07PM
I am in a fix, either the Clangers became smart or your skill . A great set indeed.
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 5:48PM
Great set !!!....impressive detail !!!....& what a proboscis !!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Grin
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 7:23PM
Evenin' Carol
What an interesting narrative you postedWink

About +4C today, but felt like -6CSad

At least it was fine, almostSmile

Adrian
25 Feb 2013 7:23PM
Four absolute crackers Carol, wonderful macro work Wink
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 7:37PM
Great images Carol - I bet they are so comical to watch!
Carol
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
25 Feb 2013 7:45PM
Lovely texture and well done of you

Peter
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
25 Feb 2013 8:12PM
Brought out those textures on the body beautifully Carol.
Brian.
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 8:14PM
Awww what a sweetheartGrinGrin
Beautiful detail Carol.....
I thought he was sat on celeryGrinGrin
Diane
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 9:06PM
Excellent set, he did give you the runaroundWink
Ayoob 5 Australia
26 Feb 2013 4:00AM
Fantastic macro shot images like all of them ,Carol......GrinWink
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
27 Feb 2013 5:25AM
Persistance paid off in spades with this little fellow Carol, can't imagine how I'd go about trying to charm a beasty!
Rgds., Jim
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2013 6:27AM
What an willing "poser"!
Love the light in V2! Super takes Carol!
IB
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
27 Feb 2013 7:17PM
a wonderful fruit for your patience, I love v2 and 3 best., he is showing off his long nose so nicely and I love the texture
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
1 Mar 2013 5:35PM
I think these bugs have grown wise to your tricks Carol, although resistance is futile as you always end up snapping them in the end! These are macros of the very highest standard and ones for us all to aspire to

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