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We have to stop meeting like this!

By annettep38  
The place is too crowded...Smile

took this in the last light on Tuesday when taking the cats for a walk. A lot of shield bugs are busy producing the next generation as it is dry and windy.
For Carol: When it is wet and rainy they are busy munching my beetroot leaves and parsnips Smile
many thanks for your votes and great comments on the commas. I hope you find some critters under your fruit trees.

Tags: Insect Shield bug Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

Voters: CarolG, PinkK, LynneJoyce and 56 more

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
3 Aug 2012 5:19PM
I see you have one of the same varieties as we have here, Annette, but your comment 'A lot of shield bugs are busy producing the next generation as it is dry and windy' made me laugh.................dry or wet, calm or windy, hot or cold, the shield bugs are ALWAYS at it here Grin. Super captures, though, and such a pretty species. Carol

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LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 5:36PM
Love-ly (sorry, couldn't resist)! V3 for me.
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 5:37PM
Nice series. V2 edges it for me.

Gerryrys 4 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 5:39PM
Not sure I've seen them before Annette. Perhaps I'm not looking hard enough. Interesting set, v3 being the best imho. Grin

V3 my favourite Annette, excellent set,
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 5:54PM
They're having a great time!Smile Lovely light and details Annette!
3 Aug 2012 5:55PM
Your Description made me laugh, Annette! Here's what bad lovers need! They do not need to run to the pharmacy for Viagra, they simply need eat a lot of beets and parsnips and wait for appropriate weather!GrinGrinGrin
Great shots! All of them for me are super!Smile
Regards Valery
jdinne 13 16 England
3 Aug 2012 6:07PM
Superb set Annette, V3 for me.

Ray42 8 3 England
3 Aug 2012 6:09PM
A very good set - v3 is my choice - love the write up
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 6:20PM
v3 and 4 for me - love the colours SmileSmile
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 6:30PM
V3 and V4 for me too Annette, what striking colours they are!
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
3 Aug 2012 6:59PM
Wonderful shots Annette in this lovely litttle series. My choice ( just ) is for V3. Colours and detail in this are top class.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 7:31PM
super set annette brilliant detail wonderful colours and light love the presentation v3 for me today a real cracker nice one Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1500 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 7:40PM
Wonderful! And your write-up made me laugh.
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
3 Aug 2012 7:49PM
We have shield bugs in the park but none this colour so a new one on me, a great set. - gary
Humblebee 4 1 England
3 Aug 2012 9:14PM
I like the whole set and the framing of v1 & 2 made me think of a miniature electric fence - Carol Grin
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
3 Aug 2012 9:46PM
WOW! You have incredibly fancy shield bugs--- a great set!
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 9:54PM
Wonderful capture Annette I think need some of your beetroot leaves and parsnip Wink
lesliea 7 2 Australia
3 Aug 2012 10:22PM
Beautiful macro images Annette well captured.
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
3 Aug 2012 10:41PM
A great set
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 10:59PM
Certainly got a good set Annette
well detailed and colourful
debu 6 India
4 Aug 2012 12:26AM
Superb set of images.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
4 Aug 2012 9:06AM
A bit of an orgy going on here. Shield bug farming, Annette-style.

FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
4 Aug 2012 10:47AM
Great set Annette, I like them all but V3 does it for me for some odd reason Wink
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
4 Aug 2012 10:48AM
Another good set Carol.....

Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
4 Aug 2012 10:55AM
Errr....Sorry Annette.....Only just got up and am very whacked out because of all the painkillers I was on last night.....
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
4 Aug 2012 12:25PM
I love shieldbugs. They make such wonderful photographic subjects, don't they?? Superb shot, Annette.

I love Carol's comment of "come rain or shine..." Grin

4 Aug 2012 4:06PM
Beautiful macro images, lovely litttle series.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 7:12PM
V3 for me too Annette.
All interesting but V3 most pleasing to look at I think.
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 9:24PM
Superb set of macro images Annette. I really like V3 and V4
Tibetan 4 3 England
5 Aug 2012 1:07PM
Great set No.3 stands out I think!, I was thinking! left a bit right hand down left left back a bit hold it just there! just a little more! get off my foot you ass! ha ha ha, Sainsbury's car park lol. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 5:47PM
Grin Oh my! There's a lot going on here! Love the images but I'd pick V4 for the vibrant colours of the insects. IB
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
5 Aug 2012 6:02PM
Some very colourful critters caught copulating on candid camera, I see these have attracted great interest amongst the epzers'!Wink
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
5 Aug 2012 9:09PM
No romance at all ,just sex ,dont even look at each other anymore.TongueSmile

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