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marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 6:15AM
Amazing creatures amazingly captured. Four terrific images and am torn between 1 and 4.... Will have to come back to decide

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
20 Dec 2012 6:23AM
I sincerely hope you do not expect of me to choose a Miss Shieldbug 2012. They are all beautiful whether dotted or plain Smile Excellent photos Carol !
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
20 Dec 2012 6:40AM
I love shield bugs nearly as much as clangers, a great set of very photogenic critters.

bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 6:43AM
Excellent macro work Carol hope they have some out in tennerife for me to capture.SmileSmile
RuthyJ 10 England
20 Dec 2012 6:44AM
stunning detail and colours Carol. Love no. 1. Ruth.
BURNSIE 8 25 4 England
20 Dec 2012 7:01AM
Great colours in the sunshine, we could do with some of the current bun here in blighty.
Wet, Wet, Wet is the forecast.
20 Dec 2012 7:38AM
such a pretty bunch of critters
User_Removed 4 4 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 7:47AM
Such fine symmetric colour detail in these bugs, almost like they have been hand painted. Great close up and thanks for sharing as itís great to see different wildlife as not seen before. Cannot choose my favourite as all 4 are stunning.SmileSmileSmileSmile Bob
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 8:03AM
belting set carol wonderful colour and detail v3 my favourite today a cracker nice one Wink
20 Dec 2012 8:20AM
Excellent macro, stunning colours. V1 for meSmileSmile
20 Dec 2012 8:28AM
Another super set of images Carol, V1 my favourite,
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 8:42AM
V1 has really gone the bright and cheerful route, love this shield bug set.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
20 Dec 2012 8:51AM
What a variation in colouring, Carol, but the character at V 1 is particularly varied.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 8:53AM
Certainly better than Green Shield Stamps Carole. GrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
20 Dec 2012 8:59AM
A very pretty array indeed.

PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 9:31AM
Excellent set as always Carol! Smile
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
20 Dec 2012 9:43AM
They'd have to learn to swim here. Bright and sunny captures, Carol... moi, jealous...Tongue

Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 9:54AM
Lovely set Carol.................. V3 is my fave todayGrin
20 Dec 2012 9:54AM
A truly excellent set
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 11:31AM
Four different critters!
My goodness you must have some special radar.
All great images but V3 appeals to me today with those iridescent greens.
20 Dec 2012 11:49AM
All are wining pics.
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
20 Dec 2012 12:11PM
Excellent Carol and V3 takes it for me.


ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 12:12PM
Great shots of these pretty Shield Bugs,
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 12:34PM
They're so photogenic and enjoying their moment in the camera's lens (well I think so...)! Love v3 for the composition and all those greens.
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 1:01PM
Lovely set, Carol, all like little jewels.
astyag 9 12
20 Dec 2012 1:54PM
all good, I will go for V3. this is amazing! V1 gave me shocker!
20 Dec 2012 3:05PM
View 1 does it for me. Lovely markings. Sylvia
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
20 Dec 2012 3:52PM
A lovely collection, Carol - all super shots, but think V1's my fave too...just! Wink
Trev Smile
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 3:54PM
Cracking set !!!.....V1's a very coloutful chap(ess ?) !!!!
20 Dec 2012 4:18PM
Carol what a super collection again, great colours, super detail, very well done Jeff SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 4:28PM
What a lovely winter collection we have here.
20 Dec 2012 4:41PM
Superb set Carol with fine detail, alas no bugs here for me to capture it's so wet.
20 Dec 2012 4:54PM
Excellent Macro....
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Dec 2012 5:09PM
no3 for me great detail and green on green shine.
basith 4 7 Sri Lanka
20 Dec 2012 5:49PM
Excellent macro.
Some beautiful macro in your pf.

AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
20 Dec 2012 6:13PM
There is an endless variety of these shield bugs in nature. We had a small invasion of them right before I big freeze this year. We had so many come into the house that I had decided to photograph one of them against some oak tree bark. They were of mottled shades of grey - amazing camouflage capabilities. But then, the big freeze hit, and I haven't seen any since. Maybe a good thing.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas Carol.

20 Dec 2012 6:23PM
Wonderful set of shield bugs, Carol.

gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
20 Dec 2012 6:27PM
What interesting creatures, Carol -- especially V1.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 6:49PM
Evenin' Carol

V3 without a doubtSmile

Methinks we had identical weather to your's todaySad

At least the winds did not materialise, so we had a full days craneage going on

Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
20 Dec 2012 7:50PM
Beautifully detailed Carol. Version 1 looks as if his back is made of stamped leather and then coloured . Wonderful foursome xx
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
20 Dec 2012 8:10PM
Simply Superb Series.

pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 8:34PM
I liked the above reference to Miss Shield Bug of 2012Grin!
V3 is my favourite, Carol, nice and sharp and beautifully composed.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
20 Dec 2012 8:40PM
A great set of bugs

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
20 Dec 2012 9:18PM
V3 for me too Carol.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 9:27PM
really wonderful
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
20 Dec 2012 9:30PM
Four fantastic close ups Carol with your hallmark of quality stamped all over them. The weather has been atrocious here, thankfully it is meant to be better tomorrow, so I'll be off to the rough council estate on the outskirts of town to photograph the huge flocks of waxwings that are feeeding on the berries there. It's a pity the Big O can't be there as he'd scare the local scallies and chavs away!WinkGrinTongue
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
21 Dec 2012 4:10AM
Another four fabulous shots of your seemingly inexhaustible supply of bugs Carol, don't know whether to envy you, or pity you for what seems like an infestation Grin
Rgds., Jim
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2012 7:56AM
Cracking set Carol. All the best for Christmas. Paul
Tibetan 4 3 England
21 Dec 2012 11:09AM
Nice set as always Carol. have a great Christmas, and a happy new year,GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin regards Leon, had no internet yesterday.Sad
Jellyfire 4 41 4 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 6:54AM
Great close up work

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