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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
2 May 2012 9:20AM
What a beautiful fella, Alvar, and you have captured him so well, cleaning up his nails Smile Carol

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2 May 2012 9:22AM
Superb macro shot, amazing detail and great colours.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
2 May 2012 9:31AM
Such weird and wonderful creatures we have, whether they be for the good or bad. Excellent shot.
2 May 2012 9:32AM
Isnt he a beauty though ... why cant man leave these beauties alone
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
2 May 2012 9:43AM
Gorgeous iridescent colours in that carapace, and an excellent composition.
User_Removed 7 48 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2012 9:46AM
Super capture, good all round comp' DOF, and lighting.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1858 United Kingdom
2 May 2012 9:48AM
He appears to be pawing the ground with malicious intent...
I love the way you have composed/cropped this around the antennae, they seem to be exploring the space available. Good one.
Pests in every sense of the word Alvar. But beautifully captured here. Even though they are pests they are very colourful. Smile

a lovely capture
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
2 May 2012 10:28AM
Yes very colourful. Pity they're up to no good.
Good comment by mrswoolybill.
Boudrague - is that the French name for the insect?
love the colour fine detail
2 May 2012 11:09AM
a colourful and detailed close up Alvar nice one

2 May 2012 12:01PM
Great composition and very colourful Alvar. Well done
Alvar Plus
11 23 2 France
2 May 2012 12:02PM
Yes Kathleen it is .
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
2 May 2012 12:43PM
amazing colours on this small critter
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
2 May 2012 2:05PM
He appears to be scratching his nose. Well captured Alvar............Sandy
mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
2 May 2012 2:08PM
Maybe destructive Alvar,
but he is a colourful character !!
Good shot.
2 May 2012 2:20PM
A well captured and detailed image Alvar.

KingBee Plus
11 525 2 Scotland
2 May 2012 3:56PM
Looks like something from your favourite sci-fi movie. Excellent.


Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
2 May 2012 5:47PM
Amazing creature, Sooooooooooooo colourfulGrinGrin Great compSmile
2 May 2012 5:54PM
What a marvelous photograph!!
2 May 2012 6:55PM
You can keep them in your garden mate, nice shot Alvar.
great shot Alvar
Fantastic macro!

netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
2 May 2012 8:34PM
Brilliant Macro
gingerdelight Plus
11 298 11 United Kingdom
2 May 2012 9:07PM
Great detail and splendid colours!
2 May 2012 9:09PM
This is an absolute beauty Alvar!
2 May 2012 10:12PM
Nice shot,I have never seen one of those, lovely colours,
2 May 2012 10:22PM
Great close up Alvar, nice detail and colours.. Peter
AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
3 May 2012 8:30AM
What a beautiful insect but he obviously does great damage. A great macro Alvar.
3 May 2012 9:07AM
Colourful little destroyer. Well captured. Moira
7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 May 2012 7:08PM
A beautiful creature, full of both colour and detail, superb quality.

Regards Nathan
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
3 May 2012 8:22PM
Well the 'Éphippigère des vignes' is actually quite harmless , it is the far more widespread 'provencale' who does the damage.
and is a really fine macro !!!
4 May 2012 11:30AM
Excellent macro shot,well done,
beautiful macro shot like Grin
20 Sep 2012 1:01AM
That's an amazing photo Alvar!

Dilys Smile

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