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let battle commence!

By CarolG  
As it was raining most of yesterday, and no chance of any outdoor photos, I thought Id have a little fun with two bugs I found in the garden during a lull in the weather, a ladybird and a lygaeus equestris. Neither of them were in a photographic mood, I think they were intent on doing battle with each other, hence the title! The daffodil was one of the first to appear in the garden this year.

I have just spent nearly one hour uploading this image, looks like I'm going to be virtually without a connection today, so again, apologies for lack of clicks/comments. I hope to be back to normal again before too long.

Tags: General Plant Flower Close-up Garden Insect Bug Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Ladybrid

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iancam 9 23 England
17 Feb 2009 6:19AM
Superb image Carol.

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Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
17 Feb 2009 6:23AM
A fantastic shot Caro, wonderful color and detail.
17 Feb 2009 6:26AM
Daffodils are definitely the precurors of Spring and such pretty things in their frilled skirts. Your photographic skills comde to the fore once again, with a really sharp image, well composed. Although I do think your bugs look a little uncomfortable perhaps because they are out of their normal habitat.
chappo1 10 6 9 Australia
17 Feb 2009 6:29AM
Nice colour and great shot...john
goso 11 2 1 Australia
17 Feb 2009 6:30AM
Great shot Carol............Bill
JudeC 11 6 3 England
17 Feb 2009 6:44AM
Love this one Carol - Jude.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 6:47AM
Excellent, my favourite subject, insects.
basu 10 India
17 Feb 2009 6:50AM
great capture
VIKI 11 18 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 6:55AM
You know so much about your subjects it's so interesting.
17 Feb 2009 6:57AM
Ladybird, ladybird fly away home!! Great shot. Barry
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
17 Feb 2009 7:09AM
Oh Oh! Battle of the Bugs. Great shot Carol.....Sandy
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
17 Feb 2009 7:16AM
Lots of bugs, a great capture

DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
17 Feb 2009 7:19AM
Daffodils the herald of Spring.....
A lovely image Carol.
Love the bugs.
MRSbiscuit60 10 224 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 7:30AM
Spring is here then with this great daffodil. Marvellous pic Carol. Trish
17 Feb 2009 7:42AM
G3 15 13 2 United States
17 Feb 2009 7:50AM
Nice pic-- Gotta ask..Who won???
Ray42 10 3 England
17 Feb 2009 7:52AM
Great shot
17 Feb 2009 7:56AM
Lovely image Carol... who won? Smile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 8:06AM
Love the picture
Love the title
MandsH 11 England
17 Feb 2009 8:14AM
This is great Carol, great title
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 8:30AM
Well they certainly appear to have taken up battle positions Carol. Sorry to hear of more computer problems.
Cormy 10 3 England
17 Feb 2009 8:35AM
Two for the price of one hey Carol !!
17 Feb 2009 10:01AM
I can just see the title for your book" Flowers and their Friends"
Another super shot ! Gill
videotec 9 8 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 10:01AM
Very nice work Carol-I love the colour of this .
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
17 Feb 2009 10:13AM
Perhaps your PC has one of those bugs you keep photographing. Smile

Excellently caught with good lighting
Mikelane 10 1 Wales
17 Feb 2009 11:08AM
Excellent close up carol ,love the colours ,well done regards
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 12:11PM
you dont mean you actually placed the bugs on the daffodil surely! if you did then full marks to you and a WOW but if not then I still have to say WOW as its a superb capture
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
17 Feb 2009 1:09PM
Superb capture Carol

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
17 Feb 2009 1:20PM
Superb shot Carol, think we must have the same bug in our system, great colours and detail

Nicky x
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
17 Feb 2009 1:39PM
Amazing work again Carol
Silverzone 10 2 England
17 Feb 2009 3:22PM
Superb. Sylvia
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 3:45PM
Very nice shot..
Great detail...

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 4:38PM
I do hope one didn't eat the other. Great macro photography.

DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
17 Feb 2009 4:41PM
Nice work. Andy
Ayelet_A 9 11 3 Israel
17 Feb 2009 4:52PM
Fantastic image Carol,

Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 5:08PM
Really superb. Well worth the hour.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
17 Feb 2009 5:12PM
like it, shame you are having such problems with the internet.lesley
RTDS 9 Cyprus
17 Feb 2009 6:02PM
Love this capture.
You got the critters and the flower with awsome details and colours.
17 Feb 2009 6:11PM
Fantastic,Carol,congrats ua
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 6:42PM
He-he well captured Carol. I have visions of a new breed of bug now flying all around your villa.
Marilyn x
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
17 Feb 2009 7:07PM
What a grand shot !

norton 14 6 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 7:33PM
Excellent image Carol,well captured.......................

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Feb 2009 7:38PM
Way early for bigs in Penna!
nice one!
exposure Plus
14 5.8k England
17 Feb 2009 7:44PM
Lovely detail Carol light and composition.
vandalp 10
17 Feb 2009 8:27PM
Amazing detail Carol, beautifully taken.
cameragirl 13 43 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 9:01PM
Great detail and colours! Well captured!
Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
17 Feb 2009 9:28PM
Really beautiful Carol, love the idea of actually planting wildlife for effect!
BURNSIE 9 25 4 England
17 Feb 2009 9:59PM
Nice capture.
digiray63 10 4 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 10:06PM
Lovely detail and colour Carol.
CherryMartin 10 10 United States
18 Feb 2009 6:22AM
I'm loving your bug shots.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2009 10:19AM
It is worth battling for such a nice rest place!
Great shot again,
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
18 Feb 2009 11:57AM
Lovely sharp image,,look to be happy with each others company,,

Cheers Aidan,,
18 Feb 2009 3:40PM
Stunning image.
18 Feb 2009 6:02PM
A lovely image Carol, sharp with super colour.
Great shot.
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 10:33AM
Great work - lovely result Ina
m3lem 12 England
22 Feb 2009 12:15PM
Wow, superb
x_posure 9 1 Australia
23 Feb 2009 7:48AM
Great photo
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Feb 2009 10:37PM
A super floral image as per usual, there are no signs of any daffodils here in Glos, they'll be late to bloom this year cos of all the snow and cold weather

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