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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
4 Jan 2013 6:05AM
Excellent and fresh Carol !! I like the profile in V2 - but all are great !! I lost a few grams just looking at these minty fresh photos Smile [ I heard last week that regularly smelling fresh mint helps one lose weight Smile ]

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Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 6:50AM
Blimey Carol. You're quick off the mark. Well captured. Smile

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 6:53AM
3 fabulous images Carol please accept my humble UA.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 6:53AM
v3 for me Carol - love the markings on his back SmileSmile
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 7:03AM
V2 all the way for me....
Another great set of images...

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 7:12AM
v2 for me today carol brilliant detail love the com p a stunner nice one Wink
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 7:29AM
Isn't he gorgeous, beautiful colour's.
4 Jan 2013 7:32AM
Another great set Carol. Brilliant details. V2 gets my vote todaySmileSmile
4 Jan 2013 7:44AM
A set of 3 high standard images.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 8:04AM
how incredible
you really have caught him so well
3 real beauties....
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
4 Jan 2013 8:09AM
Love V2..................GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 8:11AM
Wonderful set to ring in the New Year with. Happy New Year Carol. paul
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 8:19AM
Some great macro shots there Carol, V3 for me, Peter..
4 Jan 2013 8:21AM
Carol you are showing off again they are so stunning and beautiful.

User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 8:23AM
All three are wonderful, just stunning detail, as always. Smile

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 8:42AM
Green, in a green world. The vote's for V3 I thing, it's surveying the future.
4 Jan 2013 8:59AM
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
4 Jan 2013 9:21AM
Three excellent complimentary images, Carol. Just love those greens.

Tibetan 6 3 England
4 Jan 2013 9:21AM
V2. for me Carol, the eye has it lol. three good quality macro's, great colours nice clear detail, what with shields and clanger you could start your own army lol. well done you, have a good day, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
4 Jan 2013 9:28AM
V1 for me Carol, superb,
Silverzone 10 2 England
4 Jan 2013 9:31AM
Super trio, view2 forme today. Sylvia
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 9:32AM
A very good set, well captured.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
4 Jan 2013 9:34AM
The detail you have captured in these three shots is so impressive, Carol, and I do like the overall green toning across the set.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
4 Jan 2013 9:50AM
V2 is a real cracker
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
4 Jan 2013 9:56AM
All excellent Carol I love the colours and sharpness in all of them.


EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
4 Jan 2013 10:02AM
Such attractive markings and colours. The details, as ever with your images, are superb in all three. My special favourite this time in V1 with that wonderfully "bug-eyed" look!

mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 10:47AM
Dof spot on as ever carol.
cheers phil.
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
4 Jan 2013 10:53AM
Fantastic and lovely set of images,Carol,
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 10:54AM
Three crackers Carol - sounds like Xmas all over again!
I'd never heard of shield bugs before seeing your images.
wonder what the old brain will register this year?
V2 for me today. Love the harmonious feel of all three.
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 11:26AM
Great set as always, Carol.
4 Jan 2013 11:28AM
As ever, Carol - a stunning image! I am in awe!
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
4 Jan 2013 12:10PM
oh! Three Excellent macros.
Well focus & sharp.
I like your comments on my upload today.
Thank you.

4 Jan 2013 1:10PM
fine work Carol

4 Jan 2013 1:33PM
Wonderful trio Carol, excellent macro work.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
4 Jan 2013 2:27PM
This one is so beautifully patterned Carol. I love the pov in v3 - reminds me of my little bug at the edge of the leaf - I wonder what they think when they get to that edge and have to turn back Wink

I found another of those grey mottled shield bugs in the house yesterday and have it in a jar - I was hoping for some decent weather so I could take his portrait on the bark of an oak showing his great ability to camouflage himself out in nature - on my tile floor he stood out so badly that he got caught.

Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 3:41PM
A lovely set Carol, looks like good weather there too
with that lovely light
RuthyJ 12 England
4 Jan 2013 3:57PM
Stunning set of shots yet again Carol.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
4 Jan 2013 4:22PM
A tiro of beauties Carol.
4 Jan 2013 4:30PM
Hi Carol, an excellent set of images and a well deserved award.. Lovely colors of the bug..

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
4 Jan 2013 5:13PM
Three super captures, Carol, worth three votes, but they'll each have to share the one vote, I'm afraid...Wink
Trev Smile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 5:21PM
Great stuff !!!....amazing markings........
Good stuff as ever Carol. Lou
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 6:11PM
Lovely light, detail and colours, Carol.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 6:37PM
Three stunning New Year offerings, each filled with quality throughout Carol

Regards Nathan Grin
Three top shots the colours are amazing
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 6:52PM
Evenin' Carol,
Love the colours of this wee beastieSmile

Another decent day today +10CGrin

Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
4 Jan 2013 8:17PM
What another superb set Carol, well done.
9 10 10 England
4 Jan 2013 8:23PM
Superb detail and colour.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 8:53PM
Beautiful and green! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Most wonderful Carol! IB
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 1:47AM
You're making a great start to 2013, hopefully in the manner to which you will aspire for the next 12 months.
I chuckled to hear this was "spotted on a visit to the beach" but think its spots were probably there before thenWinkWinkWink!
Leon also made me laugh with his "what with shields and clangers you could start your own army". It does sound somewhat like an ancient battlefield.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 3:05AM
V2 for me.
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
5 Jan 2013 4:46AM
I feel it is bordering on sacrilege to pick one of these as each is perfect Carol, couldn't ask for better detail, nor would I want to! Smile
Rgds., Jim
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Jan 2013 12:08PM
You seem to collect these shiled bugs like people used to collect green shield stamps!!! Another fine collection of critters for us to peruse
LexEquine 12 19 United States
8 Jan 2013 8:03PM
'Super Triad of macro Shield Bug Images' ~ Peter
Superb images......

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