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dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 6:05AM
Two totally different looking bugs and contrasting colors, excellent trio Carol.

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lica 6 Romania
14 Mar 2011 6:22AM
great shot
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
14 Mar 2011 6:38AM
Yes, the contrasts work really well here Carol. Lovely series.

Adderwatcher 7 60 19 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 7:00AM
Wonderful captures Carol, i love the colours of the Rosemary beetle!
moiral 6 12 Scotland
14 Mar 2011 7:20AM
Friendly bugs you have there Grin. I love the reosemary beetle, so beautiful. 3 lovely shots. Moira
Ray42 8 3 England
14 Mar 2011 7:25AM

Quote:Yes, the contrasts work really well here Carol. Lovely series

I quite agree
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 7:29AM
Two lovely insects posing beautifully. Do you think they say to each other "Let's nip round to Carol's and get famous?"
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 7:30AM
briliant set of captures carol cracking colour and detail v2 for me today a beauty nice one Wink
GarrathE 8 4 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 7:35AM
Lovely set. Up to your usual high standard.

Thought: any a chance of a few landscape shots of the paradise you and all your insect friends live in?
lesarnott 6 11 2 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 7:43AM
The hardest part of macros is getting the shallow depth of field in the best alignment of the subject and Carol your knowledge in this area is always spot on. Excellent, as well as the subject matter. Great work
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 7:50AM
Excellent images once again Carol. That Rosemary beetle is so beautiful!
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
14 Mar 2011 7:52AM
Excellent and wonderful set of images,very well done,
14 Mar 2011 7:53AM
Three beauties Carol, full of super detail and lovely colours.

14 Mar 2011 8:00AM
Another great set
V1 he seems to have lost a bit of his antennae
Cant decide between 2 & 3 ... so a half vote each
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
14 Mar 2011 8:02AM
Love the insect with his bright courting coat.

RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
14 Mar 2011 8:23AM
Sorry once again, Carol: revisited and can only confirm what I said earlier: three excellent shots, with the rosemary beetle a new one to me......don't recall seeing this species before. As you say, seems to be an amicable encounter! Do like the almost iridescent quality of the rosemary......most attractive patterning too.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
14 Mar 2011 8:27AM
Love those Regency stripes your little beetle wears and the way the antenae of the Shield Bug in V2 actually echo this with little stripes of its own and co-ordinating tones to boot!! V2 gets my vote this morning.

14 Mar 2011 8:31AM
Excellent set, with superb sharpness & color.
14 Mar 2011 8:33AM
Carol U are right, The inmate is a naughty fellow.
7 10 10 England
14 Mar 2011 8:45AM
I never realised how beautful these little bugs could be until I discovered your pics. The rosemary beetle is a star with the metalic sheen.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 9:09AM
awesome set even the eyes are in focus and that striped beetle very pretty
Alvar 9 23 2 France
14 Mar 2011 9:10AM
Great set Carol. For me 2and3 are on a par. Smile
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 9:13AM
Outstanding detail, wonderful. Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1501 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 9:19AM
It's Hillary and Tensing racing for the top!
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 9:22AM
Friends for ever.
14 Mar 2011 9:37AM
A fine trio Carol,
14 Mar 2011 9:47AM
What a pretty beetle, three cracking images and it looks like you have had some lovely sunshine too.
14 Mar 2011 9:48AM
Morning Carol more great shots , weather looks promising today, regards gray.
goso 10 2 1 Australia
14 Mar 2011 9:52AM
"Strange Liasons" - well done, with fine detail...BIll
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
14 Mar 2011 10:29AM
Another first for me, seeing this rosemary beetle - and what a fine looking lady she is Wink Super set as always Carol Smile
Trev Smile
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 10:47AM
What a lovely shiney armour he has there Carol,
so well captured all of them but V3 stands out for me
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
14 Mar 2011 11:07AM
Hi Carol
V3 for me excellent!


TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 11:09AM
Three great shots again, Carol, beautifully recorded.
jabe 6 10 4 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 12:18PM
Grin Always great drama in your photography Carol, i love it, amazing creatures too.Grin
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
14 Mar 2011 12:24PM
Splendid set of images! All are great. Love the little metallic striped bug! Patti
14 Mar 2011 3:00PM
Wonderful set of captures Carol

14 Mar 2011 3:47PM
a vote each Carol great set excellent with the detail and colours click Grin
danbrann Plus
12 628 17
14 Mar 2011 4:29PM
Meeting for a chat eh......that's how it all starts Carol.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
14 Mar 2011 5:31PM
Super pics Carol . Not seen this Rosemary beetle before . Both insects are sharp as is the lichen covered branch xxxx
jonwebber 8 4 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 5:41PM
Particularly well photographed.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
14 Mar 2011 7:20PM
Another great duel

tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 8:28PM
Three little crackers Carol

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
14 Mar 2011 8:40PM
V2 for me Carol - I love the colours of the Rosemary beetle.
Pegon 11 78 1 England
14 Mar 2011 10:08PM
Cracking shots again Carol, superb detail.
Peagreen 6 1 1 England
14 Mar 2011 10:35PM
Superb series, Carol, lovely colour epecially those of the Rosemary beetle and excellent detail. Love all threeGrin
Take care,
15 Mar 2011 12:00AM
The details sharp the images beautiful. Gary
15 Mar 2011 1:30AM
Excellent as usual from ur lenses.. Excellent pin sharp image..

Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 11:57AM
V2 is Top of the Tops!
15 Mar 2011 8:48PM
Not too secret when you're around!
madbilly 8 1 4 England
17 Mar 2011 8:28AM
excellent colour on that beetle Carol
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
21 Mar 2011 6:51PM
Three tremendous close ups Carol, that rosemary beetle is a brightly coloured and shiny little beauty
ChazB 11 64 3 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2011 1:36PM
Excellent capture Carol, great timing.

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