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9 Nov 2013 5:38AM
Two superb captures, Carol. Excellent detail and colour SmileSmile


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ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
9 Nov 2013 5:40AM
Oh wow...didnt see him lurking there for a minute...a scary little spider....great shot Carol...the shield bug is magnificent in v2
Ray12 Plus
5 137 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 5:41AM
Brilliant images... great colours and detail on the bug, looks like the spider will have to wait a while longer for lunch Sad
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
9 Nov 2013 6:00AM
The spider looks like it's been in the wars already Carol.
Lovely markings and great to get them both together.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 6:46AM
I too almost missed the spider! Superb photography Carol. Smile

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
9 Nov 2013 7:06AM
A beauty

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Nov 2013 7:38AM
Lovely shield bug!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 7:52AM
A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured pair of entomological images capturing this wonderfully ornate Shield Bug at his very best Carol.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
9 Nov 2013 7:54AM
Now that's a beautiful shield bug!

Two superb shots, Carol, especially V1 SmileSmile

Do you reckon the crab spider will attack the shield bug? Or is the bug out of its league?

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
9 Nov 2013 8:08AM
Had you not pointed it out, I too doubt if I'd have spotted the spider, Carol: hope the big fella got away again OK.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 8:22AM
Such a pretty bug....
9 Nov 2013 8:34AM
stunniong shots especially v2
moiral 8 12 Scotland
9 Nov 2013 8:43AM
2 beautiful shot of this wee stunner Carol. V1 is excellent. Moira
AnneB50 6 118 18 Scotland
9 Nov 2013 8:46AM
Brilliant detail Carol, I love v2 especially

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 8:46AM
What a beautiful shield bug Carol, especially well shown in V2.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
9 Nov 2013 8:48AM
A rather handsome beastie. He's got his best regalia on.
OMG !!! I didn't see the spider !! Just had to give you my award. I am amazed at your insect images Carol.GrinGrinGrin

9 Nov 2013 9:58AM
Two excellent captures Carol. A very photogenic shield bug and a shy spider! A
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 10:49AM
Love the close up in V2 - even ID'd it properly as my granddaughter is looking with me.
She says the colours remind her of a butterfly.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 10:57AM
What fantastic markings and what a shot!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
9 Nov 2013 11:02AM
Come in to my parlour said the spider to the fly! another awesome macro capture Carol.


fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
9 Nov 2013 11:03AM
We have a similar theme today Carol ~ impressively detailed close-ups.

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 11:10AM
Two beautiful capturesSmile

9 Nov 2013 11:39AM
V2 for me but both shots are excellent.

TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 11:55AM
Both great shots, Carol, as usual.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
9 Nov 2013 11:56AM
Oh, Oh.....there is danger lurking.
This is a marvelous image of nature at her best. Such beautiful the little creature is.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 12:09PM
Great captures Carol, V2 for meSmile

9 Nov 2013 12:41PM
Beautifully marked insect, Carol.

9 Nov 2013 1:09PM
Two superb captures
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
9 Nov 2013 1:58PM
I was scared to open V2 in case the shield bug was caught in a web. But no he wasn't. He is very fine and beautiful. Great shots Carol.
9 Nov 2013 2:05PM
Two fine captures - that spider is so well camouflaged in V1!!

9 Nov 2013 2:07PM
The light in these images is gorgeous and the colours of this bug are stunning, Carol! This is a great macro photography!
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 3:06PM
2 perfect images Carol.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 3:10PM
2 great images Carol, their shield looks like Orange peel

Ali SmileSmileSmile
9 10 10 England
9 Nov 2013 3:37PM
Oh what a lovely shield bug Carol - hope the spider went away!
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 3:38PM
Superb !!!.....what a colorful chappy !!
9 Nov 2013 3:40PM
A winner set.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 5:48PM
Evenin' Carol
The bug stands out a treat - I trust he didn't end up a treatWink

+5C and right miserable today - to coin an old phrase rizzen
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 7:32PM
Marvellous pair of images superb!
9 Nov 2013 8:02PM
as always ace
Un detalle maravilloso.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 9:10PM
great colour and detail in the bug with a spider as a bonus
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 10:14PM
Hope she's survived the encounter? Gorgeous macros Carol! Superb work... Smile
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 11:33AM
Cracking pair of images. . paul
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
11 Nov 2013 11:20PM
Top quality macrowork Carol, did the shield bug live to fight another day or will we see what happens in another installment?!

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