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stripey shield

By CarolG  
I found another variety of shield bug in the meadow, this time a red and black striped one. He must be a football supporter with those colours, who can tell me which team he supports?
Apologies for only votes yesterday, I was working in the garden all day and will probably be doing the same today, but hope to catch up with you all soon.

Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: Buffalo_Tom, CherryMartin, jaktis and 119 more

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
30 Apr 2009 5:24AM
Three excellent shots,amazing colour on that little creature.Well taken Carol.

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30 Apr 2009 5:35AM
Outstanding shots Carol. That's one good looking bug.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
30 Apr 2009 6:11AM
Cracking details

VIKI 9 18 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 6:27AM
3 smashers again Carol. Watch your back in the garden.
30 Apr 2009 6:28AM
3 Super shots, how did I know this was yours Carol, great colours and detail

RTDS 7 Cyprus
30 Apr 2009 6:30AM
I knew these was yours Carol..
Superb captures,excellent details and colours.
basu 8 India
30 Apr 2009 6:38AM
great shot and excellent detail
madbilly 7 1 4 England
30 Apr 2009 6:40AM
superb close ups again Carol
KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
30 Apr 2009 7:14AM
What a gorgeous bug! The colours are amazing, you've caught it brilliantly.
30 Apr 2009 7:19AM
Great combination of colours - isn't nature wonderful?
Excellent, clear shot,
Mynett 7 142 6 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 7:24AM
they do stand out against this yellow so well what a lovely collection these are Carol

Hope you are better now.

Linda Wink
30 Apr 2009 7:45AM
Great set,
GalleryGirl 8 4 2 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 7:57AM
He's coming to get us! He's certainly jumping from the frame. Superb close-up.
Marilyn x
MandsH 9 England
30 Apr 2009 8:12AM
He's a beauty, well captured
30 Apr 2009 8:25AM
Contrasting shot.
30 Apr 2009 8:43AM
Wow these are some of your best.
30 Apr 2009 8:48AM
Super trio. Sylvia
Rachel99 6 1 2 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 8:49AM
I knew yesterday' s bug-free flower was just a blip. Your garden must be an absolute haven for insects and beetles and bugs! And you capture them all perfectly.
GazzaG2003 13 288 England
30 Apr 2009 9:10AM
3 amazing images, colours are great as is the detail.
30 Apr 2009 9:14AM
Great set... fab vibrant colours Carol

danbrann Plus
11 567 16
30 Apr 2009 9:17AM
Amaingly beautiful Carol.
Cor 7 Belgium
30 Apr 2009 9:21AM
30 Apr 2009 9:32AM
Amazing detail, beautiful colours, well done

gregl Plus
11 18 1 England
30 Apr 2009 9:40AM
Terrific against the yellow flower. 3 cracking shots.
30 Apr 2009 9:48AM
Great detail and colours . Gill
Paul_cats 10 61 22 Scotland
30 Apr 2009 9:50AM
3 super macros of this little critter. One thing I miss about Crete is the wide variety of colourful insect life.
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
30 Apr 2009 9:51AM
Hiya Carol,
just amazing the detail in these shots,
When it comes down to picking one I think its presentation that does it for me,No,1 , I love the framing with thw petals coming out of the inner frame.
The sheild bug must have been up shinning his shell for this photo session,Lol. "W0W".

Baily by the way is back on form thanks,the two of them are wrestling at the moment and are about to be kicked out the garden,

videotec 7 8 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 9:51AM
Sup set Carol--V1 is amazing
wow.. what great detail ... fab images well done
Gezina 9 3 6 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 10:07AM
Doesn't he show off well against that yellow - cracking shots of this beauty with V1 & V3 as my favourites Ina
EAS 6 1 13 Scotland
30 Apr 2009 10:41AM
Stunningly good capture and the colours work to perfection. Just awfully glad some of these bugs are not resident in my garden - I hope!
Flyfisher 8 9 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 10:43AM
Superb detail combined with beautiful colours; could he be supporting Barcelona? Ron
goso 9 2 1 Australia
30 Apr 2009 11:02AM
Stunners Carol.......Bill
Ray42 7 3 England
30 Apr 2009 12:14PM
Outstanding shots Carol of Graphosoma italicum - looks like an adios milan supporter.
p.s Looks like Jessops are doing some nice bugs
Cormy 8 3 England
30 Apr 2009 12:23PM
My goodness Carol,he's a star.Super work.
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
30 Apr 2009 12:34PM
You certainly have many varieties of shield bugs there! He's really showing his colors.
ugly Plus
7 5 56 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 12:52PM
Top shooting again...
Love the detail...
Great work...
Well done...
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
30 Apr 2009 1:34PM
Orange for Syracuse U.!
30 Apr 2009 1:35PM
Fantastic macro images !!! brilliant colour and detail in them all.

Jean x
30 Apr 2009 1:38PM
Three great shots. Your bugs are so sharp and so colorful! Really great work. It's hard to keep up with the garden right now isn't it. Weeds grow faster than you can pick.....Sandy
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 1:51PM
these are all brilliant carol, the detail is outstanding

30 Apr 2009 2:56PM
Another remarkable set of bug shots.
Bob_V 8 1 2 United States
30 Apr 2009 3:26PM
Fantastic detail and colors in these Carol, simply amazing work.
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 3:32PM
Super shot and great framing
30 Apr 2009 3:37PM
Three outstanding shots, details and colours just great, rain here for the last three days so not much gardening.
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
30 Apr 2009 5:19PM
Brilliant and skilful.

pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 5:22PM
superb detail Carol
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 5:24PM
What a beauty Carol - and set off so well by that bright yellow flower. Top quality macro photography.

30 Apr 2009 5:38PM
Carol you have done it again, brillant shots.
30 Apr 2009 5:46PM
amazing !
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
30 Apr 2009 5:47PM
Just caught up again Carol, it always seems there's 4 which I haven't commented on but that's because you upload far more often than I do Wink This is incredibly sharp giving wonderful detail as usual and the color is superb, sorry for the clicks on your others,
30 Apr 2009 6:01PM
Just had a look on your work after longer brake. Great as alwaysSmile
p.s. Thanks for the comments.
franfoto 8 2 32 England
30 Apr 2009 6:11PM
These shots are so impressive Carol, lovely and sharp, all of them. I'm going for the extreme close up #1, the presentation is great and the bug looks incredible.....lovely work as usual.
Paree 10 616 3
30 Apr 2009 6:30PM
Carol these are amazing photos
so lovely
piccy 9 8 Wales
30 Apr 2009 6:50PM
He must be important with that colouring, three lovely shots.
30 Apr 2009 6:59PM
Three lovely colourful and well detailed shots.
Dinney 7 2 England
30 Apr 2009 7:03PM
Three amaizing shots Carol with excellent colour and detail,
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 7:24PM
3 excellent captures Carol, great detail and colour
Ayelet_A 7 11 3 Israel
30 Apr 2009 7:25PM
Interesting colours- looks like warning signs - three great macros Carol.

cassiecat 7 39 46 England
30 Apr 2009 8:10PM
great coloured bug, looks good against the yellow.lesley
iancam 7 23 England
30 Apr 2009 8:12PM
Superb close-ups Carol
30 Apr 2009 8:13PM
Supreme detail and colours Carol
gez_c 7 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 8:20PM
Interesting and unusual subject, great colour, super sharp = great photo!
teocali Plus
8 421 18 England
30 Apr 2009 8:21PM
Superb work Carol - terrific detail, colours and textures. V1 for me.
bayleaf 8 8 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 8:34PM
Inredible images, super detail. No.2 stands out for me.
gerrymac 8 10 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 9:59PM
Fabulous detail Carol...and fantastic colour......knew it was yours from thumb
brilliant as always,well done carol.ray
1 May 2009 11:24AM
Amazing close up
Julian 11 76 3 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 8:04PM
Great Capture
betts 7 1 England
1 May 2009 9:40PM
Awesome shots all 3 Carol, excellent detail,
bunbeam 10 2 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 10:39PM
lovely bug beautifully captured
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
2 May 2009 7:45AM
Rather super bug................... well not a superbug!
Love his stripes
ChazB 10 64 3 United Kingdom
2 May 2009 8:32AM
Excellent detail and colours, 3 great captures to show off his stripes.
old timer 11 55 1 Scotland
3 May 2009 3:41PM
Love the colour contrasts here.
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
4 May 2009 7:50PM
Three fantastic close up shots, the colours are so vibrant and the detail is amazing
Riyaz 7 3 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 3:58PM
Excellent Macro work!
bumbleb3 10 358 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 5:33PM
absolutely brilliant.whatevr lens are you using
21 May 2009 3:55AM
congrats on UA my friend

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