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danvan 13
21 May 2010 6:07AM
Great Macro, nice colours

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goso 11 2 1 Australia
21 May 2010 6:08AM
I wonder which one is Felix - a stunning s et again Carol...Bill
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
21 May 2010 6:10AM
V2 in particular is stellar, Carol.

No butts about it.

metro074 8 8 Australia
21 May 2010 6:24AM
Wonderful macros Carol. The light and clarity is spot on. Excellent detail. Well done
JudeC 11 6 3 England
21 May 2010 6:25AM
Hi Carol - superb set of images - don't like this new voting system - they are making things too complicated!
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
21 May 2010 6:28AM
Outstanding set Carol, excellent colours and detail

Toonman 11 1.4k 2 England
21 May 2010 6:31AM
What clarity for a compact camera Carol!
VIKI 11 18 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 6:32AM

Quote:Hi Carol - superb set of images - don't like this new voting system - they are making things too complicated!

I agree, it's too easy to click the wrong button. I don't like it at all!!
Carol, this is a super set. I never realised how colourful bugs are until I started looking at your work. Very educational! Great work!!!!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
21 May 2010 6:40AM
A good set of images, but I do not know what they where thinking about

21 May 2010 6:49AM
Another superb set of images, Carol, cracking details and colours.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
21 May 2010 7:00AM
Amazing macro images Carol.

21 May 2010 7:17AM
I really don't know how you keep finding these fabulous insects Carol,but keep em coming !! Superb detail once again and fabulous macro photography...
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
21 May 2010 7:26AM
Yes !

cassiecat 10 39 46 England
21 May 2010 7:27AM
love the mismatched colours adds to the interest, might be big in the bug world too. congrats on staces award. lesley
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 7:28AM
interesting shot very detailed
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 7:34AM
Intriguing, a sort of mixed marriage.
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 7:38AM
Great sequence Carol, maybe the top one just faded a bit in the sun.

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
21 May 2010 7:44AM
Macros don't really get much better than this! In the thumbnail reminded me of those things children often have fitted on the ends of their pencils!

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 7:59AM
Superb detail ... Cant really add to that
nigele1 14 1
21 May 2010 8:03AM
There's a lot of natural variation in many insects and I'd guess these are from the same species or close enough to hybridise. Wonderful pictures, I think I'd choose no.1 for a poster.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 8:05AM
fantastic set of close up's carol brilliant detail and colour v2 for me today nice one Wink
21 May 2010 8:07AM
21 May 2010 8:27AM
superb set
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 8:28AM
brilliant Carol

andymark 8 1 England
21 May 2010 8:30AM
you have some hot bug over there all great shot as alway
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
21 May 2010 9:25AM
What a fabulous colourful pair Carol. Superb detail in all but prefer V1 would be my choice here.
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
21 May 2010 9:38AM
Hiya Carol,
LOvely detailed shot,,no doubt if they manage it you will be there with camera in hand,

hary60 9 2 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 9:44AM
Excellent set brill colour and detail
bokeh 10 2 Romania
21 May 2010 10:48AM
good images.makes me think:this bugs are from the same species,or they are trying something new?Smile)
21 May 2010 10:51AM
Your usual top standard Carol. superb. I see they've been at the local water supply like many of your previous beasties Wink Excellent.
21 May 2010 11:05AM
Beautiful as always colourful as always and sharp detailed as always. A stunning set here Carol. Gary
PinkK 9 80 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 11:06AM
Excellent set Carol, superb detail! I need to hunt more for different bugs, all I seem to find are horrible flies or ants!
Dusan 9 Sri Lanka
21 May 2010 11:13AM
Like V4 All of them are good though
superb images again carol.ray
gregl 13 19 1 England
21 May 2010 11:16AM
Always technically superb and interesting images. I think you must be an entomologist at heart Carol.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
21 May 2010 11:52AM
Back to the bonking bugs! and how beautifully coloured they both are. A wonderful set of close-ups, Carol.
TrevB Smile
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 12:19PM
very odd looking indeed Carol, and a beautiful series too.
have a great weekend
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
21 May 2010 12:27PM
Am anxious to see what the offspring look like!
tmann 13 4 2 United States
21 May 2010 1:47PM
the detail is incredible!
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 2:40PM
Super multicoloured bugs on the way.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
21 May 2010 2:53PM
Fabulous. I'm amazed at how many beautiful bugs you find. This set is just brilliant.
Cor 9 Belgium
21 May 2010 3:19PM
Superb serie> again! +++++
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
21 May 2010 3:44PM
Ray42 10 3 England
21 May 2010 4:47PM
A superb set Carol - the patterns and colours of these shield bugs remind me of some natives shields - perhaps thats where they get the name from
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
21 May 2010 4:52PM
An awesome set of macros Carol, so well spotted and captured with some fantastic detail and color.
9 10 10 England
21 May 2010 5:08PM
Everything about these images is first class.
21 May 2010 5:27PM
Superb set. I missed a week long uploads.
21 May 2010 5:56PM
Stunning macro's, completely worthy of all the awards.
Silverzone 10 2 England
21 May 2010 6:12PM
Super set. The last time I saw bugs as colourful as this was on the Gold Coast of Australia. Sylvia
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
21 May 2010 7:01PM
Back to back they faced each other and all that, maybe they just didnt' care, four super shots Carol

Nicky Wink
vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 8:22PM
All the above. Great set.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 9:05PM
Besides being top quality shots the colour just jumps out at you,
wonderful set Carol
whiteswan01 10 13 England
21 May 2010 11:13PM
a superb set missed yr gallery some stunning shots while i was away
DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2010 1:16AM
Great shot set - they remember me of my childhood when I played with thees very comun bugs many times - the popular name for them it is '' prist's bulls'' - I dont know where is comeing from Smile

22 May 2010 1:29AM
Superb - Norma
SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
22 May 2010 8:59AM
Superb quality.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 May 2010 5:11PM
spot on shot

23 May 2010 3:54AM
Hi, Carol,
Excellent picture, what I believe the colour and the design must be different for male and female bug of this family.
Anyway very well spotted and great detail. Excellent.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
23 May 2010 6:52PM
27 May 2010 12:13PM
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 May 2010 7:33PM
A fantastic foursome Carol, you must have the biggest portfolio of bonking bugs and copulating critters in photographic history!

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