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danvan 11
21 May 2010 6:07AM
Great Macro, nice colours

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goso 9 2 1 Australia
21 May 2010 6:08AM
I wonder which one is Felix - a stunning s et again Carol...Bill
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
21 May 2010 6:10AM
V2 in particular is stellar, Carol.

No butts about it.

21 May 2010 6:24AM
Wonderful macros Carol. The light and clarity is spot on. Excellent detail. Well done
JudeC 9 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
8 2 2 England
21 May 2010 6:28AM
Outstanding set Carol, excellent colours and detail

Toonman 9 1.4k 2 England
21 May 2010 6:31AM
What clarity for a compact camera Carol!
VIKI 9 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 Plus
12 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
14 916 23 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
13 10 2 England
21 May 2010 7:26AM
Yes !

cassiecat 7 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 Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 7:28AM
interesting shot very detailed
mrswoolybill Plus
9 877 1429 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 7:34AM
Intriguing, a sort of mixed marriage.
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 7:38AM
Great sequence Carol, maybe the top one just faded a bit in the sun.

EAS 7 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!

21 May 2010 7:59AM
Superb detail ... Cant really add to that
nigele1 11 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 7 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 7 142 6 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 8:28AM
brilliant Carol

andymark 6 1 England
21 May 2010 8:30AM
you have some hot bug over there all great shot as alway
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 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 9 222 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 7 2 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 9:44AM
Excellent set brill colour and detail
bokeh 8 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 6 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 6 Sri Lanka
21 May 2010 11:13AM
Like V4 All of them are good though
21 May 2010 11:16AM
superb images again carol.ray
gregl Plus
11 18 1 England
21 May 2010 11:16AM
Always technically superb and interesting images. I think you must be an entomologist at heart Carol.
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 8 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
11 46 12 United States
21 May 2010 12:27PM
Am anxious to see what the offspring look like!
tmann 11 4 2 United States
21 May 2010 1:47PM
the detail is incredible!
jonwebber 7 4 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 2:40PM
Super multicoloured bugs on the way.
SlowSong Plus
7 6.0k 29 England
21 May 2010 2:53PM
Fabulous. I'm amazed at how many beautiful bugs you find. This set is just brilliant.
Cor 7 Belgium
21 May 2010 3:19PM
Superb serie> again! +++++
danbrann Plus
11 576 16
21 May 2010 3:44PM
Ray42 8 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 8 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.
7 9 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.
Stunning macro's, completely worthy of all the awards.
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 8 135 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 Plus
10 8 8 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 8:22PM
All the above. Great set.
Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 9:05PM
Besides being top quality shots the colour just jumps out at you,
wonderful set Carol
21 May 2010 11:13PM
a superb set missed yr gallery some stunning shots while i was away
DanielD 6 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
9 233 4 United Kingdom
22 May 2010 8:59AM
Superb quality.
tomcat Plus
10 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.
23 May 2010 6:52PM
27 May 2010 12:13PM
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 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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