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goso 10 2 1 Australia
14 Aug 2009 6:08AM
I think you've probably captured a very rare sight Carol - well done, great pics...Bill

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14 Aug 2009 6:12AM
Two great shots Carol. I'm amazed you knew those red things were ticks. Excellent close-ups to see all this.....Sandy
RTDS 8 Cyprus
14 Aug 2009 6:21AM
2 Superb captures Carol.
Amazing details and colours.
Where do you find all these great crittersSmile
I will be away this weekend..hopefully to get some great pics.
Will catch up on Sunday.
Have a great weekend.
14 Aug 2009 6:23AM
Two superb close up shots Carol.
MandsH 9 England
14 Aug 2009 6:27AM
Great shots I didn't realise that the bugs got bugs
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
14 Aug 2009 6:54AM
It's like an Ugly Bug Ball. A superb and fascinating capture.

Ray42 8 3 England
14 Aug 2009 6:56AM
Excellent photography
martinjp 7 2 3 Wales
14 Aug 2009 6:58AM
great capture Carol... Nature at it's rawest!

JudeC 9 6 3 England
14 Aug 2009 6:59AM
Two super shots - a journey into the life of a bug - Jude.
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
14 Aug 2009 7:23AM
Must have the same goverment in the the insect world as we Have !

Well seen.

cassiecat 8 39 46 England
14 Aug 2009 7:24AM
lovely light on the seed head, v2 is a fabulous cature and shows the ticks the most.lesley
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2009 7:49AM
Ugly insects....but 2 great images! Well done
sable 8 9 7 England
14 Aug 2009 7:50AM
Fantastic shots - so interesting - must agree with Bill you probably have captured a very rare sight - on the photographic side they are cracking shot -great colour and detail and fab use of light - Elizabeth
14 Aug 2009 7:51AM
absolutely wonderful captures ! i would agree that you've captured something extra special and should be seen on a magazine cover
14 Aug 2009 7:55AM
Fantastic detail
A must for my readers award
Great stuff
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
14 Aug 2009 7:56AM
Cracking details

14 Aug 2009 8:12AM
Great shots Carol..... I saw this for the first time at the weekend on a tiny leaf hopper, I felt sorry for it too!

danbrann Plus
12 624 17
14 Aug 2009 8:19AM
Horrible Horrible but an oustanding image Carol.
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2009 8:19AM
The detail on these photographs is really amazing Carol - and what an interesting slice of nature you have captured here.

VIKI 10 18 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2009 8:24AM
You must have fantastic eye-sight Carol to spot the things you do. 2 Fab images though as you say, 'a sad sight'
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2009 8:24AM
Excellent detail as always Carol
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
14 Aug 2009 8:33AM
Yuck! Wonderful macro though!

14 Aug 2009 8:54AM
As allways you have captured two stunning close ups.
14 Aug 2009 9:21AM
This looks to me as if the female Shield bug is carrying eggs on her back and the proud dad is on the right. Certainly a great capture. Sylvia
14 Aug 2009 9:24AM
Well doneCarol
Quite an extraordinary image!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!! JNC
14 Aug 2009 10:46AM
Well seen and captured
Mikelane 9 1 Wales
14 Aug 2009 10:56AM
Another two fantastic captures carol, superb detail every time ,really excellent regards
Mike xx
14 Aug 2009 11:21AM
Fantastic capture and excellent work Carol. Gary
14 Aug 2009 11:30AM
Two stunning captures,brilliant detail in them.

Jean x
ChazB 11 64 3 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2009 11:36AM
Wonderful captures Carol with excellent detail. I feel very sorry for the poor thing Sad
User_Removed Junior Member 10 16 England
14 Aug 2009 11:43AM
Not a happy plight for the bug. But superb nature photography and informative record Carol
14 Aug 2009 12:36PM
Oh poor thing. My little dog got a couple of ticks when walking through a nature reserve recently, they were horrid things.
Good captures.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
14 Aug 2009 12:58PM
You do find the most interesting bugs!

ticks here carry a serious disease--- always on the look out for them-- they are not os colorful or niticable as yours!

videotec 8 8 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2009 1:56PM
The detail in both these shots is amazing,, see large.
janty66 9 3 England
14 Aug 2009 2:08PM
cracking shots, outstanding detail....
casson 10 3 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2009 2:57PM
Great shots Carol, I have noticed some of our butterflies have similiar looking ticks.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
14 Aug 2009 4:30PM
Amazing capture. Something we'd not normally see.
Do you spend your whole time crawling about in grass and undergrowth, Carol? Smile It certainly seems to pay off.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
14 Aug 2009 4:41PM
Great natural history record shots here Carol - I like both - never seen the like before. Fantastic details.
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2009 4:42PM
Ticks or eggs as Sylvia says, I have no idea, but I really hate ticks. Poor scaramanga got such a shock when he removed one from our dog and saw all the little legs sticking out!!
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2009 5:07PM
exceptionally good
gerrymac 9 10 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2009 6:40PM
Never knew there were so many strange looking bugs in the world and you have them all Carol
14 Aug 2009 6:56PM
14 Aug 2009 6:58PM
Both superb captures Carol.
nigele1 12 1
14 Aug 2009 7:25PM
You are really making that transition from portrait to behavioural images, these are both fabulous and would be great on a wall or in a text book on insect parasites.

Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
14 Aug 2009 7:27PM
A parasite for definitely take the prize for different bugs. Did you watch the movie "It's a Bugs Life"? If not, you would enjoy it.
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
14 Aug 2009 7:51PM
Carol, yes it is sad! Can't believe I would ever feel empathy for a bug. I don't know which I feel more sorry for, the bug with the ticks or the one looking on, helpless! Superb image, fantastic detail and color. Patti
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2009 8:35PM
one word.............Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anjantoo 8 7 1 England
14 Aug 2009 8:51PM
I haven't got a soft spot for bugs but you made even me feel sorry for this one! ahhhhhhh
fatmod 10 22 England
14 Aug 2009 8:57PM
2 superb macro shots
14 Aug 2009 9:16PM
Great detail Carol.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
14 Aug 2009 10:25PM
Terrific subjects Carol and wonderful detail, textures and colours. A pair of fascinating captures.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2009 5:39AM
Superb capture as always Carol. Did you de=louse the poor thing?
Dinney 8 2 England
15 Aug 2009 8:17AM
Superb close up shot Carol, excellent detail and well spotted,
GrahamNobles 8 9 4 England
15 Aug 2009 8:31AM
jonwebber 8 4 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2009 8:44AM
There's a rhyme somewhere, on the lines of 'all fleas have smaller fleas, that itch and feed upon them.' Something like that anyway. Excellent pair of pictures.
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2009 12:07PM
Wow well spotted and very well captured - poor shield buck. Ina
madbilly 7 1 4 England
15 Aug 2009 2:31PM
brilliant stuff
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
19 Aug 2009 8:53PM
Marvellous macro work Carol, this one ticks all the boxes!
5 Sep 2009 4:09PM
He was well concerned - you seem to have many ticks on your island Carol - any trouble for people, too?
Superb close up shot, great detail and interesting information - didn't think that shield bugs would have trouble with ticks - but nature holds many surprises,

PS. I excuse myself for clicking and running, but you know my problems...

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