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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
7 Nov 2012 6:09AM
A wonderful story, well told! I love the colours and details you've captured.

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marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 6:10AM
Another three terrific shots Carol, v1 has to be the winner today. Simply superb
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
7 Nov 2012 6:20AM
Wow Carol ! Your three photos are amazing ! Who would have thought a worm could be so lovely Smile I think it is an amazing butterfly in the making Smile I love V2 where the two guys have a short greeting Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Nov 2012 6:30AM
Three fabulous close ups documenting this encounter, the details, colours and clarity are marvellous
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
7 Nov 2012 6:37AM
Just brilliant, 3 great shots and a great story as well almost like a children's book, 'The Shieldbug and the Caterpillar'.

ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 6:51AM
3 great images...
V1 sticks in my mind most...
Great work...

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 7:23AM
belting set carl wonderful detail brilliant colours and textures v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 7:28AM
Very comical. Hope you are ok Carol.
DCox 5 7 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 7:44AM
top drawer set of images, such clarity.
the stripey bug is an Italian striped-bug also known as a Minstrel bug.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 7:44AM
What a beautiful caterpillar and a lovely shield bug of course.
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
7 Nov 2012 7:47AM
Three fantastic and great images,Carol,very well done,
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
7 Nov 2012 7:52AM
Simply perfect nature shot's.

Tibetan 6 3 England
7 Nov 2012 7:54AM

Quote:Three fabulous close ups documenting this encounter, the details, colours and clarity are marvellous
I think Ed, might just have hit the nail on the head, amusingly try scrolling V3. it looks like they are moving, love it brilliantly captured nice set Carol, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 7:58AM
Brilliant detail.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
7 Nov 2012 8:00AM
V3 for me Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 8:07AM
V3 for me Carol
7 Nov 2012 8:18AM
3 super images Carol, great detail,
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 8:47AM
incredible colours you have caught here
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
7 Nov 2012 9:02AM
Must be an official insect passing place: three very crisp shots of the pair, Carol.
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 9:20AM
A wonderful capture of the wonders of nature - the colours are outstanding.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 9:25AM
I'm hearing 'Gerroff, I got here first!'
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 Nov 2012 9:32AM
"Bug off, I was here first" Grin Excellent.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 10:26AM
great shots Carol
7 Nov 2012 10:28AM
3 excellent captures Carol clear sharp and fine colours

jabe 7 10 4 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 10:40AM
Grin Wonderful , Grin
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
7 Nov 2012 10:43AM
Fantastic, the two stripey ones together !

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 10:59AM
I thought that was a third bug on the stem where the caterpillar is climbing?
Anyway two or three critters and an on going story.
Good work Carol.
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 11:12AM
Brilliant trio of images, Carol.
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 11:20AM
passing strangers... amazing captues
User_Removed 5 155 2 South Africa
7 Nov 2012 11:27AM
Great photos .... I'm envious of the beautiful shield bug .. they don't come in such bright colours here. All I have ever seen is brown, brown and brown. Beautiful in their own way but ... still ... brown!

Fantastic clarity and love the composition / story line of the three shots.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 12:25PM
A great sequence Carol
v2 is my favourite of the three
MandyG 6 2 England
7 Nov 2012 1:06PM
Great storytelling. I love v2! What a wonderful caterpillar.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
7 Nov 2012 1:14PM
A fabulous snippet of life in the meadow. You have a keen eye to observe these little dramas.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 1:14PM
These are great fun Carol - and a sweet story! I like them all as they are a complete story. Smile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Nov 2012 1:18PM
how surprising, I have taken a very similar picture in May (!) in my fennel Smile And you get this November, must be a real rarity.
both species seem to love the taste.
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 2:17PM
Brilliant macro work Carol...Phil
9 10 10 England
7 Nov 2012 2:50PM
Beauty in your meadow Carol.
Silverzone 10 2 England
7 Nov 2012 3:05PM
Superb set. I'm glad the swallowtails are thriving as they are my favourite butterfly. Sylvia
7 Nov 2012 3:13PM
Wonderfully taken, they don't disturb each other.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
7 Nov 2012 3:21PM
Three stunning quality close-ups here, Carol Smile I'd be delighted just capture one creature, but again you've presented us with two different species and in the same photo. I've no hesitation in giving these my UA - each image would be worthy of its own Wink
Trev Smile
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
7 Nov 2012 3:28PM
A peaceable little kingdom. That is a healthy looking swallotail cat!

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
7 Nov 2012 4:19PM
How lovely. A clash of outfits. Smile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 4:39PM
GrinGrinGrinGrin !!!.....great shot !!!.....glad there wasn't any combat !!!
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 5:16PM
Wow Carol, three excellent shots. Cracking captures all. Click.
7 Nov 2012 6:57PM
A trio of superbly detailed images Carol, excellent work Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
7 Nov 2012 7:10PM
I do like the sense of scale

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
7 Nov 2012 7:47PM
Great find Carol and the inclusion of the bug makes it all the better.....

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
7 Nov 2012 7:54PM
Three superb images Carol - love that caterpillar.
PinkK 9 80 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 8:40PM
Excellent set!
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 5:41AM
Caterpillar by Christina Rossetti

Brown and furry caterpillar in a hurry,
Take your walk
To the shady leaf, or stalk, or what not,
Which may be the chosen spot. No toad spy you,
Hovering bird of prey pass by you;
Spin and die, to live again a butterfly.
Inspiring images Carol Grin IB
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
8 Nov 2012 2:47PM
Excellent macro.
Lovely set....
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
8 Nov 2012 3:50PM
Superb set of macro shots carol. V1 is my favourite.

10 Nov 2012 7:37AM
Superb. A

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