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superb macro work, beautiful colors, well done!
Paulo

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gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
17 May 2010 9:06PM
Wow! Superb!
Carol
17 May 2010 9:07PM
Absolutely superb.
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
17 May 2010 9:09PM
That Fuji has great macro settings Alison,I started out with one a few years ago & traded it in for my first Nikon,I do regret that these days Sad
17 May 2010 9:17PM
WOW!

Mike
MrBlueSky 8 12 United Kingdom
17 May 2010 9:18PM
A cracker - well done
Tebbs 10 10 England
17 May 2010 9:20PM
looks like time well spent to me
wolf1 6 9 United Kingdom
17 May 2010 9:27PM
Wow, two fantastic shots.
Andy
Oh wow fantastic, I love it!!
vickyf Plus
11 8 8 United Kingdom
17 May 2010 9:35PM
Just love V1!
17 May 2010 9:38PM
Amazing detail ! gill
shandoor 7 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2010 9:46PM
Two superb images with superb detail and colours BRILLIANT
Alexa
bumbleb3 10 358 United Kingdom
17 May 2010 10:01PM
brilliant image

sandy
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
17 May 2010 10:02PM
Two awesome close ups Alison, you don't see too many of these uploaded on here. The colours, clarity and detail are all first class
cattyal Plus
11 7.8k 6 England
17 May 2010 10:16PM
Thanks everyone - I guess it was time well spent then!

Actually it's the first live May Bug I've ever come across. I do have a dead one that I picked up off the street in Cirencester a couple of years ago but this was a real find - just sitting there doing nothing.

I'm equally amazed that I managed to get it to stay put upstairs for a while and then when I put in, and the flower, on the lawn it still stayed put..... Very probably a once in a lifetime thing Smile

That Fuji is indeed a wonderful camera Janet - despite having the Sony and associated goodies I'd not part with the Fuji for anything. In fact if it ever conked out I'd probably get another!
andymark 6 1 England
17 May 2010 10:17PM
i love it great shot
17 May 2010 10:44PM
Brilliant! Have an RC! Wink
olbell 9 47 1 England
17 May 2010 10:47PM
Wow never seen one that close up before! Amazing detail!

Ollie
17 May 2010 11:30PM
Two brilliant macros. The detail is absolutely supberb!

Jane
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 4:24AM
I love those antenna, and what a stunning macro.

regards
Yung
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
18 May 2010 6:00AM
Two cracking images, very well captured. Carol
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
18 May 2010 10:28AM
Two superb images with excellent detail - especially V2. Don't think I've everseen one of these.
Joan.
kaybee 12 4.9k 25 Scotland
18 May 2010 10:48AM
Well I never!
That is some ornamentation.
18 May 2010 11:29AM
Awesome shots
I am green here
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
18 May 2010 11:36AM
An amazing little creature. v2 is especially fine.
lawbert 9 1.8k 15 England
18 May 2010 3:26PM
Apparently this glorious fella is part of the cockchafer family....I had a garden full of May Bugs that lierally rained from the sky at my last house and read up on them and apparently they have a 3 year cycle so in essence fly once every 3 years.
As for the pictures here....well......yup...spot on!!
I think your (Im a bit jealous!!) use of lighting is the key element in capturing such impressive sharp details, oh... and the wonderful scene you have set up with lovely clean backgrounds doesnt do all of it any harm at all!
All the Best
Paul
Oliverpants 7 2 2 England
18 May 2010 3:56PM
Super stunning, I have never seen one either. So glad you posted it, I have so enjoyed looking at your shot. Ann
cattyal Plus
11 7.8k 6 England
18 May 2010 8:08PM
Blimey - thank you all and thank you Paul for your award and education Smile

As for lighting - well this shot was taken in the garden with a bit of extra light from the onboard flash - which I permanently keep wound down low. The other shot was with two rather large cool-lights either side. Happily all very straightforward Smile
JackAllTog Plus
7 4.4k 58 United Kingdom
25 May 2010 1:35PM
Amazing Bug and brilliant capture.
jonathanbp 8 99 Thailand
29 May 2010 11:01AM
Never seen one of these, great head gear! - Jonathan
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2011 10:41AM
What the bloomin eck is that! then saw V2 oh yes I think I know him! Wasn't aware he wore all that clobber though! Fantastic macro shots!Grin
Diane
cattyal Plus
11 7.8k 6 England
26 Nov 2011 8:10PM
He is a good looking chap isn't he? Sadly I didn't manage to find any willing models this year - the dead one in my bug-box isn't quite as photogenic Smile Maybe I'll have better luck next year!

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