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Shady Cover-Ups

By ChiliMan
First off, HUGE THANKS to Annette (annettep38), Ann (AnnChown) and Christine (ChristineD) for their wonderful User Awards on “Just Chillin’ & Jammin’”. Totally bowled over SmileSmileSmile

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Now then…here’s something for Silly Sunday.

I’d gone into the driveway to photograph an old rose whose petals were half fallen off. Took some pics. Then gave it a nudge to dislodge more petals when I saw this beautiful beetle scuttling under one of the remaining petals. Of course I couldn’t leave him alone Grin

I plucked the petal in an attempt to photograph him. Now check out the last two images. NO idea how I managed to photograph those – I was sooo trying not to laugh as he tried to pull the petal over himself with that rear leg GrinGrin

Andrew

PS LOVE the comments on yesterday’s upload. Lynne, I have yet to blitz the modified jam with the stick blender. It will be interesting to see how the two bell peppers have tamed it and altered the taste. I doubt they would've tamed it much, though! Smile

Tags: Rose Insect Beetle Cover-up Wildlife and nature Humour and fun Shady dealings

Voters: CarolG, crookymonsta, KarenFB and 27 more

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Comments


CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
3 Jun 2012 6:17PM
Fabulous captures, Andrew, and the last two are wonderful, he's trying to pull the bedcover over him to settle down for the night Grin Carol

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helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 6:37PM
He's a beauty in the first place Andrew, but the last two are especially delightful SmileSmile
Helen
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
3 Jun 2012 6:42PM
A very colourful and eyecatching montage Andrew, love it
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 7:09PM
Great montage - those last two are hilarious. Poor old beetle trying to stop your advances!
Ann
3 Jun 2012 7:10PM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 7:11PM
fantastic montage andrew brilliant detail wonderful colours and tones a cracker nice one Wink
andy
This is taking a thumbnail shot too literally!! Great work & presentation
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 7:51PM
Beetlerobics, perhaps?
Grin
Regards
Bill
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 8:36PM
Great series Andrew..sorry for my absence of late, poorly little lad..all good now though Smile
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
3 Jun 2012 8:40PM
Pick on someone your own size!!TongueGrin

I know how the beetle feels with the covers!

A well-captured (actionish) sequence.

Dave
Herge88 9 40 4 England
3 Jun 2012 9:09PM
Love this great clarity and detail.

Best Matt
cassiecat 7 39 46 England
3 Jun 2012 9:19PM
hilarious Grin Grin Grin
like the way youve presented this as it shows the story.and if he cant see you, theres no way you can see him lol
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
3 Jun 2012 10:14PM
Wonderful work Andrew.

Ken
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
3 Jun 2012 11:52PM
I think the bug is confused!
bunbeam 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 11:57PM
brilliant, love it when a bug can make me laugh
bunSmile
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 12:40AM
Lovely beastie nicely portrayed here.
CaroleS Plus
6 414 3 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 9:02AM
So shySmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carole
4 Jun 2012 11:55AM
Sometimes I'd be grateful for such a nice and lovely hide - nice captures, all together.
Johanna
JimV 9 6 3 Canada
5 Jun 2012 6:07AM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile.................great captures Andrew, nice manicured thumbnail you got there too!
Rgds., Jim
Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 10:35AM
Those are brilliant images Andrew
Lillian
PinkK 6 80 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 2:24PM
Pleasure to make this #30 Smile

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