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28 Mar 2014 2:34AM
The detail! And great light. And wonderful colour. GrinGrinGrin

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debu 6 India
28 Mar 2014 2:59AM
Wonderful colourful detailed image.
debu
terryxc 3 7 England
28 Mar 2014 4:14AM
Great capture, i think its some kind of Beetle SmileSmile

Terry.
28 Mar 2014 4:43AM
A wonderful macro image Colleen. Beautiful detail, colour and background Grin Grin

Kathryn
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 5:25AM
Good image Colleen shield bug I would think but carolg will know she's the bug specialist
Rob
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
28 Mar 2014 5:38AM
Perfectly captured, Colleen, he's so tiny Smile Not a shield bug, but not too sure what, you have different insects to us in your part of the world Smile Carol
28 Mar 2014 6:18AM
Definitely some sort of sucker bug but don't know which.

Brilliant picture of the creature and the flower!
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 6:22AM
This looks very similar to the dreaded vine weevil that we get over here.
They are prolific in certain soils and cause intense damage to plants - a most unwanted pest!
Tis a great shot Colleen - stands out well on the yellow. Smile

Carol
JohnoP 11 2
28 Mar 2014 6:33AM
Lovely macro work Colleen...beautifully done! Smile John
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 6:36AM
How thoughtful of this delightful critter to pose on that vibrant yellow flower. Nice work.
ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
28 Mar 2014 6:58AM

Quote:This looks very similar to the dreaded vine weevil that we get over here.
They are prolific in certain soils and cause intense damage to plants - a most unwanted pest!
. SmileCarol


Gee if I had known that I would have stomped on him afterwardsGrin
28 Mar 2014 7:05AM
Great macro Colleen. I have seen these but I am now waiting for Carol to tell us what it is.

Maureen
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
28 Mar 2014 7:08AM
Tiny but brilliant, love it. The contrast between the beastie and the flower really works well. Excellent work.

Andy
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 56 13 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 7:13AM
A great capture of this little critter ColleenSmile

Cliff
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 7:24AM
Delightful image but still don't know what it is.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 7:28AM
Stunning clarity and colour...

regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
28 Mar 2014 7:30AM
The colours are perfect.
How could you stamp on him after he gave you such a good pose....Wink
Tish1 Plus
3 16 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 7:48AM
Wonderfully sharp, hate creepy crawlies.


Tish
Nice one Colleen.
MARTYN.
ali63 Plus
4 741 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 8:31AM
Lovely image Colleen,

Ali GrinGrin
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 8:39AM
A beautiful composition of flower and insect Colleen.

Phil.
AnneB50 4 118 18 Scotland
28 Mar 2014 8:45AM
A bit smaller than yesterday's beastie! I love the colours together, can't help with the ID though.

Anne
28 Mar 2014 8:57AM
A truly beautiful macro image Colleen, always love bugs on flowers GrinGrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 8:58AM
Whateveritis, be it hero or villian, its a good picture Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
28 Mar 2014 10:27AM
Very simple and very beautiful , Colleen! --- Jukka.
28 Mar 2014 10:32AM
Yet again you have managed to make a insect look great, well captured.

Mary Grin
A classic. Super


Billy
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 11:18AM
Well defined against the yellow flower.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
28 Mar 2014 11:20AM
fine capture

Graham
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
28 Mar 2014 11:25AM
Very nice closeup Colleen.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
28 Mar 2014 11:28AM
Definitely more weevil than beetle but whichever, it still makes a fine image under your macro, Colleen.

Dave
28 Mar 2014 11:51AM
Excellent macro. Looks like one of your native beetles, think it's a Hairy Darkling Beetle (Lagria vulnerata). If you go on this link you will see it. https://picasaweb.google.com/103788100027081676391/BeetlesColeoptera#5765751592270285074
Lynne
ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
28 Mar 2014 12:06PM
THANKYOU Lynne, yes you are right and he is very hairy, I originally titled it Hairy back this morning and then changes it....I googled for ages and couldn't ID Hume, so chuffed you gave him a name
28 Mar 2014 12:56PM
Lovely flower and great DOF Im not usually a bug fan but he is great, GrinGrinGrin
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
28 Mar 2014 1:11PM
A cracking piece of macro work.
Joan.Smile
capto Plus
4 3.9k 8 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 2:06PM
Terrific macro.Smile

ivor
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
28 Mar 2014 2:16PM
Excellent selective focus!, an interesting lens!
gss 2 1 Romania
28 Mar 2014 2:49PM
Nice close-up
Silviu
mistere Plus
3 1 3 England
28 Mar 2014 3:10PM
Super capture Colleen, Quite deceptive as well, the DOF makes him/her look quite large against the yellow flower.
Excellent photography.

Dave.
fotobee Plus
3 4 3 South Africa
28 Mar 2014 3:31PM
Hi Colleen. Nice photo. Regards Martin
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
28 Mar 2014 4:09PM
Whatever he is, you've done a great job of capturing him on this flower, Colleen - and posed nicely for you too! Smile
Trev Smile
Mike_Smith Plus
9 302 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 5:52PM
Cracking Macro shot Colleen, a big difference to the big cats etc
28 Mar 2014 5:53PM
Well taken subject in smaller world
28 Mar 2014 5:59PM
Superb in all aspects, Colleen!
George
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 6:02PM
Top notch macro Colleen.
Brian
netta1234 Plus
4 354 2 Wales
28 Mar 2014 7:57PM
Brilliant MacroSmile
NettaSmile
28 Mar 2014 8:39PM
Brilliant macro, well done Colleen..Lin
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 10:40PM

Quote:This looks very similar to the dreaded vine weevil that we get over here.
They are prolific in certain soils and cause intense damage to plants - a most unwanted pest!
Tis a great shot Colleen - stands out well on the yellow. Smile

Carol


definitely needs ''stomping on''
a vine weevil!!
good shot though Colleen
LIllian
28 Mar 2014 11:38PM
He's got no friends here Colleen. Great shot. Cathy
29 Mar 2014 12:45AM
Like the selective focus here. FIne shot
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
29 Mar 2014 1:01AM
The detail and clarity on this critter is amazing, Colleen. Incredible capture!

Andrew
Lovely things in small packages, a beautiful critter Colleen, and a beautiful flower too...

Lynette Grin
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 9:28AM
Great colours and great focusing on the 'critter'WinkGrin
Ryan

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