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Summer Bugfest

By LynneJoyce  
A bumper upload after my previous paltry effort (for me). This is a celebration of the Bumper Bugfest Summer of 2013, so good that I even managed to get a butterfly!

V1 shows a Burnet moth newly emerged from its cocoon and images of the moths actually emerging are found in V2 and 6. Details of this process can be found here:-

The rest are an assortment of creatures taken in Newcastle in my mother-in-law's garden (the Hoverflies and the spider) and Chesterfield. I would love the have an I/D for the beasties in versions 9, 11 & 17.

I have lots more bug images from this Summer but for your sake confined my post to a mere 17. I hope that you enjoy at least some of them.

Tags: Close-up and macro

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xwang 8 56 8
24 Sep 2013 5:57PM
Artistically presented images, beautifully taken. The colour and detail are super, wonderful light. You did fantastic job.. Lynne. I can never find them, let alone to take a photo...Grin

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TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
24 Sep 2013 5:57PM
Well, what a fine and varied collection you have here, Lynne! Excellent stuff Smile
Trev Smile
24 Sep 2013 6:00PM
Wonderful set of stunning macro captures that all deliver to us great details presented in an excellent way!
lawbert 11 1.8k 15 England
24 Sep 2013 6:02PM
Simply Fantastic Collection
The emerging Burnet Moth is my favourite....If I had to choose!!!!!
You spent the Summer very productively
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
24 Sep 2013 6:03PM
A truly fantastic set of images, Lynne, absolutely fabulous. Only sorry I have given my UA today, or it would definitely have been yours. For me, V.11 is the winner, what a cute chappieSmile We have a similar beetle to the one you want ID'ing, but it is red and black. Carol
24 Sep 2013 6:06PM
V1 leads perfectly into this well assembled set Lynne, a wonderful stroll through Nature.

John Smile
KarenFB Plus
11 5.0k 171 England
24 Sep 2013 6:07PM
A gorgeous selection of bugs, versions 9 and 17 are one of the Longhorn Beetles (Strangalia maculata) and version 11 is a caterpillar of The Vapourer moth.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 6:08PM
Lovely set Smile

GarrathE 9 4 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 6:10PM
A stunning set of macro shots! I don't know why you say you can't do them? For me its v3 that has the real "WOW!" factor.

I wouldn't normally give a User Award as it could be construed as nepotistic, but these are so good especially my favourite that for once a rule is there to be broken.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 6:12PM
Brilliant images, I think it's a longhorn beetle & a vapour moth caterpillar,

Ali Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 6:17PM
17 .... whoah no wonder you couldnt get to Saltaire Festival.....Wink
24 Sep 2013 6:20PM
What an exceptional collection of images. Light, colour, detail and presentation are excellent.
ABPhotosUK 5 23 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 6:22PM
Stunning set Lynne, skilfully captured and presented!!
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 6:23PM
Fantastic set of images, beautifully presented

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
24 Sep 2013 6:27PM
So many to chose from...................nicely presented but to many.....GrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
24 Sep 2013 6:27PM
This is an excellent set with superb images Lynne !! So difficult to even select a favourite - but V15 is stunning Smile Love the mirror frames !
An excellent set: interesting, beautiful and fascinating images.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 6:30PM
Absolutely fantastic set of images, Lynne, incredible detail and so informative, excellent presentation and processing.
Well done.
Darryl. x Smile SmileSmile
ColleenA Plus
5 354 5 Australia
24 Sep 2013 6:33PM
What an amazing bugfest....why didnt you give them each their own upload....wish I had another UA....magnificent photography
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
24 Sep 2013 6:46PM
17 absolute crackers! Except no.10, which makes me shudder. Grin
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 6:50PM
Top drawer entomological imagery Lynne. Each image as good as the next, each image crammed with stunning colour, each image so crisp and clean, each image a pleasure toe view. The Hoverfly captures being my particular favourite.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
24 Sep 2013 6:55PM
Super set, Lynne.
Karen is quite correct with her ID's.
Diggeo 5 13 Greece
24 Sep 2013 7:07PM
All of your series are very nice, but this one is amazing.
Very good work!!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 7:11PM
Your presentation always delights me Lynne no matter what the subject.
I love the emerging Burnet in 2 & 6 and of course the freshly born in V1.
The butterflies 4 & 13 are beautiful - are they ringlets?
V8 and V9 appeal to me for compositional reasons.
Excellent work Lynne.
richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
24 Sep 2013 7:14PM
What a tremendous set of images!! First Class!!
TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 7:25PM
Excellent set, Lynne.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
24 Sep 2013 7:31PM
Excellent set Lynne and I feel V1 is the right choice to lead with but all awesome close up images.


helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 7:47PM
Terrific set of images Lynne SmileSmileSmileSmile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 7:52PM
Darn it, Karen beat me to it, but the important thing is that you have the IDs.
A bugfest indeed, Lynne, and a pleasure to view them all. V15 is my favourite.
Funny the things you never forget. When I lived in the New Forest and first encountered these white cocoons with black insects coming out of them, I thought it was really strangeTongue.
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 7:58PM
Superb collection of images.

8 10 10 England
24 Sep 2013 8:00PM
Enjoyed each and every one Lynne.
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 8:08PM
Another lovely set Lynne. Particularly like v1.
Mozzytheboy 7 710 4 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 8:32PM
Image, border, drop shadow ... all adds up to the much wanted WOW factor! Gets my vote with ease.

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 9:02PM
Fantastic collection..SmileSmile
24 Sep 2013 9:18PM
Excellent set of shots, can't choose between then (although I don't like the spider very much).
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
24 Sep 2013 9:23PM
Waaw!!This is a brilliant selection of some lovely images all beeautifully presentedSmile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
24 Sep 2013 10:00PM
well you can do insects!!!
bugger me!
excellent Smile
Ayoob 6 Australia
24 Sep 2013 10:08PM
Excellent set of images , very well taken and presented - like them all....GrinGrinGrin
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 10:26PM
amazing in its quality and volume. paul
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
24 Sep 2013 10:45PM
Wow Lynne this is an absolutely fabulous set of macros, all superbly sharp, detailed and colourful. The five spot burnet moth was the perfect choice as the lead but the hoverflies are brilliant too. It looks like I have some stiff competition in this field of photography now!Grin
24 Sep 2013 11:13PM
I can't cope with all those - I'll come back to them.
What I have seen is top notch, thanks Lynne.
24 Sep 2013 11:55PM
What a wonderful set of macro images, Lynne!
Such an amazing visual feast.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
24 Sep 2013 11:59PM
I wonder who holds the record for posting the most uploads Lynne ? I can recall someone posting 24 but I suppose someone can beat that.I was a bit surprised with your four before as I know you usually go for a bumper upload.A bumper one to be sure here.The star of the show for me is V11 for the colours and hairy detail.All well presented as usual.
Good set.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
25 Sep 2013 4:01AM
An excellent set Lynne. I love V1, V15 and V17 best. With all others closely behind.......Sandy
kel55 5 8 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 6:31AM
A stunning collection
A great set of insects all worthy of merit. Well done. Lynne.
cjl47 10 4 3 England
25 Sep 2013 7:34AM
Amazing Lynne, superb collection.
25 Sep 2013 9:16AM
Outstanding set of images Lynne. So many to choose from. Each deserving of a upload on their own
mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 9:40AM
Stunning set of images lynne, 10 my fav.
cheers phil.
Many hours of work all presented so well, excellent captures one and all Lynne .
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 10:41AM
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 2:39PM
Straight off I have to say that insects are not my favourite subject, but this series is exceptional in execution and presentation - just stunning Lynne. If pushed I would pick V7 as my stand out image. GrinGrinGrin

25 Sep 2013 7:25PM
I love all of these wonderful images SmileSmileSmileSmile
25 Sep 2013 8:40PM
An outstanding set Lynne - each one worthy of its own upload! Extremely well presented. Lou
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
25 Sep 2013 8:44PM
Superb image, love the subdued lighting.
Excellent image, love composition, colour, uncluttered background and fine detail. Top marks.
25 Sep 2013 9:26PM
Beautiful images.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
25 Sep 2013 11:31PM
Gosh, what a cornucopia of bugs; again with so many I'd be hard pressed to select a favourite, but having scanned through the lot, and although each is worthy of posting on it's own, the two the catch my attention are V 2 b/o the stage it's at and V 11as the subject seems to be crawling on skin (?).
26 Sep 2013 4:08AM
V8 & 14 are tutorial, but I am at a loss to decide the best.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2013 12:22PM
Wow! Lynne they are all great, Love 2,4,8,10,11,14, Simply superb work Lynne. Took on board you comment on KFS, will have a try on some more I got yesterday.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
26 Sep 2013 3:55PM
Divine Bovine!!

I'm sorry...let me paraphrase...HOLY COW!!

Lynne...I don't quite know what to say...and knowing me, that's saying summat, ya?

BRRRAVO GrinGrinGrin

My (Virtual) UA is for the entire set...but special applause has to be given to Vs 1, 2 and 6.

You've just inspired me to take macro photography a LOT more seriously now. Goodness...


PS Virtual UA 'cos can't give mine Sad So ***CHILIMAN SAYS WOW*** will have to do for now Sad
capto Plus
5 5.0k 8 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 7:53AM
A brilliant collection, a pleasure to view.Smile

Mike_Smith Plus
10 472 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 9:30PM
What a fantastic set of Macro pictures, also everyone presented beautifully
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
28 Sep 2013 4:22PM
Tremendous quality in every shot of this superb series.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
29 Sep 2013 2:43PM
amazing set of shots !!
10,11, 12 & 13 are on top. V10 is Lynne's master piece. - Raja.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
30 Sep 2013 5:39AM
A great set of superb images

Quite superb Lynne.

viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 8:39AM
Each one a delight to view.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 3:16PM
V1, 6 and 17 are favorites... But with such brillant quality images it's hard to pick favorites...
My compliments on such a delightful bugs galore! Grin WOW from me...
Glashutte 11 21 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 8:46PM
Beautifully in focus-- you know what I mean-- it's like 3D--
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
8 Oct 2013 5:56AM
Wow Lynne. What a shot!
8 Oct 2013 6:16PM
Wow! this a great picGrinGrin great capture!!
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
4 Nov 2013 12:01PM
That's the most I've seen in a set and they are
all super !
Really well done.

16 Dec 2013 6:33PM
Cracking shot, this is actually a 5 spot Burnet (not sure which one) and they are not that common.
senn Plus
6 5 1 Belgium
20 Jan 2014 6:41AM
delightful set, .. V1 and V6 stand out
31 Jan 2014 5:34PM
Lovely shots. 9 and 17 are both Longhorn Beetles (Strangalia maculate). Loves Dog rose pollen. Its larvae lives in rotting tree stumps and trunks.

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