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20 Dec 2013 5:50AM
"It can be found on heaths and dry grasslands"
Easy for you to say, Carol.
No surprise that you can find it!
Great shot!

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LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 5:53AM
A very dignified name for a very dignified beastie. You have done it justice in these shots.
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 6:09AM
It sounds like a condition you get as you get older Carol, a magnificent set though Carol top class.
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
20 Dec 2013 6:11AM
A brilliant capture, with a wonderful composition (I like the way its bum fits into the lower right corner!). Smile
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
20 Dec 2013 6:27AM
Those are stunning Carol. Its back looks like a Roman mosaic, fabulous.

Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 6:53AM
Superb shots - such detail in his 'armour' too. Smile

20 Dec 2013 7:56AM
excellent Carol V2 brought a smile as well pov spot on

viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 8:18AM
A beautiful little creature Carole and three really beautiful images of it from different angles. A difficult decision but V2 is my favourite.

ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 8:50AM
A lovely beastie Carol, well captured SmileSmile

20 Dec 2013 8:59AM
Your ability to spot these little creatures is amazing, Carol!
Three excellent close up images.

Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 9:01AM
3 excellent close up images CarolSmile

Nice wing pattern, stylish antennae all captured so well in V1, Carol. I hope it is a rare species of juice sucker. - Raja.
20 Dec 2013 9:18AM
Excellent set Carol,
7 10 10 England
20 Dec 2013 9:45AM
How on earth you manage to find so many different kinds is a mystery to me Carol but certainly provides some stunning shots.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
20 Dec 2013 10:18AM
Super bug Carol - what a great shape.!
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
20 Dec 2013 11:04AM
What an unusual critter, great images Carol
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
20 Dec 2013 11:19AM
Wonderful insect expertly captured Carol.


danbrann Plus
12 624 17
20 Dec 2013 11:28AM
Detailed to perfection Carol.
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 11:38AM
Another new one to me and very well captured, Carol.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 11:57AM
Stunning detail and what a lovely pattern on his coat.
Great work as usual Carol.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
20 Dec 2013 12:08PM
I take it this is a Grecian 'beastie', Carol? It would frighten me witless, if I found it in my garden (or... heaths and dry grasslands and also in open woodland...) in Scotland. The size, I hope. is due to your expertise in Macro Photography and not something out of "The Day of The Triffids"?!
It is, of course, excellent photography, of which I am profoundly jealous (having never even looked down a macro lens!).

Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
20 Dec 2013 12:41PM
V1 shows him off to perfection. What interesting wings and shape.
20 Dec 2013 12:47PM
Oh my my too good a set & write up.
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 1:13PM
V1 is stunning with the pattern on his back.
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 1:26PM
You are quite a Bugs-Bunny Carol Grin. Is there a common name for these? All I come across are ladybirds and garden spiders!!.
Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
20 Dec 2013 1:46PM
He looks like a cross between a moth, shield bug, and one of your clangers, Carol! Grin Great set, and V1 has to be my fave Smile
Trev Smile
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 1:53PM
Love the shape - looks as though it is all colours of the rainbow tooSmile
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
20 Dec 2013 2:55PM
An unusual shape indeed Carol !!
Good shots.
20 Dec 2013 3:17PM

Quote:What an unusual critter, great images Carol
--- I agree with Colleen! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
20 Dec 2013 3:20PM
Three excellently detailed images Carol.
20 Dec 2013 3:45PM
What a bejewelled beauty.

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 4:18PM
A strange looking creature but one which you have captured magnificently Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 4:35PM
Great shots !! variety on me ??Smile
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 4:59PM
3 of the best here Carol. Thank you so much for your award SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
20 Dec 2013 5:31PM
FINALLY managed to open your pf Smile

Fascinating bug! Particularly the shape.

Excellent captures, Carol.

20 Dec 2013 6:18PM
Excellent captures of this interesting insect, Carol ! Thank you for offering us the chance to learn and know about it!
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 7:10PM
Three great imagesSmile

jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
20 Dec 2013 7:52PM
Great captures

21 Dec 2013 2:11AM
Like the tight crop here. Great details. Your knowledge about these creatures are amazing.
21 Dec 2013 2:42PM
It's almost cute! In V1 it's sparkling - maybe something to do with the diamond shape!
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
25 Dec 2013 10:47PM
what a lovely dotted on your shield bug. Yo got me wondering now we got one of that shape but it has no polka dots Smile
wish you a happy Christmas and a better new year Smile

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