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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
9 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 7 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.
Rob
KarenFB Plus
11 4.8k 171 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 9 109 25 England
20 Dec 2013 6:27AM
Those are stunning Carol. Its back looks like a Roman mosaic, fabulous.

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

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

Graham
viscostatic 10 35 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.

Phil.
ali63 Plus
5 771 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 8:50AM
A lovely beastie Carol, well captured SmileSmile

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

Richard
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 136 15 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 9:01AM
3 excellent close up images CarolSmile


Cliff
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,
Fred.
EMJAYCEE Plus
8 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.
Joan.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
20 Dec 2013 10:18AM
Super bug Carol - what a great shape.!
Brian.
ColleenA Plus
4 329 5 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.

Regards

Trev.
danbrann Plus
12 636 17
20 Dec 2013 11:28AM
Detailed to perfection Carol.
TonyDy Plus
8 7 3 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 11:38AM
Another new one to me and very well captured, Carol.
Tony
Irishkate Plus
6 40 110 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!).

Simon
Joline Plus
11 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
6 25 3 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 1:13PM
V1 is stunning with the pattern on his back.
Ju
tonyng 7 9 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.
Regards.
Tony
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
7 430 3 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 1:53PM
Love the shape - looks as though it is all colours of the rainbow tooSmile
Carole
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
20 Dec 2013 2:55PM
An unusual shape indeed Carol !!
Good shots.
Mick.
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.
Effrossini
20 Dec 2013 3:45PM
What a bejewelled beauty.

P.
NDODS Plus
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
7 1.5k 72 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 4:35PM
Great shots !!.......new variety on me ??Smile
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 4:59PM
3 of the best here Carol. Thank you so much for your award SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Brian
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.

Andrew
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!
Regards,
George
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 7:10PM
Three great imagesSmile

Eileen
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
20 Dec 2013 7:52PM
Great captures

Peter
ukgubbi 5 5 India
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
6 218 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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