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By KarenFB
I've not managed to take anything new for ages I've had an awful cold, even my eye balls hurt!! (All better now though). This is a shot I took back at the beginning of October.

Tags: Insect Close-up and macro Shield bug Wildlife and nature

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AlanBW 11 20 England
23 Nov 2007 8:36AM
Excellent capture, great dof

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pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2007 8:38AM
wouldnt normally go near these little bugs and many others but photography takes one out of the normal comfort zone - you have done well with this image
JudeC 10 6 3 England
23 Nov 2007 9:57AM
Brilliant close up - JudeC
derekv 10 3 England
23 Nov 2007 10:13AM
Superb close-up, Karen, love the background.
DolphinLady 11 54 1 Wales
23 Nov 2007 12:14PM
Love the wonderful detail & colours in this Karen.
Good job we know the size of the berries, because that bug looks to be enormous.
Glad you're feeling better...wrong time to get a cold, just before the winter starts.

Take care.
Gecko 11 25 Australia
23 Nov 2007 2:25PM
Great close up and detail, like the way the berries are out of focus. Pam
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
23 Nov 2007 2:43PM
great close up / Glad your feeling better too
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
23 Nov 2007 3:02PM
Stunning macro. I do like the framing and presentation. Excellent detail.
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2007 3:59PM
Wow. That's one super close-up Karen.

Great details and colours.

Nettles 10 England
23 Nov 2007 4:08PM
Wow, what a great shot. A really excellent close up with excellent detail.
casson 11 3 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2007 6:11PM
Superb macro shot
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
23 Nov 2007 6:42PM
Oooooherrrr dont like the look of that one. Great shot though.
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2007 7:06PM
Excellent detail, great capture.
MandsH 10 England
23 Nov 2007 7:16PM
Superb close up shot, looks a very scary bug
Hop-A-Long 10 52 1 England
23 Nov 2007 9:35PM
Fabulous detail. Great shot.
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2007 10:47PM
I miss stinky and his friends.. brilliant reminder
glad you`re feeling better
24 Nov 2007 9:44AM
Hi Karen
Nice study of a shield bug. I have never noticed before how big each segment is on the antennae.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
24 Nov 2007 3:08PM
What a stunning macro with great detail, great use of dof also.
Tony_Baloni 12 9 1 Scotland
25 Nov 2007 9:16PM
What a Stinker...!

The Bug, not the Image... Ha ha ha...!

I like when the shot is so close you can see texture on the insect as you've managed here.

This is a Great shot and you had it lying around unloved...???

KevinMW 11 14 Wales
25 Nov 2007 10:26PM
Great detail. Do Shild Bugs come in different colours or do they change with the Autumn colours? Excellent shot.

KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
26 Nov 2007 7:09AM
Thanks everyone!
Kevin: There are 17 species of Shield Bug in the British Isles (most of them restricted to the southern half! They come in a variety of colours and shapes - even the young look different to the adults!! AND, yes, I know the Green Shield Bug changes from green to brown for the winter!! Aren't bugs wonderful!!! Smile

P.S. If you click on the 'Tag' for Shield Bug you will find a wonderful variety of images.
28 Nov 2007 11:32AM
Great close up.
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2007 6:57PM
Great shot - I love the detail and the way that the rich colours of the berries offset the bug. Don't think I've ever seen one of these in person, but know that I'm not in the mood for fruit.


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