Your pictures: Delicate

Image source, Alex Robinson
Image caption, Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "delicate", and we begin with this photograph by Alex Robinson of old roses.
Image source, Mike Robinson
Image caption, Mike Robinson: "The autumnal remnants of a Chinese lantern, after an early frost had thawed to leave diamond highlights on the delicate vein structure."
Image source, Ela Fraczkowska
Image caption, Ela Fraczkowska describes this as "the ladybird that my two-year-old niece almost killed when she wanted to 'hug' it".
Image source, Michael Ayling
Image caption, Baltic ice in Helsinki, taken by Michael Ayling. "Hard enough to drive a car on, until the wind and waves change direction, fragmenting it like a broken mirror."
Image source, Madhu Jagdhish
Image caption, Madhu Jagdhish: "Vivid colours and intricate craftsmanship in the sculptures in the Rajagopuram compelled me to take this shot at Sarangapani Temple, India."
Image source, Rebecca Williams
Image caption, "A delicate balance," Rebecca Williams says of her photograph from the Siam Skytrain station in Bangkok, as workers balance on scaffolding at a skyscraper.
Image source, Iain Jones
Image caption, A broken (Love) Heart? Iain Jones took this in Acton, west London. "I just saw it on the pavement," he tells us.
Image source, Roberta Cucchiaro
Image caption, Roberta Cucchiaro says this shows "the delicate life of a lotus flower, a beauty blossoming among the mediocrity". The photo was taken at the Lianhuachi Park - the Lotus Pond Park - in Beijing, known "for its breathtaking views of blossoming lotus flowers".
Image source, Megan Hader
Image caption, Megan Hader: "Our local zoo has an amazing jellyfish exhibit and I loved this one as it floated along. I just happened to catch it as it fully opened."
Image source, Gosia Sousa
Image caption, "This tiny creature was trying to climb my hand on a beach in Mauritius," Gosia Sousa tells us. "It was so sweet and its shell was very delicate."
Image source, Susan Russo Gelbart
Image caption, Susan Russo Gelbart took this photograph of "a tree on the island of Crete that seems to be full of fibre-optic flowers".
Image source, Claire Stacey
Image caption, And finally, a photograph by Claire Stacey. The next theme is "photographers" and the deadline for your entries is 18 March. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery.

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