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Hard Task ahead

Hard Task ahead
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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-19
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-06-01 5:44
Viewed: 3238
Points: 19
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Coccinella septempunctata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Superfamily: Cucujoidea
Family: Coccinellidae
Latreille, 1807

Coccinellidae is a family of beetles, known variously as ladybirds (British English and Australian English), ladybugs (North American English) or lady beetles (preferred by scientists). The word "lady" in the name is thought to allude to the Virgin Mary in the Roman Catholic faith. Coccinellids are found worldwide, with over 5,000 species described, more than 450 native to North America alone. Coccinellids are small insects, ranging from 1 mm to 10 mm (0.04 to 0.4 inches), and are commonly yellow, orange, or scarlet with small black spots on their wing covers, with black legs, head and antennae. A very large number of species are mostly or entirely black, gray, or brown, however, and may be difficult for non-entomologists to recognize as ladybirds (and, conversely, there are many small beetles that are easily mistaken for ladybirds, such as tortoise beetles)

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selam ganesh, very nice shot of this insect,good presented , very nice BG and POV, well captured with splendid colours TFS

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-01 6:38]
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Hi Ganesh,
a great shot of this small bug.
I love the water droplets on its feet.
Well done,

Hello Ganesan,
Good composition of the lady bird.Seems like he is just out of his bath with all those water droplets clinging to his body. :) Nice POV and colours.
TFS, Smitha.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-01 10:24]

Hello Ganesh,
Fine close macro of species of Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae), not a Ladybird. It is warning-coloured, suggesting that it may be poisonous or mimicking a poisonous beetle like a ladybird.
This is fairly sharp and well composed with excellent bokeh BG. Would be even better without the light reflection on the back.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Ganesh,
Nice shot of this lovely red beetle - the dewdrops add to the effect. The reflection on the back of the beetle is a bit distracting, though. Only a bit, not much :)TFS.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-01 16:53]

Hi Ganesh. a very good shot of the Beetle, very good detail and colour. the water droples show up well. with a nice POV and DOF. well done .TFS.good notes to,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-01 23:08]

Hello Ganesh

Then there is Canada which calls it both a ladybird and a ladybug.We are the transition between Britain and USA .lol.A lovely shot of this beetle.I like the diagonal composition and the well saturated colours.Nicely done.TFS


A good PoV that you have here Ganesh.The water droplets on the bug's legs that you have caught is remarkable. But I hope you agree with me that the shot hasn';t become sharp.
I have posted a WS.Hope you won't mind and like it.
TFS & Cheers

Narayanan, compruébalo pero creo que NO es Coccinella septempunctata. Se parece más a Adalia bipunctata, pero tampoco creo que lo sea ya que Adalia b. tiene 2 puntos cuando es roja y 4 cuando es negra ..... A ver si hay suerte y te la identifican. Saludos.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-12 6:23]

Hello Narayanan,
a nice bug, with different pattern.
Nice diagonal placing. Many people commented on me about being centred- but i think it is ok. This one is lovely.
Nice composition.


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