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Copyright: ken overman (kency) (438)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-06-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5, Sigma 105 Macro EX
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-02-06 10:12
Viewed: 5451
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Of all the insects,the lady-bird are perhaps the
most important.Both adults and larvae feed on
aphids,scale insects,and many other injurious
Lady-bird overwinter in the adult stage and often are found clustered together under debris
in the winter.
P.s the red background is a red poppy,the lady-bird is walking on a bud of a poppy.

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This is art Ken. I love the colours here. Where did the red come from? Is this on a stinging nettle or a thistle ?

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-02-06 10:26]

Superb shot. How did you get the red back ground?

Great shot.
Did you any postprocessing for sharpness, blur, background ? Only to know how you did to have such a perfect result.


Very nice Ken,
Excellent details and colours.
What is the red BG?
Thanks for posting

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-02-06 13:45]

Excellent Ken. This is a very very good macro. Good work

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  • IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
  • [2005-02-06 14:09]

Great photo!
the BG is just outstanding and unique, and I wanted to know how did you do is?
This is a great lady bird photo! very interesting copm and colors!


Very detailed photo, great DOF. Nice contrast of colors. Saludes,Iris

Hi , very nice shot
In Brasil name this bug is Joaninha (little Joana) :)

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  • edji Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 83 W: 8 N: 22] (426)
  • [2005-02-06 22:32]

Very great macroe shot with beautiful saturated colors. Nice work!

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  • Okan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
  • [2005-02-07 3:05]

Good shot Ken. Sharpness, DOF and colors are great. In turkish we named this bug "good luck bug". TFS.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-02-07 8:08]

Une composition surprenante avec des couleurs éclatantes qui nous emportent dans le monde des insectes. FÉLICITATIONS !

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  • rjamin (152)
  • [2005-02-07 18:41]

Lovely use of background color.

Soft and wonderful color combination! Excellent composition and DOF.

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2006-04-03 2:38]

Hello Ken. A beautiful macro shot, nice composed. Pretty walking lady-bird. Wonderful detail, colors in red background.

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  • irimi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 2 N: 49] (266)
  • [2008-01-23 7:00]

Hello Ken,
You have done a great job on DoF as the foreground is out focus and forces you see the perfectly focused lady bird. I also loved the vivid red background. What was the film you used for this shot?

Thanks for sharing,

Nice shot. Sharply focussed and good colours. But the out of focus leaf in the foreground looks a bit distracting. Anyways, good work.

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