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Harlequin Ladybird

Harlequin Ladybird
Photo Information
Copyright: Robi rdfoto (rdfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon, MP-E 65, SanDisk CFExtreme4gb
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-09 8:59
Viewed: 2999
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis).
Coccinellidae is a family of beetles, known variously as ladybirds (English English, Australian English, South African 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. The family name comes from its type genus, Coccinella. 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 coccinellids (and, conversely, there are many small beetles that are easily mistaken as such, like tortoise beetles).

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Hi, Robi!
What a beautiful bug, I haven't ever seen this Ladybird, maybe in Poland they do not live?
Excellent photo!

joli Robi, j'ai appris en postant ma larve et ma coccinelle le nombre d'espèce de coccinelle, et voilà, une des espèce bien présentée par tes soins,
magnifiques couleurs,
un tout grand bravo

Hi Robi, this is a very vivid picture with great details and colours. The DOF, POV and BG are great.

Warm regards, Kiran

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-09 13:55]

Hi Robi. A ladybug i have not seen before so thanks for posting. good colours and detail. good light on the shell. with a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.good notes too

Hi Robi,
Great shot colorful and sharp focus,
nice composition ,TFS. Best regards/Lawhill

voici une espèce que je ne connaissais pas, magnifique, belles couleurs nettes
bravo, merci, bien a toi

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-08-11 1:51]

Hello Robi,
Composition, POV, contrast and colors are very nice. TFS
Have a nice weekend,

Bonjour Robi.
Somptueuse !!! La prise de vue, la netteté, les détails..
Parfait, Bravo!!

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