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Ladybird in mountain

Ladybird in mountain
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-27 14:45
Viewed: 5412
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 75
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
English name : Ladybird ot Ladybug – Scientific name : Coccinella septempunctata – Order : Coleoptera.
Description : The 7-spot Ladybird is probably the most familiar and most seen in Europe. The Ladybird is oval and around 7 – 9 mm length, the head is black and the elytra are orangey red to red. Each elytra has 3 black spots, and the final spot to make up the number 7 is located behind the head and shared between the elytra. Both larvae and adults are predatory feeding mainly on aphids.
Photo : Slightly cropped, resized and framed in 800x600 for TN. I hope you like my first picture of Ladybird.
Camera : IXUS 400 - Aperture f2.8 - Speed 1/640 - Handheld - No flash.
Shot made in Alps mountain at 1600m altitude close to the Chinaillon. The flower is a Soldanella alpina, a tiny spring mountain flower...
Note for TN-Friends : At last after 6 busy months, my wife and me, we could save two days for going at our chalet in Alps mountains and we enjoyed it a lot !
I used the both cameras (Canon IXUS 400 and EOS 350D) for shoting Alps flowers. There was only few spring flowers because snow just melted away at 1300-2000m, in 2 or 3 weeks it will be better... I could also see some male and female herds of Ibex.
The tiny IXUS is slow but I know it well ;-) The 350D is heavy and efficient but it is difficult for me to see in the optical viewer with glasses in low POV on ground.
Example, with these Soldanella flowers (5cm high) I had to be flat belly on the muddy ground... When I came back my clothes went directly in washing machine and I had to clean the cameras too ;-)

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Hello my friend, this is an excellent makro. Excellent framing, POV and composition. Great colours, sharpness and detail too. Have a great weekend Christian.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-05-27 15:14]

Hi Christian,
A very sharp and well presented "mariquita de seite puntos". The flowers are beautiful too.
TFS José M.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-05-27 15:31]

Trèsjolie cette petite coccinelle ! J'aime beaucoup les couleurs de cette photo vives de cette photo. Les détails, la présentation et le POV sont magnifiques. Bien joué !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-27 15:38]

Hello Christian,
Wonderful macro.Details are crisp clear and razorsharp.I liked vivid colors,POV,framing and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-05-27 16:13]

Hi Christian,

Very nice shot.
Beautiful flowers.
Excellent framing, POV and composition.
Well done!

TFS :-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2006-05-27 17:08]

Hi Christian!
I like Ladybird, but to be honest I like flower much more :-) Really good colours and shapes, very nice composition with blurred flowers in BG. Good work my friend!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-27 17:28]

Hi Christian
Beautiful composition. Great colours, sharpnes, details, BG and POV. Also good note.
Well done my friend.


Hi Christian,
An excellent macro on this ladybug. Amazing vivd colors, he detail is very sharp. Composition and framing are perfect. Looks great to me!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-27 18:43]

Hi Christian
Taking a break from the concrete mixers or did it take a break from you? This is a very nice capture of the lovely lady bird on these exquisite little flowers. You made it look like you're an old hand at taking macros of these small insects.
The vertical composition worked very well with this excellent POV and the colours are great. The DOF is perfect for the shot and I like the OOF flowers you have included in the isolated BG as it gave the photo depth and perception. The exposure/lighting was well managed to prevent OE on the slightly coloured lilac flowers.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-27 20:26]

Bonjour Taz, what a pretty flower and ladybird. Well composed on this angle, and I like your DOF with the sharp ladybird and flowers against the blurred BG flowers.
So you had a day off from your labours? You must have enjoyed your time up the mountains. Good to see you too Taz,

Hi Christain

Wow... this is a beautifil shot. Not too sure what I like best, the sweet wee lady bird or the beautiful flower. Combined they make a beautiful sight. Thank you!

Hi Christian,
Beautiful image! The colours are very nice and great composition.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-28 4:38]

Perfect Christian!
Sharp, clear and stunning!
Wonderful on colours!
Very beautiful POV!
Perfect DOF and details!
Excellent BG!
Above scale photo! Deserves more then 2 points!
Keep on going and TFS!

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-05-28 6:16]

Hi Christian,

This is real macro. The light, sharpness, composition and POV are very good.


Hi Taz,
Artfully composed, very nice color and light.
Can I come on your next trip up there ;-}}
Well done mf.

Hi Christain,
Excllent capture with the IXUS.
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Salut Christian
Joli cliche et superbe note
Amicalement Christophe

Hi Christian,
Excellent close-up.
Superb sharp, details, colors and composition.
Very well done!!!
TFS Malgosia

bonjour christian
wouaou,magnifique macro,la nettete du FG est tres bonne et contraste bien avec le flou du BG.

Perfect picture of beauty, this is an excellent shot with very nice colors and subject. :)


Good Comp, DOF, BG and POV all showing good detail of the colourful subject. TFS,

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-05-30 12:10]

Christian, c'est trés artistique ce cliché! La composition est bien vue, les teintes trés douces, et belle lumiére sur la "petite bête du bon dieu " qui est tout en haut de l'affiche!! Mes félicitations, Didier.

Hi Christian,
somehow I missed this beautiful shot - I'm a little busy in these days.
I love the colours and the 3D-effect, wonderful work, so lovely, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-05-31 3:10]

Hi Christian,
Excellent Ladybug capture my friend.
I like you pov,dof,bg,frame,lighting,sharpness and focus.TFS

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2006-05-31 6:38]

Wow fantastic shot.
DOF perfect, composition great.
Colours stunning.

Hello Christian,
Lovely shot! Colours are very pleasant to the eye and I love the way the flowers are placed in frame. The ladybird is a nice bonus to these lovely little flowers.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-05-31 16:11]

Hello Christian,
A beautiful capture.
The flowers look great and the insect too.
Nice detail and colours,very good dof.
Excellent work.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-01 6:59]

Bonjour Christian,
lovely macro. Great sharp details and the colors are wonderful. Excellent POV and beautifully composed.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-06-02 19:42]
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Salut Christian!
Je contate que les rénovations sont terminées et que tu as repris tes excursions en montagnes.
Ces fleurs semblent très petites... ou c'est la coccinelle qui est géante ;-)

Merci mon ami.

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-06-02 21:49]

C'est très agréable à regarder, à admirer, Christian.
Quel beau jeu de couleurs et de contraste. Tout est présenté avec une certaine délicatesse bien à propos. Merci.


The kind of photo you took is excellent.


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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-06-06 15:37]

fantastic macro Christian, with excellent colours and a ladybird to top it off.

I know what you mean about the mud and photoing small flowers - I too seem to spend my time getting very muddy, wet and stung with nettles (one on my inner arm at the moment which is throbbing as I type), but i think they are worth it - the flowers that is...




My humble apologies, no time for critique now, wil come back to rectify.


Hi Christian,
Perfect captured, good pov and composition. Crisp clear and very admirable. TFS

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-06-10 1:44]

Hi Christian.
Very nice macro, great in tones colors and composition, fine details, excellent point of view, good capture and complet note.


hi christian,
seems you had some fun in the mountains and the mud. *g*
i do not know what i like more: the beautiful ladybug or
the wonderful purple flowers.
excellent composition and terrific colors.
very well seen & captured, thor.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-08-10 10:48]

This is a wonderful shot of a flower I'd very much like to see! The ladybird is nice too! The angle of the composition is brilliant!
Thanks, Ulla

Superbe duo,cette coccinelle est très nette,les fleurs aussi,l' ensemble est très joli.Thomas

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