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Reproduction at Dinner

Reproduction at Dinner
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Passion Unlimited, The predator with the Prey, Bayram's Favorites-1, Art of Procreation [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-10 6:40
Viewed: 4142
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Reproduction at dinner shows the ladybird:
- Halyzia quatuordecimpunctata
- family: Coccinellidae

Both, female and male, are active for their offspring.
Transfer of sperms and food intake - a louse - will guarantee for the development of numerous future ladybugs.

Species information
H. quatuordecimpunctata - the 14-spotted ladybird is rather common at least in middle Europe.
Its colour pattern is variable, as you can see on the picture.
Body length: about 4 mm

- natural evening light
- ISO 400
- handheld

* Möller G, Grube R, Wachmann E (2006) Der Fauna-Käferführer I - Käfer im und am Wald. - Fauna-Verlag, Nottuln.
* Harde K.W. & Severa F. (1981) Der Kosmos-Käferführer. Franckhsche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart.
* Zahradnik J. (1985) Käfer Mittel- und Nordwesteuropas. Paul Parey, Hamburg, Berlin.

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Hola Peter, a la vez que copulan comen buen detalle, una toma bien compuesta, con buena luz evitando brillos y colores agradables. Un saludo

hello peter,
nice moment captured here, the mating lady bugs have been captured well and the female is involved in two activities and both are equally important,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Peter,
Superb macro shot! I like your nice composition and close up on this mating couple. All right for me : sharpness, details, colours, light.

Hola Peter, this is simply perfect. The light control is impeccable, giving such good clear details and fine natural colouration. Excellent composition. tfs

Hola Peter
Precioso colorido y magnífico detalle en esta escena que has fotografiado.

Hello Peter,

Very good composition. Very good POV, DOF and sharpness. Great colours. We have already a lot of Asian Ladybird beetles and I cannot see the other species anymore.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2008-05-10 11:23]

haha, so ist es am besten - essen und dabei noch ..*g*..naja, sich reproduzieren. klasse macro mit tollen details und guter
schärfe. hier passt wirklich alles perfekt zusammen. good job & viele grüße, thor.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-10 12:50]

Hello Peter. You have captured a fine macro shot of the pair. and named the picture well. your sharp focusing has given fine detail with natural looking colours. a good POV/DOF. TFS.

Hello Peter,
This is an excellent close-up photo. Congratulations and TFS.
Have a nice weekend.
Best Regards

Ha! Good news for the coming offspring but bad news for the aphid or louse which is being eaten in the meantime! A fine macro shot of these ladybugs in sharp focus Peter, from a good lateral POV. TFS and cheers,

Hi Peter, amazing macro with two lovers, superb details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hi Peter,
The sharpness is amazing here! The diffused BG coupled by good exposure has produced very good results.

Hi Peter, what a splendid macro shot of these mating ladybirds which have a strange & beautiful pattern on their elitra (I have not seen this sp. before!). Your capture is perfect as usual. TFS my friend! Cheers,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-11 11:20]

Hello Peter,
For such a close macro to be so sharp with the camera hand-held at only 200th sec is quite an achievement. I nearly always hand hold my shots so I know what it means. Great POV of these 14-spot Ladybirds in copulo and the DOF and neautral BG is excellent.
TFS this fine image,
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-05-11 11:22]

a very good scene here Peter,
fantastic macro, good pov fine details and a super quality, I like it Peter, have a good evening.
gr. jaap

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-05-11 22:50]

Fantastic macro, Peter.
Incredibly sharp details with excellent exposure.
Great moment captured in a nice composition.
TFS : )

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-05-12 7:49]

Lieber Peter,
Sehr schöne Aufnahme dieser 14Punkte Marienkäfer. Gute Schärfe auf beiden Käfern und feiner Hintergrund. Ich hab diese Sorte wohl noch nie gesehen.
Einen schönen Abend noch

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-12 8:34]

Hi Peter,you have a same chance to live this fantastic moment as me a month ago,the pic is perfect and i know how isn't easy to take whit this little little insects,great work and excellent note as your style,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-13 3:30]

Hi Peter,
Wonderful shot of these mating Ladybirds and you have captured this tender moment so beautifully. Immaculate sharpness and lovely colours with perfect illumination. The action seems so cute. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

Hello Peter,
a very fine shot of the tiny couple. That the female eats wile copulating... Well done, Peter.
My best regards

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