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Zevenstippelig lieveheersbeestje

Zevenstippelig lieveheersbeestje
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K20D, Sigma EX APO Macro 180 mm F/3.5 IF, Digital ISO 100, 72mm Marumi UV
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-18 6:50
Viewed: 2903
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Coccinella
Species: C. septempunctata
Binomial name: Coccinella septempunctata

Coccinella septempunctata, the seven-spot ladybird (or, in North America, seven-spotted ladybug or "C-7"[1]), is the most common ladybird in Europe. Its elytra are of a red colour, but punctuated with three black spots each, with one further spot being spread over the junction of the two, making a total of seven spots, from which the species derives both its common and scientific names (from the Latin septem = "seven" and punctata = "spotted").

More info. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccinella_septempunctata

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Super macro. You can see the dew, the lines of her (or him?) shell, the grade of color as it changes. Everything is sharp and focused. Wonderful.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-18 9:02]

Very good macro with great colors and details!

Hi Thijs,
that's so lovely - a ladybug upside down.
And the hairs of the leaf, so many details.
Very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-18 12:27]

Hi Thijs. This is such a good macro of the Ladybird. Your sharp focusing has given such fine detail in both the insect and the hairs on the leaf. Good use of the flash to give bright colours. well taken TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-18 12:57]

Hello Thijs,
Very good composition in macro. The colors is very good, and the ladybird is very clear. Great photo. Best regards Siggi

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-11-18 13:00]

Hello Thijs,
a great macro of this small ladybird. Also the leaf surface and structures are nicely shown.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-19 8:00]

Hello Thijs,
An excellent macro of a Seven-spot Ladybird taken from a nice lateral POV with superb sharpness and DOF. The use of flash is great and illuminates well with causing the night-time effect.
Thanks and best wishes,

Hello Thijs
superb macro shot of this ladybird taken with amazing details on insect and leaf, fantastic natural colors
POV, pose and composition are excellent too
Have a good night

Hi Thijs

Stunning macro capture of a pretty ladybug from excellent POV with flawless details, great DOF and delightful composition.
By the way, i noticed that you reached your 400th posting on TN! Congratulations! for this too.
Have a nice day!


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