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Killer Ladybug Larvae

Killer Ladybug Larvae
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Copyright: Mike Muizebelt (Mousehill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 64 N: 183] (754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Feeding Time [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-20 11:32
Viewed: 8062
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On my balcony some ladybug larvae hatched. Apparently they really liked the abundance of aphids on my balcony as they really had a feast-meal over there.
On the image you see what happens to an aphid as soon as they got "sqeezed" by the larvae.

In order to take this photo I used extension tubes on my 100mm macro lens and had a flash mounted to the side of the camera. The image is slightly cropped to get a higher magnification and I added some contrast in PS + used a sharpening filter.

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  • lukdm Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 7] (165)
  • [2005-09-20 11:34]

nice shot Mike

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-20 12:27]

What a strange and interesting insect that you have well captured ! Composition, colors, DOF, details and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Mike.

Wow, Mike, I've never seen this interesting bug. Is it realy so blue?
Wonderful colours and excellent sharpness, very well done, thanks.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-09-20 15:07]

Cześć. Dobre i ciekawe zdjęcie, świetna kolorystyka i dobre szczegóły.

big rush this morning, great shot
thanks for posting

Hello Mike, This a very interesting macro and an excellent POV of this "Killer" in action. Very good light, colors and details. Do you use tripod for any of your macro work? I use a lightweight tripod with remote shuttering & manual focus for the small insects like this. It really helps when you start getting down there into the lower S-speeds. Great shot, Thank you!

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-10-01 20:07]

Almost like an alien from the space, Mike! The focus isn't so great but the POV and colours are superb! TFS! Michal

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