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Propylea quatuordecimpunctata

Propylea quatuordecimpunctata
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Copyright: Alina Kol (Alutka) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 60 mm f 2,8 EF-S
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-07 12:27
Viewed: 2354
Points: 10
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Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (Linnaeus, 1758)

The 14-spot Ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) is a small lady beetle, native and widespread in the Old World, and invasive in North America. It is sometimes referred to by the common name 14-spotted ladybird beetle, or simply P-14. The background color ranges from cream through yellow to light orange, but not red. Only rarely are 14 separate spots present on the elytra; most commonly, several of the spots fuse into larger markings, particularly along the midline, where they often create a shape resembling an anchor, sometimes fusing to such an extent as to render the body almost entirely black except for 12 pale spots.

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great close up Alina!

Hello Alina
Excellent macro, perfectly focused, good depth of field, nice light.
regards yiannis

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-05-08 10:09]

Hi Alina,
Perfect macro shot. Nice colours,composition and sharpness details.
Nice drops of dew.
Regards Jiri.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-05-09 0:03]

Witaj Alino,
Tej biedronki jakos nie zauwazylem jak dotad.Bardzo dobre ujecie, dobrze widoczne szczegoly.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-09 1:52]

Hello Alina,
Excellent picture of this very small Ladybird. Amazing details and beautiful color-combination.
Really well done!
Kind regards

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