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Coccinella septempunctata

Coccinella septempunctata
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Copyright: Cristian Goga (crs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon 60mm EF-S Macro, 52mm UV filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-29 12:07
Viewed: 3160
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There is bug widely spread in Europe we are not afraid of. It is the nice Ladybird we all looked at and played with in childhood. I imagine every body has seen this lovely bug with its semispherical shape, red wings having seven black spots from where the scientific name Coccinella septepunctata.

I presume less know that the friendly looking bug is an effective predator feeding mostly with aphids. Even the eggs, most beetles lays in earth, are placed near the pray on leaves or stem.

In spring, mature ladybirds starts actively searching for food. Such a moment I have captured in my photo.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-05-29 12:14]

Hello Cristian,
A fantastic picture!! I love the colors and sharpness. Incredible detail.
Regards Siggi

Hello Cristian,

I love to see these helpful insects in my garden. Strangely, I've only seen one this year! I hope that is not a bad omen!

Good, sharp image here showing all the interesting details. The light shing on the wing case shows its texture beautifully. Good composition with the off-centre focal point.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Purely stunning! Talk about one heck of a macro! I love the details of her face - I don't ever recall seeing that before. Beautiful composition and the melding of the brilliant colors brings out a sharp photo that leaves me breathless. POV and DOF are perfect. Notes are also helpful!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-29 13:40]

Hi . very late home so just a note for now to say good picture .well done TFS.

Hello Cristian,
Very nice lady bug. TFS.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-05-29 23:29]

Charmant portrait de cet insecte porte bonheur!
Bonne journée.

Hello Cristian.
Excellent shot,very sharp with great colors,very interesting POV,

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-05-30 2:39]

Very good shot, great sharp and detail

Hi Cristian, splendid bug with fantastic colors, fine details and great sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-31 4:03]

Hi Cristian,very beautifull macro,not easy to take si perfectly this little ladybug,the details are very very impressive,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2008-05-31 13:40]

Hi Cristian,
This is a top class macro my friend! Your focus point is just perfect and your handling of its dark features is extremely good.The colours are vibrant but natural and I like how the light glistens on its shiny body.Great stuff....TFS.
Regards, David

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-02 7:25]

Hi Cristian,
Outstanding macro shot with such lovely colours and crisp details. Superb natural lighting and exposure levels and you have captured it in a fine pose. Great POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • ilvao Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 20] (98)
  • [2008-06-08 13:58]

Hi Cristian,

it's a super photo
great colors
it reminds me summer 1978 when i was a child in Britany because it was full of them everywhere probably because of the hot summer that year
all the best

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2008-06-08 20:49]

Salut Cristian,

Un macro foarte reusit, cu profunzime si claritate deosebita. Culorile deosebite dau frumusete fotografiei. Excelent.


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  • alderse (111)
  • [2008-06-18 13:41]


Very nice shoot.
All of your photo are nice.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-06-29 9:28]

Hello Cristian, very good macro of this Ladybird! Very sharp details and colors, well composed image with a very good background, well done, thanks!


Ciao Cris!
Beautiful closed up .Excellent POV and very well composed image.Head details and colors are very nice. I like bugs very much!

Trés belle image.
Mes meilleurs voeux.
Bonne année.

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  • danar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 17] (273)
  • [2009-02-14 14:30]

Buna Cristian .

O minunata poza cu acesta *cute* mamaruta .
claritate perfecta si culori pe masura.

toate cele bune !


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