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Pine Ladybird Larva

Pine Ladybird Larva
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Copyright: marie christine guegan (mariki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Samsung digimax D103
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Coleoptera [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-30 6:43
Viewed: 5511
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Exochomus quadripustulatus, syn Brumus quadripustulatus

Dutch name: Viervleklieveheersbeestje
French name: Coccinelle à virgules

This ladybird (larva and imago) feeds on both aphids and scale insects. On the twig of heather, we can also see scale insects (parthenolecanium sp., I think).

See also pupa and imago in WS.


I wish a great and healthy New Year to all the TN members.

***** HAPPY NEW YEAR! *****

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-30 6:45]

Hi Marie,
Lovely close up.Well caught
,framed and composed.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Marie,
Nice to see you and welcome back! A great macro capture of a ladybird larva from a nice POV with wonderful details and sharpness.
Have a great New Year in all around!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-30 6:55]

Hello Marie,
A superb close macro of a the larva of the Four-spotted Ladybird taken with excellent shapness and DOF on the tip of the pine stem.
A great shot and thanks for sharing it!
Best wishes for 2009!

bonjour Marie
Très jolie macro de cette larve de coccinelle dans un beau decor naturelle. Les détails et la composition sont magnifiques, merci pour le partage

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-30 7:48]

Hi Marie. Nice to see you. This is a fine macro shot of the Ladybird larva. You have captured it with fine detail and bright colours. Well done TFS.

A happy new year to you.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-30 9:10]

Hello Marie,
What a splendid macro of this Ladybird Larva showing very sharp details and natural colours. A fine composition too!
TFS and all the best wishes for the New Year! Ulla

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-12-30 13:52]

Salut Marie,hereux de te retrouver juste en temps pour les felicitation de bon anne'!!!Merci pour ta magnifique galerie 2008 et pour cette petite coccinelle!! Bon 2009!!!!Luciano

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-12-30 13:56]

Hello Marie!

Not so pretty subject today :-) Well spotted and captured, with good details and composition.

Have a great New Year!

Hi Marie,
Very good close-up shot of this Ladybird larva; great POV and composition, sharp fine details.
Have a Happy New Year 2009!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-12-30 16:10]

hi marie,
how could you take this so close, i can not even look at the image, its so repulsive. oh, but well done. tfs.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-30 20:09]

Hello Marie,
Happy New Year to you as well. Outstanding macro for this strange looking larva, macro work always brings out such amazing features as this one does. Thank you.

Ciao Mariki, superb macro of this beautiful larva, perfect focus, fine details and splendid sharpness,
I like a lot

An extremely vivid picture of this Larva, Marie.
I have seen it for the first time and I am amazed at its unique appearance.
The image is very well captured with superb details and colours.
I wish you too a Happy New Year!

Hi Marie,

Very good macro shot of this little insect.
Nice pov and good details.
Welcome back.

Happy new year for you and your family.


hello Marie

very sharp shot with good details

greeting lou

Hi Marie,
both of post and workshop very nice. Interesting looking larva. Nicely focused and composed. Thanks for sharing. I wish and your family a Happy New Year.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-01-01 5:22]

Bonjour Marie-Christine,
A mon tour de te transmettre à toi et à ta famille mes meilleurs voeux pour une année nouvelle sans accrocs et remplie de bonheur.
Les cocccinelles étant des symboles porte-bonheur, cette larve se sera certainement transformée en une ravissante Bête à bon Dieu, comme on dit chez nous.
Mes meilleures pensées

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-01-01 6:07]

Hello Marie, wonderful shot of a coccinellid caterpillar.
Happy New Year of 2009.

Excelente captura Marie, sobre todo por la dificultad que conlleva su realización.
Buenas la luz y el encuadre.
Feliz 2009 y buenas fotos:
Josep Ignasi.

Hi Marie,
Harika bir çalışma olmuş böcek harika
En güzel dileklerimle hoşcakalın.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-02 22:56]

Hello Marie,

Thank you for the good wishes and for this interesting photo. You have shown well the insect in this stage as the image is sharp and colors looks naturaly. There is a fine contrast between insect's colors and the stem it is sitting on.

Thank you for sharing and a Happy New Year for you too,

Hello Mariki, excellent macro of this strange larva. TFS.
Have a wonderful New Year.

Hi Marie!
First of all - I would like to wish you all the best in 2009! Only happy moments and great time in new year :)

According to the picture I must congratulate you - pictures of insect larvae are not too often seen in TN gallery. Bravo! Especially that this one is really nice! Not only technically but also as documentary photo :)

Hello marie,
Very fine macro with such small insect!
I loved the sharpness, natural colour and details on this shot!
you contribution in macro insects is excellent!
well done

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-01-05 13:15]

Bela foto um inseto interessante e dificil de se ver por aqui gostei da nitides e compposição parabéns.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-05 13:25]

Hola Marie.
Great image of a the larva. Lovely colors, and excellent sharpness, so we can see a lot of details in the Larva.
Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-08 11:14]

Hallo Marie Christine,
Wat een prachtfoto. Schitterende scherpte en details en fantastisch heldere kleuren. Mooie diepte in de foto.
En natuurlijk het allerbeste in het nieuwe jaar.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-08 8:53]

Hi Marie.
I was absent here almost all December and January and I have missed few your wonderful shots. This macro shot is stunning with terrific details and sharpness almost all scene and nicely blurred remote BG. Lights are superb too. Bravo and all the best for you.

Hello Marie,

That's an excellent macro of this interesting little animal. Nice detail and good exposure, well done!


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  • Rhea (10)
  • [2011-04-09 0:51]

Wonderful closeup shot!

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