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"for International Women's Day"

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Copyright: omer sozer (eng55) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bayram's Favorites-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-08 9:49
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Today is 8 March "International Woman's Day" and i want to dedicate this capture for all woman on TN.I hope this Ladybug on orchid brings good luck to everbody:)
Thanks for looking and hope you'll like it.

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"Ladybird" and "ladybug" redirect here. For other uses, see Ladybird (disambiguation).
This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding reliable references. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (November 2008)
Coccinella septempunctata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Superfamily: Cucujoidea
Family: Coccinellidae
Latreille, 1807

Basic anatomy of a ladybird
Mid-larva stage
Third instar larva, Harmonia axyridis
Pupal stage
eggsCoccinellidae is a family of beetles, known variously as ladybirds (British English, Australian English, South African English), ladybugs (North American English) or lady beetles (preferred by some scientists). Lesser-used names include ladyclock, lady cow, and lady fly. The family name comes from its type genus, Coccinella. Coccinellids are found worldwide, with over 5,000 species described, more than 450 native to North America alone. Coccinellids are small insects, ranging from 1 mm to 10 mm (0.04 to 0.4 inches), and are commonly yellow, orange, or scarlet with small black spots on their wing covers, with black legs, head and antennae. A very large number of species are mostly or entirely black, gray, or brown and may be difficult for non-entomologists to recognize as coccinellids (and, conversely, there are many small beetles that are easily mistaken as such, like tortoise beetles).
Cocinellids are generally considered useful insects as many species feed on aphids or scale insects, which are pests in gardens, agricultural fields, orchards, and similar places. The Mall of America, for instance, releases thousands of ladybugs into its indoor park as a natural means of pest control for its gardens.Some people consider seeing them or having them land on one's body to be a sign of good luck to come, and that killing them presages bad luck. A few species are pests in North America and Europe.
Coccinellids are typically predators of Hemiptera such as aphids and scale insects, though members of the subfamily Epilachninae are herbivores, and can be very destructive agricultural pests (e.g., the Mexican bean beetle), though conspecific larvae and eggs are also important resources, particularly when alternative prey are scarce. While they are often used as biological control agents, introduced species of ladybirds (such as Harmonia axyridis or Coccinella septempunctata in North America) outcompete and displace native coccinellids, and become pests in their own right.
Coccinellids are often brightly colored to ward away potential predators. This phenomenon is called aposematism and works because predators learn by experience to associate certain prey phenotypes with a bad taste (or worse). Mechanical stimulation (such as by predator attack) causes "reflex bleeding" in both larval and adult ladybird beetles, in which an alkaloid toxin is exuded through the joints of the exoskeleton, deterring feeding.
Most coccinellids overwinter as adults, aggregating on the south sides of large objects such as trees or houses during the winter months, and dispersing in response to increasing day length in the spring.[4] In Harmonia axyridis, eggs hatch in 3–4 days from clutches numbering from a few to several dozen. Depending on resource availability, the larvae pass through four instars over 10–14 days, after which pupation occurs. After a teneral period of several days, the adults become reproductively active and are able to reproduce again, although they may become reproductively quiescent if eclosing late in the season.
It is thought that certain species of Coccinellids lay extra infertile eggs with the fertile eggs. These appear to provide a backup food source for the larvae when they hatch. The ratio of infertile to fertile eggs increases with scarcity of food at the time of egg laying

Most coccinellids are beneficial to gardeners in general, as they feed on aphids, scale insects, mealybugs, and mites throughout the year. As in many insects, ladybugs in temperate regions enter diapause during the winter, so they often are among the first insects to appear in the spring. Some species (e.g., Hippodamia convergens) gather into groups and move to higher land, such as a mountain, to enter diapause. Predatory ladybugs are usually found on plants where aphids or scale insects are, and they lay their eggs near their prey, to increase the likelihood the larvae will find the prey easily. Ladybugs are cosmopolitan in distribution, as are their prey.

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hello Omer
great composition
super colours great sharpness
greeting lou

bu sefer vaktinde yakaladım ve ilk ziyaretçiniz olma şansını buldum. bugünkü postalar içinde ikinci kez bu özel günün kutlandığını görüyorum. sanırım bayanların azlığından:)
fotoğrafınıza gelince, harikulade. çok güzel bir ithaf oluşu yanında fevkale güzel olmuş. renklerinden, kompozisyona, netliğinden ışığına her yönünle usta işi. elinize sağlık Ömer Bey. iyi akşamlar, selamlar.

Merhaba Omer, superb macro with fantastic colors, good details and splendid sharpness, lovely dedication for woman day, very well done, ciao Silvio

Dostum senden farklı ama bir o kadar da muhteşem bir çalışma.
Orkide üzerinde bir Uğur böceği! Harika bir kompozisyon.
Her açıdan muhteşem. Bir de bayanlarımıza yakışır güzel bir kompozisyon.
Tebrikler dostum.

Hello Omer,
what a superb macro shot, a lovely dedication to celebrate the International Women's Day; POV, sharpness, lighting and colours are excellent, a marvellous composition. I select this worderful picture as my favorite.
Best regards

Merhaba Ömer bey muhteşem bir yakın plan çekim. Kadınlarımız için de çok güzel bir hediye.
Elinize sağlık.

Elinize sağlık Ömer bey. Muhteşem bir makro ve harika bir dedikasyon.

Hi Omer.
this is a very nice close-up picture with soft and beautiful colours.
pretty sharp, good details, well composed and with nice POV.
Well done.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-08 10:43]

Hi Omer. A nice dedication to all woman around the world. You have taken a beautiful picture of this flower and the little ladybird bug. Great detail and bright colours. well done TFs. interesting notes too.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-03-08 11:03]

Tek kelimeyle "birinci sınıf" kalite çekim ömer bey.
Kadınlar günü için de güzel bir seçim.
Elinize sağlık.

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  • loufah (35)
  • [2009-03-08 11:08]

Beautiful macro, very clear. I like the composition in this picture and the colors. Happy women's day!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-08 11:27]

Hello Omer,
Lovely composition for a special day.Beautiful flowers and the little ladybird with wonderful colours and great sharpness.Thanks.
Best regards Siggi

Ömer Bey,
günün anlam ve önemine binaen, çok iyi düşünülmüş bir kare.
Zaten kalitesi hakkında söylenecek söz yok...
Ellerinize sağlık.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-03-08 12:26]

Dear Omaer!

You present us a ladybird in an unusual environment. The picture simply is superb. The colours of the flower are magnificent and both together they create a terrific impact.

Kind regards


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-08 12:36]

Hi Omer.
Splendid shot for Women's Day. Its subject is simply amazing. Image of the ladybird is wonderful however, surroundings are terrific. Great shapes, impressive lighting, stunning level of blurriness of the flower heart and petals. Framing is spot on. Bravo. Perfect gift for our TN women.

A fine macro study in pleasant colours Ömer, both faunal and floral elements were depicted in perfect balance in your superb composition, a wonderful dedication to the Women's Day my friend.

Thanks Omer!
Very nice capture, very artistic effect. The colours are really splendid and the focus excellent. Have a nice week,

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  • Suzy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 16] (101)
  • [2009-03-08 13:23]

wonderful shot with amazing colors and excellent idea! Ladybird such an interesting species with nice color! love the sharpness and the details!

TFS and thx for the note..

regards Omer

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2009-03-08 14:10]
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Hocam, tek kelimeyle harika bir kare. Bu sıralarda mor ve tonları benim favorim. Çok beğendim..
Kadınlar gününe özel olarak böylesine güzel hem de uğur böcekli orkideyle kutlamak çok hoş. Sizin karenizi gördükten sonra biraz baktım da ilk olarak ortaya çıkışı çok acıklı geldi bana. 8 Mart 1857 de çok ağır şartlarda çalışan işçi kadınlar New York'ta protesto gösterisi yapar, polis olaylara müdehale ederken çıkan yanğında 140 kadın ölür ve bu olay üzerine 1977'de Bileşmiş Milletler 8 martı dünya kadınlar günü ilan eder.
Tür notlarını siz çok güzel hazırlamışınız ben de kısa bir not yazayım dedim, umarım sorun olmamıştır.

  • jignasi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
  • [2009-03-08 15:33]

Buen conjunto, con mucha armonía, delicadeza y combinación de colores.
Saludos Omer: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Omer
Thanks for the nice dedication, this shot is very very beautiful, the colors are superb as well as the composition of this ladybug on the heart of this orchid
great sharpness and details
greetings Jacqueline

hello Omer

very beautiful photography dedication to celebrate
the International Women's Day, superb focus
of the ladybird bug and the hart of the flower
with great sharpness and details, and i love the way
they are framed by the flower's petals, TFS


hello Omer
marvelus glance,in the orchid and the natural colors
very beautiful macro
best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-09 0:16]

Merhaba Omer,
lovely capture and excellent composition of the bug in the inside of the flower.
Brilliand and pretty hues and the colours contrast each other to give a splendid scene.


Hi Omer,
A nice capture of this beautiful lady bug. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

hello omer,
lovely capture and very suitable to be posted on this day, i liked the soft colors, the pov and the composition very much,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-09 3:00]

Hello Omer,
Wonderful photo in splendid colours. Excellent sharpness and details and a perfect composition. With this composition you create a gorgeous atmosphere. Very, very beautiful!!!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-03-09 5:58]

Hello Omer,.
Thank you for this very colorful dedication to women! It's a pleasure to look at this Coccinella septempunctata in the heart of a magnificent Orchid. What a combinatio! It will for sure bring us some luck..
Very pleasant decentred ccomposition and a beautiful range of subtle colors.
Best regards

Dear Omer,
Your shots can not be matched by anyone. Amazing beautiful composition with reflection of super talent in you. TFS.

Harika bir makro ve kadınlar gününe yakışır bir sunum Ömer Bey.
Elinize sağlık.

Omer Bey cok guzel bir fotograf... bir bayan olarak bende tesekkur ediyorum size... Cicekteki detaylar ve ugur bocegi harika cikmis. Ugur getirir bize insallah...

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-09 10:14]

Omer I like the way you had taken this shot in a total closeup. Superb colors.Ganesh

Best regards from Canada from Mario.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-03-10 0:57]

Merhaba Ömer bey,
harika bir makro; renkler ve netlik son derece etkili.
Ellerinize sağlık.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-03-10 6:09]

Hi Omer
Great compostion.Outstanding colors and razor sharp image.Light is beautiful.Outstanding text to.
TFS Michel

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-10 15:23]

Hi Omer,it's incredible to found a ladybird inside an orchid! What a beautiful work! The details and the colors are over the top,and i like a lot this flower,i have a same in my house and it's ready to open the flowers now! My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

hi omer,
wow that's an evocative shot!!!
i love purple and it mixes so well with the red ladybug (how do you know she is lady?)...
Thank you for the dedication
have a lovely afternoon

Hallo Omer
The presentation as a whole is really beautiful and very appropiate for International Woman's day. The colours of both the flower and the ladybird are striking and stands out well. It is a great choice for a flower and a definite one for a lady. Composition, sharpness and focus is brilliantly done. Thanks for sharing this noble gesture as well as a very interesting note.
Kind regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-11 7:49]

Merhaba Ömer,
A very fine macro of a Ladybird in the centre of Phalinopsis orchid flower. The POV and tecnical features are excellent and the image is a fine symbol for International Women's Day. What would we men do without them?
TFS and best wishes to you,

Hello Omer !
Such a beautiful picture, and perfect to celebrate the Woman's Day - lovely, full of colors... I really like the composition, and the tiny Ladybug standing on the middle of this bright flower. Nice details, too, and excellent POV.Very well done !

Wow, Excellent composition, DOF, focus, lighting and sharpness on this beautiful capture! Detail on both the Ladybug and Orchid are dynamite! Well done Omer!

Salam Omer,

Superb dedication in placing the bug on top of this beautiful orchid. Really nice colors in pleasing hues of purple.

TFS and best regards.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-03-12 19:11]

Hello Omer,
What a beautiful picture, perfect composition and texture.. Well done


Hi Omar,

nice macro shot from the Ladybird and the Orchid.
Good composition and beautiful collours.


Hello Ömer,
my goodness - this is sweetest seduction.
Marvellous shades of exquisite colours in the dim light.
An image of iconical, perfectly well composed beauty.
Thank you! With best regards,

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-03-13 11:17]

Hi Omer,
Excellent macro shot.
Sharpness, BG and composition are wonderful.

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2009-03-13 13:52]

Hi Omer,
This is a wonderful closeup. you managed to open the aperture to just the right depth without dropping the speed too much. Very good handling of the tripod! Lovely natural colours and crystal clear detail....well done.
Regards, David

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-03-14 7:18]

I love the light that seems to come from a window, and a ladybug on an orchid, you don't find that everyday. The subject is original, Omer, and to dedicate this to women is a kind a nice thought. Plus, the orchid is so erotic yet so subtle. Many thanks!


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-03-14 11:20]

Hola Omer.
Exelente Macro. Finos detalles y enfoque en el objetivo principal. los colores y la nitidez lograda son de alto nivel.
PS Many thanks for Your critiques in My last post.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-03-14 11:45]

Hi Omer,
Outstanding shot and you mark the occasion well. Beautiful colours of the petals and I like that tiny ladybird. Superb lighting and exposure handling with perfect POV and DOF. Very nice composition.

Hola Omer,
Precioso macro con buena nitidez, bellos colores, agradable luz en una bonita composición, saludos
José Ramón

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2009-03-17 13:25]

Hi Omer,

beautiful and funny, this lady beetle on Phalaenopsis! It sure will not fertilize this flower, the pollinia are much too high up! I'm sure your nice wishes are appreciated by the many women out in the TN ether.Thanks for your contribution.

Best regards

Hi Omer,

Very nice dedication, well thought and captured.



Hi dear omer ,
So nice macro with lovely colours and amazing light.
Very well captured

Kind regards

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-05-04 11:01]

Ömer bey selamlar,
Başarılı bir makro fotograf...
Az ışıkla çok iş.
Kadraj ve renk ile netlik mükemmel güzellikte.
Emeğinize sağlık.

My brother Omer,
This reminds me of cotton candy and strawberry Ice cream!
Nice image with great details and nice BG.
Well captured!

Omer, I had missed this picture in March because I had been out of station for quite some time. it is a pleasure now to go back to it.
Though the occasion for this post is long gone, I would say that it is a wonderful picture of a Ladybird on an Orchid with lovely colours on it. Needless to say, the picture carries the stamp of your perfection in all respects.
Thanks and regards.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-27 6:36]

Hello Omer,
One I had missed, that would have been a crime for this is an oustanding macro image Omer. The sharpness and colours are incredible. Great work my friend.

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