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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ, 38-380mm built-in, Kenko Skylight1B+Raynox DCR250
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-15 3:04
Viewed: 4723
Points: 11
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ladybirds, also known as ladybugs, or lady beetles (some scientists favor this) are a family, Coccinellidae ("little sphere"), of (Insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings) beetles; the name is thought to allude to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the (A member of a Catholic church) Catholic faith. Ladybirds are found worldwide, with over 4,500 species described. Ladybirds are small (Small air-breathing arthropod) insects, ranging from 1 mm to 10 mm (0.04 to 0.4 inches), and are usually yellow, orange, or red with small black spots on their carapace, and black legs, head and feelers. As the family name suggests, they are usually quite round in shape.

Because they are useful, colorful, and harmless to humans, ladybugs are typically considered cute even by people who hate most insects.

Ladybirds are beneficial to organic gardeners because most species are insectivores, consuming aphids, fruit flies, (Any of various small to minute sucking insects with narrow feathery wings if any; they feed on plant sap and many are destructive) thrips, and other tiny plant-sucking (Small air-breathing arthropod) insects that damage crops. In fact, their name is derived from "Beetle of Our Lady", recognizing their role in saving crops from destruction. Today they are commercially available from a variety of suppliers.

Adult ladybirds are able to reflex-bleed from their leg joints. The blood is yellow, with a strong repellent smell, and is quite obvious when one handles a ladybird roughly.

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Nice macro!
Good colour and composition.

Hello Sochirca, Clear details with good exposure, colors and sharpness. I like this POV, good title, Well done!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-15 15:18]

Hello Sochirca, nice work. You've done pretty well with the details on this one and the colours are pretty good too. For me the composition would be improved by placing the ladybird off-centre. There is also some overexposure on the white petals. Great note!

Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-16 8:00]

Hi Sochirca, I have no time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smiley.

Day thought:
I have something in my heart which tickles my soul. (Luc)

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-09-02 8:03]

Belle présentation, la lumière est parfaite et le focus bien dirigé sur le sujet.

Félicitations !

hi sochirka! :-)
great "action" shot!
the little fellow is having a tough time
holding on.
you seem to really like ladybugs -
so do i - only i always fail to shoot
one properly.
well seen & done, thor.

this is a very very nice shot!
really well captured with excelent details and colors!

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