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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-24 10:17
Viewed: 2308
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Ladybird" and "ladybug" redirect here. For other uses, see Ladybird (disambiguation).
Coccinellidae is a family of beetles, known variously as ladybirds (UK, Ireland, Australia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, India, Malta, some parts of Canada and the US), or ladybugs (North America). Scientists increasingly prefer the names ladybird beetles or lady beetles as these insects are not true bugs (nor birds). Lesser-used names include ladyclock, lady cow, lady fly, and Xena Fly.
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 coccinellid species are mostly, or entirely, black, grey, or brown and may be difficult for non-entomologists to recognize as coccinellids. Conversely, there are many small beetles that are easily mistaken for coccinellids, such as the tortoise beetles.
Coccinellids are found worldwide, with over 5,000 species described, more than 450 native to North America alone.
A few species are considered pests in North America and Europe, but they 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. Harmonia axyridis (or the Harlequin ladybug) was introduced into North America from Asia in 1988 to control aphids but is now the most common species as it is out-competing many of the native species.It has since spread to much of western Europe, reaching the UK in 2004.
A common myth is that the number of spots on the insect's back indicates its age.(Wikipedia)

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Hi Siegfried,

Lovely picture of these ladybirds with good details & colors.
The sharpness, light & composition is very nice. Well done & TFS.

Buen enfoque de las dos Coccinellas. Buenos colores y atractiva presentación.
Saludos Siegfried: J. Ignasi.

hello Siegfried
super good picture with great details
lovely composition with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Siegfried.
Un capolavoro sia tuo che della Natura.Non ho parole.Conplimenti.

Hello Siggi,
What a beautiful capture of this nice insects. I like especially the details, sharpness, colours, POV and OOF BG. Well done!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-24 11:25]

Hello Siggi,
Very beautiful photo of these Ladybirds. Very nice natural colours, excellent sharpness and a good DOF and blurred BG. Pleasing composition.

Hallo Siegfried,
a fantastic capture, very good sharpness and splendid colours, a superb composition with a spectacular symmetric pose of these Ladybirds
Best regards

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-10-24 11:42]

Hi Siggi, Excellent macro of this Insekt, TFS!

Ciao Siegfried. Good colours and details for this interesting moment against the blurred BG.


Ciao Siggi, beautiful composiotion with nice couple on a beautiful blury BG, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Siggi
Wonderful close-up shop of this beatiful beetle with in superb colours and sharpness details,great ligting.
Best regards

lovely picture, lovely duo,

very nice macro Siggi,

have a good time,

ciao, tino

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-10-24 13:10]

Hi Siegfried1
Lovely ladybirds! who don´t love these litlle and beautiful bugs??? Impossible!
Nice job! TFS
Regards from,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-24 14:23]

Hi Siggi,what a beautiful situation and what a great macro,very brilliant colors and excellent sharpness,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Beautiful scene Siggi! Interesting composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

Witaj Siggi,
ostatnio w cieple dni nie szlo nawet otworzyc okna tyle tego fruwalo ale niee czerwone tylko takie zoltawe podobno to jakas odmiana ktora zwalcza te czerwone ale czy to prawda to nie wiem napewno,piekne osobniki,pozdrawiam

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-24 22:17]

Bonjour Siegfried,
Sympathique, ce couple de coccinelles.
Très belle composition aux jolies couleurs et à la netteté excellente.
Belle journée

A lovely composition with excellent detail and nice colours.regards yiannis

Hello Siegfried,
Wonderful macro with great focus and very good clarity.
It is a great capture with impressive colors.
Lovely composition with good contrast against the background.
Thanks for sharing!

very fine image!
regards Nasos

hello Siegfried
a BEAUTY with great sharpness good details and very good light
thanks greeting Paolo

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-10-26 8:37]

Eh..Siegfried, what an incredible capture!! The ladybirds are making a great symmetry!
Impressive details and great blurred BG.
Very well done: congratulations.
ciao! Vanda

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-28 10:28]

Hi Siegfried,
Really beautiful shot of these ladybirds.Excellent detail,colours and perfectly sharp photo.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Siegfried,

What an amazing composition. These "ladybirds" are giving an appearance of a flower bud. Very beautiful details and colors.

Thank you for sharing.


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