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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-14 3:18
Viewed: 1696
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Coccinellidae are a family of small beetles, ranging from 0.8 to 18 mm (0.0315 to 0.708 inches). They are commonly yellow, orange, or scarlet with small black spots on their wing covers, with black legs, heads and antennae. Such colour patterns vary greatly, however; for example, a minority of species, such as Vibidia duodecimguttata, a twelve-spotted species, have whitish spots on a brown background. Coccinellids are found worldwide, with over 5,000 species described, more than 450 native to North America alone.

Coccinellidae are known colloquially as ladybirds (in Britain, Ireland, the Commonwealth, and the southern United States), ladybugs (originating in North America) or lady cows, among other names. When they need to use a common name, entomologists widely prefer the names ladybird beetles or lady beetles as these insects are not true bugs.

The Coccinellidae are generally considered useful insects, because many species feed on aphids or scale insects, which are pests in gardens, agricultural fields, orchards, and similar places. Within the colonies of such plant-eating pests, they will lay hundreds of eggs, and when these hatch the larvae will commence feeding immediately. However, some species do have unwelcome effects. Among these, the most prominent are the subfamily Epilachninae, which are plant eaters. Usually, Epilachninae are only mild agricultural pests, eating the leaves of grain, potatoes, beans, and various other crops, but their numbers can increase explosively in years when their natural enemies are few, such as parasitoid wasps that attack their eggs. When that happens, they can do major crop damage. They occur in practically all the major crop-producing regions of temperate and tropical countries.


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Hello Ram!
A fine shot of this ladybugs' duo. You chose the best POV for your shot with appropriate exposure settings.Good sharpness and very good details. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hello Mr,
照的清晰 很漂亮的飄蟲
顏色鮮豔華麗 第一次遇見覺得很特別 也非常的好看
尤其是一次兩隻在一起 很美麗
光線亮麗 構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-04-14 5:27]

Hello Ram,
Nice macro of these ladybirds in beautiful natural colours and good sharpness. They look like two boxers ready for the battle.

hallo Ram
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-14 15:29]

Hi Ram,this is a great pic,not easy to take so well the detail of the 2 ladybirds,perfect exposure and bright colors in a very nice composition.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ram, Wonderful colour touches by these cute ladybugs on this wet green leaf. Perfect focus with great sharpness along with details. Beautiful nature presentation. Thank for sharing

Interesting 'face-off' of the ladies, I think the larger one may get the upper hand ;)
Nice details, colors, and exposure my friend, well done!

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