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Bud & Bug
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18-55mm + Kenko 20mm Ex Tube
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-05 1:49
Viewed: 2063
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Harmonia axyridis is a large coccinellid beetle. Its colour ranges from yellow-orange to black, and the number of spots between 0 and 22. It is native to eastern Asia, but has been introduced to North America and Europe to control aphids and scale insects. It is now common, well known and spreading in those regions.
It is commonly known in North America as Asian lady beetle, or Japanese ladybug, and in the United Kingdom as the Harlequin ladybird (the last because it occurs in numerous colour forms). It is also known in North America as the multicolored Asian lady beetle, and (because it invades homes in October in preparation for hibernation) as Halloween lady beetle. In Japan it is not generally distinguished from the seven-spot ladybird which is also common there.
When the species first arrived in the UK, it was labelled "the many-named ladybird", because among the names listed were: multivariate, southern, Japanese, and pumpkin ladybird.

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Salam Foozi.
Artistically captured and presented shot with this fine lady crawling up the hairy leaf and fenced by the hairy bud. Lovely details from a well crafted composition.

Hello Foozi

Nice idea to weave together a bug, the leaf and the bud in a tight composition. The flash reflecting off the glistening surface of the leaf and bud especially rendering change in true colours and producing big highlights, reduces the impact a little.


Hello Foozi,
Very beautiful picture.Every part of the picture is visible.Just watching and thinking one day I could take such type of picture.
Nice sharpness and natural colour.I like it.
Thanks for sharing such nice picture,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-05 3:35]

Hi Foozi,a very nice and original pic and a top quality macro too whit the best details as possible and bright colors too,perfect to see the beautiful design of this ladybird! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-03-05 5:47]

Hello Foozi,
very nice capture,great harmonia and leaves,thanks for sharing..

Hello Foozi,
Nice subject,captured with fine details and excellent sharpness,very well exposed and well balanced composition.
Best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-05 6:52]

Hello Foozi,
Beautiful photo in splendid bright colours and excellent sharpness with a lot of details. Attractive choice of composition.

照的很清晰 好可愛的瓢蟲
還有的姿勢逗趣 花都照的很清晰
構圖也美麗 真是漂亮

Hello Foozi,
Another masterpiece...... Excellent sharpness, perfect details and lovely natural colors. The composition, the light and exposure are very good. I like the excellent clarity and the superb contrast against the green background.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Foozi,
a lot of details. Amazing colours. Very good composition.
Have a nice week,

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

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-05 9:40]

Hello Foozi,
A fine macro of this species of Ladybird.
The colours, sharpness and DOF are excellent to include the flower bud, though the flash was a little too bright.
Excellent composition.
Thanks and best regards,

Ciao Foozi. Fantastic light and colours MF. Good compo.


Ciao Foozi, lovely composition with beautiful ladybug on fresh bud, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Foozi,

You're capturing well this insect by a good composition, good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the ladybug on green leaf and the bud which has a white mustache in the circumference. The whole is balanced and harmonized beautifully.

Kind regards,

Hello Foozi

Excellent macro of this insect with fine POV
and the way is framed by the vegetation,
great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


Hello Foozi
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness!

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