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Look! ... I'm different!


Look! ... I'm different!
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 14-54 f/2.8-3.5, Hoya 58mm skylight
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Coccinellidae [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-01 12:39
Viewed: 4291
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the last weeks I saw so many ladybirds not only in nature but also in TrekNature. So, I would like to add one different.
This is ANATIS OCELLATA and not the common ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata).
A. ocellata is not so common as septempunctata but also not rare. It is preferentially found in coniferous forests. The species occurs in Europe as well as in North America and is the largest species of the family Coccinellidae in Europe, with a body length between 8 and 9 mm. The black spots are surrounded by brightly coloured rings, giving the impression of an eye (ocellus). By this character it is easily distiguishable from other species.

REFERENCE:
> Harde K.W. & Severa F. (1981) Der Kosmos-Käferführer. - Franckhsche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart.

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This surely is a ladybird with a different colour, Peter. I too shot the regular red one today.
Excellent macro with great POV, DOF and colours.
TFS.

Hi Peter

Very nice shot. Excellent light, clear detail. Nice work. :-)

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-06-01 15:26]
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Hello Peter,
very nice composition and colours are great! This one ladybug is really fantastic! Unbelievable colouring!
I see that you used the flash, when I use the flash for close subjects, I set white paper in front of it.
It is better, no reflection.
So that is my opinion.

Have a nice evening and thank you
best regards

Tomas

Hello Peter

So nice, are you using falsh as well? anyway you are right, it is different, nice POV and DOF. great details.
well done

TFS
regards
timone

Hell Peter, leider habe ich dieses Jahr noch keinen Augenmarienkäfer gesehen. (War auch zu warm..tz.tz.tz.) Auch mit anderen Insekten sieht es momentan, bei hiesigen Außentemperaturen unter 10 Grad, ziemlich schlecht aus. Da kommt uns Dein Käfer gerade recht. Sehr schönes detailiertes Foto. Du hättest evtl. den Käfer etwas nach links postieren können/sollen. Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende.
Gruß
Heinz

Hallo Peter,
interessanter - und von mir und wohl auch von vielen anderen - noch nicht bewusst registrierter abweichender Verwandter unseres viel strapazierten Glückskäferchens C. septempunctata. Willkommener Auftakt, um seinen zahlreichen ähnlichen Verwandten, in gelb oder rot, unterschiedlicher Punktanzahl und Größe, ein wenig mehr Augenmerk zu widmen.
Foto perfekt! Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,
Peter

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  • AgnesL (46)
  • [2006-07-01 12:13]

Very interesting lady bug. I have never seen one like this. Nice capture. And thank you for the useful explanation.

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