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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-24 16:03
Viewed: 2467
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Went to the river this evening and got this shot of the Ladybird, had to stand waist high in Stinging Nettles to get it. I hope that it was worth it.

7 Spot Ladybird ( Coccinella 7 punctata ) Length 6mm.
Familiar Ladybird widespread and often abundant. Elytra are reddish orange and with wings closed show 7 black spots. Both Adult and Larvae feed on Aphids making them the friend of the gardener. Adults hibernate in winter and are active from March to October.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-24 18:55]

It is the day for seven-spot ladybugs I think. Very nice shot with perfect composition. Excellent exposure and nice color. Razor sharp and great details. Wonderful background and outstanding DOF.

Magnifique, elle est très naturel, superbe composition.

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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2007-05-25 3:51]

Nod bad - good, deep colours!


selam nicholas; excellent macro shot of this ladybird,good details presented , very nice BG and POV, well captured with nice colours TFS
regards P:S tomorrow

This is a beautiful composition Nick and I like to see it in this nice environment. Colors and details are beautiful. The flash brings out some nice brilliance. Well done and TFS,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-25 10:58]

Hi Nick,

Another wonderful macro of the ladybug. I love the deep colors on this one and the nice bg. Shows off very well. Good pose showing off the details.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-25 13:11]

Hello Nick, what a beauty! excellent macro work, the ladybug could not be more so well photographed... the collors, details, POV, and BG are fantastic.
..Well done my friend!

Hi Nicholas, splendid coccinella with wonderful colors, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-26 20:59]

Hi Nicholas,
wonderful capture, love the color contrasts here. the ladybug stands out very well against that greenery.
Nice sharepness and great detail.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-05-30 5:09]

Hi Nick, a lovely shot of this Ladybird. Great light, colour and pin sharp detail. Nice POV and DOF. Lovely composition.

Hello Nicholas,
I had always a trouble to use flash, because sometimes it reduce my shots in two dimensions, and falses colors. But it is evident that it exists a right way to use it, as you showed. Beautiful, sharp & clean, what else...?

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