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Copyright: Mohamad Ali Banaei (banaei_nikon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 191 W: 70 N: 95] (410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC F-828, 28-200 mm
Exposure: f/2.2, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-22 6:24
Viewed: 3949
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
-There are nearly 5,000 different kinds of ladybugs worldwide and 400 which live in North America.
-A female ladybug will lay more than 1000 eggs in her lifetime.
-A ladybug beats its wings 85 times a second when it flies.
-Aphids are a ladybug's favorite food.
Ladybugs chew from side to side and not up and down like people do.
-A gallon jar will hold from 72,000 to 80,000 ladybugs.
-Ladybugs make a chemical that smells and tastes terrible so that birds and other predators won't eat them.
-If you squeeze a ladybug it will bite you, but the bite won't hurt.
-The spots on a ladybug fade as the ladybug gets older.
-During hibernation, ladybugs feed on their stored fat.
-Ladybugs won't fly if the temperature is below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
-The ladybug is the official state insect of Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Tennessee.
-The male ladybug is usually smaller than the female.
-The Asian Lady Beetle can live up to 2-3 years if the conditions are right.
ISO : 120
Focal Length : 10.6 mm
Date Taken: 2008-11-19 15:18

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Ciao my friend Mohamad, splendid macro with lovely ladybug, fantastic blurry bG, great colors and wonderful details, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Salaam Ali

Very nice shot and good focuse

-- SADEGH --

Hi Mohammed,

good comosition of this Lady bug.
Beautiful colours.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-11-30 5:45]
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Salam Ali,
a very captivating shot of the bug. Beautiful pose and excellent clarity. the patterns formed by the cactus is an added value to make your shot pleasant, beautiful and artistic.


Hello Ali,
This is an excellent macro shot of the Ladybug, it's not the same as the one I comes to knows of dark orange or red with dots on its wings. I like the very nice warm color of the background contrasting very well the cactus and the bug. Composition is really good with the bug and cactus in the right place. Excellent note to go with it. Thanks Ali.

Very nice! And informative too.

curious on your focal, should it be 106 since you have a 28-200.


Hello Mohamad Ali,
a beautiful macro shot, splendid colours, i like the nice composition and the beautiful neutral BG.
Best regards

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