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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon Macro EF 100mm F2.8 USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Action Plus, !"Living on the edge...", 100 points or more (Chapter 1), Passion Unlimited [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-15 3:42
Viewed: 10786
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 134
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo is from my archieve and was taken last sommer.At the right side there is
a pomegrante flower.I wish they bring you all good luck;)

I couldn’t post any new photo for a long time because I’ve sold all my equipments and waiting since two months for Nikon D200;(d
Thanks for looking and hope you’ll like it.

Coccinella septempunctata., the 7-spotted lady beetle.
infos from http://www.ent.iastate.edu
Ladybugs are well-known and popular beetles, and the seven-spot ladybug is one of the commonest species. This rounded beetle has bright red wing cases with 7 black spots, although some individuals may have more or fewer spots. The thorax is black with patches of pale yellow at the front corners . The common name of this group of beetles, 'ladybird', was originally given to the seven-spot in honour of the Virgin Mary; the red wing cases symbolising the Virgin's red cloak, with the seven spots representing her seven joys and seven sorrows. The larvae are blackish in colour and are active predators of aphids .

This ladybird occurs in a wide range of habitats and is a familiar garden denizen

Both adults and larvae are voracious predators of aphids, and are one of the gardener's greatest natural allies . Ladybirds lay their yellow eggs in small groups on leaves. The black larvae have relatively long legs, and they are active predators. When threatened, adults exude a bright yellow distasteful substance from the joints of the legs, which dissuades potential predators from eating a ladybird. Adults overwinter in garden sheds, amongst vegetation, in crevices in fences and a range of similar locations, and can often be discovered in fairly large numbers during this time. They emerge in March and April.

Camera Model: Canon EOS 20D
Shooting Mode: Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ):1/250
Av( Aperture Value ): 11.0
Metering Mode:Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation: +1/3
ISO Speed: 400
Lens:100.0 mm
Focal Length:100.0 mm
Flash: Off
AF Mode:One-Shot AF

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Wow... another magnificent shot Sebnem. This is a perfect macro. Good clarity. No nits here. Thanks.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-02-15 3:53]

Dirty, red picture my dear friend :-) It is very nice to see something new from you, Sebnem! Lovely composition of colours, diagonal border between red petal and green leaf looks great. And this happy couple is very detailed and perfectly taken. Great work!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-02-15 3:59]
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A very good macro shot, Sebnem.
Thank you.

Now I know why you did not post for a while.

I hope that you will have great Joys with your new toy very soon. I think that the D200 is a good choice. I read a lot about it. Callie has one since some times...

I look forward to see more posts from you.
Thanks again.

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  • samos Gold Star Critiquer [C: 79 W: 4 N: 2] (39)
  • [2006-02-15 4:01]

Merhaba Sebnem your capture is so beautiful excellent work thanks for this nice view regards Stavros

Hi Sebnum, good to see you posting again my friend. For such tiny creatures you have a wonderful macro here as they are so sharp and clear to see. Perfectly done, TFS
And great news about your new D20, now I am looking forward to see more posts from you.

Hello Sebnem,
You has made a nice composition. good colours and macro. Excellent note
Saint Valentine arrives with one day delate,(he, he).

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-02-15 6:21]

Excellent shot Sebnem, very nice capture with a superb composition
Superb detail, and excellent bright colours. Very sharp and clear.
Thanks for posting

Hi Sebnem,
An excellent macro on the ladybugs. Exposure looks great with the vivid colors, and sharp detail. The DOF and clarity are outstanding.The composition and framing are perfect here. Well done!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-15 7:00]

Hello Sebnem,
A very nice macro of this amourous couple!
Great colours and detail,excellent POV.
Very well done.


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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2006-02-15 7:15]

Excellent work Sebnem. Well composed, nice colors. Good POV and DOF. Details and lighting are perfect.

A lady bugs other lady... hmmm, nothin' wrong with that, I kind o' fancy the matter... Ok, enough with the naughtiness and say that this image is exquisite by its colors and selesctive sharpness.

well Sebnem,
It was valentinsday yesterday. the composition is very nice, the shot has good details and a fantastic dof, technical a very good [photo, I like it a lot.
gr. jaap

hi sebnem
bonne mise au point,jolies couleurs et good DOF.

Hi Sebnem, sold your Canon for Nikon;-(
This is a very good picture wiht lovely colours and good details. Well composed and good POV.
Very well done.

Hi Sabnem, long time no see, This picture is excelent. I like this small bugs in love hug.;-)
Nicon D200 is excelent choise , apeciali if you have inaff money to by AF-S Nikkor 17 - 55mm f/2,8 ED with it.
I am litlle jealous, I stay with my old Mijolta Z1.

HI Sebnem,
it's such a beautiful moment, I love it.
They had the perfect place at the red colour, almost the same red as themselfes.
Very well done, thanks for sharing, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Sebnem!
Wonderful macro! Very sharpenes, details... Excellent composition and colors! Perfect work!
TFS ;-)

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-02-15 13:35]

Hello Sebnem , Fantastic macro photo ,mooie compositie,colours good pov ,good job
thanks ,i like it ,greeting Teunie .

Congratulations on your new camera and this lovely photo Sebnem!

Details, colors and exposure are great on this well composed shot.

Another exceptional capture, thank you!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-02-15 15:43]
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sevgili sebnem bu ani yakalamak ve guzel bir foto elde etmek hem arka plan hem isik acisindan cok basarili...not da cok aciklayici elinize saglik

An interesting composition Sebnem.
Excellent color, sharp detail, exposure and DOF. Very good work, Thank you!

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-02-15 17:15]
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Hi Sebnem,
Excellent composition with nice framing,
great colours and sharp details.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Sebnem,
Wooow.I wanna congratulate you for the fantastic shoot and excellent composition. Good colors, POV, framing and detail you have caught.Well done ...
Ellerinize sağlık, her zamanki gibi yine çooook güzel bir kare...Başarılar

Nice capture Sebnem,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and framing.
I'm sad to hear you're leaving the Canon for a Nikon!!!! However, I've had a play with a D200, and it is a wonderful camera. And I know you'll get the best from it.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-02-15 18:19]

Hello Sebnem,
Another great macro, vivid colours & razorsharp details Thanks for sharing,

Have a nice day,
Greetings from Canada,

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-02-15 18:22]

Hi Sebnem, nice shot. I not 100% about the composition but the colours certainly work very well. It's a nice capture of these two getting to know each other.

Good luck with the Nikon!

Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-02-15 21:45]

Sebnem, they're living on the edge.

What a lovely capture.

Excellent colors, pov and composition. I like saturation too.

Great shades of red.

Well done.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-02-16 0:05]
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Excellent and beautiful capture Sebnem!
Obviously composed by a talented eye...;-)
Very nice!
So how long does someone have to wait for a D200 to make its way to their door after ordering???
That seems pretty bold selling before receiving... What if the new stuff doesn't measure up to your expectations and what the old stuff produced? I guess you could always sell and buy again...;-)
Your composition is very artfully done! I like it!

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-02-16 2:25]

Hi Pretty Sebnem.
I love yours colors,the composition is great, but the colors is excellent in alls yours shots.

PD.I wait more photos...more..more.

Hi, Sebnem.
Great episode from nature. Nice color composition.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-02-16 8:32]

Hi Sebnem,
the colors are brilliant, its nice to see such cheerfulness on such a grey morning we are having. This macro is excellent sharp details, a very nice POV and beautifully composed.

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-02-16 18:42]

Hi Sebnem,

Excellent colours, fine details,
very well composed and POV. Well done!!!

Norbert ;-)

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-02-17 5:45]

Beautiful composition Sebnem, great detail, colour and clarity. TFS.

Hello Şebnem!
Very nice close up.Vivid colors,sharpness,
details and composition are wonderful.

Hello Sebnem :-)
What a funny situation ;-))))
Perfect macro shot with fantastic red BG :-)

Hi Sebnem,
grandes cores, o vermelho vivo assim me agrada muito! Gostei muito da composição!!

Francisco Sales

Hi Sebnem,
it's really a great macro. Colors are perfect. The contrast too. Note wonderful.
What a big moment!!!!
Go ahead!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-02-18 6:30]

Magnificent shot Sebnem!
Perfect macro,Good clarity and excellent POV.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-02-18 14:49]

Now this is an x-rated scene! :) Wonderful details and great colors Sebnem. Well done on the POV & DOF. Well done & TFS! Have a great weekend.



Very creative shot. Excellent composition
Great sharpness and nice colors.

What a lovely picture, Sebnem! Thank you for the good luck to send us. Very elegant and dynamic composition. Great colours, perfectly focussed. Good to see one of your excellent contributions again. All the best to you, looking forward with you to your great new equipment to arrive. Best regards,

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-02-20 4:06]

Hi Sebnem,
very nice macro, good captured and well done. I like the colours and sharpness.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2006-02-20 6:18]

Hello Sebnem!
Very nice capture.Vivid colors,POV,framing and
composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

wow .......Love? he he!
Great moment and good note!
Great colours, details, composition!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-02-21 0:58]

Hi Sebnem,
Excellent lady bugs shot with excellent colors,note,frame,pov,dof and details.TFS

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2006-02-21 10:43]

Hello Şebnem!
Very nice photo.I liked hormonious colors,POV and
composition very much.Thanks for posting.

Nice shot Sebnem!
Lovely moment captured, great colours and nice POV. I think the DOF could've been a bit deeper and the main subject maybe would look slightly better if it was not so close to the frame.
Anyway, it's a nice picture.

Wooooooooooow oooooooohhhh this a nice, a perfect picture. Kongratulations

So Nice and ...sexy.

Thanks for this colorful lovely scene.

Excellent use of DOF to obtain a beautiful composition. I like this one very much, great tones too.
Hope you enjoy your new toy, best regards Sebnem.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-02-27 20:19]

Lindo... muito bonito!!! Cores maravilhosas. Excelente nitidez e composição. Trabalho ótimo. Parabéns!

Beautiful... very beautiful!!! wonderful Colors. Excellent clearness and composition. Great Work. Congratulations!

Wonderful capture, I love how the colors of the naughty ladybugs are mimicking the flower. Well seen!


sğdaki kırmızı alana ayırdığınız alan kompozisyonu müthiş güçlendirmiş

Salut Sebnem
Belle prise de vue Que ces deux coccinelles après faire l'amour.La composition est très jolie les couleurs sont belles
Bravo ...JP

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-03-15 7:57]

fabulous shot - I love all the details. Very sharp and clear image. nice done! gabriel



Ciao Sebnem. I like this shot. Brava!

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-05 1:42]

This is a nice composition, dear Sebnem! I love the colours and the way you did the framing on this nice image. Well, the frame is also a nice choice! Excelent note and work! TFS!

Hi Sebnem.
These two bugs are common to my place and I love playing and see them when I was a child.
Great colors,POV,and details.

Beautiful colors. Every house I owned, I planted pomagranet seeds, and grew trees.

Hi Sebnum,
Excellent color contrast. Crisp clear picture. Well composed and good POV.

Looking at your portfolio is a sheer delight, Sebnem.
Thanks for your visit and kind words.

Hi Sebnem,
A very pleasing composition, I like the way you give emphasis to the flower..!
Bugs well captured, great colours and details...
Pablo -

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-07-03 3:09]

Bonjour Sebnem, encore une belle photo de vous que je n'avais pas vu, de belle couleurs éclatantes et a great sharpness too. For me, perhaps a too large pomegrante flower on the right side, overall superb post and congratulations, Didier.

Howdy Şebnem!

"ladybugs...." puts it well, viz. in quotes, for we would have to hope that one of these bugs is not a lady, eh! ;)

What a nice shot. Good macro. Did you do any PP? Thanx,J.

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  • hido59 (832)
  • [2007-02-10 13:23]

Merhaba Sebnem, fotoğrafın görgüğüm en güzel makrolardan bıri, ışık, alan derinlği,netlik mükemmel, eline sağlık ve başarılar.

Merhaba Şebnem hanım,
Bir nar çiçeğiyle beraber yakalamışsınız sanırım.
Çok güzel bir çalışma olmuş.

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