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Lady Beetle

Lady Beetle
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Copyright: Alp Capa (ArcapA) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 14 N: 50] (247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-03-13 4:32
Viewed: 7496
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Beetles are one of the most diverse groups of insects. Their order, Coleoptera (meaning "sheathed wing"), has more species in it than any other order in the entire animal kingdom. Forty percent of all described insect species are beetles (about 350,000 species), and new species are regularly discovered. Estimates put the total number of species described and undescribed at between 5 and 8 million. This is why, when J. B. S. Haldane, a British geneticist, was asked what his studies of nature revealed about God, he replied, "An inordinate fondness for beetles".

Beetles can be found in almost all habitats, but are not known to occur in the sea or in the polar regions. They have a major impact on the ecosystem in three ways: feeding on plants and fungi, breaking down animal and plant debris, and eating other invertebrates. Certain species are agricultural pests in some areas, for example the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), while other species are important controls of agricultural pests, for example the lady beetles (family Coccinellidae) consume aphids, fruit flies, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects that damage crops.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-03-13 4:58]
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Hi Alp!

Lovely macro! Very detailed Ladybird, I like its shinning armour, nice colours of flowers and light. You are lucky that you've got flowers and insects now, in Poland still snow...

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2006-03-13 5:19]
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Hi alp
Very nice macro of a Ladybird. Sharp, good DOF and good colour

Hello Alp,
a very nice macro shot. Great details and good tones of colours. A great capture, very well done. Thank you for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-13 7:12]
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Hello Alp!
Excellent lady bug macro.Colors,saturation,POV,framing and
composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Awesome picture! The colors in this photo would make it good for a Valentine's card. I love how clear and crisp the focus is, and I also love the sense of depth in the photo that is given by the tall purple stalk.

Hello Alp,
Great and beautiful capture. Very close and well detailed.I liked POV, colors and framing a lot. Congratulations...

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  • scozad (41)
  • [2006-03-13 17:49]
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Wow, amazing colors and detail on the lady beetle and the plant it clings to. Just an amazing photo.

hi alp, great macro! :-)
the colors and details
are beautiful,
the background shows some neglectable noise though.
well seen & captured,

Hi Alp,
An awesome capture!
Great colours and details in the beetle, good lines in a dynamic composition...
Pablo -

hi alp,
a nice macro with wonderful colours and good sharpness.thanx for sharing.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-03 4:19]

Hi Alp,
Excellent macro shot, wonderful colours. Nice detail on the Lady, a very nice shot. There is a little noise in the background, NeatImage would fix that.

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