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7 spotted ladybug!

7 spotted ladybug!
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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: 2005-02-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 180 Macro Ex H
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world, 50-60 points chapter 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-24 2:21
Viewed: 16209
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coccinella septempunctata., the 7-spotted lady beetle.
This one generally have a brighter red color than most ladybugs.At http://www.ent.iastate.edu/imagegallery/lady/ you can see different types of ladybugs.

They are also widely thought to bring good luck!
And I wish you all good luckJ

Ladybugs are well-known and popular beetles, and the seven-spot ladybird 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. (I made my shot at the weekend,February!)

Nikon D70
2005/02/20 16:00:00.7
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 185mm F/3.5 D
Focal Length: 185mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/160 sec - F/11
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: Manual
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Noise Reduction: OFF

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Sebnem, good macro of the lady bird and the plant it is on. Colours and details very clear and sharp. It does look rather like a Volkeswagon beetle, doesn't it? Well done and thank you for sharing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-24 4:02]

Nice one Sebnem! I like this red Ladybug, it's sharp and detailed. Also plant is very intriguing and nice. Overall - great post.

Very pretty photo. I like this green with red. Looks like from cartoons ;-)

Good job!

Excellent macro.So clear,and such good colour.I don't know how I've missed your photos before.They are really very good.
(ps...that note you just read about the ferns was a bit wrong...I had the wrong species,but I corrected it just after you marked it useful...its usefuller now;)

Nice job Sebnem. The red and green are so nice together. Excellent macro. Clear with good sharpness. TFS

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-02-24 5:13]

Lovely picture! Perfect macro with nice details, sharpness and colors. Very good note.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-24 6:35]

Very nice macro. Details, POV and composition are good. TFS!

Sebnem, Great composition with very nice color & detail. An excellent note, Well done!

Excelent capture of the L.bug. A beautiful specimen and I'm glad you had the oportunity to capture it.
Well done on the composition and details.


Very good macro Sebnem,
Great colours, good details and composition
Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-24 11:23]

Sebnem, I guess I've already told you, but, anyway, let me tell again: here in Brazil, these little creatures are know as "Joaninha" - Little Joanna.

Nice and colorful shot. Strong shades of green and red.

Great shot, focus a wee-bit soft IMO.
Well done.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-02-24 13:21]

Merhaba Sebnem;
Çok güzel renkler ve kompozisyon. Bi parca kontrast fazla gibi. Kafadaki detaylar kaybolmus.
Eline saglik.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-02-24 14:16]

Great macro once again Sebnem. Good DOF and POV. Very well done

Great colors and huge details.
Well done

Hi Sebnem
A beutiful, well detailed picture with excellent saturation and colours.
I tried a WS, hopw you do not mind. Lovely lens you have!

Oldukca net ve canlı renklerle hoş bir macro.Elinize sağlık.Başarılar..

Hi Sebnem well done. Lovely picture!!!
Excelent capture of the L.bug
Very very nice macro. Details, POV and composition are good...

Nice clarity and composition in this photo Sebnem. I like the background too, which compliments the photo well.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-10 16:07]

Nice macro Sebnem lovely colours and a very nice composition. I feel it could be a little sharper but very good work nonetheless. Well done.

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  • sound Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 15] (174)
  • [2005-03-21 8:56]

OOh, I like it a lot. How big and how sharp, clear.I tried a few time and never succesful. They run all the time:)

Gerçekten çok etkileyici !.. Bu sitede bir belgesel fotoğrafın nasıl sunulması gerektiğine örnek oluşturuyor... Gerek fotoğraf tekniği, gerekse bilimsel bilgi ve estetik açısından fazlasıyla tatmin edici... Teşekkürler...

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-06 19:14]
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Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Oh! you change your thumbnail in your Intro: great photo too but it is not probably you who has taken it ;-)
Thanks Sebnem.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-04-24 22:50]

Linda foto! Ótima macro. Cores, contraste e detalhes...

This is the most beautiful and detailed image of a ladybird that I have ever seen. I like the way it's wings are just about to open (or close). Lovely. Thank you :)

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-04-25 16:45]

Very pretty capture.
Lovely rich colours and excellent composition.
Great work,very well done.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-06 19:40]

Hello Sebnem,
Very nice macro i like the vivid colours & sharpness, dof & pov are excellent. Thanks for your help about the dragonfly, i'll post another one tomorrow i hope better...


Hi Sebnem,
thank you for sharing this stunning macro.
The colors are wonderful, excellent composition.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-10-20 21:58]

Beautiful contrast and colours. TFS! Michal

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-27 12:11]

Nice close-up Sebnem!
Technically, focus and exposure are perfect.
Artistically, it's a good composition, DOF is limited and give good seperation between the bug and the BG. But best of all, is the color saturation, it gives your picture a lot of visual impact. TFS

Hi Sebnem,
Very nice shot!
Brilliant colours and excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing!

Wooooh this is a perfect shot. Bravo Sebnem realy great.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-09 17:25]

Hi Sebnem
Wery colourful shot. Good sharpnes, details, shine colours, DOF and POV. also good note
Well done sebnem and TFS!


Bonjour Sebnem
C'est Une merveilleuse photo en macro que ce Joli insecte, Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.
Bravo et merci...JP

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-04 7:51]

Hello Sebnem,
very well composed picture with nice saturated colors and a very good sharpness. Wonderful marco with an excellent POV.

Very well composed image, captured with great details and fine vivid colours...
Macro work well done!
Take care Ana:)

En sevdiğim böcek "uğur Böceği"dir.Diğer bir adı dah var bizim buralarda " Allı-pullu".

Hi Sebnem,
Beautiful shiny bug. Very nice pov and dof. Excellent sharpness and exposure. Impressive picture. TFS.

Hello Sebnem,
Wonderful colour contrast! The red works so well with all the different shades of green...
Dynamic composition with good details, macro work is top shelf!
Pablo -

This is a great macro Sebnem, with wonderful red bug, splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-19 11:32]

Hi Sebnem.
What a colourful close-up shot. I like impressive POV, lights and darks so much. Details and sharpness of the ladybird and plant. DOF is selected very well: BG is smooth and attractively illuminated. TFS and best regards.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-06-21 10:03]

merhaba sebnem hanim
oldukca sansli bir gun olsa gerek ve umarim hep sans getirir...
nadir gordugum bu sevimli bocek hakkinda yeterli bilgi de veren basarili bir yakin cekim calismasi sunmussunuz
eline saglik

What a lovely photo, again.
And, of course the notes are OUTSTANDING.
Am going to post one of these, perhaps next week, if I remember.
Very sharply defined details.
EXCELLENT clarity.
Warm regards, M.

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