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Copyright: Mn Gl (marjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-05-15 8:43
Viewed: 6484
Points: 30
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my first cloue up with cannon 350D
Coccinellids are typically predators on Hemiptera such as aphids and scale insects, though members of the subfamily Epilachninae are herbivores, and can be very destructive agricultural pests (e.g., the Mexican bean beetle). While they are often used as biological control agents, introduced species of ladybugs (such as Harmonia axyridis or Coccinella septempunctata in North America) can outcompete and displace native coccinellids, and become pests in their own right.

Coccinellids are often brightly coloured to ward away potential predators. This defence works because most predators associate bright colours (especially orange and black or yellow and black) with poison and other unpleasant properties. This phenomenon is called aposematism. In fact, most coccinellids are indeed poisonous to smaller predators, such as lizards and small birds; however, a human would have to eat several hundred coccinellids before feeling any effects. Adult coccinellids are able to reflex-bleed hemolymph from their leg joints, releasing their oily yellow toxin with a strong repellent smell. This becomes quite obvious when one handles a coccinellid roughly.

Most Coccinellids mate in the spring or summer, and the female lays a cluster of eggs (numbering from a few to a few hundred, depending on species) as near as possible to an aphid colony. In most species these eggs hatch into a larval state within a week. This state lasts 10–15 days, and they then go into a pupal stage before becoming an adult coccinellid. The entire life cycle of the Coccinellid is only 4–7 weeks. Most ladybird species are univoltine, producing only one generation a year, although some are bivoltine.

Coccinellids lay extra infertile eggs with the fertile eggs. These appear to provide a backup food source for the larvae when they hatch. The ratio of infertile to fertile eggs increases with scarcity of food at the time of egg laying.[1]

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nice focus and DOF good colors. did you say ladibird because this one looks like it's flying? if not they're normally called ladybugs in english.

Hi Marjan,
Wonderful shot
very nice colours and sharpness

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  • Dejv Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 0] (75)
  • [2007-05-15 14:50]

hallo this is nice shot! good colors!
TFS David

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-15 17:21]

Hi Marjan. good shot of the Ladybird. good colour and detail with a nice POV. on a good DOF. well done TFs.Nick..

C'est bien de l'avoir saisie juste avant l'envol !
Bonne journée.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-16 7:48]

Hello Marjan,
Very fine sharp capture of the Ladybird in a nice pose on a leaf. Shaprness and colours are excellent. I love the composition!!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Marjan, lovely coccinella with great sharpness, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

bonjour marjan
vous avez une tres belle galerie de fleurs mais je prefere les insecte c'est pourquoi je choisit cette coccinelle,bien nette et presenté,cependant vous auriez pu supprimer le bruit duBG.

Hi Marjan,
I think this photo of ladybug is outstanding. The colors are excellent and well saturated. The orange looks very good against the dark green background. You have great DOF and ladybug looks almost 3-D. Focus is good and POV is exceptional with frontal view of ladybug. The angle of ladybug adds interest to photo.
There is slight noise. I did workshop to filter noise and sharpen slightly.

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  • Max31 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 39] (201)
  • [2007-08-13 6:06]

Hi Marjan,
Magnifique macro de cette simple coccinelle, j'aime bien la profondeur de champ pour rendre le fond très flou.


this image is so splendid, love the simplicity of it composition, 3 colours have a big rule here, red, black and green, nice DOF and point of view, TFS

Hi Marjan,
Wonderful shot
very nice colours and sharpness
regards, Vera

very nice colours and sharpness

Salaam Marjan
This is nice shot! good colors


Hi Marjan, nice shot, the colours and sharpness are great.

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