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Adalia bipunctata

Adalia bipunctata
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Copyright: Hans Van Rafelghem (hvr_oosterzele) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 83 W: 0 N: 115] (992)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Sigma 180 Macro Ex H
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Coccinellidae, Passion Unlimited [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-27 8:12
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The 2-spotted Ladybird, also referred to as Two-spotted Lady Beetle and, especially in the USA, Two-spotted Ladybird Beetle, is a very variable animal in coloring. It could be red, orange, yellow or black, often with 2 spots, but actually any number of spots can be seen irregularly and sometimes the spots are not visible at all! In northern parts of Europe, Asia and Canada the animals tend to be all black. As black is the best color to absorb sunlight, black is the best color to warm up quickly. The animal is very common all over Europe and its territory covers even more northern regions than that of other ladybirds. Both adults and larvae eat aphids. Compared to the Seven-spotted Ladybird above this species is smaller, reaching a length of 4 to 6 mm. The adult beetle overwinters and is often found in garages, cellars and attics. Sometimes it even tries to overwinter in bedrooms and livingrooms. The low humidity and high temeratures in those rooms usually kills it due to dehydration. Most popular species among the lady beetles for biological agriculture. The larvae can be bought on the internet and in specialized shops.

Het Tweestippelig Lieveheersbeestje hieronder, meestal Tweestippel of Tweestip genoemd, is één van de meest variabele lieveheersbeestjes. Hij komt in heel veel kleuren voor en met twee, maar ook wel met meer stippen en die stippen kunnen ook nogeens in elkaar overlopen. Soms is dit dus één van de lastigst te herkennen soorten. In het barre noorden van Europa zijn de meeste zelfs geheel zwart. Die kleur neemt gemakkelijker warmte op en dat zou dan ook de verklaring zijn voor dit verschijnsel. Het is al net zo'n gewone soort in de Benelux als de zevenstip hierboven en zowel de volwassen kever als de larve zijn verzot op bladluis. Met een maximale lengte van bijna 6 mm is deze soort veel kleiner dan de Zevenstip hierboven. De volwassen kevers overwinteren en kunnen dan ook in garages, kelders, zolders en nissen aangetroffen worden. Soms vind je ze zelfs in woon- of slaapkamers, maar door de hoge temperatuur en de geringe luchtvochtigheid gaan ze daar snel dood. Dit is het meest gekweekte lieveheersbeestje, waarvan de eieren en larven ook op het web kunnen worden gekocht.
(from http://www.gardensafari.net/ )

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Another superb shot Hans..I like your composition and the two posed this way make it an excellent capture. Very well done..

Jolie prise, une position très photogénique, je suis supris par l'importante profondeur de champ qui a permis d'obtenir les deux insectes dans la zone de netteté !
La composition est très bien pensée



Le mélange des couleurs.
Très belle photo Hans ! Et une très bonne note.
Merci du partage.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-27 9:02]

Wonderful photo Hans!
Colors,details,BG are perfect.You were at right moment there.Excellent composition.TFS...:-)

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-04-27 9:04]

excellente photo,bonne profondeur de champs. Mais pour moi il me semble que la photo est un peu sombre. On ne peut pas faire de W/S puisque vous n'avez pas activé la fonction "Atelier"

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-04-27 9:57]

Splendid photo macro, good frame and color.

good observation, you definitely captured a moment of great interest. well macro shot indeed!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-04-27 11:59]

A work of art. Excelent capture and very well composed. As I said, artistic, beautiful work. TFS.


Excellent focus. I like your note and as we can see, the colors are varying from one beetle to others. Funny position also. Sharp, very good.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-04-27 12:32]

Beautiful macro shot.
Superb sharpness, and like Vincent, I'm surprised by the DOF, really a bonus on this shot.
Efficient composition.
Thank you for sharing.

Very nice composition. good POV and nice details. Framing it 2landscape2 would have been better IMO.
Well done.

Wonderful macro Hans! It's perfect. The colors are superb
The POV is great, composition is excellent. TFS


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-27 12:57]

Très belle et intéressante macro pour ces Coccinelles mignones et coquines. Jolies couleurs et Très bonne netteté grâce à la profondeur de champ bien adaptée.
Very Well Done !

A superb macro shot. Excellent pov. The details are incredible, and the colours are so strong yet not over-powering.
Great composition. Well done!

Great shot with perfect "everything".
I like it very much.
Well done!

Great macro shot Hans.
I like the light. Good details, colours and well composed.
Very well done.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-04-28 2:03]

Another very good macro Hans. Great details and DoF on that picture, also composed very well.

Wow, these ladybugs shots just get better and better here in TN, its a tuff competiotion lately !

Excellent composition, POV and sharpness.

I'm curious though, why are they popular for biological agriculture?

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-04-29 10:07]

wonderful shot!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-29 21:18]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Hans.

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