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Dedicated to Sisir

Dedicated to Sisir
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Copyright: Murali Santhanam (smurali) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax *ist DL, Sigma 180 mm F3.5 EX HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/10 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-27 11:33
Viewed: 3728
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

These are not coffee berries. These are, probably, Lady Bugs on day 1 out of their shells. You can still see one lazy bug in the egg sac.

This was noticed by my friend Sisir. He also set up the tripod for me at a convenient position to enable me to shoot this. This was in the shadows and hence the low shutter speed.

Murali Santhanam

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They are wonderful. and so lovely

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-11-27 12:37]
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Hello Murali,
ladybugs are holometabolous insects and leave their eggs as larvae which are quite distinct from the adult insect.
Furthermore, the shape of ladybug eggs does not resemble the egg form shown on your picture.
The insects are clearly nymphs of hemimetabolous Heteroptera.
Neverhteless, a nice nature document just matching the aims of TN!
Best wishes, Peter

A fine congregation of those young ones Murali, a good, sharp capture and perfect colour rendering in spite of the poor lighting conditions, good job indeed!

Hi Murali,

Indeed its nice documentation picture of the bugs so colourful stand out against clear back ground, well observed Sisir. Well taken Murali, good composition too.TFS

Hi Murali,
Interesting shot of these emerging nymphs, love the bright red color set against the dark green BG.
Great POV, exposure, comp, and detail within your DOF.
Very good work under low light conditions.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-11-28 9:29]

hi murali,
very good image of natural order, nice composition, lighting and very contrasting background. some more depth would have been better but i know the difficulties we face when working in the open. tfs.

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