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Black Ladybug

Black Ladybug
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Copyright: Mohamad Ali Banaei (banaei_nikon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 191 W: 70 N: 95] (410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC F-828, 28-200 mm
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-06 4:39
Viewed: 4998
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There are nearly 5,000 different kinds of ladybugs worldwide and 400 which live in North America.
A female ladybug will lay more than 1000 eggs in her lifetime.
A ladybug beats its wings 85 times a second when it flies.
Aphids are a ladybug's favorite food.
Ladybugs chew from side to side and not up and down like people do.
A gallon jar will hold from 72,000 to 80,000 ladybugs.
Ladybugs make a chemical that smells and tastes terrible so that birds and other predators won't eat them.
If you squeeze a ladybug it will bite you, but the bite won't hurt.
The spots on a ladybug fade as the ladybug gets older.
During hibernation, ladybugs feed on their stored fat.
Ladybugs won't fly if the temperature is below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
The ladybug is the official state insect of Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Tennessee.
The male ladybug is usually smaller than the female.
The Asian Lady Beetle can live up to 2-3 years if the conditions are right.

Make: SONY
Model: DSC-F828
Exposure Time: 10/2500 sec
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 64
Focal Length: 10.4 mm
Date Taken: 2008-11-19 15:22
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode


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To Mikolaj: Thanksbanaei_nikon 1 04-22 20:57
To foozi: Thanksbanaei_nikon 1 12-31 23:34
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Hi Mohamad, I never see a black ladybird berore, thanks, splendid macro with fantastic colors, perfect focus with lovely blurry BG, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello, Mohamad,
Very funny shot! You captured an interesting moment! Excellent macro, fine colours and details!
Best wishes,

hello Mohamad

very good picture
i like the insect
good colour

greeting lou

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-31 5:35]
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Salaam ali,
a clear shot of the cactus but the bug was a bit less clear.
Background is okay.


Hello Mohamad! Nice scene. Good macro, perfect contrast and good sharpness. Original take. Well done!

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