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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D 610, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-12-22 14:37
Viewed: 1177
Points: 16
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The Coccinellidae are a family of small beetles, ranging from 0.8 to 18 mm (0.0315 to 0.708 inches). They are commonly yellow, orange, or scarlet with small black spots on their wing covers, with black legs, heads and antennae. Such colour patterns vary greatly, however; for example, a minority of species, such as Vibidia duodecimguttata, a twelve-spotted species, have whitish spots on a brown background. Coccinellids are found worldwide, with over 5,000 species described.

Coccinellidae are known colloquially as ladybirds (in Britain, Ireland, the Commonwealth, and some parts of the southern United States), ladybugs (originating in North America) or lady cows, among other names. When they need to use a common name, entomologists in the United States widely prefer the names ladybird beetles or lady beetles as these insects are not true bugs.

The Coccinellidae are generally considered useful insects, because many species feed on aphids or scale insects, which are pests in gardens, agricultural fields, orchards, and similar places. Within the colonies of such plant-eating pests, they will lay hundreds of eggs, and when these hatch the larvae will commence feeding immediately. However, some species do have unwelcome effects; among these, the most prominent are the subfamily Epilachninae, which are plant eaters. Usually, Epilachninae are only mild agricultural pests, eating the leaves of grain, potatoes, beans, and various other crops, but their numbers can increase explosively in years when their natural enemies, such as parasitoid wasps that attack their eggs, are few. In such situations, they can do major crop damage. They occur in practically all the major crop-producing regions of temperate and tropical countries.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-12-22 19:08]

Hello Marius, and "Merry Christmas" to you also.
You could not have photographed this pretty little Ladybug any better then this. I feel as though it would climb up my finger if I were to touch my screen. Perfectly focused while displaying exceptional detail and just the right exposure. The diagonal grass blade made a fine perch for this particular shot. I really like the clean BG and breathtaking color. Superb work!!

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-12-23 1:39]

Hello Marius,
good capture lovely bug,regards..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-12-23 2:05]

Hi Marius,the red is perfect for a Christmas postcard,and this is truly original and beautiful! A great macro of this small ladybird,caught in a perfect light and bright details,i like it! Merry Christmas to you and your family and thanks,Luciano.

Hallo Marius
great sharpness picture with good details and nice composition
thanks gr lou

Hello Marius,
Hope you are well, bro. Yes, a very Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.Thanks a lot for your support too....smile.
Like Ron, you have also posted something new in way, a tiny, lovely ladybird.It is a splendid shot and I have liked this change, one feels relaxed.The focus is absolutely superb, Marius, like your birds photos. Thanks a lot for sharing, take care,

warm regards/Abid

Hello Marius

Merry Christmas also for you.

Excellent macro of this insect with fine POV and diagonally
framing with its plant stem, beautiful soft light and color tones, TFS


Hi Marius!
Simple but very attractive; perfect sharpness and details of this little beauty. Superb contrast with a superb BG :). Thanks for sharing,
Wish you Happy Christmas and Happy New Year,
Best Regards,

Hello Marius - Merry Christmas To You Too and have a joyous time. Now about this picture.... Excellent BG and against such BG little Lady looks so mice. Green and red match well here. Good details and sharpness, as well as attractive composition. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

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