Orange ladybird Halyzia sedecimguttata
- Lesley (2988)
- [2004-10-27 19:51]
Like it...I love it! Wonderful image, Robert. It makes me smile...alot!
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2004-10-28 0:52]
What a cute little guy.I don't know the ladybird.There is a fungus-eating ladybird,but that is a yellowish colour with black patterns,not white spots,and I don't know if you get it in Europe.The fungus is similar to one I shot the other day,and judging by its shape and the slight frilly bit round the base of the cap,I'm guessing it may be a kind of Panaeolus. (I think thats the spelling).I'll go look it up and get back to you on that one.
A very good shot though.I have nothing but admiration for you guys who take good clear insect macros.I spent nearly a hour yesterday trying to photograph a Katydid.(It kept jumping up on the camera every time I got close.)Well done.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2004-10-28 1:39]
This is unique colouring Robert. The details are tack sharp. Two strange ones in one shot. I,ve never seen a white spot in real life, and I believe there are none here in SA. Great shot.
- Crypton (2)
- [2004-10-28 3:09]
je n'avais jamais vu ca aupravant,
tres belle prise, meme le champignon est jolie..
la note est utile.
- JeanMichel (2864)
- [2004-10-28 3:54]
I've never seen such a ladybird. Your photo shows it very well, sharp, well exposed. Together with the fungus, it makes a very nice composition, where the green background enhances the orange/brown. Fingus ID, I think of the Cortinarius family (Cinnamoneus or semisanguineus), but the edges are doubtful.
Anyway, congratulations for spotting such an unusual ladybird
- PDP (11769)
- [2004-10-28 4:48]
Hi Rob, excellent picture. I think you are on to something very interesting here. I'm not sure what it is but got to this site and email him (Paul Mabbott) He helped me...he may want the picture for his website.
I think this is an orange...quite rare, they have 16 spots.
- Kay (86)
- [2004-10-28 5:53]
Quite strange ladybird. Fungus and green background add a good atmosphere to this shot. Well done.
- red45 (31094)
- [2004-10-28 7:11]
This ladybug looks like made from amber. I never saw this kind of creature, too. I like everything in this picture :-)
- marhowie (486)
- [2004-10-28 7:38]
Robert, You've done very well here to capture this rare 16 spot? Hey, it's all good! Congratulations on your find!!
- AdrianW (710)
- [2004-10-28 11:00]
Good shot! I agree with Paul on the ident, I think it's an Orange Ladybird (Halyzia sedecimguttata) too. I've seen a few of these I think, but none recently... Apparently they're mildew eaters, I wonder whether he's bitten off more than he can chew here ;) Technically it's a good shot - although I think if possible I'd have gone closer, as it stands I'm not sure whether the ladybird is the main subject or the fungus! Anyway a good capture :-D
- Kirsten (664)
- [2004-10-28 12:08]
never seen this one before!it's a nice one.good compo and colours.details and sharpness are good to!
nice mushroom btw :o)
- AndyB (3982)
- [2004-10-28 17:40]
Excellent capture of both the fungi and the rare ladybird...I've never seen one of these before!
Excellent detail,colours and DoF.
Very well done.
- japie (5187)
- [2004-10-29 14:38]
Very nice combinantion. The colors of the fungi compliments the color of the ladybird. I like the composition very much.
Thanks for posting
- RAP (7405)
- [2004-10-31 4:51]
Debo reconocer que en una primera mirada pensé que estaba pintada a mano.
Bella composicion con una gran agudeza que permite visualizar las texturas del hongo perfectamente.
Buen DOF aunque existe algo de ruido en el fondo de la imagen.
(puntos otro día)
I must recognize that about one first glance, I thought that was painted by hand.
Beautiful composition with a great sharpness that allows to visualize the textures of the fungus perfectly.
Good DOF although exists something of noise of the image.
(points another day)