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Unshaved Lady

Unshaved Lady
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Best of Canon S2-IS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-24 11:47
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Three days passed from our return from holiday and I'm still to tired to look over my photos from former Yugoslavia. This is what I call good rest :-)

Today picture from August archive, next from 'I love Raynox' serie. Unshaved Ladybird entering frame.

Thousands of notes were written here about these nice creatures, so only short fact this time:

"Lady Bugs are the most widely used and best known form of biological pest control. Famous for their control of aphids, Lady Bugs will also consume large numbers of whitefly, mealybugs, scales, mites and many other soft bodied insects as well as bollworm, broccoli worm, cabbage moth and tomato hornworm. Lady Bugs will consume up to 1,000 aphids in it's lifetime in both their larvae and adult stages and work well in garden and greenhouse settings."

Personally I hate aphids, so this Lady is my friend :-)

Citat from - http://www.marchbiological.com/L/ladybug.html

ramthakur, Hil, peter_stoeckl, Valf, coasties, valy67, dew77, marhowie has marked this note useful
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Hahaha, Greg - what a headline ;-)
But this is showing how sharp your shot is - we even can see tiny hairs on this small insect. I also like the place on the leaves it is looking through, beautiful, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Witaj Grzegorz,
Zdjecie biedronki - bardzo dobre.
Podziwiam Twoja wspaniala galerie zdjec makro.
Masz znakomite oko. Technika Twoich zdjec jest bez zastrzezen.
Milo ogladac - gratuluje i pozdrawiam,

Beautiful Lady.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-09-24 12:34]

Hallo Grzegorz,
phantastic composition and sharpness just on the unshaved mouth-parts of the lady. Nice natural colours, too.
Best wishes, Peter

The Unshaved Ladybird making a dramatic appearance through leaf curtains! What a beautiful image, Greg!
The focus on the face of this insect is so sharp and clear it beggars no description.
Great shot, indeed.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-09-24 13:43]

Hello Greg , It's a beauty shot , what a pose great details colours pov and framing , i like it , Greetings Teunie .

Great macro;) This lady looks like a transsexual. Perfect perfomance and great composition. Thank You for sharing,


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-24 14:42]

Hi Grzegorz,

What a stunning shot, the composition is lovely and the POV is just perfect, the detail is so sharp you can see the Ladybirds hairy chin and the texture of the wings, great colours too, superb shot.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hi Grzegorz,
eye catching composition, very powerful and funny.
Reduced to the essence in an excellent, masterly way.
Beautiful saturated colours, and amazingly clear details for a close up that size. Superb!
Thank you! Best regards,

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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2006-09-24 21:14]

Hi Grzegorz,
Very good composition. Ram is right about the leaf curtains! The photo is very sharp and I like the contrast of colors. And maybe we should talk to her about LadyShave or Neet lotion! ;-)
Regards, Francois

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-09-24 23:06]

Yes, her moustache shows a bit of designer stubble there! I love your POV Greg, with her coming through the valley like this. Nice and sharp, good colours and details. TFS

Hello Grzegorz,
I like !!!
Details very important. Marvellous composition. Cheer, really !

Hi Greg

Congrats on an excellent shot. Well composed, good clear detail, tack sharp and nicely saturated colour. :-)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-25 5:21]

Hy Greg

How can you put it online like this! Aren't you ashamed...unshaved, literary bold and who knows...maybe a bit drunk, too :)))
Excellent macro, my friend!
The details are smashing, the POV great and the shallow DOF makes everything work even better. I also love the composition with the two leaves in that "V" shape.
Great work! (but still curois about the pictures from your holliday :P)


PS: the left upper corner of the frame is just ***** :)) Great idea with it :)

Hello Greg !
I have never seen a ladybug from this close before ! I love all the details that you have captured on the face, particularly those little hairs that make some kind of beard. Wonderful colors and composition. Very well done !

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-25 7:01]

Superbe macro,la qualité est exemplaire et la composition parfaite.
Merci pour l'envoie.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-25 8:47]

Hello Greg,
Magnificent capture.Well caught,framed and composed.POV,details,colors and lighting are also wonderful.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-25 12:02]

Gran macro amigo mío con divertido título que grafica el detalle del insecto.
Buen POV, DOF (que bueno sería contar con hasta F32 como otros miembros) y agradables colores.
Me agrada el encuadre elegido y el trasfondo logrado.
Saludos... Ricardo

Great macro my friend with amusing title that graph the detail of the insect.
Good POV, DOF (that good it would be to count with until F32 like other members) and pleasant colors.
I like the elected framing and the achieved background.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-26 5:11]

Hello the great Traveller,
Still tired ;-) I like your shot and its funny title. The shallow DOF gives a good 3D effect, and sharpness is spot on head. Its pose is nice between the leaves.
Congratulations Greg and TFS.

Hi Greg,
This is an excellent ladybird shot mf.
I think I like the "V" natural framing I see the most.
Tack sharp, with very good DOF, detail, color, POV, and light also. Very well composed,

Witaj Grzegorz!
Wapaniale wypatrzona biedronka. Bardzo ciekawe makro. Dobra GO i kolorki, nie mowiac o kadrze :).
Gratuluje i pozdrawiam - Roma

How i missed this one! Wonderful shot! Interesting place to shot made this macro exceptional! Most impressive ladybug shot i've ever seen! Also a humorous and smart title you chose as usual for you!
Bravo Greg!

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