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Attention! Don't fall!

Attention! Don't fall!
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 14-54 f/2.8-3.5, Hoya 58mm skylight
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Coccinellidae [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-01 7:52
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This ladybird is walking along the edge of its green universe. It looks as if it will loose the balance control. But don't worry, this was not the case.

The species shown is
-- Harmonia axyridis
-- family: Coccinellidae
It is not a native German or European species but originates from East Asia and has recently spread over Europe. In the course of its colonisation it competes with our native Coccinella septempunctata and is obviously able to replace it. H. axyridis is rather cannibalistic. Freshly hatched larvae devour 'brother-eggs' and lady-bird ladies of this species sometimes enjoy their own eggs as a delicious meal.

In addition to the lens an
Olympus Digital Autoextension Tube EX-25 was used.

- Natural light (ISO 200)
- hand-held

- Klausnitzer B. (2002) Wunderwelt der Käfer. - Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin.

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To wishnugaruda: Libellenbuchbatu 1 11-01 14:11
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Amazing colors and sharp detail in this shot! Very well composed, and I like the tight cropping here. That ladybird is perfect! Take care Ana:)

Hallo Peter,
tolles Bild...
Es sieht wirklich so aus, als würde der Marienkäfer jeden Moment vom Blatt fallen, was ja ber nicht der Fall ist.
Die Schärfe ist hauptsächlich gut, der Blickwinkel ist beeindruckend.
Man sieht sich, FABIAN

Hellow Peter
Beautiful photo, with fantastic colors and very funny situation.
"The edge of green universe"
Attention! Fantastic picture
Best wishes

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-11-01 10:03]

Hello Peter,
It's difficult to have the whole beetle in focus but the most important parts are sharp and the blurred parts fade well into the excellent BG. This is a nice combination of the technical with the artistic. Fine info too!
Thanks, best wishes, Ivan

This is a delightful image, Peter. The bug shines like a jewel in the green foliage.
The slight blurring at its rear-end intensifies the sense of giddiness one feels by looking at this picture; looks like tight-rope walking!

Hi Peter,
Wow, a great macro! Very good sharpness and colour contrast. A nice pose too! Very well seen and captured. Great work!

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-11-01 12:11]

great colours and detail in this one. I was wondering how many times you made her walk passed until you got the picture you wanted!


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-01 13:07]

Hi Peter

What a lovely sight in these cold times now :)
It's nice to see some vivid colors for a change :)
Great shot of this beautiful ladybug. I especially like the use of the very shallow DOF.
The compo is also great, the details are nice and sharp and the positioning in the frame is excellent.

Bravo and TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-11-01 13:14]

Hello Peter,
That's a great capture of this adventurous climber who looks really polished! Very nicely timed. Lovely colours and nice blur!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2006-11-01 13:16]

bonjour Peter,
superbe macro, les couleurs sont intenses, et la mise au point parfaite.

well done

Das Licht ist wundervoll, der Käfer schimmert wie frisch gewachst.
So ein "simpler" Marienkäfer, jedermann kennt ihn, aber er ist so schön, vor allem wenn man ihn so toll und in dieser Größe presentiert bekommt. Vielen Dank, Peter, gefällt mir sehr.
Hab' jetzt mein Libellenbuch und bin fleißig am studieren. Nur ein wenig schade, daß nicht beide Geschlechter abgebildet sind, wäre manchmal hilfreich. Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-11-01 14:15]

Hi Peter

What a beautiful macro shot, the composition and POV are excellent with a superb pose, the details are good and I just love the vivid colours, the light reflected on the wings is my favourite bit.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-01 14:19]

Wonderful shot, well done and very beautiful as well. I love the colours and the light. The POV is great. Lovely shot



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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-01 15:16]

Bonita macro con oportuno disparo Peter con adecuado POV, DOF y fondo.
Los colores son intensos, con un bello contraste entre el insecto y su entorno.
Saludos... Ricardo

Nice macro with opportune shot Peter with appropriate POV, DOF and bottom.
The colors are intense, with a beautiful contrast between the insect and their environment.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-01 15:50]

que agradable este disparo Peter, buenos colores y detalles y bg. Saludos

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-11-01 19:37]

Hi Peter
Nice ladybug shot. Great colours, sharpnes, details, light and POV. Also good note and composiyion.
Well done


Hi Peter

Excellent macro. Clear, sharp details and good POV. Nice camera work. :-)

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-11-02 3:07]

Hi Peter,
Beautiful shot, with amazing colour rendition and sharpness. I particularly like your light management, especially manifested by the excellent capture of the sheen on the insect.
Very well done and TFS

Critique later Peter Roos. :o)
Very detail, good DOF, super macro. An excellent shot.
I like it.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-11-02 12:46]

very nice one Peter,
the details are super, the dof is the winner and ofcoarse the capture and the good composition, very nice job. I like it.
gr. jaap

Un voraz depredador de afidos de la superfamilia cucujoidea con esplendidos colores, muy difundida en el mundo, con un angulo de vision que muestra al insecto integralmente.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-08 18:05]

Hallo Peter,
Ein ganz super Makro. Der Lichteinfall ist toll wie und der kleine Kaefer leuchtet auch schoen, in seinem Rot. Den kleinen Kletterfritze hast ganz super geknipst.

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