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Caught this ladybird yesterday afternoon in the wildlife section of the garden ( well I call it a wildlife area...just means I haven't weeded it yet...Smile)
I was really pleased to get her along side the sharp stings that were making her navigate rather carefully.

Many thanks for looking all comments, critique, hints and tips are most welcome Smile

Cheers Ian

Camera:Nikon D40X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:kit 18-55
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:" Lady with a Sting "
Username:imander imander
Uploaded:19 Jul 2008 - 9:24 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Lady bird, Nettle, Ouch stingy thing got me!!!!!, Sting, Wildlife / nature
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bracken_donna
19 Jul 2008 - 9:30 AM

Great close up work.
Donna

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S_Boulding
19 Jul 2008 - 9:31 AM

Awww very sweet, love it's bright sharp colours, lovely photo.

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mollye
mollye  7 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 - 9:37 AM

Great colour with sharp clear detail of this little ladybird
mol

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 9:42 AM

excellent captured

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 - 9:44 AM

Super little cameo of a ladybird
Mavis

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georgieboy
19 Jul 2008 - 9:48 AM

Excellent shot withrealy sharp detail.Did you get danger money,those stingers look realy dangerous
Shirley

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 - 9:49 AM

Brilliant image,well done.
Dave

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 10:22 AM

Beautifully composed and focussed macro Ian.
Rende

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MNPHOTO
MNPHOTO  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 10:24 AM

great work

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 10:42 AM

morning all, and huge thanks for the early responses....Have a great day
ian

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jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 10:55 AM

What a cracking macro, the detail is great.
John

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Sahyadri
Sahyadri  661 forum posts India2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 10:56 AM

great Macro Ian

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exposure e2 Member 101307 forum postsexposure vcard England
19 Jul 2008 - 12:46 PM

Great detail Ian lovely tones and composition.
Pauline

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digipix76
digipix76  7577 forum posts England
19 Jul 2008 - 12:47 PM

I'm just glad it's not a male!....for obvious reasons Wink nice work Ian.


Ian

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 1:07 PM

An excellent close up, very well spotted

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 1:45 PM

Great close up work. I would tend to darkened the large highlight on its body a tad

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proz
proz  9205 forum posts United States
19 Jul 2008 - 3:16 PM

good stron close-up Ian

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 3:17 PM

Thankyou all, I may well try that John..
cheers Ian

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 3:20 PM

Clever things these ladybirds. Excellent photo from you, you have given it a personality!
Regards
Bill

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 3:28 PM

What a great close-up Ian.
Bob

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buxton  6 England
19 Jul 2008 - 3:36 PM

Lovely close up.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 3:49 PM

Have not seen one of these in the ''flesh'' this year yet.
Good colourful capture and like the green of the leaf here.
Mick.

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 4:35 PM

Bill's right, it's something to do with the angle but this has character.
Wildlife garden... I shall have to remember that, it sounds a good excuse for my sort of gardening.
Smile
Moira

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Christopher_Malpas

brilliant work

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dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
19 Jul 2008 - 4:52 PM

lovely shot

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
19 Jul 2008 - 4:58 PM

good clear detail, great shot, not seen many of these about this year
mandy

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SpeedAltStar
20 Jul 2008 - 1:11 AM

Lush detail and textures. Nice one.

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2008 - 9:01 AM

cheers folks
ian

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RRRhea
RRRhea  6 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2008 - 8:40 PM

great detail

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2008 - 7:34 PM

Hi Ian this is a lovely macro shot of the dreaded Harlequin Ladybird - I'm doing my bit to let as many people as pos know about it and if you're interested you can participate in a survey - in the interest of the British Species the website is : harlequin-survey@ceh.ac.uk Cheers Ina

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 11:32 PM

amazing macro,
i keep trying at macro, but just cant get it sharp enough
pareen

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sitan1
sitan1  5459 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Oct 2008 - 1:56 PM

Fantastic macro, love the contrast and detail.The orange and green go together sooo well.
Great shot.
simon

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