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My first ladybird of the year Smile

Many thanks, too, to everyone for the amazing response to my attempts at bird photography, not something I will be venturing into with my little camera, but it was fun to have a go Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:into the spotlight
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:11 Feb 2013 - 6:04 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Ladybird, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:96
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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
11 Feb 2013 - 6:21 AM

Stunning set Carol lov V2 nice closeup but both wonderful---------MilkyWink

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 6:26 AM

I think I like V1 today..
Vert nice work carol...

Dave

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 6:34 AM

Spot on Carol, I think v2 just shades it

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 6:36 AM

Ah one of my favourite small things. I really like ladyb's and as usual you have shown them off at their best. Excellent work.

Andy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
11 Feb 2013 - 6:54 AM

What a lovely little lady !! Great and enjoyable photos Carol !!

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 7:15 AM

V1 has to be the classic ladybird image, beautifully detailed with stunning colour. A brilliant pair of images Carol.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 7:19 AM

2 beautifuy captured shot's, lovely to see them.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 7:36 AM

From the thumbnail could see this was a beauty Carol
two great shots
Lillian

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 7:47 AM

Two superb captures, Carol. He's lovely! Smile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 8:21 AM

she's lovely ...
can you have a chubby ladybird

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janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 - 8:35 AM

Two lovely captures Carol, wonderful colour and detail Smile
Jan

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 9:02 AM

Great shot well exposed

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 9:21 AM

2 gems Carol especially v2 i l am suprised to say that blighty has a blanket of the white stuff once more and it is still snowing as i speak !

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 9:32 AM

Two fine captures and No. 2 gets the vote.

Albert

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64533 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 9:37 AM

V2 for me today Carol. Smile Lovely focussing.
x

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madbob
madbob  8 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 - 9:39 AM

as always ace detail

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
11 Feb 2013 - 9:45 AM

These are excellent Carol, super macro work,
Fred.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 9:46 AM

Nice to see them back, the composition of v2 is slightly stronger for me but two fine captures, Carol.

Dave

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digital_boi
11 Feb 2013 - 9:59 AM

v1 for me today Carol still bloody freezing over here

Graham

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 - 10:07 AM

Two great closeups but V2 pips the post
Steve

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TonyDy
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11 Feb 2013 - 10:41 AM

Two more great close-ups, Carol.
Tony

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
11 Feb 2013 - 10:52 AM

Two great close up Carol. I like the colour's combination (red-green) and both themSmileSmile
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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 11:18 AM

He positiely glows in V2 Carol.
Joan.

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 - 11:21 AM

2 Crackers Carol, great detail.
Brian

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 11:21 AM

Think I prefer V1 - so hard to capture without reflections.
I've never managed a close up to match yours!
The ladybird looks great contrasted by the green blade of grass.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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LynneJoyce
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11 Feb 2013 - 11:59 AM

Nice work, can't decide which I like best.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43436 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 12:04 PM

Two wonderfully composed, exposed and captured photograph showing this beautiful little fella Carol, great detail and superb colour.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 12:26 PM

V1 for me. Well captured

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 12:49 PM

Two Beautiful and lovely image,Carol,well done.
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suemason
suemason e2 Member 8suemason vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 - 1:01 PM

V2 is my favourite carol, but both are excellent.

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 1:06 PM

Im a V2 man but both are outstanding macro images.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 1:09 PM

Both excellent captures Carol. ......Sandy

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Sylviwhalley
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11 Feb 2013 - 1:14 PM

Two great captures. I don't think we will be seeing any for a while, snow again here today!
Sylvia

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11 Feb 2013 - 1:15 PM


Quote: She's lovely ...
can you have a chubby ladybird

Definatly a little porkerWinkGrinGrin
Diane
Ps I have missed your birdy shots, must lookWink

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achieverswales
11 Feb 2013 - 2:41 PM

Both excellent macro images Carol so equal votes.

Regards

Trev.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95932 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Carol
V1 for me. So simple but so very effective

Overnight snow and kept snowing until at least noon
Not that much at home, but plenty at the woods, where the ground is much higher

Adrian

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 3:32 PM

Two excellent images V2 is my favourite - it will be a while before we see Ladybirds here in the UK xx

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 3:52 PM

My favourite little bugs! Don't seem to see too many around in this country these days Sad Two fine close-ups, Carol Smile
Trev Smile

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11 Feb 2013 - 4:02 PM

super brace Carol......v2 for me

Stace

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 4:02 PM

Two lovely captures Carol, V2 my favourite..Lin

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amarmishra1910
11 Feb 2013 - 5:09 PM

Superb little Lady. Beautiful shot.

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
11 Feb 2013 - 5:11 PM

Beautiful Carol.

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moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
11 Feb 2013 - 5:45 PM

Ladybirds at this time of year - lucky you Carol. Well captured. Moira

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Caziwinkles
11 Feb 2013 - 5:48 PM

Chubby lil ladybug!! Brilliantly composed shots - both of them - although V2 has the edge for me Carol.

Carol

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WindowonWildlife
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11 Feb 2013 - 5:50 PM

Stunning Carol, V1 for me all the way Wink

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 - 6:14 PM

Two striking captures, Carol.

P.

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evelen
evelen  9 England
11 Feb 2013 - 6:27 PM

great captures carol.
eve.Smile

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11 Feb 2013 - 6:32 PM

Lovely macros. V2 is my favorite.
-=\Walter

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 7:11 PM

A delight to see this little fellow in all his/her colourful glory! It will be a long time yet before any appear here.

Ann

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AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 9:13 PM

Difficult to choose between them Carol, but I think I'll go with v2. Super detail in both.
Ann

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JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 4:07 AM

Back to your usual beat with a vengance Carol, both shots are stunning, unlike so many others, I simply cannot pick one over the other!
Rgds., Jim

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Jat_Riski
Jat_Riski e2 Member 667 forum postsJat_Riski vcard United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 - 5:34 PM

Awesome details.

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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 8:05 PM

great composition and detail. Carol. paul

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14 Feb 2013 - 10:07 AM

Wow Carol . That is amazing . Not seen a better Ladybird .Great detail xx

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
16 Feb 2013 - 2:55 PM

V2. carol, is spot on lol. forgive the pun, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 9:32 PM

Quality shots Carol, havnt seen any this year..

Aidan,,

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