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I was pleased to see that the ladybirds are making an appearance again in the meadow.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:the ladybirds are back!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:25 Feb 2014 - 5:45 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Ladybird, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:75
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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43925 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 5:47 AM

Four wonderful captures of this beautiful Ladybird. Both the colour and detail are crisp and fresh "Superb Carol"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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ugly
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25 Feb 2014 - 5:51 AM

Top marks.

Dave

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 94422 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 6:00 AM

Brilliant images, full of details and colour!

Isn't it wonderful................Signs of Spring! Grin

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 6:00 AM

Excellent set. V's 3 & 4 ensuring a plentiful supply of future models.

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 6:01 AM

I'm pleased, too!
Good pictures Carol.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 6:31 AM

Oh I say... how very daring. GrinGrin

Lovely shots Carol and I'm pleased that the weather appears to be picking up for you.

Andy

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SUE118
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25 Feb 2014 - 7:17 AM

4 super capture's and love is in the air.BlushBlush

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 7:43 AM

Such wonderful detail.....
So where do they go in the colder weather??

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 7:51 AM

Your lady birds are making more than an appearance, Carol, as V 3, my favourite, tells.
Excellent detail and colours/
R.

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Badgerfred
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25 Feb 2014 - 8:10 AM

Super images Carol, great detail,
Fred.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2014 - 8:30 AM

V4 stands out for me, Carol.

P.

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Mollycat
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25 Feb 2014 - 8:31 AM

Love to see more of them here. As is its stilling raining, unlikely. Once again superb pictures Carol.
Peter.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 8:32 AM

A great set Carol and looks like you'll be able to enjoy the next generation too. Wink
Joan

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Ted447
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25 Feb 2014 - 8:38 AM

Great set of images. Ted. GrinGrin

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 8:46 AM

A super set of images Carol, have not seen any here yetSmile


Cliff

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AnneB50
AnneB50  2117 forum posts Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 8:48 AM

Lovely to see them, a sign that spring is well on the way in Crete. I particularly like the composition in v4.

Anne

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fotobee
fotobee  1 South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 9:03 AM

A toss up between v1 and v4. Well done. Regards Martin

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sparrowhawk
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25 Feb 2014 - 9:25 AM

superb set

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1188 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 9:33 AM


Quote: A toss up between v1 and v4.

Because it was there comes to mind for both...
Moira

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Fefe
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25 Feb 2014 - 9:43 AM

GrinGrinGrin
Diane

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 10:29 AM

I associate ladybirds with summer so fingers crossed.
Excellent set of images with V1 and V3 especially appealing.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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viscostatic
25 Feb 2014 - 10:38 AM

Excellent images Carol. So many years since I have seen a ladybird in Scotland. Perhaps they have all moved out before independence.

Phil.

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digital_boi
25 Feb 2014 - 10:50 AM

a good sign indeed well taken as always Carol

Graham

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 10:57 AM

Brilliant Carol..Lin

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danbrann
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25 Feb 2014 - 11:40 AM

Just brilliant Carol.

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rontear
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25 Feb 2014 - 11:48 AM

Balancing act Carol !!!Wink and eye to eye !!!
Ron

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mikbee
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25 Feb 2014 - 12:08 PM

Not seen many of these recently Carol !!
Good shots.
Mick.

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Sylviwhalley
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25 Feb 2014 - 1:05 PM

Lovely to see them, well taken Spring is in the air!!
Sylvia

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Mike_Young
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25 Feb 2014 - 1:43 PM

Superb set Carol

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prabhusinha
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25 Feb 2014 - 2:29 PM

excellent V 3 & 4

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 3:00 PM

And making more ladybirds too for us to enjoy! Blush Not a subject I've been successful at trying to photograph, so very well done to you, Carol SmileSmile
Trev Smile

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kuvailija
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25 Feb 2014 - 3:48 PM

Good heavens above BlushBlushBlushBlushBlush ....... Excellent , Carol !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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srikanta
srikanta  7 India
25 Feb 2014 - 4:24 PM

Excellent.

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Niknut
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25 Feb 2014 - 4:48 PM

Cracking shots !!

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Alan_Baseley
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25 Feb 2014 - 5:28 PM

Great set Carole, especially V3,
Alan

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Brian65
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25 Feb 2014 - 5:53 PM

Wonderful images Carol, they don't come better than these.SmileSmile
Brian

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GeorgePlatis
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25 Feb 2014 - 6:44 PM

Superb captures, Carol ! Each one is top quality!
Regards,
George

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2270 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 6:54 PM

Just cannot pick a favourite, i love ladybird images carol....you have 4 winners hereGrinGrinGrin

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 111557 forum postsdark_lord vcard England174 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 6:57 PM

Your title sounds like a film sequel Grin
A nice set of images, glad to see they are ot the harlequin variety, of which we had plenty in the garden last year Sad

Keith

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2014 - 7:04 PM

Lovely imageSmile

Eileen

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pluckyfilly
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25 Feb 2014 - 8:08 PM

Excellent composition Carol v1/2 not sure about 3/4 lively rich colour and great dof

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AlexAppleby
25 Feb 2014 - 8:37 PM

How lovely - so much colour, in such a small package!! V2 my favourite.

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25 Feb 2014 - 9:24 PM

Brilliant shots. Cathy

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AnnChown
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25 Feb 2014 - 9:34 PM

Super close ups Carol - I didn't see one last year, so I hope there are some around this year!

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25 Feb 2014 - 9:57 PM

Splendid shots esp. the piggy-backs!
Ju

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alligatorpants
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25 Feb 2014 - 10:45 PM

A beautiful macro. Ladybirds are always a favorite of children. We call them ladybugs here.

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26 Feb 2014 - 12:27 AM

V3 and V4 are superb. Excellent set.

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26 Feb 2014 - 1:22 AM

The ladybirds are back and by the look of V3 and V4 you are going to get many more... GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Great quality macros, super clear and crisp images... NICE!
IB

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26 Feb 2014 - 4:44 AM

I love the depth in V1

Peter

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evelen
evelen  10 England
26 Feb 2014 - 6:26 PM

excellent shots Carol.
eve.Smile

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 5:01 AM

Great to see this seasons crop of ladybirds are on their way. Great set Carol. paul

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 9:54 AM

Super set of the ladybirds.
Especially like the love scene ones Blush

B.

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28 Feb 2014 - 10:15 PM

Four brilliant macros Carol, the clarity, details and colours are outstanding. Shame I can't give you another UA as you deserve one. The Big O would be green with envy if he saw these!Wink The shot of the couple copulating should be uploaded again in its own right

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3 Mar 2014 - 4:44 PM

Brilliant set of images Carol, so well captured!SmileSmileSmile
Regards Don

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annettep38
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4 Mar 2014 - 1:48 PM

roll on spring!! this was early Smile

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