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Witnessed the birth of aliens!

Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens:100mm f2.8 Macro + ext tubes
Title:Birth of Aliens
Username:gemm gemm
Uploaded:23 May 2006 - 1:28 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Ladybird, Ladybug, Larvae
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Kim Walton
Kim Walton  10144 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2006 - 1:30 AM

Nice macro---uuuk.

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martinw
martinw  9251 forum posts England
23 May 2006 - 1:33 AM

Gross - but well done. What is it?
Martin

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TonyA
TonyA  9 Spain
23 May 2006 - 1:43 AM

Good close-up. It does look like an extraterrestrial thing.

Antonio

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Tony_M
Tony_M  10342 forum posts England
23 May 2006 - 1:59 AM

Nicely isolated against a simple background. Did you have to wait long for them to emerge?

Tony

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deviant
deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2006 - 2:48 AM

Nice one! What are they?

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gemm
gemm  10800 forum posts United Kingdom
23 May 2006 - 2:56 AM

Thanks!

I could tell you what they are but let's wait & see if anyone knows. Wink

Tony,
They started to hatch 4 days after I spotted the eggs. I didn't have to sit in front of the eggs and wait, but frequent visits were enough to capture some good moments.

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blueorchid
23 May 2006 - 3:41 AM

Wood lice before the shells harden and expand ??

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hangingpixels
23 May 2006 - 3:53 AM

Good subject and details, but maybe it's just me, i can't look at it that long. umm...

Oat

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gemm
gemm  10800 forum posts United Kingdom
23 May 2006 - 4:37 AM

Paul,
Good guess, but wrong, I'm afraid. Smile

Eggs are about 1mm tall, if this helps. Wink

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scott_jessuk
23 May 2006 - 7:16 AM

This is very good and very freaky image. Rather hair rasing stuff. Could they be slaters.

scott

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84245 forum postsKarenFB vcard England161 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2006 - 7:26 AM

Brilliant macro! Ladybird larvae? Good shot.

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gemm
gemm  10800 forum posts United Kingdom
23 May 2006 - 7:51 AM

Well done, Karen! Yes, they are ladybird larvae hatching.

and thanks for your comments!

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froggy
froggy  8 England
23 May 2006 - 8:31 AM

Nice shot & such an interesting subject!
Emma

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UserRemoved
23 May 2006 - 8:44 AM

Excellent close-up!

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Tina_Michelle
23 May 2006 - 9:57 AM

quite interesting.with your image and my image of the ladybug and nymph we'd have the entire lifecycle.:0) good detail.

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gemm
gemm  10800 forum posts United Kingdom
23 May 2006 - 10:11 AM

Thanks!

Tina,
I just saw your image. Very interesting too. I have 'Ladybird Diary' gallery at PBase (link from my profile page - Wildlife/Insects/) in which I monitored the whole development. You might find it interesting. Smile

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UserRemoved
23 May 2006 - 10:39 AM

Thanks for pointing to your 'Diary', Gemm. Seems they a bit confused by the metal post - unless they've learned to chew iron! Smile

Off to inspect all and sundry metal posts around here! Smile

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gemm
gemm  10800 forum posts United Kingdom
23 May 2006 - 12:00 PM

Mark,
Yeah, I thought it was a very strange place to lay eggs, but almost all the eggs hatched and they've all wandered off, so I'm sure they knew what they were doing. Wink

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Sheenanigans
23 May 2006 - 12:41 PM

Fantastic macro work. I was thinking woodlice until I read on.

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Dave_Henderson
Dave_Henderson e2 Member 961 forum postsDave_Henderson vcard United Kingdom
27 May 2006 - 12:12 PM

Nice to see your macro shots again.Looking forward to more

Dave

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