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I found this ladybird doing a great job of chomping through the aphids on one of my plants.

By the way, big apologies everyone, we have just got some new furniture for the decking so you can expect it to rain from now until about October!

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-55 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Eat your greens
Username:Rachel99 Rachel99
Uploaded:17 Jun 2009 - 9:17 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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alexey_s
alexey_s  5
17 Jun 2009 - 9:18 AM

Fantastic macro shot.

Alexey

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x_posure  5 Australia
17 Jun 2009 - 9:30 AM

This is a great shot, lovely colours

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Dead_habits
17 Jun 2009 - 9:30 AM

Nice details!
Shailesh

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2009 - 9:31 AM

Thanks for that news Rachel
We just love you
What a great photo
Also lucky you having ladybirds
I could do with some of them at the moment
Barbs

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 798 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2009 - 9:43 AM

Lovely shot, great detail, Like Barbs I could do with some of these ladybirds in my garden too.
Sylvia

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mikaela4
mikaela4  5 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2009 - 9:52 AM

Cracking close-up
Mikaela

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2009 - 10:11 AM

Beautiful macro. Lovely sharp detail and great colour. Well timed and composed shot.
Steve.

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2009 - 10:31 AM

Some great timing here Rachel, good detail and colour too.

Best Matt

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2009 - 10:51 AM

A super capture, Rachel, great colour and detail. Carol

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franken
franken e2 Member 123261 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2009 - 11:45 AM

Brilliant close-up!

Ken

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shaver
shaver  6 England
17 Jun 2009 - 12:01 PM

wonderful shot love the detail and colour, you had some great pics in your gallery looking forward to seein more

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morpheus1955
17 Jun 2009 - 12:32 PM

Superb close up !!!

Hugh

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HobbitDave
17 Jun 2009 - 12:59 PM

Cracking shot, and I love the title Wink
Dave

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84354 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2009 - 1:08 PM

Well caught! It's not easy getting down to the insect's level.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2009 - 2:43 PM

fantastic macro!

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2009 - 3:15 PM

A Winner.

Rock

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tanyard
tanyard  8105 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Jun 2009 - 3:17 PM

A stunner, especialy for the aphid
Best
Mark

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vickib
vickib  5 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2009 - 3:58 PM

great shot, they are busy little ladys.
You can buy ladybird larvi and nesting boxes if you really want them in your garden.
vicki

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Birdyian
Birdyian  7
17 Jun 2009 - 6:05 PM

Great macro - well caught


Ian

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2009 - 8:04 PM

Great capture

Stace

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betts  6 England
17 Jun 2009 - 8:28 PM

Excellent macro, great colours and detail.
betts

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Beanie76
Beanie76  52 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2009 - 9:40 PM

Excellent macro that shows a different side to the cute ladybirds! Thanks for the comments on my portfolio pics really appreciated

Dean

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hary60
hary60  6 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2009 - 9:56 PM

Stunning capture brilliant detail
Harry

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dbedford
dbedford  6 England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2009 - 10:33 PM

Can only agree with all the above, a beautiful image. David

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2009 - 2:37 AM

Magnificient detail and fabulous color! Patti

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2009 - 2:18 PM

What a wonderful macro image and what timing on your part! Fab detail and colour.

Ann

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maj
maj  5 Northern Ireland
18 Jun 2009 - 6:14 PM

Great timing and superb detail

Mark.............

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
18 Jun 2009 - 6:23 PM

Great close up well captured regards
Mike

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Johnthecabby
19 Jun 2009 - 7:19 AM

A cracking shot, I haven't seen a ladybird for years.

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dancingqueen
19 Jun 2009 - 4:55 PM

lovely shot

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2009 - 10:34 AM

Hi Rachel,love the title,great macro,,

Aidan,,

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Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2009 - 3:52 PM

Amazing capture.

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photophantom
1 Jul 2009 - 2:02 AM

superb macro shot

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User_Removed
12 Jul 2009 - 5:19 PM

good old boy, Bless the ladybird

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Rach1970
Rach1970  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 7:20 PM

Great macro - pretty stunning I'd say Smile
Rachel

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StevenPrice
14 Jul 2009 - 11:18 AM

super detail & colours

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Dave_Holdham
14 Jul 2009 - 7:34 PM

Like the colours in this great detailed close up, great job

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
20 Jul 2009 - 1:51 PM

Wonderful macro shot

Nicky

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ChasD
ChasD e2 Member 5ChasD vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2009 - 8:29 AM

Superb macro shot.
Charles.

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ICY_IMAGES
16 Oct 2009 - 11:50 PM

Great Macro shot.

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jonathanbp
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1 May 2010 - 11:14 PM

Stunning detail - Jonathan

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