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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
7 Jan 2013 6:34AM
Now this is a great biology lesson thankyou Carol !! I enjoyed the journey - photographic as well as the narrative Smile I suppose the ladybug never sees the sun that is why it is so void of colour Smile

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ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 6:40AM
V2 for me today...
Just that bit of work has help make the image pop...
Very nice work...

bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 6:46AM
Lovely macro's Carol full of deatil nice work.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
7 Jan 2013 7:06AM
A brilliant study of the ladybird - it's brilliant to see both young and adult (with the added bonus of seeing the plant too!). Smile
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 7:22AM
brilliant detailed set carol v1 and i keep going back to v4 today two belters nice ones Wink
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 7:33AM
What a beautiful Ladybird baby and don't mention cucumber it's Bertie's fav.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 Jan 2013 7:53AM
An excellent storyboard, Carol. Lovely presentation of v1 and I like the spiky nature of the plant complimenting the larva.

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 7:54AM
Excellent work again Carol, v1 is just amazing... A super narrative too, thank you!
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 8:08AM
Well documented Carol - new to meSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 8:08AM
Extraordinary, I wonder how its friends know which end to talk to?
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
7 Jan 2013 8:16AM
Fantastic and great set of images,All very beautiful indeed,very well done,
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
7 Jan 2013 8:19AM
You certainly know your stuff Carol, and find your subjects to.
7 Jan 2013 8:31AM
Dam good and stunning macros here Carol, great compositions detail and colours.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
7 Jan 2013 8:36AM
Difficult to pick the best from this fine bunch.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 8:39AM
isnt he pretty ...
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 8:51AM
A fascinating and well taken set of images Carol and thanks for the write up too. Poor thing, he leads such a sheltered life....Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 9:18AM
Great set Carol and SO detailed what a shot V4 is though
am voting for all though, and amazing images
7 Jan 2013 9:32AM
Super macro's Carol, great detail in all,
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
7 Jan 2013 10:01AM
v4 is as fascinating as it is beautiful
7 Jan 2013 10:17AM
excellently detailed set Carol up there with your finest

Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
7 Jan 2013 10:43AM
Great macro work as always. V1 for me.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 10:49AM
4 Crackers Carol, love V1 superb!!
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 10:51AM
Excellent images and educational as ever Carol. Smile

TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 10:58AM
Great set, Carol - a new one on me!
7 Jan 2013 11:08AM
A fantastic work again Carol as well a lesson of biologySmileSmile V2 for me today
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
7 Jan 2013 11:24AM
Fascinating set. V4 is, well probably no surprise to you Carol, my favourite. Still trying to get my tongue around the name of these wee Ladybirds and their larvae! Tongue

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
7 Jan 2013 11:26AM
Your macro photography and write up again first class Carol, V1 for me but only just as all excellent.


Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 11:39AM
Wonderful macro images with V1 being outstanding.
I also love the close up of the cucumber plant in V4.
7 Jan 2013 12:02PM
A fantastic information for entomologists.
mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 1:22PM
Super set carol.
cheers phil
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
7 Jan 2013 1:23PM
Amazing captures Carol - these are so tiny - the detail is so good. Just think, that is there little universe and they never leave it.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
7 Jan 2013 1:32PM
That's one spiky looking caterpillar! Yet another amazing set of close-ups, Carol, and showing us something else different Wink
Trev Smile
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 1:55PM
Wonderful detail!
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
7 Jan 2013 2:31PM
fascinating Carol.
7 Jan 2013 3:31PM
Four cracking shots, Carol, all with lots of detail, can't choose a favourite.
7 Jan 2013 3:55PM
An excellent set Carol, brilliant details..Lin
RuthyJ 11 England
7 Jan 2013 4:40PM
That caterpillar is a stunner Carol. Very beautifull. The flower is also beautiful. Great set of shots.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 5:02PM
Amazing life cycle - he looks like a plant at first site anyway SmileSmile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Jan 2013 6:09PM
A stupendous set of images of this laybird larva in its various stages Carol, you've really excelled yourself here
7 Jan 2013 6:59PM
Fantastic set of images
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 7:12PM
"Three scary critters and a wonderful weird looking flower?"


Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 7:53PM
Evenin' Carol,
What a strange insect, re its habitat etc;

Cloudy but OK today

User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 8:00PM
Great photos, great story more pleae. Bob
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
7 Jan 2013 9:03PM
Hard to believe Ladybirds have such ugly larvae. Fine set Carol.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 12:29AM
WOW! Lovely and interesting creature in V1 and V2. I have seen the ones for the red ladybirds and they are rather different in UK.
Amazing colour of the lady bird in V3 (I hope it is really a lady bird). Never seen them that yellow! Are you sure you haven't discovered a new species? Grin
And the flower in V4 is gorgeous! An enchanting set of images Carol and thank you for sharing! IB
8 Jan 2013 1:25AM
Hi Carol, this is an excellent set of images, my favorite for the day is V2 and V4.. Great shots..

JimV 11 6 3 Canada
8 Jan 2013 3:50AM
Seems a pretty pointless life cycle this species of ladybird has, but whatever turns you on I suppose, Smile As well as photographing them so well Carol, you also name and describe everything you do so well too, you've either a very extensive knowledge of insects, or a very good book on them!
Rgds., Jim
Tibetan 5 3 England
8 Jan 2013 11:12AM
You do have some strange things Carol, most unusual old spiky there, and the washed out adult, very interesting and a great informative set with narrative, like them all, great macro detail, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
LexEquine 12 19 United States
8 Jan 2013 7:30PM
'Super detailed & color Macro Image Set!' ~ Peter
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Jan 2013 10:30PM
what an ornamental caterpillar.. no small critter escapes your sharp eyes. And even better, there is SUN in your picture !
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
9 Jan 2013 4:58PM
Nice work carol.
Well detailed macros
V1 for me.

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 5:21PM
Spikey thing on spikey thing - super capture, like them, V4 is also very beautiful. Lovely detail all over the set.

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