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Has Spring Sprung?

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2011 by Ricardo in Insects. Viewed 5757 times

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Coccinella septempunctata aka seven-spot ladybug

All right my dear photobloggers, Ladybugs as well as the butterflies are the best sign of spring uh? ;))
I found this one in my bedroom window from outside. I took it, took some shots, and set it free!
They are so cute! ;):)


Please check: Blow me away [photoblog.com] as well

Click to enlarge ;)

looks like it has 4 eyes lol

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    • # Artbee

      Spring has sprung indeed! These are fantastic macros Ricky! I have these ladybugs coming out all over the place here....they overwinter in any crack and crevice they can find. When it warms up a little .....out they come....along with the stinkbugs.....which I hate....haha

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    • # Ray

      I like the last shot. I hope this is a sign of a fast approaching Spring, I love Spring almost as much as Autumn.

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    • # Mark

      Gorgeous Macro set showing off the different angles of these lady bugs..

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    • # Brenda Nelson

      Ricky, these are so good and detailed. I had never noticed the two white spots over the eyes before! #2 is just perfect.

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    • # Jacki

      They are ONE bug that I will agree is very cute! Nicely done, Ricky!

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    • # Christa

      Estes últimos dias de sol tem feito maravilhas, e esta é uma delas. Bonitos macros!

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    • # Walter

      Too bad DOF is so narrow... I guess we can't stack when they're alive and moving... :-)

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    • # Anna

      Great macros, I really like the second one where you can see the details so well of the head! :)

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    • # Ricardo

      @Poshrat: Yes we have =)
      it is like this:

      ''Joaninha voa voa,
      que o teu pai está em Lisboa
      Vai te dar uma sardinha
      Para a joaninha '' ;))
      which is like (in case you don't know portuguese):
      ''Ladybug fly fly away
      Your Dad is in Lisbon
      He will give you a sardine
      For you Ladybug''
      ;))

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    • # Pauline Wilson Brooks

      #4 seems just about perfect to me. I wonder if you have the children's rhyme in Portugal 'ladybird, ladybird, fly away home, your house is on fire and your children are gone'? We used to chant it as kids - don't know why - it's rather horrible really.

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    • # Dave

      As McMommy says, we have plenty inside, so you would be well blessed at our house. We love seeing them outside though as they help to reduce some plants which have come to our country and become a problem.

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    • # Beth

      wonderful shots Ricky. glad you set it free :) love the angle of the 3rd shot

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    • # Jay

      the colors are so shiney and rich! Love 'em.
      Wish spring would start springing up here in Germany!

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    • # Josy

      A ladybird! The envoy of the spring: that it's so cute on this white background !

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