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Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Insects, Spiders & Other Category) - Family - Coccinellidae - Ladybirds/Ladybugs

This challenge closed about 3 years ago.

The Challenge

The 4th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of LADYBIRDS/LADYBUGS.

Interesting Facts

> Coccinellids are found worldwide, with over 5,000 known species.

> They are generally considered useful insects as many species feed on aphids or scale insects.

> Coccinellids are often brightly colored to ward away potential predators. Predator attacks cause “reflex bleeding” in both larval and adult lady beetles, in which an alkaloid toxin is exuded through the joints of the exoskeleton, deterring feeding.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite.

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s permanently posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information

ENTRIES MUST BE ADDED TO THE GROUP FIRST OR BE DELETED FROM THE CHALLENGE.

Cover Image: Simple A Lady by Jo Nijenhuis

Completed

The Top Ten

Simple A Lady by Jo Nijenhuis

Simple A Lady by Jo Nijenhuis was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 5 votes.

  • Little Lady by Shelley Neff
  • Bigger than a grain of sand.... (larvae of a ladybird) by Hans Bax
  • Tight rope walking lady bug by Paul  Donaldson
  • Ladybug by VladimirFloyd
  • Contrast by alienfunk
  • Ladybug by Lifeware
  • Eyed ladybird by Gabor Pozsgai
  • Ladybug and Water Lily by venny
  • Are you Thirsty? La Mirada, CA USA by leih2008

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