Ladybird, Ladybird... Fly Away...! - Ladybug - NZ by AndreaEL

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Do you remember the chant , “Ladybird, Ladybird, fly away….” when you found a lady bug as a child did you know what this little chant meant. I know I used to chant this when I was a child. Ladybirds are cute,. at least that is what I think.
Ladybugs come in a variety of colors all over the world, orange, black, pink, red, and yellow. Some ladybugs have a few spots while others may have many and some have none. There are more than 500 different species, but they all have one thing in common, their diet which is made up of soft-bodied insects. Great news for gardeners and farmers. In some places ladybugs are considered a sign of good luck. The name Ladybug has nothing to do with the sex, males and females are both called ladybugs. The name came from a time when insects were attacking and destroying crops in Europe during the Middle Ages. The farmers who were mostly Catholic, prayed to the Virgin Mary for help to prevent losing their livelihood. An when army of red beetles arrived afterwards and ate the insects, the farmers called them the Beetles of our Lady, a name which was shortened to Ladybugs, for which they are commonly known by today.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Jan 2011
Edited with soft focus in Picassa

Ladybird, Ladybird…Fly Away…


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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 3 years ago
    Wonderful capture Andrea. They are my favourite little bug.
  • Thank you Roy, much appreciated, a favorite for me too.

    – AndreaEL

  • Evita
    Evitaover 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture Andrea!!!! ☺♥

  • Thank you Evita for your lovely kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago

    Andrea this beauty pops, you certainly know your stuff!!…Tony

  • Thank you Tony for your lovely kind words & compliment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 3 years ago

    very nice, good info too

  • Thank you Lynn for your lovely kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 3 years ago

    Great macro Andrea!

  • Thank you Colin for your lovely kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarelliover 3 years ago

    STUNNING! A fav,of course!
    Mwah! DANIELA

  • Thank you Daniela for your lovely kind words & fav, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Afini
    Afiniover 3 years ago

    Nicely done! Luv lady bugs love the detail and macro greated well done!

  • Thank you Afini for your lovely kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • BingoStar
    BingoStarover 3 years ago

    I Love lady bugs and did sing that song too. That is great information about them. Thanks!! and great shot .cute ladybug…>:)

  • Thank you for your lovely kind words, much appreciated, it is amazing what memories these little bugs bring to us all.

    – AndreaEL

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago


  • Thank you, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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