Done with Nikon D50, Sigma DG lense 70-300.

Done Nikon D50, Sigma lense DG 70-300.
The Coccinellidae is a family of beetles, known variously as ladybirds (UK, Ireland, Australia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, India, Malta, some parts of Canada and the US), or ladybugs (North America). Scientists increasingly prefer the names ladybird beetles or lady beetles as these insects are not true bugs. Lesser-used names include God’s cow, ladycock, lady cow, and lady fly
I found this one from Los Angeles county, Sierra Madre, Huntington Library, Botanical Garden esterday. I tryed to get it to picture almost an hour.
Coccinellids are small insects, ranging from 1 mm to 10 mm (0.04 to 0.4 inches), and are commonly yellow, orange, or scarlet with small black spots on their wing covers, with black legs, head and antennae. Such color patterns vary greatly however; for example, a minority of species, such as Vibidia duodecimguttata, a twelve-spotted species. has whitish spots on a brown background. Many coccinellid species are mostly, or entirely, black, grey, or brown and may be difficult for non-entomologists to recognize as coccinellids at all. Conversely,non-entomologists might easily mistake many other small beetles for coccinellids. For example the tortoise beetles, like the ladybird beetles, look similar because they are so shaped that they can cling to a flat surface so closely that ants and many other enemies cannot grip them. Coccinellids are found worldwide, with over 5,000 species described, more than 450 native to North America alone.

Cute sayings:
No guy is worth your tears & the one who is won’t make you cry.

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
- Harlan Ellison

The worst way to miss someone, is to have them sitting right next to you & you know you can never have them.

Always laugh when you can. It is cheaper than medicine.
- Lord Byron

Alter your attitude and you can alter your life.

All kids are gifted; some just open their packages earlier than others.
- Michael Carr

Men are like roses, watch out for all of the pricks.

Suicide is away of telling God, You can’t fire me I quit !!!!!
- Bill Maher

Life is a lesson you’ll learn it when you’re through.

Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.

Adults are just kids with money.

In order to be someone, you must first be yourself.

The worst kind of love is the one when you want someone but you know you can’t have them.

If love isn’t a game, then why are there so many players?

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Meeli Sonn is an freelance photographer based in Las Vegas, USA. Meeli specialises in producing high-quality images of our all kind natural world, capturing the beauty and mystery of nature, animals, birds, plants. It needs good eye. Meeli’s love of nature does not end with the landscape, as she aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way. Her big passion is macro world.

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago


  • Thanks a lot, I am so pleased at your comment

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  • linaji
    linajiover 2 years ago

    Wow you and nature are one!!!

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  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholover 2 years ago


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    JUSTARTover 2 years ago


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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Lovely find and capture.

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    – loiteke

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    16 April 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Thanks

    – loiteke

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26over 2 years ago

    So delightful and such detail ..great shot Meeli

  • Thanks Johanna

    – loiteke

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Meeli.

  • Thanks JUlie

    – loiteke

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    MAGIC WORK !!!

  • Thanks for the word MAGIC.

    – loiteke

  • saseoche
    saseocheover 2 years ago

    Excellent shot love it!

  • Thanks

    – loiteke

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