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Tamron 90mm macro lens

Ladybird lost in the maze of the beautiful pincushion hakea ( Hakea laurina) flower.Melbourne.

Thanks to Mia,Edge-of-Dream ,my mentor ,for showing me this awesome pincushion tree.

Thanks so much to Trish Meyer for the link to identify this ladybird- Common Spotted ladybird ( Harmonia conformis) that feeds on aphids.
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_ladybir...

Featured in
Close-ups in Nature 10th June 2011
A Bug’s kingdom 10th June 2011
Bugs on Flowers in Macro 12th June 2011
Macro Magic 13th June 2011
Let Animals Stay Free 23rd September 2011

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ladybird, insect, nature, melbourne, australia, red, spots

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Comments

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks Ray.

    – patcheah

  • homesick
    homesickabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful :)

  • Thanks for your visit ,nice comment and faved ,greatly appreciated.

    – patcheah

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks so much Ray for the honour of this feature from your lovely group ,and the invite for the challenge : ))

    – patcheah

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesabout 3 years ago

    Awwh top shot! :) I love these little creatures, they are so beautiful! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thanks so much Gabrielle for the lovely comment and fav,much appreciated.
    This is the first time that I have successfully taken a focussed ladybird and believe me I’ve taken countless pics of them . Never stop trying is my motto now.

    – patcheah

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful macro, well done

  • Thanks Robert for your encouraging comment. I must admit this is the only one out of 10 that is focussed.

    – patcheah

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesabout 3 years ago

    No I agree, they are so tricky! I recon it’s the gloss and their shape! I’m on a mission too, I’ve been cataloguing as many different ones I can find. Some of them you don’t get much of a chance, they drop down off the flower or they fly away! lOL! I’m going to try next Summer to get a few more.

    Gabe :)

  • I find that they seem to be aware of the lens.They either scuffle away quickly or stay very still playing dead so not showing their legs and the pics look flat.

    – patcheah

  • Shaun Colin Bell
    Shaun Colin Bellabout 3 years ago

    You have made this fellow look the size of an apple! Nice work, And well done on your feature!

  • LOL,Oops,thats the magic of cropping : )) Glad that you like my spotty apple.
    Thanks for the nice comment and congrats.

    – patcheah

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieabout 3 years ago

    beautiful image!!! congrats on your feature!

  • Thanks so much Stephanie for this feature,nice comment and congrats,much appreciated : ))

    – patcheah

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on a wonderful image!

  • Thanks Glenn for dropping by ,comments and congrats : )

    – patcheah

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesabout 3 years ago

    Yes i agree! :) I read up on their behaviour and it has helped in finding them and knowing their habits. If you get a chance, there’s a website that has all the different ones here in OZ and it tells you what they like to eat and their behavour. I can’t remember what the site is called but it’s from Brisbane insects or something. If i find it, i’ll send you the link.

    Gabe :)

  • Thanks so much Gabe. I find insects so interesting.I’ll look it up ,would love to know what this one is .

    – patcheah

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