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Gliding Along by Vanessa Barklay

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A fantastically coloured blue/purple bug seemingly glides along the smooth leaf…
Seems they are part of the Ladybird Family – Coccinellidae
This is a great CSIRO listing of the Coccinellidae species.. HERE

Taken at Ravenshoe, Far Nth Queensland, Australia with Canon PowerShot A480


nature, macro, bug, ladybird, ladybug, beetle, ladybeetle

Vanessa Barklay is RavenMadd, accomplished digital artist who has sold work on and off Red Bubble, lives in Far Nth Queensland, Australia – specializing in Fantasy, Mythology, History and Space inspired artworks.

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  • rain-dogs
    rain-dogsover 5 years ago

    Hi Vanessa these guys are very cool as they can suddenly unfold their wings pop the head out and fly away like some sort of transformer toy………great shot

  • Thanks jef, I love them they are just so purpley blue and iridescent!! I will watch for one on takeoff! :o)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • magazine
    magazineover 5 years ago

    Amazing macro! Looks great, almost like some sort of alien walking along the leaf :)

  • Thanks alot Madeline! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • ge0ff
    ge0ffabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot!

  • Thanks mate, one of my faves, appreciate the comment! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Amrita Neelakantan
    Amrita Neelaka...about 5 years ago

    love it – think i’m gonna favourite it too!

  • Thanks alot, appreciate the look and Fave! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • pogomcl
    pogomclalmost 4 years ago

    thats a nice ladybird you have there…

  • Thanks for browsing my work, much appreciated, this one was soo purple! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

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