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Ladybird looks at the larva shell he/she’s come out of and thinks ‘No chance!’

Zeiss 35/2.4 with adapter on Canon 550D. Exmoor. UK. Summer 2012.

Dave ;-)

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I am a keen amateur photographer enjoying wildlife and nature images taken in West Somerset and on Exmoor.
I am a grandfather and enjoy my reclusive life on the edge of Exmoor, among the wildlife, birds, and nature.
I hope to learn more skills and techniques from some of the amazing artists on this site.

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Comments

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work, an excellent and rare macro shot,
    .

  • Thanks so much for the nice welcome and the kind macro comment, Ann!
    All the best,
    Dave.

    – Rivendell7

  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...almost 2 years ago

    Ugh – I didn’t know that! No wonder she is disgusted!! Great capture though, Dave!

  • Not really an ‘ugh’ Christina, the larvae are rather pretty when alive! ;-) But I think surprise, definitely. Thanks for the nice comment on the picture!
    All the best,
    Dave.

    – Rivendell7

  • Lou-Garew
    Lou-Garewalmost 2 years ago

    Wow…great find and excellent macro work, as always!

  • Thanks for the kind comments, glad you like it, Lou!
    Kind regards,
    Dave.

    – Rivendell7

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks for the cheery welcome, Ray!
    Dave.

    – Rivendell7

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertalmost 2 years ago

    Great closeup Dave…:))

  • Thanks very much for the kind comment, Thomas, glad you like!
    All the best,
    Dave ;-)

    – Rivendell7

  • trueblvr
    trueblvralmost 2 years ago

    Well….if the Ugly Duckling can do it so can she….This really is an amazing, and informative, shot.

  • Thanks so much for the nice comment – yes I can see the similarities with the duckling ;-) The casing of the larva looks strange, the living larve are much more attractive, as well as strange-looking!
    Kind regards,
    Dave :-)

    – Rivendell7

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    I have to agree! x

  • Thanks for the kind comment Donna, the strange beauties of Nature !
    Good times, friend x
    Dave.

    – Rivendell7

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devinealmost 2 years ago

    Is that true? That shell? I did not know about how ladybirds are born, so thanks for the education, Dave! Great shot.

  • Hello Bette,the ladybirds have very colourful and spiked larvae which look nothing remotely like a ladybird…..but when due to emerge they come out from that casing, which very soon dries out in the sun. Glad you like.
    All the best,
    Dave.

    – Rivendell7

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature, Ray, it is very much appreciated!
    Kind regards,
    Dave.

    – Rivendell7

  • dilouise
    dilouisealmost 2 years ago

    A brilliant capture Dave. I’ve seen plenty of Ladybird larvae before and they’re quite attractive, but have never seen anything like this so thanks. Nature is just amazing!

  • Thanks so much for the kind comments, Dorothy, yes I agree, Nature is definitely amazing !
    All the best,
    Dave ;x)

    – Rivendell7

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