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Time for "change"

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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-26
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Macro, Action
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P150
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The little world of ladybugs :) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-06 0:30
Viewed: 1123
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Morning, TL-members!

I took this picture from ladybug, who was planning to move slowly at that moment, it might be because I was around :)...but it seem to me that the ladybug wanted to change its 'initial place of stay', the daisy flower, and wanted to move to another neighboring (daisy) flower. As she started her great journey, I clicked this picture :)
Therefore, I gave the title to this picture: Time for "change".

I hope you like it.

Have a nice Sunday!

best greetings,

Paras :)


Information on Ladybug from "WiKiPedia" free web dictionary:

Coccinellidae is a family of beetles, known variously as ladybirds (British English, Australian English, South African English), ladybugs (North American English) or lady beetles (preferred by some scientists). Lesser-used names include ladyclock, lady cow, and lady fly.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Superfamily: Cucujoidea
Family: Coccinellidae
(Latreille, 1807)

They 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. A very large number of species are mostly or entirely black, grey, or brown and may be difficult for non-entomologists to recognize as coccinellids (and, conversely, there are many small beetles that are easily mistaken as such, like tortoise beetles).

Coccinellids are found worldwide, with over 5,000 species described, more than 450 native to North America alone.

A few species are pests in North America and Europe, but they are generally considered useful insects as many species feed on aphids or scale insects, which are pests in gardens, agricultural fields, orchards, and similar places. The Mall of America, for instance, releases thousands of ladybugs into its indoor park as a natural means of pest control for its gardens.


Coccinellids are typically predators of Hemiptera such as aphids and scale insects, though conspecific larvae and eggs can also be important resources when alternative prey are scarce. Members of the subfamily Epilachninae are herbivores, and can be very destructive agricultural pests (e.g., the Mexican bean beetle). While predatory species are often used as biological control agents, introduced species of ladybirds (such as Harmonia axyridis or Coccinella septempunctata in North America) outcompete and displace native coccinellids and become pests in their own right.

Coccinellids are often brightly colored to ward away potential predators. This phenomenon is called aposematism and works because predators learn by experience to associate certain prey phenotypes with a bad taste (or worse). Mechanical stimulation (such as by predator attack) causes "reflex bleeding" in both larval and adult ladybird beetles, in which an alkaloid toxin is exuded through the joints of the exoskeleton, deterring feeding. Ladybugs, as well as other Coccinellids are known to spray a venomous toxin to certain mammals and other insects when threatened.

Most coccinellids overwinter as adults, aggregating on the south sides of large objects such as trees or houses during the winter months, and dispersing in response to increasing day length in the spring. In Harmonia axyridis, eggs hatch in 3–4 days from clutches numbering from a few to several dozen. Depending on resource availability, the larvae pass through four instars over 10–14 days, after which pupation occurs. After a teneral period of several days, the adults become reproductively active and are able to reproduce again, although they may become reproductively quiescent if eclosing late in the season.

It is thought that certain species of Coccinellids lay extra infertile eggs with the fertile eggs. These appear to provide a backup food source for the larvae when they hatch. The ratio of infertile to fertile eggs increases with scarcity of food at the time of egg laying.


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Nice sharp photo you have captured, I would have cropped out the top flower myself, still a great effort, well done

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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2009-09-06 1:06]

Die Marienkäfer, noch einmal!
Ein sehr shönes Aufnahme, Lieber Paras! Toll !
Viele Grüsse,
aus Recife-Brasilien,

The precision with you captured the subject is self evident.very sharp and clear focus.wonderful POV.Immaculate composition.TFS

Hi Paras,
Good capture, another very sharp shot of a ladybug. I may have cloned out the top flower too, although in a way it adds extra interest to the scene. Some petals are borderline OE but look well managed. Well photographed.


Hi Paras

my dear ladybug :)
excellent focus and light
the details are amazing as well the natural colors
nice inclusion of the BG daisy
nice feelings in it
Have a grate day my friend!

Ciao Paras,

This is a fine flower macro with selective focus!
The difficult white parts are nicely exposed,
and double is well framed...
Lovely Ladybug...



Hi Paras,
What a lovely white flower and ladybug....
great macro. Cogratulations.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hello Paras,
A cohesively composed macro. There is good unity of complementary colors. Sharp focus on the main daisy and the lady beetle. Regards...

excellent macro, making very good, congratulations, hugs

Good Morning Paras,

A fine composition with a sharp focus on the f/g daisy and ladybird. The exposure on the white flower is excellent.
I like hoe the composition draws the eyes across the frame from one interesting image to another.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-09-06 5:29]

...nice, smple and very beautiful composition...Best wishes my friend ;)))
J ;)

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-09-06 8:02]


fantastique image de cette coxinelle sur la pâquerette, subebe contrste de couelur entre le rouge, el blanc et le jaune, grandiose.

Bravoe t amitié


I love this photo !!
J'adore les coccinelles ça porte bonheur.
Super macro work.
Good light and great focus

Nice idea
Best regards

Namastay Paras,

An impressive macro capture of a ladybug from an atractive POV with excellent clarity and fine composition.
TFS and cheers,


Salam Paras Bhaijaan,
What a superb close up again. details, colours, light and contrast are very good..TFS.


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  • mi_per Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 215 W: 27 N: 369] (3825)
  • [2009-09-06 11:49]

Hi Paras,
Beautiful composition and angle.
Great details, colors and contrast...

Hi Paras
sweet flowers, nicely composed and capture.
the bug is a fine bonus of color and mood.
splendid clarity and nice colors.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-09-06 12:56]

Hello Paras,

Very nice macro, great focus of the flower and the ladybug.
Beautifull composition, good job.
best regards.

Hello Paras,
Good comnposition and well timed shot. But I see a bit OE on daisy petals.
Selahattin E

Hello, Paras -
I really like the potential energy conveyed in this critical moment of the ladybug about to make its leap. Vibrant colors - the red shell of the insect looks fantastic against the bright white petals. Nicely composed with a fine DOF revealing sharp details of the foremost flower and the bug. Well done.

Ciao Paras. Good contrast, perfects light and details. Nice compo.


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-09-06 14:32]

dear Paras,
orange and yellow on white above deep green, in lighted space,
this color combination is very nice to show us lovely world of the lady and flowers,
white hi-light and black dots on orange back is very charming.
thank you for your fantastic shot in your tale,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-09-06 15:07]

Hello Paras,
Wonderful composition!
Great macro with fabulous details.
Splendid lighting. Excellent POV and DOF.

Bonjour Paras
Nice meeting between forms and colours
Good composition
Nice day

Slav Paras,
An another wonderful capture from you.A superb composition of this lovely ladybug and beautiful daisy.The sharpness,details and colors are excellent.Thanks for sharing and regards.

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