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Five Minutes #2

November 20th...I am feeling a bit battered after my 212km  bicycle ride two days previously, and recovering from the physical trauma of being knocked off my bicycle by an imcompetent motorcyclist...I have some spare time at 0630 as I am not cycling...

 

I sit in the garden, near a patch of weeds, with a macro lens on my camera...here is a sample of what I find...

 

A ladybug on a grass stem...

 

And another species of lady bug nearby:

Ladybug

Five Minutes #2

November 20th...I am feeling a bit battered after my 212km  bicycle ride two days previously, and recovering from the physical trauma of being knocked off my bicycle by an imcompetent motorcyclist...I have some spare time at 0630 as I am not cycling...

 

I sit in the garden, near a patch of weeds, with a macro lens on my camera...here is a sample of what I find...

 

A ladybug on a grass stem...

 

And another species of lady bug nearby:

Ladybug

comments (13)

I love your lady bug pics!! Beautiful!
Ray: We have several different species living in our garden, Elizabeth, and I love them all.

We have no aphids on our roses...actually, we have no roses! smile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 28 Nov 2017, 05:15
Je préfère celle avec les points noirs, elle est bien mise en valeur par ta photo.
Ray: Je pense que ça fait une meilleure image quand on peut filmer le sujet de front, Martine.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Nov 2017, 06:10
Wonderful, unusual images of the ladybug!
Ray: They are most welcome permanent guests in our garden, Philine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 28 Nov 2017, 06:37
The first I have seen without spots, Ray
Ray: We have several species in the garden, Lisl, and this was the first place I ever saw no-spot ones. I have counted up to 14 spots on different species.
Bonjour Ray
Encore deux belles prises de vues ..j'adore les coccinelles ..
Merci à  toi
Bonne journée
Ray: Je suis aussi un grand admirateur de ces invités de jardin attrayants, utiles et travailleurs, Claudine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 28 Nov 2017, 06:46
Well polished and glowing,a super shot
Ray: They are lovely little critters, and always seem so clean, Chris.
I love the rear view grin
Ray: That is a common view of a ladybird, Bill...they are adept at turning their back on this photographer.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 28 Nov 2017, 08:03
You are in danger of wearing yourself out Ray.
Ray: I am in constant danger of wearing out or burning out, Chad...but, fizzling out is not likely! smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2017, 08:09
Look at those clamp-like things, ready to grab you round the throat to bring you to the ground. I wonder if this is the same size as our ladybirds (around 4 or 5mm long)?
Ray: 4-5mm sounds about right, Alan...definitely big enough to do serious damage if they change their eating preference from Aphid to Sapien... smile
There are several kinds, one at least that bites. They were brought here to eat some pest and have taken over. The bottom one is unusual.
Ray: Nearly all beetles can bite, Mary, but small ones like these are unlikely to do much damage.

We have many species of Ladybird, including big furry ones, no-sot ones, vegetarian ones...even a black one with orange spots.
In the top one it looks as though Mrs.Ladybird has been varnished.
Ray: She is highly polished, Brian!
I hope you weren't too badly hurt, Ray...
Ray: It seems the worst is a busted AC joint on my right shoulder, Larry...lots of pain, but should be ok in a few weeks.
More super macro's, Ray. I like the 'go faster' stripe on the bottom one. smile
Ray: The front view would show its supercharger air scoop bursting out of its carapace, Frank! smile

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