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Ladybird, Beetle love and a dragonfly

 
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P_T



Joined: 19 Jul 2008
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Location: Sydney, Australia

PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:46 am    Post subject: Ladybird, Beetle love and a dragonfly Reply with quote

Finally had a chance for a daylight shooting.

This dragonfly kindly landed on the fence and posed for me for a minute. 2x magnification.


Caught this two behind a leaf in the heat of their passion. Very Happy


Some sort of ladybird.
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Erland R.N.



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great high-magnification photos.
That damselfly looks interesting, no idea which genus it is though, but it must be from Coenagrionidae family.

Erland
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lauriek
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice shots!

A tad more diffusion for the shiny beetles maybe? I'm being picky though, they are good. The Damsel is my favourite of the three..
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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of these are really great there P_T, no doubt that damsel really stands out. Very Happy
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rovebeetle



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great images! The "ladybird", however, is a leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae), same family as #2, BTW, but different subfamilies.

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P_T



Joined: 19 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys!!

I'm still trying to diffuse my twinflash more to take photos of reflective bugs like those mirror-like copulating beetles.

Here's a shot of a different damselfly found in the same area. Full size here,
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/2904031425_75021835cc_o.jpg
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Dread



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

really like how the leaf beetle's antennae mirror the plant stem below, great shots!
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Harold Gough



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the beetle images. I suspect that the ladybird is a callow individual, with its colours still undeveloped.

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