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arlon
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Ladies convention

Post by arlon »

While visiting in NM I was walking through the pumpkin patch and noticed these little ladies. They where all ganged up on the stalk of a cut off pumpkin.. Well, maybe not all "ladies"..



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Post by JoanYoung »

This is beautiful Arlon. I love ladybirds. :)
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Post by Planapo »

Nice capture! Interestingly coloured ladybirds you have over there, Arlon. Hadn´t seen a species with such a white pattern on the pronotum before.

Btw, that NM you visited was first a little riddle to me. But then I saw you are from Lone Star State TX, so NM should be neighbouring New Mexico, shouldn´t it?!
Well, I am from SH in D and occasionally visit in neighbouring DK, HH or McPomm! :wink: :D

Cheers,
Betty
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Post by Bruce Williams »

I have found ladybirds frustratingly difficult to photograph. They look easy, they move slowly and tolerate close observation without flying the coup. But....I have yet to get a shot as fine as this one.

Nicely done.

Bruce :D

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Post by beetleman »

I don`t think I have a good picture of a ladybird either. Excellent photo Arlon. I went looking in the "bug guide" to see if their were any leaf beetles that looked like these, just because of the slightly elongated shape and them congragating on a pumpkin stem but did not find any.
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Post by arlon »

Sorry about the NM thing. I posted the same on a texas fishing group and had just posted some pictures from the vacation and so NM was obvious. I cut and pasted here and forgot to expand it to New Mexico. I forget this forum has more than "locals" in it. More pictures from the vacation out here.. NM is the "lavander springs ranch" gallery..

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Post by Planapo »

Sorry, Arlon. My silly babbling wasn´t meant as a critique at all, and was just meant friendly. Actually your "NM" helped me to recapitulate some geography of the US, which isn´t a bad thing at all.

Best wishes,
Betty :D

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Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »

Not too lady-like of behavior here! But nice shots of attractive bugs.
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