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Copyright: Hilary Wilkinson (Hil) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
Genre: Plants
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2007-04-07
Catégories: Trees
Appareil photographique: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposition: f/4, 1/200 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2007-04-10 6:14
Vue: 2961
Points: 16
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe

Coccinellidae is a family of beetles, known variously as ladybirds (Commonwealth English), ladybugs (North American English) or lady beetles (preferred by scientists). The word "lady" in the name is thought to allude to the Virgin Mary in the Roman Catholic faith. Coccinellids are found worldwide, with over 5,000 species described, more than 450 native to North America alone. Coccinellids 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, gray, or brown, however, and may be difficult for non-entomologists to recognize as ladybugs (and, conversely, there are many small beetles that are easily mistaken for ladybugs, such as tortoise beetles). As the family name suggests, they are usually quite round in shape. They are considered useful insects as many species feed on aphids or scale insects, which are pests in gardens, agricultural fields, orchards, and similar places. Because they are useful, colourful, and harmless to humans, coccinellids are typically considered cute even by people who hate most insects,[POV] though a few species are pests in North America and Europe. Some people consider seeing them or having them land on one's body to be a sign of good luck to come, and that killing them presages bad luck.

Plum Tree

A plum or gage is a stone fruit tree in the genus Prunus, subgenus Prunus. The subgenus is distinguished from other subgenera (peaches, cherries, bird cherries, etc) in the shoots having a terminal bud and the side buds solitary (not clustered), the flowers being grouped 1-5 together on short stems, and the fruit having a groove running down one side, and a smooth stone.


Spring is one of the four seasons of temperate zones, the transition from Winter into Summer. Spring is counted as the whole months of March, April, and May in the Northern Hemisphere and September, October, and November in the Southern Hemisphere.

As in summer, the North Pole of the Earth is tilted toward the Sun, and the length of daylight hours increases for the Northern Hemisphere. The hemisphere begins to warm significantly, causing new plant growth to spring forth, giving the season its name. Snow begins to melt, and rivers and streams swell with run off and spring rains. Most flowering plants bloom this time of year, in a long succession beginning even when snow is still on the ground, and continuing into early summer. In normally snowless areas, "spring" may begin as early as February during warmer years, with subtropical areas having very subtle differences, and tropical ones none at all. Subarctic areas may not see "spring" at all until May or even June, or December in the outer Antarctic.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-10 10:55]

Hi Hilary.
I like your wonderful spring shot with amazing scenery and quality of execution. Excellent soft lighting and colours, very impressive and pleasant BG, beauty of the flowers with ladybird, details and sharpness of them are terrific. Extraordinary at its expressiveness art picture. My bets regards and TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-10 21:47]

Hello Hil

A lovely Spring composition.We are many weeks behind this .Seeing beautiful blossoms like this is wonderful.Well focused with sharp details.The colours are lovely.Very nice POV and DOF.TFS


Hello Hil,

These notes are very interesting and go so well with a superb picture. I like the brilliance on the lady bee, this POV, composition, exposure and details. This is a beautiful environment.

This year I thought that we never going to have a winter and now, I think that it’ll never stop… 20 to 30 cm of snow is awaited on Thursday… Thanks,

Hi Hilary,
Nice DoF, well focused, great sharpness, neat, and very aesthetic.
Superb shot.


Nice work Hilary the focus looks spot on and its a lovely composition tfs rgds Necip.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-04-11 15:55]

Hello Hilary,
a very beautiful shot indeed.Very nice composition.Sharpness,details and colors are marvelous .TFS

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  • clint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 237] (1371)
  • [2007-04-11 17:57]

a very well composed shot, nice control on the exposure of the white petals of the flower and you have caught some nice detail.
Did,nt notice the ladybird at first glance but he,s definately there.
maybe a little dodge and burn on his shell will bring him more into view.
All in all a nice shot.
well caught.

'Allo, 'allo Hil,

I especially like the way you have the light playing thru this shot. [ On the side branches, and on part of the blossoms, as well as some on the ladybug ] The deep colour on the bug is great. Very good capture of that Spring-feeling! Tfs, J.

PS The Note is nice, but nothing about the actual photo models... ;) What kinda blossoms do we have?

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