Eye To Eye With The Harlequin Ladybird

Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis f conspicua

Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis f conspicua

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Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis f. conspicua, September 2017, rear garden, Staffordshire, England.

34 thoughts on “Eye To Eye With The Harlequin Ladybird

  1. I chased a different species all around some plants recently, and finally got some interesting closeups. Most were out of focus, but when I compare them now, I see that yours and mine look very much the same “facially,” although the one I found was plain red. I was going to look up its species last night, and now that I’ve seen this, I’ll make the effort. I think they’re all cute, but the patterns on yours are completely delightful.

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    1. With hand held it is indeed all about controlling the breathing to try and reduce the shake when being this close. Than you, Diana πŸ™‚

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      1. You’re welcome Pete! I so look forward to the damp grey ending in Vancouver so that macro moments can begin again.

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  2. WOW! What more is there to say? Years ago I was told that ‘black’ ladybirds were poisonous. I obviously took no notice as I’ve handled them.

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  3. Beautiful macro! I’ve always loved these little critters. Do they try to come indoors in colder weather like they do in the USA?

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  4. Your blog is beautiful! I really admire your macro photography. Your shots are clear and so well executed. I just recently bought diopters to start studying macro photography with insects and your blog is truly inspirational for me as a budding photographer. The ladybug is also a very unique subject!

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