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#1 chileaddict

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 02:44 PM

I am beginning to see aphids again now that all my store bought ladybugs have all flown away. I went back to applying Neem and squishing and came across this guy. Finally a nymph! After looking more carefully, I am finding more and more ladybugs. This photo has been cropped so I can show the real beauty of this wonderful aphid eater.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 02:46 PM

Beautiful photo! Man I would hate to be an aphid and see one of these monsters coming at me. God I love nature!
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:00 PM

Check this out Patrick.


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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:03 PM

So that will grow to be a ladybug?
If so I didn't realize they were spiky like that, or did the neem nuke him?
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:17 PM

Wow,,,that picture worth a million dollar. First picture got to think you stole it from another source...until I saw the second


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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:26 PM

So that will grow to be a ladybug?
If so I didn't realize they were spiky like that, or did the neem nuke him?

That is the norm for ladybug nymphs - neem didn't do it.

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#7 chileaddict

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:39 PM

No, I didn't steal them. Macro photography is on of my interests. Here I caught an encounter with a very small ladybug (newly emerged from the pupa) and a different ladybug nymph. One second after I took the shot, the ladybug gave the nymph a nip and sent him on his way. Notice no spots yet.


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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:47 PM

That is sick. I lovvve it. I never knew they looked like that young. I have seen tiny ladybugs in with bigger ones so I just figured babies get bigger. Thank you for opening my eyes to these.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:47 PM

Check this out Patrick.


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Posted 01 August 2011 - 06:36 PM

Thats freaking awesome!
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 07:48 PM

Are you using a tripod on monopod for those macro shots? Very crisp.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:52 PM

I had no idea thats what a baby ladybug looked like.
Nice pictures by the way!

#13 chileaddict

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 09:05 PM

Are you using a tripod on monopod for those macro shots? Very crisp.




Yes. A tripod is an absolute must. The macro lens I have has a very small depth of field and it would be near impossible to get shots like that in focus without one. Sometimes I back up a little to get it all in focus and crop the shot to make the image larger. It is pretty amazing to see what an interesting world there is right under our noses, or in this case, under the chile plant leaves.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:55 AM

Macro is what interests me most, just need to find a good lense that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 12:41 PM

Eating machines! Fantastic pics chileaddict you've got some skills.
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 08:38 PM

I hadn't seen one in so long that i had forgot what they looked like.

Needless to say when i found one on my neck the other day, i was taken aback by the way it looked, so i squished it.

I was also surprised that i didn't have a bite on my neck, but now i know why................

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 08:49 PM

Amazing. Those pix should be in a magazine. Great job!

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