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*A Ladybird's Birthday*
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*A Ladybird's Birthday*



I had never seen a ladybird pupa before, so you can imagine my surprise and excitement when I noticed what looked like a baked bean by it's side.


It was just after 6 am when I decided to have a look at what was lurking in by garden that I might photograph... and there it was.


After the baked bean had emerged I realised it was indeed a ladybird! Oh what joy! She wandered around slowly displaying her yellow wings, I guess to dry out and over a period of 4 hours she gradually developed her spots and then her beautiful orange/red colour.


I began to feel like a surrogate mother feeling quite responsible for her well-being. Well, after she had exlpored her surroundings and allowing me to photograph her beautiful development... away she flew.


I can tell you I felt very proud of her Smile


Angi
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Jass
This is incrediable Angi... Smile
Well done!!! & "Good Luck with this too!"
~Kelly
#1 Sat January 31, 2009 9:57pm

phototoad
Is it like the pupa stage, like a butterfly? How cool! Wonderfully presented too. Talk about instincts, it looks fully mature.Good Luck!
~In His Love~ Maggi D
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16
#2 Sun February 1, 2009 12:45am

catonic
Incredible captures, Angi. So well documented. I love your documentary, also.SmileCat
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see ~ Henry David Thoreau
#3 Sun February 1, 2009 6:38am

vab
This is terrific!! Love how you have captured so much detail in each image. I did something the same as this last summer with my ladybirds pupating but even with only 5 images it felt too tight - you have done this well - it does not feel cramped. Viv
#4 Sun February 1, 2009 11:34am

usntm1ret
Terrific - incredible - wonderfully - and something few people get to see. Nature at its best. Wink great presentation also Angi. Thumbs Up!
#5 Sun February 1, 2009 1:01pm

Bridget
Oh very well done !P!.Almost missed this one Smile
#6 Sun February 1, 2009 3:06pm

Beg-Erin
Wonderful Thumbs Up! Smile! Wink
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What matters in lifeis not what you are but what you DO
#7 Mon February 2, 2009 8:22pm

vab
Congratulations Angi!! Well done. Viv
#8 Mon February 2, 2009 8:45pm

phototoad
All the above, well deserved!
~In His Love~ Maggi D
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16
#9 Mon February 2, 2009 9:35pm

catonic
Congratulations, Angi - well deserved.Cat
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see ~ Henry David Thoreau
#10 Tue February 3, 2009 1:49am

Jass
Congratulations Angi!! Well done.... Smile
~Kelly
#11 Tue February 3, 2009 12:00pm

pudnpie
Thank you all for your lovely comments and ratings and what a lovely surprise to come home to. I'm thrilled Smile


Angi
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"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult." Seneca...
#12 Tue February 3, 2009 11:08pm




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