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Raghu Apr 13, 2007 1:46 AM

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A beautiful lady always has admirers around.., though not from the same species.See for yourself!

Raghu Apr 13, 2007 1:46 AM

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And here too..

Mark H Apr 13, 2007 3:52 AM

Nice shots Raghu.Any idea what the smaller insects are?

Mark

Raghu Apr 13, 2007 5:13 AM

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Thanks, Mark. No, I don't know what they are. But I saw theseand more muchsmaller insects andants gathering towards the new shoots in this creeper. The high contrast is due to direct sunlight on the leaves. I think I am stretching my FZ3 macro to its limits without an additional lens.

Mark H Apr 13, 2007 5:31 AM

I sometimes find strong sunlight a hindrance for shots like these....

I`m guessing but the small fat bodied bugs are probably a species of Aphid....although it is only a guess.
The Raynox macro lenses aren`t too expensive and are a very worthwhile investment if you intend doing a lot of macro shots...well worth considering....

Mark

annie57 Apr 13, 2007 7:29 AM

As always, just stunning and beautiful!!!!

happy_peasant Apr 13, 2007 10:09 AM

The small bugs are indeed aphids, also known as ladybird beetle food.

Macnite Apr 13, 2007 10:22 AM

Nicely done Raghu, especially with out an additional lens.

Emmanuel

Hiroshi Apr 13, 2007 10:31 AM

Raghu, very nice set of photos...on #1 it almost looks like mom & babies.

Hiroshi

Beth Ellen Apr 13, 2007 12:42 PM

I love the composition of the first one. Nice capture and even got some sticky aphids in it. :o)

vaiboy Apr 13, 2007 3:01 PM

Beautiful shots! The color and the zig-zag black marks make me think of Charlie Brown.

I think I'll add a ladybird eating aphids to the list of shots I want to get someday.

rhermans Apr 13, 2007 4:46 PM

Nice shots Raghu, nr1 being imho the best. _ Ronny


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