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Ladybird

Frontal portrait of a ladybird, made with magnification 8 and f/11 using a Canon 7D, a Canon macrolens MP-E 65mm/f2.8 and a Canon 2x converter. The picture is a single image, made in our garden without using a tripod while the insects are busy doing their business.

Coccinellidae is a family of beetles, known variously as ladybirds (UK, Ireland, Australia, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, India, Malta, parts of Canada), or ladybugs (North America). Scientists increasingly prefer the names ladybird beetles or lady beetles, as these insects are neither birds nor bugs (ref: Wikipedia). 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 (Source: Wikipedia).

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