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Please, do not disturb by Mark Billiau.

Please, do not disturb 


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25.05.2009 at 8:00h
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This is a shot of mating multicoloured Asian ladybirds.

The species is native to Asia (Siberia, Himalaya, Japan to China) and has been extensively introduced by man in the USA and Europe for biological and effective control of various aphid species in greenhouses, crop fields and gardens.
However, it has also brought with it several negative effects. Its establishment appears to decrease the diversity of native ladybird species.

Dutch name : Veelkleurig Aziatisch Lieveheersbeestje
German name : Asiatischer Marienkäfer
Latin name : Harmonia axyridis (var. succinea)

A big thanks to Deryck for the kindly nomination of this picture.


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Ryszard Basta, 25.05.2009 at 8:54h

grossartig dargestellt

Maria João Arcanjo, 25.05.2009 at 9:02h

ehehehe great shot!

Ushie Farkas, 25.05.2009 at 9:29h

It´s absolutly fantastic !! la vie est belle - pour les deux....
Salut Ushie

Pe-Sto, 25.05.2009 at 9:43h

Knackscharf die beiden Liebenden ... :0)
Mark, das Makro ist grandios ... großartig gemacht!!
lg Peggy

radiomonstr, 25.05.2009 at 9:54h

Awesome.. I love ladybirds... One little lovestory.

Véronique Soulier, 25.05.2009 at 9:55h

Thanks for comments, a very good macro ü amitiés VS

Andrea Sagawe, 25.05.2009 at 10:08h

Hey, hey,hey...shouldn't that be in the nude channel...:-))
Excellent close up...pinsharp and well composed.
Thank you very much for your additional informations on ladybirds. I would have considered them as the normal European bugs. Will from now on have a closer look at them. Great...your daily lesson in zoology.

Werner R. Albert, 25.05.2009 at 11:05h

Their backs seems to be varnished.
Absolutely great macro !
Best job, Mark.
kind regards

JeannyL, 25.05.2009 at 12:29h

ein klasse Foto++++++ TOP
LG Jeanny

Canan Oner, 25.05.2009 at 12:47h

Private moments :)) Excellent capture of these two Mark...Fantastic...

Christine Ge., 25.05.2009 at 13:05h

Ein fantastisches Makro, Mark, sehr nah dran und aus einer schönen Perspektive. Was für ein Objektiv hast Du genommen?
Gruß Tina

Jan Rillich, 25.05.2009 at 13:06h

nice shot :)
LG Jan

Pistone Bernardo, 25.05.2009 at 14:58h

Nein Mark das ist nicht mein styl, ich werden sicherlich nicht störe bei Schn.....gut getroffen...bravo! Lg Bernardo

Gruber Fred, 25.05.2009 at 16:26h

Hallo Mark,ein excellentes Bild,die Schärfe ist überwältigend.Eine sehr gekonnte Aufnahme.
LG Fred

Georg Götz, 25.05.2009 at 18:48h

Nein auf keinen Fall .... nur ein bisschen gucken :-)


Natalja Dralova, 25.05.2009 at 19:09h

Amazing capture!

Josef Kainz, 25.05.2009 at 20:22h

Es wird für Nachwuchs gesorgt klasse Aufnahme
lg. josef

Gisèle W., 25.05.2009 at 21:33h

Die zijn goed bezig, je hebt het op het juiste moment gefotografeerd !!
Prachtige macro.
Groetjes, Gisèle

Adele Oliver, 26.05.2009 at 2:18h

You were a great eye witness. Terrific sharp details ... a big pro!
cheers, Adele

ELEIRBAG, 26.05.2009 at 8:58h

B R A V O LG Gabriele

Saska S., 26.05.2009 at 13:19h

Fantastic shot with great colours and right timing :)
Regards, Saska

Ayse Nalan Yasin, 26.05.2009 at 18:23h

Excellent shot Mark :)

Fons van Swaal, 26.05.2009 at 19:12h

Excellent shot ..........;-))

Astrid Buschmann, 27.05.2009 at 12:03h

Eine wunderschön gelungene Aufnahme, da kann man nur gratulieren. Ich geh dann mal voten...
LG Astrid

Anna Kowalski, 28.05.2009 at 1:55h

That's what usually happens with foreign introductions. Example: gray and red squirrels in North America. Red squirrels are almost all gone.

So when the "babybugs" due??

Very good shot!

sailor466, 28.05.2009 at 11:48h

hallo - a wonderfull picture!!
and clearly pro !!
w.m.r. dieter

Ramunas Siugzda, 29.05.2009 at 23:22h

WOW! all I wanted to say it was written by others! And yes, Thank you for the zoology lesson.

Kind Regards,

Misu Schwartz, 1.06.2009 at 10:38h

Great peak action macro shot!

Gunther Hasler, 3.06.2009 at 17:08h

Schade, da kann ich nicht abstimmen, mein pro wäre dir sicher - sehr schön in Vergrößerung und Detail, die Beiden! :)
LG Gunther

Voting Center, 18.06.2009 at 13:55h

This photo has been selected for the gallery with 102 pro- and 73 contra-votes. Congratulations, Mark Billiau. :-)

Deryck , 18.06.2009 at 13:55h

I think this is a brilliant macro. Great qaulity and very well seen!
I hope you agree - enjoy the voting

Saska S., 18.06.2009 at 13:55h


Alexandru Valentin Iedu, 18.06.2009 at 13:55h

In romanian we call it "mamarute" and are simple adorable :)

Pro +++++

Nena, 18.06.2009 at 13:55h


JURAFR, 18.06.2009 at 13:55h


VerschlussSache, 18.06.2009 at 13:55h

schade, dass sie den heimischen Marienkäfer verdrängen werden
Foto +

Hella1, 18.06.2009 at 13:55h


Ada80, 18.06.2009 at 13:55h


BRYAN CRUTE, 18.06.2009 at 13:55h


Gunther Ortlepp, 18.06.2009 at 13:55h


Frank Cecconi, 18.06.2009 at 13:55h


John Willems, 18.06.2009 at 13:55h

Prachtig werk !!
PRO ++++++++++++++++++++

M.W. Schiller, 18.06.2009 at 13:55h


Jean-Bernard, 18.06.2009 at 13:55h


Leo_nid, 18.06.2009 at 13:55h


ACAKO, 18.06.2009 at 13:55h


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bombamo Michèle, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Carlo Capobianchi, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Christa Regina, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h

Sowas von PRO++++++++++++++++++++++

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Luigi Scorsino, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Stefano Todde, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Ayse Nalan Yasin, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Elisabeth Photography, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Fons van Swaal, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


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Takis.K, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Matthias Besant, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


InStylePhoto, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h

" " " " " YES ´´´´´ PRO " " " " "

Ilidio Fernandes, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


--Opal--, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Denis Heirendt, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Bernd Meiseberg, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Falko Follert FF77, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Astrid Buschmann, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Andrea Sagawe, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Domenico Cosenza, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Heidi Bollich, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Pozer Katalin, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


sailor466, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h

a very great picture!!
clearly pro !!

Véronique Soulier, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Kostas.., 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Anca Silvia B., 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Ramunas Siugzda, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h

Agree with Deryck! My vote is PRO!

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Sylvia Schulz, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Hans-Reiner Bohn, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h

°P°R°O° (we surely won't disturb'em)

Vitória Castelo Santos, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


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Roberto L., 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Marcelino Garcia, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h

PRO +++++ PRO ++++ PRO +++++

lemmi65, 18.06.2009 at 13:56h


Trixi Schneider, 18.06.2009 at 13:57h


Ludwig F. Ellner, 18.06.2009 at 13:57h


bayerlein ute, 18.06.2009 at 13:57h


smutjefoto, 18.06.2009 at 13:57h

Wunderschön ! Pro +++ Viel Glück

Guglielmo Rispoli, 18.06.2009 at 13:57h

PRO PRO PRO !!!!!!!!!!

RM., 18.06.2009 at 13:57h


Nicole Casutt, 18.06.2009 at 13:57h

I really LIKE it a lot !
Congrats for your STAR !!!


Mark Billiau., 18.06.2009 at 14:49h

@ Everybody who voted pro : thank you very much.
And of course a special thanks to Deryck for the nomination of this picture.


Deryck, 18.06.2009 at 17:56h

Well done Mark! A very beautiful picture wins a well deserved star!

Inez Correia Marques, 18.06.2009 at 18:33h

Bravo Mark !!

Christa Regina, 18.06.2009 at 21:58h

Gratulation. Freu mich mit Dir, dass es dieses Bild in die Gallerie geschafft hat.
Liebe Grüsse von Christa

Gaby Darsow, 6.10.2009 at 19:05h

Das Sternchen hast Du Dir verdient,

Fernando L., 11.11.2009 at 16:07h

ES: Margarita y Mariquita by Fernando L.
ES: Margarita y Mariquita
10.6.09, 19:17
Magnífica captura de un momento
intimo de las mariquitas!!!
Saludos, Fernando

s. sabine krause, 27.04.2010 at 8:25h

what a beautiful shot of the little immigrant ; ))! their glossy backs look just terrrific – as though polished! and i think the male and female can even be told apart: black face mask – female , white face mask – male! about two years ago almost every ladybug i saw seemed to be one of those many-spotted asian ones. a couple of years ago, though, it changed again, i think, and last year there were just so many seven-spots again!! greetings, sabine.

Francesco Bologna, 26.05.2010 at 21:03h

una parola: spettacolare, perfetta in tutto!!!


Vera Böhm, 10.03.2011 at 11:16h

Congrats to this shot and to the little star, the sharpness is also good. ;-))
Regards, Vera

leverdesoleil, 10.02.2012 at 11:20h

Quelle grande macro !!!
BRAVO l'artiste !

odeveld219, 11.04.2012 at 18:00h

Een bijzonder knappe macro!! Mijn complimenten!
Dank u wel voor uw fijne wensen!
Groeten, Odeveld

jnazem, 2.05.2013 at 15:14h

Dear Mark most of your photoes are nice. also this one is great

mario valentini, 4.01.2014 at 17:33h

Congratulations, fantastic macro.

Gilbert13, 23.05.2014 at 17:09h

Would have been surprised if you didn't have one of them ;) same title just in English! Tried every single angle but couldn't get the one on the bottom. Yours is excellent.

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