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Jan 22 LadyBug

January 22 Macro. LadyBug.
Nearly ALL cultures believe that a Ladybug is lucky.

More January macro images can be see in the forum here


Legends vary about how the Ladybug came to be named, but the most common (and enduring) is this:
In Europe, during the Middle Ages, swarms of insects were destroying the crops. The farmers prayed
to the Virgin Mary for help. Soon thereafter the Ladybugs came, devouring the plant-destroying
pests and saving the crops! The farmers called these beautiful insects "The Beetles of Our Lady",
and - over time - they eventually became popularly known as "Lady Beetles". The red wings were
said to represent the Virgin's cloak and the black spots were symbolic of both her joys and her
sorrows. Link to more info

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi ,Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
1/10s f/8.0 at 50.0mm iso400 with Hoya +4cu filter full exif

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RSantos05-Dec-2008 01:57
hello there ms. cute little lady bug.
j>a>e>17 :):):)26-Nov-2008 11:58
lyrical ladybug o'gleee callled to meee RIGHT NOW... mega chitown smilezzz for YOU BOTH NOW, j>a>e>17 :):):)
Guest 09-Feb-2008 16:06
Lovely Shot & Cute V
Phillip Normanton22-Jan-2008 21:10
LOL, very cute!!!
Michael Shpuntov22-Jan-2008 19:58
Very cute one. Lovely colors and light.
Barbara Heide22-Jan-2008 09:51
cute shot!
Máire Uí Mhaicín22-Jan-2008 09:41
Lovely shot! My grand-daughter recognised her immediately from the littlest Pet Shop collection.
Heidi Jonker22-Jan-2008 08:51
Cute shot Barry!
Maaike Huizer22-Jan-2008 07:58
How sweet
Guest 22-Jan-2008 06:03
Hello, Lady Bug.. :-)
Russ Rose22-Jan-2008 05:14
Barry: I like it, I like it. good laugh.
Sheila22-Jan-2008 04:04
Really cute! Lovely shot, Barry.