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Ladybug Sex

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 25 January 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Hey, it must be spring in the Oakland Hills! The ladybugs are having their annual orgies in Redwood Regional Park at Ladybug corner. If you are in the Bay Area - find the intersection of Prince and Stream trails to get in on the action!

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS 1/100 second F/4.0 ISO 400 14 mm

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Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

So cool! What a nice find. This must mean spring is coming, don't you think?

25 Jan 2011 11:07am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I think it means that the temps are abnormally warm after a wet spell and it made the lady bugs horny becasue they THINK it is sprong. BUt this is trurly cool for sure..I like the colors of these little cuties contrasted against the brown leaves! Man what a love fest...I could set up a shop selling vitamins to them ;-) Cool Barbara!

25 Jan 2011 1:02pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Well, this is very interesting. I had no idea... ;-)

25 Jan 2011 2:43pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Well, great image and processing, but I could've done without the explanation ;)

25 Jan 2011 6:38pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

my goodness, an orgy (oh, but you said that)

25 Jan 2011 10:57pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Yikes...... in plan view too - what is this world coming to?

26 Jan 2011 3:55am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

lovely photo - they sure are happily making out over there - amazing detail!

27 Jan 2011 3:15am

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS
1/100 second
ISO 400
14 mm