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2 + 2 = ?

By Bernice010
Two 2 spot ladybirds. Unfortunately the camera seemed to focus on the leaves rather than the ladybirds. The bush was blowing about quite a bit, so it was quite difficult to get a good shot at them.

On hindsight I should have taken a couple more and chosen the best one... hindsight is a marvellous thing...

Tags: Bugs Insects Ladybirds Ladybird Wildlife and nature

Voters: Caitlin089, lifesnapper, vonny and 14 more


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KarenFB Plus
14 5.4k 176 England
9 May 2006 8:38AM
I can almost see your reflection in their wing covers! Well spotted (hehehe). Good shot.

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Bernice010 14 9 England
9 May 2006 10:26AM
Oh my gosh, you are right! I really need to get myself a good photo program!
angelamary 14 6 England
10 May 2006 12:07AM
Well spotted and a good catch!

I don't know your camera, but various things will give you a faster shutter to counteract that breeze. ISO... If you can change that, 400 in good light shouldn't get you too much noise, or, a smaller f number... f5.6 might help. Or give the camera 'aperture priority'. (AV on my camera)I'm still learning, so someone else might like to confirm I've got it right!

It's a lovely shot, well caught!
RachelMB 14 42 10 England
10 May 2006 8:05AM
I like the way that the red/purple colours on the leaves match the ladybirds (kind of...). The composition is good, too.
yjjeep 16 13
12 May 2006 5:31PM
Super shot.Something this small use spot metering if you have it.
RichardB 15 328 United Kingdom
13 May 2006 5:41PM
A nice shot, great colours. Focussing is very critical for close up shots, even the slightest error seems to show twice as much. Welcome to epz.
Richard.
draxwayze 16 74
14 May 2006 12:08AM
All of the two-spots I see are small compared to the seven-spots. So to get them as clear as this, in the conditions, you did well. An in cop! Good 'cop'. I will add, I have seen inferior shots in entomolgical publications; and I am serious. Click
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2130 United Kingdom
15 May 2006 4:34AM
You have an eye for composition, so keep persevering. You are right, always take more shots and choose the best, deleting the others. Don't know anything about your camera, but with mine I would need to get the ladybirds right inside the central focusing square, using double macro. There is also a facility for focusing only on one area. See what your manual says. Sometimes I use single macro instead of double, if it won't focus, then crop down the picture later. Only a lightweight, but the people on this site are very helpful.
16 May 2006 4:44AM
very great photo!
vonny 14
16 May 2006 12:28PM
Good shot ,know what it's like to try and get take a pic and suddenly it gets windy Smile
fairly new to photography myself ,agree with pamelajean thats how i focus my shots
Hope it helps
welcome to epz
yvonneSmile
19 May 2006 11:49PM
Nice shot with a good depth of field... are you sure it shouldn't be in the adult section?!?!?! hehehe

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