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Osteospermum and Ladybird

By cattyal  
I've no flowers to photograph this weekend and the garden isn't terribly inspiring either so it's time for me to upload one of those photographs that sit in my EPZ folder while I debate whether it's any good or not.

I'll let you decide but please bear in mind that the little rotter just wouldn't stay still and kept racing round and round the flower so I think I did fairly well to manage this one Smile

Tags: Flower Ladybird Osteospermum Bug Flowers and plants Wildlife and nature

Voters: Dave_Collier, jacquienewsham, AnnaBanana and 40 more

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AnnaBanana 12 119 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2006 4:20PM
Wonderful composition, excellent presentation. The inclusion of the ladybug makes this shot for me!

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Mwande 12 4 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2006 4:22PM
Great shot. I love it
davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2006 4:29PM
Great macro shot. Like the simple background and the good control of dof.
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
19 Aug 2006 4:33PM
Thank you everyone - you want to see all the photos that didn't make the grade thanks to him/her racing about Smile

I've just notice the white speck on that leaf at the bottom - darn it, I should have removed that before uploading!
lordposh 14 45 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2006 4:35PM
Like it, yes I know how you feel when you are trying to take a shot and the damn critter don't sit still!!
canongirl08 12 18 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2006 4:52PM
simply beautiful
Lovely work
cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
19 Aug 2006 5:05PM
A very good captured
ann_g 14 19 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2006 5:07PM
Well caught, great closeup

Ann Smile
alfpics Plus
16 362 2 England
19 Aug 2006 5:14PM
Well caught!
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2006 5:18PM
Beats my effort t'other day hands down. Nice shot Alison
ValSaxby Plus
12 146 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2006 5:41PM
A very pretty shot Alison. Excellent work

ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2006 7:02PM
a really great image Alison, I love it,
19 Aug 2006 7:04PM
Beautiful shot! The antennae are so clear.
bumbleb3 12 358 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2006 7:21PM
very delicate image.
Ajack 12
19 Aug 2006 8:28PM
A lovely capture thats very pleasing on the eye,

cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
19 Aug 2006 8:43PM
Wow - thank you everyone. I've had it sitting about thinking it wasn't that good although not bad enough to bin - I have a lot of pictures like that Smile

Inspiration suddenly struck for Woody this evening so I've just spent the last couple or so hours preparing a picture for Silly Sunday.
pcjackso Junior Member 13 7
19 Aug 2006 9:17PM
Just it
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
19 Aug 2006 10:13PM
This is a wonderful capture Alison.
Lovely flower, lovely Ladybird & lovely presentation..
I now look forward to tomorrow, to see what Woody gets up to.
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
19 Aug 2006 10:36PM
Thanks Pauline, Hilary and fellow clickers - I just hope that Woody is worth the wait!
lynsfiona 14 5
20 Aug 2006 7:32AM
Superb shot, really well captured. Lyns x
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
20 Aug 2006 8:00AM
I really like the composition with this one, and the dof is perfect - you've even managed to get it's antennae! Good shot.
Dotrob 12 Wales
20 Aug 2006 9:56AM
Super capture.
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
20 Aug 2006 10:21AM
A real cracker Alison,love the macro work and the way the ladybird is hanging on.Amazing composition.Take care.AnnSmile
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
20 Aug 2006 9:25PM
Thank you again everyone - and to think I kept putting off uploading this picture. It just shows how hard it is to be objective about your own photographs.

I'd better take a closer look at the other shots before I bin them!
mikesavage 16 299 2 England
20 Aug 2006 9:57PM
Nicely balanced. Click!
BenF 12 14 United States
21 Aug 2006 6:16PM
Absolutely fantastic!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2024 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2006 1:15AM
Different, interesting and uniquely presented. Have been away awhile, catching up on your pf, you have done some lovely work lately.
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
24 Aug 2006 7:23PM
A late thank you again everyone. I've been taking a pictures like a loon while up in Edinburgh but fear it might be a while before I can settle down to look at them properly. Hopefully there will be some goodies in amongst them all!

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