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30 Nov 2013 5:44AM
Hand held? That's a fantastic shot, Colleen.
Good job you could use a fast shutter.
Never seen a black ladybird.

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ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
30 Nov 2013 5:46AM

Quote:Hand held? That's a fantastic shot, Colleen.
Good job you could use a fast shutter.
Never seen a black ladybird.


I normally do use a fast shutterspeed when handheld but have to use fast shutter speeds in Cape Town the wind is mostly blowing....today its so windy not even the fastest shutter speed would help. It may be just a little beetle Peter, will wait for the experts to ID it
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
30 Nov 2013 5:57AM
Morning Colleen. No wind here but cloudySmile We have the annual Berrie festival at a Berry farm today, so I hope the rain stays away ! A lovely image Colleen - unfortunately no ID on the bug - maybe a juvenile lady Smile
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
30 Nov 2013 6:14AM
She's tiny, Colleen, I've spotted similar here, but never been able to ID it. The little bud looks like a blue felicia, though. Very well captured. Carol
Ray12 3 112 1 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 6:33AM
A superb image, one of natures little wonders.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
30 Nov 2013 7:14AM
Handheld is tricky when going in this close, Colleen, and you've done really well here. Very nice SmileSmile

And of course I adore that background.

Andrew
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 7:42AM
Never seen one of these Colleen, and what a great image put together
and that really is a high ISO so can image the winds you fought withGrin
lillian
mistere Plus
3 1 3 England
30 Nov 2013 7:49AM
Lovely image Colleen, is that a spot of red eye on the LadybugSmileSmileSmile

Dave.
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 8:23AM
Brilliantly captured Colleen. Spot on. GrinGrin Peter.
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 8:28AM
Fantastic macro shot, very well done

Hugh
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 8:31AM
A beautiful macro shot Colleen.

Phil.
30 Nov 2013 8:46AM

Quote:Brilliantly captured Colleen. Spot on. GrinGrin Peter.
--- I agree! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 9:28AM

Quote:Brilliantly captured Colleen. Spot on. GrinGrin Peter. --- I agree! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile


I also agree - superb! Smile

Carol
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
30 Nov 2013 9:32AM
Nice composition in this very simple but very effective capture, Colleen.
Great result for a handheld image, can't help with the ID of the bug sorrySad.

Mary Grin
30 Nov 2013 10:12AM
Sorry, Colleen, misread yesterday's description, 'last of the Agapanthus'...
... thought it was the last of your uploads before going to Australia, with no laptop Sad
Note to self, 'clean glasses before viewing computer'. Smile
A superb image today and well taken, handheld - it's as sharp as a razor.

Simon
30 Nov 2013 10:20AM
Lovely shot, well taken. Lovely little guy, hope it is a black ladybird, as that would be something I've never seen before.
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 56 13 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 10:28AM
Great capture ColleenSmile

Cliff
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 11:18AM
A most beautiful image... I also like the green background... IB
ali63 Plus
4 747 1 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 12:00PM
Beautiful shot Colleen,

Ali Smile
marktc Plus
5 86 14 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 12:11PM
Extremely well captured
netta1234 Plus
4 354 2 Wales
30 Nov 2013 12:25PM
Beautiful Colleen,with a lovely bgSmile
NettaSmile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
30 Nov 2013 12:32PM
This is minimalistic done beautifully, wish I had another UA to give.

Regards

Trev.
30 Nov 2013 12:50PM
Great capture & shallow DOF in this image.
Simple composition so well taken ColleenGrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 12:57PM
Simply lovely. Curious to know if that is a ladybird.
Hope your travels are safe and that you have a wonderful trip.
KateGrinGrinGrin
30 Nov 2013 1:21PM
Excellent macro capture Colleen! Beautiful and interesting ladybird!
George
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
30 Nov 2013 1:38PM
Whatever it is you've shown us yet again how to get a perfect image.Smile
Joan.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
30 Nov 2013 2:26PM
Stands out well Colleen.
Good shot.
Mick.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
30 Nov 2013 2:45PM
Thought you'd been cloning out the ladybird's spots, Colleen! Wink Never seen one like this before, well spotted (or rather not spotted!) Great capture Smile
Not long to go now - have a great holiday, and if not back before I go away for Christmas, have a good one! Smile
Trev Smile
30 Nov 2013 3:21PM
A beautiful macro Colleen. Beautiful background.
Have a wonderful holiday GrinGrin

Kathryn
30 Nov 2013 4:25PM
A lovely image
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
30 Nov 2013 5:28PM
That's an unusual one Colleen, good find and well taken....

Ade
30 Nov 2013 5:42PM
what a strange find...
you must be a committed photographer to have a tripod
ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
30 Nov 2013 6:13PM

Quote:What a strange find...
you must be a committed photographer to have a tripod


I have two tripods Barbara, a light travel one, already hidden in my husbands suitcase for the tripBlush and the Manfrotto 190 that is advertised on the galleries page. I also have a monopod Grin
cracking shot well done.


billy
jacquig 2 3 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 6:55PM
Charming macro shot of this ladybird's world. Smile
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 6:56PM
Well done Colleen well spotted and taken.
Rob
Trev_B 9 148 68 England
30 Nov 2013 11:14PM
Well done Colleen…. A cracking closeup.

Trev
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2013 8:54AM
Delightful shot of a lovely little bug.

I use shutter speed priority at fast speeds a lot because I live in a very well named place called Windhill!
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
1 Dec 2013 11:42AM
Lovely; beautifully taken.
Rende
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2013 8:03PM
You have got one steady hand!Grin
Ryan
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
10 Dec 2013 5:39PM
Not seen this type before, very well spotted and taken
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Dec 2013 7:08PM
"handheld?"
I find it very difficult with my feet Smile
excellent shot and yes that is the right strategy with windy flower heads. and insects. While the lady wouldn't move fast, the plant does!

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