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Ladies Day

By Oliverpants
I spent a couple of hours yesterday in the glorious spring sun trying to get a shot of a ladybird on either a crocus or a snowdrop, but no they were everywhere but there. In the end I moved one, who played dead for about 10 mins, the promptly ran to the edge and flew away. Still here are the 2 shots I managed to get. Not brilliant, but I will get them one day.

Thanks to Ronnie for his award on my pastel hellebore yesterday and to Mandy for her award on leap beauty the day before.


Tags: Ladybird Crocus Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Trev_B 9 151 68 England
2 Mar 2012 9:04AM
A couple of hours very well spent... well done Ann.Smile


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CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2012 9:17AM
Nothing wrong with V1, good dof, detail and colour, very well captured - Carole
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2012 9:28AM
Two stunning shots, Love them both

ringyneck 9 315 18 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2012 9:53AM
Love the pov in V1....I always struggle with ladybirds for EVERY reason....

SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
2 Mar 2012 10:23AM
Lovely shots. Smile
2 Mar 2012 10:35AM
V1 excellent image err is moving one not cheating TongueTongueTongueWinkWinkWink
Nice work

AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2012 11:18AM
I'd be very pleased with these images had I taken them!
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
2 Mar 2012 1:15PM
Excellent shallow depth of field usage, lovely lavenders in these wonderful images!
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
2 Mar 2012 2:57PM
Two superb captures Ann, great dof..........Sandy
stunning macro images ann,love v2.ray
2 Mar 2012 4:59PM
Lovely macro images Ann.

Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2012 5:34PM
Cracking shot !!! focusing !!!!
2 Mar 2012 10:28PM
7 10 10 England
2 Mar 2012 10:44PM
Beautiful close up work.
OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2012 10:55PM
Well worth the effort and trouble!!
Lovely colourfull close ups Ann.
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
3 Mar 2012 12:00AM
I would have given up,,really like the first for the pov and not somthing you see every day Anne.


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