Posts tagged ‘ladybird’

May 3, 2011

5.3.365: A plan gone awry

For once, I had a plan for today. I was going to shoot all the ladybugs I kept seeing everywhere all morning. I even pulled out my tripod for some steady macro shots. I got some great ones that my camera managed to eat between my backyard and my laptop. How did that happen?

So, it was back out again sans the tripod (too much work twice in one day) to try again. The problem with nature is it’s never quite where you left it when you return. So of course, all I could find on my second foray was this sad spotless guy being blown out by the blaring sun.  (I’m assuming it was a guy because no self-respecting Ladybird would venture into the wilds without all her spots on.)

If I had thought to bring a diffuser of some sort, I could have dealt with the blaring sun but I didn’t plan well on my second trip into the wilds of my backyard.*Sigh* It was too much to ask for the ladybugs to place themselves in a shady corner of my yard both times. Oh well. I did manage to find some of the tiniest flowers in that corner.

Aren’t they adorable? They are each about the size of a pencil tip. They aren’t quite ladybugs, but they’ll do.