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sarahmckenzie
 
sarahmckenzie October 22, 2013
Amazing shot!
1guysportsphotography
 
1guysportsphotography October 22, 2013
What a great image..... Very well done.
jleiweke
 
jleiweke October 23, 2013
Congrats!
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY PRO+
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY October 23, 2013
congrats great focus
symesie04
 
symesie04 October 23, 2013
Very nice
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta October 23, 2013
Superb macro. Congratulations.
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade October 23, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
catini
 
catini October 23, 2013
Nice congrats on your feature!
ncpcov PRO
 
ncpcov October 23, 2013
wow.
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK October 23, 2013
Amazing macro shot! Congratulations!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 October 23, 2013
Awesome macro shot! Congrats!
wolfgangprader
 
wolfgangprader October 23, 2013
Great sot, Super timing!
carolefarhall
 
carolefarhall October 23, 2013
awesome picture :)
Jewel
 
Jewel October 23, 2013
Great shot! Congratulations on your feature!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis October 23, 2013
Amazing just in time :-)
johngreene
 
johngreene October 23, 2013
Awesome! Amazing timing.
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates October 23, 2013
Wonderful macro! Congrats!
iceman2
 
iceman2 October 23, 2013
Congrats!
mclaybaugh PRO
 
mclaybaugh October 23, 2013
wonderful image.
nitti
 
nitti October 23, 2013
Excellent work...congrats
tlotter
 
tlotter October 23, 2013
Outstanding, well done
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 October 24, 2013
Amazing shot... Congrats ! :)
peggyhouglandmarshall
 
peggyhouglandmarshall October 25, 2013
Wonderful capture...Congrats :)
Rosemaryswan
 
Rosemaryswan October 27, 2013
amazing capture. Congrats on the feature
wheelerdealer PRO+
 
wheelerdealer October 29, 2013
Amazing capture!
bettinawilkerson
 
bettinawilkerson October 30, 2013
wow fantastic capture
Redcow
 
Redcow November 05, 2013
Great image!
pammiepixalot
 
pammiepixalot November 09, 2013
Great shot!!
HectorRivera PRO
 
HectorRivera November 21, 2013
Excellent macro
TammyMarie
 
TammyMarie November 21, 2013
FABULOUS!!! ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!!!
Sandy60
 
Sandy60 November 23, 2013
..timing is everything I see! Amazing shot!
angeliquegordon-stuart
 
angeliquegordon-stuart December 01, 2013
awww love this cute ladybug!!!
Flosno
 
Flosno January 10, 2014
Amazing capture....congrats on your award
jasonaskim
 
jasonaskim January 11, 2014
Fantastic.
diane_hallam_4401
 
diane_hallam_4401 February 01, 2014
great shot :)
NinaKling PRO
 
NinaKling February 07, 2014
AMAZING
shoohindley
 
shoohindley February 21, 2014
Stunning macro shot
Timbo
 
Timbo March 24, 2014
Excellent macro shot....
KrakenWaker
 
KrakenWaker April 06, 2014
Great macro
kasper PRO
 
kasper April 11, 2014
Congrats. Clearly a winner shot.
LesleyRoy
 
LesleyRoy April 11, 2014
This is a wonderful shot. Something I aspire to. I love it.
thakorparesh
 
thakorparesh April 12, 2014
congrats and the shot is really awesome. Amazing action shot :)
ArtQ
 
ArtQ April 12, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
rachmonte
 
rachmonte October 14, 2014
Excellent!
annharris
 
annharris October 21, 2014
WOW!
Dunner PRO
 
Dunner October 30, 2014
You got it all here. Intense Color. Clarity .. with a hint of it's flight, which makes it more challenging but cooler. Congrats on a brilliant capture.
JoseV
 
JoseV November 23, 2014
This is an awesome shot.
PhotoHeed
 
PhotoHeed December 19, 2014
Very nice! Was it a lucky shot or your patience rewarded?
sydneyosbourne
 
sydneyosbourne December 28, 2014
Great...
florrie
 
florrie December 28, 2014
Wow! What an amazing capture.
photographyhutt PRO
 
photographyhutt March 18, 2015
Very nice indeed.
colorblindxs2
 
colorblindxs2 March 21, 2015
Absolutely Stunning
lizzysmith
 
lizzysmith March 22, 2015
Congratulations such a brilliant photo
christopherwilliameather
 
christopherwilliameather April 09, 2015
Fantastic :)
Anany
 
Anany July 18, 2015
Simply Awesm
landicordier
 
landicordier August 14, 2017
Hello.. This image is wonderful! I am currently running a 'Ladybugs' challenge that you might be interested in...
Danali24
 
Danali24 September 04, 2017
Love this. Great capture
marshallhaque
 
marshallhaque February 02, 2018
I love it!
simonparry PRO+
 
simonparry November 17, 2018
Amazing capture...

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo when out in a field with work near Cambridge in the UK. My work mate was busy sowing wheat seed in a field while I was with the van weighing out more seed. The hedgerows are an immediate attraction so it was while having a good rummage that I found this ladybird. I actually lifted it on the bonnet of the van to get a few close ups and that's when it took off.
Time
It was early afternoon and a warm October day.
Lighting
It wasn't the best light as it was just after midday but there was a bit of cloud about. The bonnet of the van helped as the backdrop.
Equipment
I used my old faithful bridge camera which is a Fuji HS10. I had a Raynox dcr250 macro lens attached to the end. No flash, no tripod just a van bonnet. The Raynox is such a great bit of equipment for the price. I never go anywhere without it.......or my HS10 too.
Inspiration
I love insects and I'm constantly amazed at what is right under my nose. It would be fantastic to be able to spend my days travelling around and taking photos out and about but having a family and hectic job mean that I try to make the most of what's on my doorstep. There's a whole new world just feet away and that's what I love about insects and nature.
Editing
The only post-processing was a bit of a crop and a slight straightening of the shot.
In my camera bag
Being on a limited budget and only having one camera my equipment is sparce. I have a fish eye lens, a few filters and the Raynox macro lens.
Feedback
The best advice would be to be patient and wait. I've found it a big help just watching insects to see exactly how they behave before taking any shots. Once you get an idea of their behaviour then it helps when preparing yourself to capture them.

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