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The cherry on the cake.



A tiny ladybug on top of a patch of lichen.

A tiny ladybug on top of a patch of lichen.
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Winner in Small Animals (no spiders please :P ) Photo Challenge
Winner in Small friends Photo Challenge
People's Choice in beetle Photo Challenge
Winner in Tiny Animals Photo Challenge
Winner in Color Contrasted Nature Photo Challenge
Winner in Basically Bugs Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Little Ladybug Photo Challenge
Winner in Unique and Unusual Things in Nature Photo Challenge
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Superb Composition
Absolute Masterpiece
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Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
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24 Comments | Report
CarolSadler PRO+
 
CarolSadler May 30, 2015
Very lovely macro.....great shot. Voted!
wleighmoore
 
wleighmoore May 31, 2015
nice capture!
wilmamichel
 
wilmamichel June 08, 2015
Love this shot.
Flosno
 
Flosno June 12, 2015
Nice contrasts
gabajo
 
gabajo June 20, 2015
Wonderful Capture!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 June 25, 2015
love this one .. great work and contrasting colour and texture
boitasapin
 
boitasapin July 06, 2015
very nice
karbare63
 
karbare63 July 12, 2015
I love this!!!
ChristyLea
 
ChristyLea July 24, 2015
This is awesome!
BLPhotography Platinum
 
BLPhotography July 30, 2015
Great macro Excellent.
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle August 01, 2015
Love your macro's - voted Red Green
Roach1969
 
Roach1969 September 15, 2015
Great photo, nice capture. Thank you for entering my challenge :D
SoulsOfNaturePhotography
 
SoulsOfNaturePhotography September 25, 2015
Another fantastic close up! :) lovely
montezmcjunkinsattman
 
montezmcjunkinsattman October 30, 2015
Fantastic!
natasa
 
natasa December 19, 2015
Amazing!
RobZucho
 
RobZucho January 11, 2016
Beautiful macro!..
Foxyphotos
 
Foxyphotos November 10, 2016
Well done Eelco, another well deserved triumph!
Hood PRO+
 
Hood November 10, 2016
Congratulations Eelco....well deserved challenge people's choice!!!!! :)))
lindaaboyer
 
lindaaboyer March 16, 2017
Wow ....An amazing macro
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 March 29, 2017
❤ it, one of my fave subjects to shoot! シ
Porsche
 
Porsche June 03, 2017
Thanks for joining my competition. Good luck, Porsche.
markkeyes
 
markkeyes June 08, 2017
fabulous
annetteflottwell Platinum
 
annetteflottwell September 01, 2017
very fitting for the garden challenge
tmtburke PRO+
 
tmtburke November 02, 2017
Wonderful macro shop Eelco, well done on your recent win.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my backyard in Enkhuizen, Holland.
Time
It was late in the morning, one beautiful day in mid winter and to my big surprise I saw this little lady bug slowly wandering about in between the died plants in a big iron cast vase in our backyard...
Lighting
The light was quite hard allthough the winter sky was slightly clouded, a bit of snow had fallen wich reflected the light. I didn't use extra lighting.
Equipment
I allways carry my wonderful Lumix DMC-TZ60 pocketcamera with me, and shot this photo free out of hand without any extra equipment.
Inspiration
Normally we don't have any ladybugs in winter here in Holland, but this winter was quite warm until the first bit of snow began to fall. I went into our garden and was looking for something to take a nice photo of, when I saw something red crawling in between some died plants in an old iron cast vase we have. I don't know why she came out of her hiding place but she moved so slow that I had all the time of the world to take pictures of her! When she climbed on this patch of lichen she was very tired I think, because she paused for a short while, giving me the chance to take this wonderful photo. She was the cherry on the cake!
Editing
I didn't do much editing although I allways crop the photo's I shoot.
In my camera bag
I don't have any equipment in my bag (yet) I am a beginning photographer and I am learning to use a camera, to look for the good light, composition and point of view. One day when I know how to use and set the camera well enough, I will start to think about a bag filled with technical things instead of the need to understand photography first...
Feedback
Take the time and effort to look around you and be surprised to find that one can take a nice photo in allmost every square foot anywhere! Capturing wonderful shots is a matter of trying to look through a pinhole without forgetting the whole picture... Look around you and see that everywhere beauty can be found if you are willing to see it! Make sure all the surrounding details like grass and other flowers are gone, to achieve maximum focus on the details you want to show... If you can take the photo from a slight distance and crop it later, you will have a wider field of sharpness. I allways shoot a wider area to be able to crop the photo later into a nice composition. I like to edit and crop in different ways, so I can choose the best one the next day, when I can have a fresh look at them.

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