NancyAttwater
NancyAttwater

Miss Lady Bug



Sharing my day with the bugs, this little one wanted to know what I was doing.

Sharing my day with the bugs, this little one wanted to know what I was doing.
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gillianfloyd
 
gillianfloyd August 06, 2015
Congrats! Great photo.
landicordier
 
landicordier August 14, 2017
I love this shot!! I am currently running a 'Ladybugs' challenge which you might be interested in...
garymintz PRO
 
garymintz July 04, 2018
cool photo!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Shell Park on the northern shores of Lake Ontario in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
Time
The time of day was about 4 P.M.
Lighting
Natural lighting. I really prefer to use the natural light in a scene.
Equipment
Shot with a Canon EOS 7D using a 50mm 1.4 and a 12mm Kenko extension tube. There was no flash used but definitely a tripod.
Inspiration
Every time I head out with my camera, I have a location in mind as well as the type of images I want to take. On this particular day I wanted to take some flower and foliage shots with it being spring. If an animal or bug shows up, even better. I always try to showcase that animal or bug in their natural habitat.
Editing
This image was processed in Adobe Photoshop PS6, tonemapped and then I cloned out a slight distraction in the background. After that I used Nik Color Efex Pro 4 to add a slight vignette using the Darken/Lighten center option. I like this filter because you can control the lighting in both the dark and light areas as well as where the center of the vignette is. Most of the time I leave the center at the natural levels, place my center spot and adjust the edges to compliment the image.
In my camera bag
I think I carry around way too much but I always have the fear of not having something when I need it. My bag usually contains a Sigma 10-50mm, Sigma 55-200mm, Sigma 70-300mm and a newly acquired Sigma 18-35mm art lens. On top of that I have a Kenko 2X Teleplus Pro, a set of Kenko extension tubes, a Canon speedlite, Hitech ND filters, a spare battery, a Canon shutter release/intervalometer, a right angle viewfinder, a lens pen and some microfiber cleaning cloths.
Feedback
I think the most important thing is to get down to your subjects level and show their perspective of the world. For a black background, I always look for an area that is well shaded under trees. In that shade, there is always little beams of light that shine down through the canopy of leaves. I then look for my subjects in the bright areas. This allows for the subject to be well lit and the background to be dark or black. The other option for a black background is to carry a some black fabric with you to place as a backdrop, being careful not to damage the plants.

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