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The cherry on the cake (2)



A tiny ladybug on top of a patch of lichen

A tiny ladybug on top of a patch of lichen
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22 Comments | Report
aliasadi109
 
aliasadi109 February 18, 2018
beautiful ...
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose February 20, 2018
Beautiful photograph!
Rainbowlips4
 
Rainbowlips4 February 21, 2018
Great shot!!!
Hood PRO+
 
Hood February 24, 2018
Wow!! Nice macro!!
KristinaOers
 
KristinaOers February 28, 2018
Excellent macro and great caption Eelco! :-)
Svenergy72
 
Svenergy72 March 06, 2018
Awesome!
mariannebesselsen
 
mariannebesselsen March 08, 2018
Prachtig
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi March 17, 2018
I think this is a good luck sign. Wonderful capture of a cool little bug. Supper clear and crisp as could be.
lekahuie PRO+
 
lekahuie March 26, 2018
nice and great composition :))
Madi_patub
 
Madi_patub March 31, 2018
awesome macro!
AnneliseJoy
 
AnneliseJoy April 13, 2018
Awesome photo! Thanks for entering my Native Insects challenge :)
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug April 27, 2018
Superb macro! Well done. Congratulations.
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 April 27, 2018
congrats an awesome image
MichelleAnnHarrison Ultimate
 
MichelleAnnHarrison May 07, 2018
What a cutie thanks so much for entering into my contest
debbietintle PRO+
 
debbietintle July 20, 2018
Wonderful photo!
Merlot
 
Merlot October 08, 2018
Great image Eelco like it and I like your profile too no bull just facts my kind of person
KevinGPhotography
 
KevinGPhotography December 26, 2018
Fabulous macro Eelco, well deserved award for Up close and personal challenge
Dreadpirateroberts
 
Dreadpirateroberts March 25, 2019
Such an interesting shot, thanks for joining my little challenge. Good luck!
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole April 09, 2020
Wonderful capture!! Congrats on your challenge award!! : )
CPKphoto
 
CPKphoto July 30, 2020
Wonderful creativity image
CPKphoto
 
CPKphoto July 30, 2020
wrong text means Marco
Sandypartlow4 PRO+
 
Sandypartlow4 Nov 10
Congratulations
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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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