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Ladybird (Reflection)



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Taken in our garden, I was out in the garden to see what I could practice macro shots with, and came across this ladybird, on the glass garden table, the specle...
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Taken in our garden, I was out in the garden to see what I could practice macro shots with, and came across this ladybird, on the glass garden table, the specles are dust from the birdseed in our feeders. The reflection came out much better than it looked when the shot was taken
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10 Comments |
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden January 19, 2019
A fantastic macro!
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Jaspa January 21, 2019
Thank You!
artemiopascua
 
artemiopascua January 22, 2019
awesome capture and detail nice job
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Jaspa January 22, 2019
Thank You! Much appreciated!
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caroleturner January 25, 2019
fab- u -lous!!
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Jaspa January 25, 2019
Thank you very much!
leenolan
 
leenolan March 16, 2019
Perfect
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Jaspa March 16, 2019
Thanks for the comment
arvindkumar_0813
 
arvindkumar_0813 March 16, 2019
nice, great catch..
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Jaspa March 17, 2019
Thank you!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden April 22, 2019
Congratulations on your Challenge Win!
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teplikphoto September 06, 2020
Wow
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Jaspa September 07, 2020
Thank You! much appreciated :)
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edandaniphone September 26, 2020
AWEsome.
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Jaspa September 26, 2020
Thank you for the comment, much appreciated
DAsEye Platinum
 
DAsEye November 21, 2020
Great macro
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Jaspa November 22, 2020
Thank You! much appreciated
Kathyharrelson Platinum
 
excellent
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Jaspa Feb 21
Thank you for the comment, much appreciated
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Behind The Lens

Location

The photo was taken in our garden, having to stay home for the day, I was out looking to see what I could find in the garden to practice some macro photography.

Time

Spending quite a bit of time through the day concentrating on the plants and flowers, around mid day I was getting ready to pack up and go inside, and was ready to put the camera down on a glass table we have, when I noticed this ladybird.

Lighting

The sun was quite high and so shadows where minimal, not many clouds in the sky, the reflection looked ok when taking the picture but it was more the practice taking macro shots

Equipment

Camera was my Nikon D5200, and Sigma 150-500, although not a macro lens, but as we predominantly shoot birds, but come across quite a few interesting insects, we often need to make do with the lens we have, and so practice, practice, practice. Although the image is far from perfect the D5200, produces some great colour and as close to real life images.

Inspiration

Practicing taking macro shots with a none macro lens, the colour of this ladybird and gold, black head where irresistable.basking in the sun it was as if it was waiting for me to see it and take its picture.

Editing

Some small tweeks in lightoom, to reduce some highlights, and tweak the clarity, where pretty much all that was needed.

In my camera bag

When out and about, I usually carry my Nikon D750 as well as D7200, The D5200 is now my spare camera, along with my Sigma 150-600 Classic, and Sigma 150-500, depending on the location, I would also take my Sigma 105 macro, Nikon 28-300, a couple of spare batteries.

Feedback

Even if you have a macro lens, because you never know where the shot may come from, especially if your not looking to photograph insects, I would recommend, practice, practice, practice. Often the difference between getting the shot and getting a blurred shot is those millimeters between as close as you can get and as close as your lens will let you. I usually get close enough for the lens to not be able to focus and then take a step back, if the lens just about focuses, I take another step back, this prevents the lens losing focus if I wabble back and forth with the heavy lens. Learn what your lens is capable of at either end of its focal length, as much as you do with the inbetween, then you are ready for any situation.

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