Monday, March 19, 2012

Macro Monday - March 19, 2012

'She sat down in a weed patch her elbows on her knees and kept her eyes on the small mysterious world of the ground. In the shade and sun of grass blade forests small living things had their metropolis.'
Nancy Price

Every time I tried to capture the face of this little ladybug, she would turn her back and hide under a leaf!  I finally just gave up and took one of her hiding.
Ladybugs, ladybirds, or lady beetles—whatever one calls them—are favored by farmers as voracious pest-eaters.

"Or perhaps you notice a congregation of ladybugs on a rose stalk. Don't invoke the old nursery saying and ask them to fly away home. Their house is not on fire. Your roses are, with aphids, which the ladybugs are feeding on - and you can bless yourself that they have come to your rescue."
- Eleanor Perenyi

Click on the link below to see a wonderful collection of macro images!



  1. Cathy, these are both wonderful! The detail and color is exquisite. I'm curious about what kind of lens you are using for your macro shots. Do you have a real macro lens?

  2. I agree with seabluelee, great shots, love the details too. I am wondering what kind of insect is the one in the top picture. Never seen that in our country.

  3. I love ladybugs! I'm always on the lookout for one to take a picture! And this one has so many spots! Have you heard that if a lady bug is in your house, count the number of spots and that means either haw many children you will have or how much money you will have!

    Lucky you!


  4. Very nice macro shots.

    Regards and best wishes

  5. I loved how you can see the pollen on the lady bug. Good shooting.

  6. Ha! Guess that little ladybug is a shy one! And yes, those grains of pollen are quite amazing. Thank you for again showing us the tiny details of nature.

  7. Your macro shots are just gorgeous. Love the pop of red from the ladybug, even if she is hiding!

  8. These are just spectacular. Both bugs are amazing, Really fabulous captures!

  9. Great shots of these bugs. That first bug is rather interesting.

  10. A carpet of petals. That shot, those shiny, bright petals of yellow scattered on the ground - magic! Lightened my spirt and cheered my soul. Loved it!


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