Water Wings

by Jarvo J April. 11, 2011 3921 views

When I went to go out into the garden this morning, this little ladybird was sitting in my sandal. I picked it up, but it didn't fly away. If you look closely, in some of the shots you can see little droplets of moisture inside its wings. I don't know the cause of it, perhaps condensation. What I do know is that on many occasions the ladybird opened its wings as if trying to dry them out. The other thing I know is that it isn't easy trying to hold a ladybird in one hand and a camera in the other. Shots with its wings stretched seemed particularly difficult.

No not on one of the chimps, that's my hairy arm.

On the nail of my little finger.

I've got it feeding out of the palm of my hand.

Later on a chair. I don't know how it got so dusty.

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Sandra Vermeulen 10 years ago

Wonderful sharpness Jon!!

10 years ago Edited
Ittakesallsorts 10 years, 1 month ago

Brilliant !!
(if that is your hand/arm - who is taking the photos?)

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Erika Oi / Anna-Marya Tompa 10 years, 1 month ago

these are great

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Pickledherring 10 years, 1 month ago

Excellent !!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gregg Maretka 10 years, 1 month ago

FANTASTIC....close ups we call them lady bugs here....cool to hear them called lady birds.....

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sara G 10 years, 1 month ago

These are up close and personal! I have never seen one open it's wings...great shots..congrats for juggling a bug and camera :-)

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Helen Hooker 10 years, 1 month ago

What an amazing set - I can't believe you took these one handed!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Marsha 10 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic depth and color!!!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 10 years, 1 month ago

Perfect!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Paul 10 years, 1 month ago

Great set Jon.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 10 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful macros

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Anna 10 years, 1 month ago

So sharp! Splendid macros.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Snowpie 10 years, 1 month ago

GREAT SHOTS!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 10 years, 1 month ago

Pardon me, Lady!

Great shots for sure, Jon.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gonia 10 years, 1 month ago

splendid Jon!super done!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Lynda 10 years, 1 month ago

Cute

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ricardo 10 years, 1 month ago

maybe the reason is that it got out of the pupa in that day ;D

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Dsaint 10 years, 1 month ago

very cool!!!!

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