Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Lady Bug 2
Last year, I found out that you can buy lady bugs from a nursery. I thought, why not buy some and take a few pictures. Simple enough! Lady bugs come in a package of 1500, and you keep in the fridge until you release them. The warmth in the house wakens the lady bug to activity. He/she, they start moving quickly. Some start to fly around after just a few minuets. The dozen or so I took out and place on flowers co-operated very little. They move fast. My wife was more co-operative than the lady bugs. She is not afraid of them, but I don't think she will let me choose another insect to photograph in the house. Though I have thought about it! She is supportive of my hobby but she will draw the line occasionally. These are shot using a 105mm macro lens, with my D200. I started using extension tubes but found it difficult with the lady bugs on the move. I will try the tubes on something else. I do have a few more to post, so check back in a few days.