I'm lucky I was sitting on a low camping stool when I spotted her - had to spend the good part of an hour stooping down to take over 3 dozen shots of this ladybug. She kept moving over the grass so fast - I assume she was trying to take in all the moisture from the morning dew on the grass. Most of the time she was on the underside of the blades, but the few times that she showed up on top of a blade, I leapt into action.
Shooting macro has really taught me how much perseverance it takes to get that perfect shot (I'm not sure I have that much yet). When I didn't have a macro lens, and I looked at these great macro shots, I always thought once I have the lens, I can do this easily. Now I know how big a fool I was to think this was easy :-) This shot (the best of the lot) turned out to be too bright, with too much sunlight reflecting off the bug - maybe a better attempt next time!
|camera||Canon EOS 450D|
|exposure mode||full manual|