A few ladybirds


derek897

Link Posted 25/02/2019 - 17:09
The garden seems to be full of these at the minute,
Here are 3 from today
Click through to flickr for larger size and more detail.


IMGP3796ed2sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


IMGP3798ed1sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


Scarface by dr.shutter, on Flickr
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Chrism8

Link Posted 25/02/2019 - 18:12
The first 2 are top notch imo
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HarisF1

Link Posted 25/02/2019 - 18:18
Beautiful

I wonder what the story behind the scar is. A tighter crop might evoke more 'drama'. Try a tighter crop in a cinematic 16:9 format, I want to see what it looks like.

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derek897

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 10:40
And here is an edit based on Haris's suggestion


IMGP3839ed1smfh by dr.shutter, on Flickr
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 10:53
The warm weather has brought a few out here, too. Must be summer already.

How about a vertical crop of the third one, perhaps a bit off the top, too? I saw it as a ladybird on lookout duty - climbed high to get a good view of what's around.

Funny how different people can see the same picture in different ways.

Steve

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derek897

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 10:59
I'll give it a go Steve 👍👍👍
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derek897

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 11:54
And 1 for Steve


IMGP3839ed1smfs by dr.shutter, on Flickr
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HarisF1

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 11:59
derek897 wrote:
And here is an edit based on Haris's suggestion


IMGP3839ed1smfh by dr.shutter, on Flickr

I like it lol, menacing bug.

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 14:04
Don't see many of these with a dueling scar do you? (thank goodness I'm not an aphid).
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 14:09
The vertical crop for me, but I do see the menace in the horizontal format. Just shows what experimenting with cropping can do.

Thanks for the quick response derek897.

It looks like a good afternoon for bug hunting here. Unfortunately, work has to have priority...

Steve

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 14:13
Solely to put the quality of Derek's new macro lens into perspective, here's one I took yesterday with a lens that most of the rest of us get by with (a Tamron 272E 90mm). It's simply no contest! ..... Can I borrow it Derek?



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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 18:56
Cracking bug shots again Derek.

Looks a good lens you've got there.

Regards

Karlo

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derek897

Link Posted 27/02/2019 - 03:22
davidwozhere wrote:
Solely to put the quality of Derek's new macro lens into perspective, here's one I took yesterday with a lens that most of the rest of us get by with (a Tamron 272E 90mm). It's simply no contest! ..... Can I borrow it Derek?



Apologies for the late replies, been out at 2 gorse fires and a forest fire since 12.50 lunchtime, till 03.10 and it's only February , both shattered and wound up. Weird.

Cheers David, that tamron 90 mm is a very well regarded lens, just never had the pleasure of trying one.
I see your ladybird also like the rosemary, mine do too.
Nowt wrong with your shot either man. Looks like yours is straight macro lens, mine is on my bellows, must be time for you to break out yours too

More than welcome to post images in here, won't bother me
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Last Edited by derek897 on 27/02/2019 - 03:23

davidwozhere

Link Posted 28/02/2019 - 00:52
I wanted to show the contrast between what I got and what you got although I have to admit, I never thought of putting a macro lens on the bellows. I shall give it a go.
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 28/02/2019 - 09:37
davidwozhere wrote:
I wanted to show the contrast between what I got and what you got although I have to admit, I never thought of putting a macro lens on the bellows. I shall give it a go.

It was Derek that inspired me to start using Macro on Bellows - and although I've had some success it's not up to the levels of Derek MOTM (Master of the Macro) - But definitely give it a go David, the Tamron is a superb lens and I'm sure it'll deliver
LennyBloke

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