Leading Lady takes Centre Stage by Alison Finch

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At the top of her game or, at least, at the top of her Rudbeckia petal, this 7-spot Ladybird Coccinella septempunctata takes Centre Stage as the new leading lady in an early-morning production of Black-Eyed Susan in Autumn.

Canon EOS 550D, Canon 50mm macro lens, hand-held, available light.

FEATURED in Groups: Love These Creatures – November 2013; Close-Ups in Nature – November 2013; Permanent Gallery: Winged Insect Group – Feb 2014.


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I am a Kentish maid, passionate about Mother Nature and her bugs, as my profile will tell you at some length! I am using a Canon EOS 550 DSLR and 50mm Canon macro lens. Thank you for dropping by.

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  • jessiejoe
    jessiejoe8 months ago

    Lovely capture Alison…x

  • Cheers, Jessie. It was a good morning!

    – Alison Finch

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon8 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thank you very much, Ann!

    – Alison Finch

  • Mariola Szeliga
    Mariola Szeliga8 months ago

    Amazing capture.

  • Thank you so much, Mariola!

    – Alison Finch

  • trueblvr
    trueblvr8 months ago

    And a trooper she is !!! Great title also

  • Thank you, True believer, love your comment.

    – Alison Finch

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB8 months ago

    November 13, 2013

    Outstanding work!

  • Wow! Chuffed to bits :-) Thank you, Teresa.

    – Alison Finch

  • Eileen McVey
    Eileen McVey8 months ago

    Perfect focus and composition.

  • Thank you for your lovely comment, Eileen.

    – Alison Finch

  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhr8 months ago

    CONGRATS! NOV 16/13

  • Ooooh! Have been absent for a few days, so this was a lovely surprise to come back to! Thank you, Jeanette.

    – Alison Finch

  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaams8 months ago

    Superb macro, Alison!

  • Very sorry for the delayed reply, Thea. But thank you very much for your kind comment.

    – Alison Finch

  • trueblvr
    trueblvr8 months ago

    Everything about this is perfection

  • Wow! Thank you, true believer, for your really lovely comment.

    – Alison Finch

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...8 months ago

    Please consider entering the challenge Your Favorite Flying Insect.

  • Thank you so much, Corri. Well I already did enter, but didn’t choose this one!!! Can I put in two?!!

    – Alison Finch

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