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This ladybug/ladybird/lady beetle seemed to be sporting a new wax job on its outer shell, which was shining brightly as the little beetle stayed on one bloom but kept disappearing under the petals and reappearing on top. I did not remove any spots, as this ladybug had none! (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/320 sec., bright overcast, handheld) The subtle texture (“Clair Obscur” in Les Textures 2) is from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (November 2013)

Top 10 in “Lady Bug” challenge in Tiny Creatures in Macro group (February 2014)

Top 10 in “November Features” challenge in Closeups in Nature group (December 2013)

Top 10 in “Ladybugs on Flowers/Foliage” challenge in Bugs and Animals on Flowers/Foliage in Macro group (December 2013)

Featured in All God’s Creatures (7 March 2014)

Featured in Tiny Creatures in Macro (7 January 2014)

Featured in Bugs and Animals on Flowers/Foliage in Macro (8 December 2013)

Featured in Closeups in Nature (30 November 2013)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    This ladybug/ladybird seemed to be sporting a new wax job on its outer shell, which was shining brightly as the little beetle stayed on one bloom but kept disappearing under the petals and reappearing on top. I did not remove any spots, as this ladybug had none! The subtle texture (“Clair Obscur” in Les Textures 2) is from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 1 year ago

    Excellent work and clarity. Beautiful

  • Thank you very much, Joy! I really love these little beetles and was very happy to get so much detail in this capture.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    She looks as if she is about to plunge into the void :) Lovely shot, Celeste!

  • Thanks very much, Bette! Of course she’s much too sure-footed to fall. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thank you, Ann!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 1 year ago

  • Thanks very much, Valerie! I love ladybugs. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago

    lovely

  • Thank you, Ray!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Kathilee
    Kathileeover 1 year ago

    Yes, so shiny and new and seen very crisp and clear!

  • Definitely one of the clearest photographs I’ve made of any ladybug. Thanks very much, Kathilee!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 1 year ago

    What a beautiful image! As I sit at a cold desk it is a pleasure to see!!

  • Thank you for that wonderful comment, Kristi! It’s just a little chilly here today too – and we had rain (which we need).

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Kathleen Daley
    Kathleen Daleyover 1 year ago

    this is a fantastic macro celeste!!

  • Thank you very much, Kathleen!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werbyover 1 year ago

    And shiny red she is, Celeste… Amazing focus on this Lady and the dreamy petals beyond…Fabulous!!!

  • One of my favorite bugs. :) Thanks very much, Susan!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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