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Lady Bird & Aphids

I’ve recently discovered that I have over 9 different Lady Birds in the garden. Yes they are on my hit list! LOL!

Gabe :)

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lady bird, lady beetle, aphids

Got the bug!
Am I obsessive?
Camera shutter worn out!
Computer suffering overload!
Did I take another 500 photos today?
Back up falling behind? :(
Can’t decide what to upload?
Yes that’s me!

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago


    Please delete the above entry!

  • No worries Ray! :) Will do now!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Rick Playle
    Rick Playleabout 3 years ago

    Bet those aphids are gettin worried, their worst nightmare is on the next leaf
    well captured. cheers Rick

  • Hehehehe! Thanks Rick! :) Yes I’ve been reading up on these little insects, apparently they eat all sorts of different things. I only ever thought that they ate aphids. There are so many different lady birds and some eat fungus. They are tricky little insects to photograph, if you get too close their off and running.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 3 years ago

    Excellent macro Gabe.

  • Hi there Julie, how are you? Thanks so much for the lovely comment. I’ve been meaning to upload a pic for a while but my computer crashed last week and it took me days to get back up and running. Say hi to the boy! :) Tell him I’m back, I’m still playing catch up so I’ll pop in when I get a chance.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Kerry  Hill
    Kerry Hillabout 3 years ago

    She’s a beautify Gabe! Great capture! I get aphids on my roses…they really are a pest..:)

  • Hi there Kerry, thanks buddy! :) Yes funny you say that, since I bought the macro lens I’m struggling to find any in the garden. Geez I think they all must have decided to leave me! :( LOL! I can’t believe that this year I didn’t spray with anything and now I have no bugs! :( Typical! Hubby recons I’ve gone mad! LOL!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsabout 3 years ago

    Wicked macro!!! Those horrible aphids. :::)))

  • Awwh thank you Mary, I don’t worry about aphids anymore, they are hard to find these days. I want more! lOL! Yes I’m crazy but I want to take pics of bugs and creepy crawlies and there’s nothing. Winter has set in now, it’s been really cold here. Today was a perfect day but tonight my fingers and toes are freezing.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Poete100
    Poete100about 3 years ago

    OH Yeah…having lunch!!! Lol

  • Hehehhee! Thanks Lorraine, I’m just glad it’s not my lunch! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Gabe..yes I’ve taken over the computer..lol.

  • Hello there Wazza, how are you buddy? Yes I’m back, my dumb computer decided to give up the ghost. It took days to get it back up and running and I’ve still got problems. I need to add a few more programs but at least I can get on RB, I was having withdrawals! LOL!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • supergold
    supergoldabout 3 years ago

    nice shot; I have as many aphids but very few ladybugs

  • Hi there, thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my pic. Yes as soon as it got cold this last week I can’t find a single lady bird. The aphids seem to have disappeared also.

    I’ve found that the lady birds like sitting on long tall grass too. This plant was a climbing vine (mandavilla). They also like sitting on Golden Duranta.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterabout 3 years ago

    Excellent macro shot Gabe!

  • Hi there Istvan, thanks buddy! :) Yes I’ve found that I have a lot of different lady birds. Still trying to get a few shots of the other ones. I have this beautiful blue one that’s so shinny I can’t get a great shot of him YET! Still trying!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 3 years ago

    Excellent capture Gabe – Lovely macro !!
    a little hocus pocus for you – mix some chilli oil & warm water & sray on the stems ..seems to work !!!!

  • Hello there girlfriend, how are you? I haven’t chatted for a while, I’ve had computer problems. Stupid thing crashed. I’m now trying to play catch up. I’ve still got a lot of comments to reply to but I’ll pop in to see what you’ve been up to.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

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