Bug On A Broom by Lois  Bryan

Featured in Image Writing December 2, 2008.
Featured in Extreme Close-Ups November 30, 2008.

I firmly believe every image has a story behind it, and this one’s no exception. Ever since the Ladybugs group opened, I’ve been looking for all my ladybugs. We generally have a few floating around … being somewhat out in the country, they’re very common, but lately, not so much. So when I discovered this little guy Friday, I grabbed the camera and had a field day. I’ve got enough ladybug shots to last me awhile now!!! On plants, on the broom, on the counter, the floor, paper … well, you get the idea. And the whole time, this little guy was so patient with me. Finally, I thought I had enough shots and was just about to put him outside when what do you think he did!! Spread his tiny wings and flew away!! Seriously!!! GONE!!! I couldn’t move for fear of stepping on him!!! Cautiously I made my way around the room, looking everywhere, but … no ladybug!! I gave up and walked out … very sorry not to have returned the favor he did for me. About an hour later I came back into the kitchen and there he was … happily perched on top of the camera!! I opened the door to the back deck, grabbed the camera (and him) and blew him off out to freedom.

I sure hope one of the birds didn’t eat him.

Image taken on November 29, 2008 with the Nikon D40x, using the 60mm Nikon macro lens.

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  • Alf Caruana
    Alf Caruanaover 6 years ago

    gorgeous tones!

  • Hi Alf!!! Thank you so much!!!! Tones are thanks to Mother Nature’s own sunshine!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Earl McCall
    Earl McCallover 6 years ago

    Fantastic capture Lois!

  • Thank, Earl!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • MooseMan
    MooseManover 6 years ago

    Beautiful mini-scene, Lois. I wonder what answers you might have gotten if you had asked us to guess what the bug is standing on. :) Ted

  • You know it’s funny you should suggest that because it did cross my mind. Only problem is, well, you know me and my love of words … somewhere along the line the title to this one popped into my head, and that was that, lol!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 6 years ago

    What neat lines that broom makes in this image, I love it!

  • thank you, sweetie … I like it too!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Clive
    Cliveover 6 years ago

    Another perfect capture Lois, excellent detail, great macro, your works are truely amazing my friend

  • Clive, you sweetie … thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Kazzoom
    Kazzoomover 6 years ago

    how cute, lovely Lois

  • Hiiii Kazzz!!! Thank you, sweetie!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Evita
    Evitaover 6 years ago

    Amazing capture!!! Great details colour and texture:D

  • Thanks, Evita!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 6 years ago

    Fantastic colors and details dear Lois!

  • Thank you, Bela!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Kim Bender
    Kim Benderover 6 years ago

    Hahaha that’s so cute!!!

  • Thanks so much, Kim!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 6 years ago

    LOL this is so sweet and your macro capture is really great !!!

  • Hiiii Sandra!!! Thanks, hon!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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