Taken with Canon 450d with Tamron 90mm macro


ladybird, osteospermum


  • rachaelgreig1
    rachaelgreig1about 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot! That little lady bird looks so at home there! How did you get this so soft? :))

  • Thanks Rachael,
    Just rechecked the exif on this shot.
    I normally take several shots using different aperture settings for comparisons. This was taken with an aperture setting of 5, to get as much of the ladybird in focus as I could with the available light.
    Mandy :)

    – Mandy Disher

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic Mandy….fabulous image.

  • Thank you very much Lynn :)

    – Mandy Disher

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerabout 4 years ago

    Great shot…so sweet…I guess just the US calls them ladybugs!!! We have to be odd LOL :-)

  • Thanks Eastsider, well, we tend to call them ladybugs too, which I think is a sweet name for them.

    – Mandy Disher

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 4 years ago

    Oh, Mandy … how very, very, very beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you very much Lois :)

    – Mandy Disher

  • kyungmee
    kyungmeeabout 4 years ago

    how adorable..sweet image!

  • Thank Amey :)

    – Mandy Disher

  • aMOONy
    aMOONyabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you very much aMoony :)

    – Mandy Disher

  • Brian Pelkey
    Brian Pelkeyabout 4 years ago

    What a beauty..great shot.

  • Thanks so much :)

    – Mandy Disher

  • Heps
    Hepsabout 4 years ago

    is this bug for real??? It looks like a toy ladybird. Great shot!

  • Thanks Taschja, he’s for real and such a find in the garden today . Was intending to take just some flower shots but spotted the lady bug. I hear they are becoming rarer in the UK, this was the only one I saw today too. It would be awful if they disappeared.
    Mandy :)

    – Mandy Disher

  • Roka
    Rokaabout 4 years ago

    Very cool capture! Instanta fave!

  • Thank you Roka for your comment and the fav :)

    – Mandy Disher

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 4 years ago

    nice work Ms Mandy!!

  • Thank you very much Ms Jenny :O)

    – Mandy Disher

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