A little orange ladybird exploring the petals of a deep red rose. Taken on a rose I was growing in a pot on my balcony in London, UK.

Canon EOS 550D with 18-55mm kit lens.

Winner of the Courier-Mail Qweekend photography competition, on the theme of Mini – 23rd February 2013

Featured in:
A World of EOS – May 2012
Amazing Wildlife – October 2012
The Rainbow Group – May 2013
Canon vs Nikon – June 2013
Real Life Photography – July 2013
Backyard Macro and Close-ups – July 2013
Tiny Creatures in Macro – August 2013

Top Ten in 75% RED – Fiery Hot Colours
Top Ten in Monochrome – Colour group
Top Ten in Ladybugs on a Flower or Plant – No B/W or Sepia Monochrome
Winner in The Power of Red – A World of EOS

September 2013 Juried Invitational Exhibition

Linaji Award for Photography
Excellence in Macro Composition
and Color
SoJie 24, September 2013

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Javimage
    Javimageover 2 years ago

    That little lady should have known a rose isn’t the right place to wear orange…
    Very nice shot!

  • Yeah, it was only when I got close I realised she wsn’t quite the right shade of matching red, but ah well, figured I’d photograph her as a lesson to future ladybird fashionistas ;)

    – Silken Photography

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks!

    – Silken Photography

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtover 2 years ago

  • That’s great, thanks!

    – Silken Photography

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtover 2 years ago

  • Oh awesome, thanks!

    – Silken Photography

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    Very very pretty.

    One click of the banner will take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • cootie
    cootieabout 2 years ago

  • Oh wow, thank you!

    – Silken Photography

  • fourthangel
    fourthangelabout 2 years ago

    Please remember to enter our ladybird challenge

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroalmost 2 years ago
  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...almost 2 years ago


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