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The ladybirds have returned in significant numbers at Mt Burr again.

This is a small cluster on dead and dried ferns. (if you look closely you will see them underneath as well)

Always a pleasure to watch these little beauties crawling around in their thousands.

Canon 400D, 18 – 55 with two stage macro extension tubes and speedlight.

I am often asked, “just how thick are these?”

Well the photo below is just an example of how thick they settle when they arrive!!!!


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  • Wayne  Pearson
    Wayne Pearsonabout 5 years ago

    Great capture Steve, they like to get up close and personal.

  • Jennie Liebich
    Jennie Liebichabout 5 years ago

    Great news Steve. Glad to hear they have beaten the spray. I really like the tone on this one.

  • GlennAlderson
    GlennAldersonabout 5 years ago

    Thats increadable…….the light & colours in this macro is awsome.

  • Craig Hender
    Craig Henderabout 5 years ago

    Wow! I have never seen this before! Great capture mate, well done.

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 5 years ago

    Excellent work, Steve!

  • Jerame    *
    Jerame *about 5 years ago

    Wow! This is slightly erie! A cluster of any type of bug is a little too much to handle, but great work!

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredabout 5 years ago

    wow amazing, nice find….gina

  • arvyart
    arvyartabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot, Steve!

  • Moorey
    Mooreyabout 5 years ago

    You are amazing that you keep on finding where they breed. Magnificent shots

  • Lawrence Millar
    Lawrence Millarabout 5 years ago

    this is excellent!

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