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One of those lucky days when you find a ladybug and just happen to rent a house with gerbera daisies in the garden.

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1:1 Macro Photography
Super Macro Photography
3rd in the Insects, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies (2 A Day) group challenge One For the Ladies!!!


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  • Tracy King
    Tracy Kingalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful Vanessa

  • thank you, Tracy :) She was such a co-operative lady, too!

    – Vanessa Pike-Russell

  • Coloursofnature
    Coloursofnaturealmost 6 years ago

    Vanessa what a wonderful shot, very clear and ciolourful, cheers- Valerie

  • thanks, Valerie! I was so excited when I took this. Ladybugs are fairly rare now. When I find one it is such a thrill.

    – Vanessa Pike-Russell

  • main1
    main1almost 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot Vanessa!!

  • ty Marleia :)

    – Vanessa Pike-Russell

  • Geoffrey Dunn
    Geoffrey Dunnalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shot Vanessa!

  • thanks, Geoffrey
    It is one of my favourites

    – Vanessa Pike-Russell

  • simonesphotos
    simonesphotosover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous image!

  • ty Simone
    I love your avatar!

    – Vanessa Pike-Russell

  • Adam Spence
    Adam Spenceover 5 years ago

    Wonderful work, so clear and vivid

  • thank you, Adam
    I took it several years ago with a fuji finepix s9600 on super macro mode and that allowed me to get up nice and close

    – Vanessa Pike-Russell

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  • thanks :)

    – Vanessa Pike-Russell

  • jameswalter
    jameswalterover 5 years ago

    Don’t forget to add it to the May AVatar Challenge!

  • wow, James!
    You just made my day :)
    Thank you! I’ve entered it in the may challenge as well.

    – Vanessa Pike-Russell

  • AFogArty
    AFogArtyover 5 years ago

    Great shot!

  • ty :)

    – Vanessa Pike-Russell

  • bevanimage
    bevanimageover 5 years ago

    Just gorgeous, Vanessa, and beautifully colour co-ordinated! congrats on your feature.

  • thanks bevanimage, the colours were entirely accidental but out of the many photos taken that day this was the one that really ‘popped’ for me

    – Vanessa Pike-Russell

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