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Found this wonderful sunflower, in all its decaying glory – with a host of ladybugs (6) on it. Not quite sure what ladybugs do to sunflowers in this state but felt it would make an awesome shot!

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Canon 50D
Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L @ 50mm
1/320 sec.
ISO 200
Single RAW file
Textures from my p/f.
Edited in Photoshop.

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autumn, death, dying, fall, ladybugs, plant, sunflower, wendi donaldson, flower, bloom, nature, botany, botanical, eye focus on photography

Wendi is a fine art photographer currently living on the west coast of Canada. Her work has been published internationally in Australia, Canada and the United States.

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  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 3 years ago

    Oh this is wonderful love the ladybirds, I have a thing for them lol Think they must be looking for some place to get warm or find the last bugs. Saw lots about this week here which is odd as seems late in the season, have my first frost this am which is early to.

  • I love ladybirds too ….these were cool as they’re weren’t the red ones I’m used to. Tried to make sure they stood out under all the layers. Pleased you like this one! Thank you my dear girl!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 3 years ago

    so lovely work, well done

  • Thank you kindly, Antanas.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenover 3 years ago

    Where there is death there is also life…how wonderful a work of art this is Wendi, just superb.

  • Ah, so very true, my dear….the older we get, the more we realize this too. Thank you my friend! xo

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 3 years ago

    You felt right! Such a cool image Wendi!

  • Hello my dear, always a treat to see you!! Thank you kindly for the lovely comment.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Wendi- epitomises Autumn perfectly love it!!

  • It sure does…funny thing tho’, it’s spring where I am right now – not sure why I’m drawn to such fall-ish tones. Thank you!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • AndyGii
    AndyGiiover 3 years ago

    Excellent detail Wendi. Love the colours as well

  • Thank you kindly, Andy!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful autumnal shot – ladybirds are an added bonus to the wonderful colours and tones – fantastic image!

  • They certainly were a bonus, Mattie!! Was so pleased to see them there….thank you my dear, for the lovely comments.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • garts
    gartsover 3 years ago

    Great work Wendi. At first glance I thought you must have placed the lady bugs there in photoshop, cool.

  • Nope, sunflower came complete with bugs!! ick….LOL Thanks Adrian.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Cathy  Walker
    Cathy Walkerover 3 years ago

    really awesome photo!

  • Thank you my dear!!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 3 years ago

    This is just so beautiful Wendi! I can wander high and low and not find one ladybird – and you find six of them!!!!!

  • Haven’t seen any since – I gotta say. They were obviously very happy using the sunflower as their host!! Thank you my dear!

    – Wendi Donaldson

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