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  1. Paul Iddon

    Taking off

    Ladybirds are so difficult, but this little lady gave me a few repeat performances! I couldn't decide which I looked best - so they are here in a sequence of 3, and then 2 and 2 and 2 more. Paul.
  2. Paul Iddon

    The same ladybird? Possibly...

    This is probably the same ladybird that I found the other night - I can't be sure, but it's a distinct possibility. I'm wondering today though, if it is a female, or not... There are a few subtle differences to distinguish between a male and female ladybird (not counting the obvious) - which...
  3. Asher Kelman

    Macro with a mobile phone!

    A ladybug landed on my shirt cuff yesterday. Either I would use my heavy GFX with a 32-64 mm lens and be grateful for the pixels or have domino grab my iPhone and take a shot at 2x. I chose the latter! Now adding a macro lens would be even better, but this does show how fabulous a mobile...
  4. Paul Iddon

    7-Spot ladybird on laurel

    This ladybird was out in the garden, on the variegated laurel leaf. Mixture of natural light and diffused flash. Paul.
  5. Paul Iddon

    Ladybird on gerbera

    My daughter found this tiny ladybird (3mm) on the curtain in her bedroom, so I took her downstairs and let her roam around a gerbera flower. Very lively, and just didn't want to stay still but managed to get about 5 usable shots from about thirty! Paul.
  6. Paul Iddon

    The early 'bird...

    She shouldn't be out and about just yet, but a couple of hours of gentle sunlight (it's 5°c warmer today than Sunday) has perhaps confused her a little bit... Paul.