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2011/094: It’s Not A Bird

It’s a Ladybug!

19 responses

  1. Becky Sue

    Good eye finding that ladybug! I really love the color and composition. That’s one hairy poppy.

    4. April, 2011 at 06:05

    • On of the kids actually spotted it πŸ™‚
      Yeah, it’s that legs shaving time of year again πŸ˜‰

      4. April, 2011 at 06:56

  2. Love the composition of this! However, part of me wishes the strong vertical line wasn’t there in the background OR the image was cropped such to remove the flower head (just to the left of the vertical stem). BUT, hat bright golden light in the background is awesome and makes up for it! πŸ™‚

    4. April, 2011 at 07:29

    • Thanks, Tracy. That stem in the background was/is bugging me, too, but there is no way I can clone that out.., and I didn’t want to crop out the flower head. Although I probably would have, if I had gotten a better shot of the ladybug.

      4. April, 2011 at 07:33

  3. doreen3boys

    I didn’t even notice the stem in the bacground until I read the comments, my eye goes directly to the ladybug. Love this!

    4. April, 2011 at 08:39

  4. You think it would fall off with those hairs tickling its tummy. Great capture!

    4. April, 2011 at 09:23

  5. plainmama

    Oh wow the colors here and DOF are amazing! What a cheery shot!

    4. April, 2011 at 10:28

  6. It’s got wings… and feathers… and a beak… It HAS to be a (lady)BIRD !!!… Yeah ok, admittedly its beak is a bit on the small side, and it’s feathers are tucked away in storage along with its unicycle… but it’s got wings !!!… You can’t deny that… So there… Ladybird it is… πŸ˜€

    4. April, 2011 at 11:16

    • Love how you can justify your craziness Brian!

      4. April, 2011 at 15:43

    • Feathers?? Beak??? I’ll give you the wings, but flies have wings, and they’re BUGS! Just admit that you’re wrong, it’s OK, we won’t hold it against you πŸ˜‰

      4. April, 2011 at 17:38

  7. Cutie- and really cool point of view!

    4. April, 2011 at 15:44

  8. aswirly

    Nope, it’s a BUG! πŸ™‚ This is so cute. I love it, and the sunny sunshine too!

    4. April, 2011 at 16:54

  9. Nice ladybug. Cool how it’s walking on that loop of a green plant. Reminds me of spring!

    4. April, 2011 at 17:01

  10. Thanks everyone πŸ™‚

    4. April, 2011 at 17:39

  11. Very cute! πŸ™‚

    I used to like ladybugs. I still do — to look at when they’re outside. They like to move inside during the late fall, and they bite. I never knew that until we lived here.

    5. April, 2011 at 07:20

    • They bite? Really?? I never knew that either. I better not tell the girls or they’ll never touch a ladybug again! LOL

      5. April, 2011 at 07:26

      • I just looked it up, Michaela. As it turns out, not all ladybugs bite. It’s the Asian variety that bite. The indigenous ladybugs (usually red) do not. The Asian variety are multicolored (the color based on what they have been eating — we usually see them as orange or yellow here), and were released years ago to help control crop pests.

        I’m betting your red ladybug doesn’t bite. It looks too friendly for that. πŸ™‚

        5. April, 2011 at 07:42

        • Good to know, thanks for the info.
          Still not going to tell the girls πŸ˜‰

          5. April, 2011 at 07:44

  12. This is so pretty. Love the bend in the flower stem. Very cool shot!


    6. April, 2011 at 22:26

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