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Kevin Childress on September 29, 2011

That is perfect timing. Love the shallow DOF here!

David Humphreys on September 29, 2011

Any credit for the timing must go to the Ladybird. It took off just as I released the shutter :)

RDrayerIII on September 30, 2011

Lovely marco here. Perfect DOF and all that photographer talk stuff. The clarity is good and can see detail. Most of all the timing was perfect. This is an amazing action shot. Keep up the good work!

David Humphreys on September 30, 2011

Thanks Ray.

Macro work is frustrating and fun in equal measures. Most macros look good on the camera's screen but when you download them they're mostly not as good as you thought they were. You can imagine my delight when I saw this on my monitor. Only a tiny fraction of my shots turn out this good.

Jeff Annely on September 30, 2011

Lovely shot G. I know what you mean when you get a shot that meets the promise of the viewfinder.

Very nice


kenfowkes on October 5, 2011

Don't you love that lucky feeling! Of course, it isn't all luck, but still a good feeling. Like 4.

Sixten Imgs on October 7, 2011

One of your most impressive photo of ladies, Galatas :) It is no wonder to see and even photograph a ladybug, but to get this kind of photo, that surely is. Really great, rare shot!

David Humphreys on October 7, 2011

Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment : much appreciated.

theverbiage on October 8, 2011

Can I seventh it? Good catch of a decisive moment :)

David Humphreys on October 8, 2011

Thanks Steve

mariwozn on November 18, 2011

Coccinella septempuncata is my favourite insect. I love flowers and I know that it eats a lot other insect which eat these flowers.

Fantastic macro photoshot!

Greetings from Poland MW

davidcmc58 on May 27, 2012

Wow! Perfect timing and great DOF. You hit a jackpot of Macro with this one. Greetings, David.

David Humphreys on May 27, 2012

Thankyou David.

Very kind of you to visit my modest gallery and to comment.

davidcmc58 on June 9, 2012

"Modest"? Hardly. Your gallery comes right to my mind whenever I crave for some inspiration for wildlife shots. Best regards, David.

dziwnowik on November 18, 2012

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ GOLDEN STAR ♥ LIKE ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ greetings from Poland , Peter ♥ ♥ ♥

add to group 7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Jean Gregory Evans on November 16, 2013

Awesome photo, just perfect!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 29, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by David Humphreys
    • Taken on 2011/09/29 12:43:23
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 105.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash