View Full Version : Ladybugs in Love...

Don Ellis
16th of May 2004 (Sun), 21:26
...or at least perpetuating the species.

This is the "male superior" position, in which the male feels superior when he can figure out a way through the polka-dot armor.


They're on a pumpkin flower and they have such a high shine, I'm surprised not to be able to see myself.

They're also a thank-for all the nice commments on my javelin-wielding pumpkin plant. Both shots were taken the same afternoon.


Canon G2, +15 diopters, no shame.

16th of May 2004 (Sun), 22:24
Excellent! Great colors.

16th of May 2004 (Sun), 22:55
This is a sweet image.. the shine on them.. looks like a couple of fancy high gloss biker helmets!

16th of May 2004 (Sun), 23:13
great pic

Don Ellis
17th of May 2004 (Mon), 01:41
FrankC... thank you.

CDS... that's one of the great reasons to post here... for others' insights into helmets and all sorts of things. Thanks.

c0ntr0lz... thanks... I'll post details when I get back to my other computer. I seldom think about doing it these days.

In the meantime, I can offer the technique I use to get things in focus using +15 diopers: I half-press the shutter to get something (anything) in focus and then I move the camera in and out slightly until I see exactly what I want in focus. The depth of field is so shallow that you need to make decisions on anything that's not perfectly flat.



17th of May 2004 (Mon), 01:48
i'll have to try that Don thanks

Don Ellis
17th of May 2004 (Mon), 02:33
i'll have to try that Don thanks
Hi... I just reread my description of focusing and it wasn't too focused... so I added a couple of words that help it make more sense.


17th of May 2004 (Mon), 09:06
that is beautiful Don
polka dot amour in their polka dot armor :lol:

they are so tiny to photograph :shock:

it's almost like a reflection of the ladybird itself
and what a beautiful pumpkin flower.
lovely shot


Don Ellis
17th of May 2004 (Mon), 09:08
that is beautiful Don
polka dot amour in their polka dot armor :lol:

That is one of your best, Marie... wish I'd thought of it.

Thank you.


Don Ellis
17th of May 2004 (Mon), 09:12
great pic

Full disclosure...

File: CRW_2796.CRW
File size: 2,493KB
Image Serial Number: 227-2796
Camera Model: Canon PowerShot G2
Firmware: Firmware Version 1.10
Owner: Don Ellis
Date/Time: 2004:05:15 16:09:36
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: 4.0
Exposure mode: Program
Flash: Off
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: Single frame shooting
ISO: 50
Lens: 7.0 to 21.0 mm
Focal length: 12.0mm
Subject distance: 0.292 m (that would be wrong)
Macro focus: On
AF mode: Single AF
Focus point: [Center]
Image size: 2272 x 1704
Image quality: Raw
White balance: Auto
Saturation: Low
Sharpness: Low
Contrast: Low

+15 diopters, as I mentioned.
Saturation, sharpness and contrast all set to low and not enhanced in Photoshop.

17th of May 2004 (Mon), 13:47
Not as good but hey. Took it yesterday.