Big Bertha's Adventures

I watched a ladybug eat!


I got to “play hooky” on Monday with my boss’s approval.  It was the perfect day for the Dallas Arboretum.

When I returned to the office on Tuesday, my boss asked,  “What was the highlight of your trip to the Arboretum?

Without even pausing to think I told her: “I watched a ladybug eat.”

Ladybug Photo Shoot

The first six photos show a sequence of the ladybug stretching its wings.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Big Bertha's Adventures

Big Bertha's Adventures

Big Bertha's Adventures

Big Bertha's Adventures

Big Bertha's Adventures

Here’s our friend, the ladybug having a snack.

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I cropped the photo below.  You can see the legs on the “snack” the ladybug is feasting on.

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Another shot that I also cropped.  You can see the wings on the “snack.”

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Here’s the final shot – the ladybug finished its meal.

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Camera:  Canon 5D Mark II
Lens:  Canon 100 mm Macro (An amazing lens)
Date:  March 2015
Notes:  Like the ladybug, you have to stalk your prey.  Or in more polite terms, as a nature photographer, you have to observe your surroundings carefully, quietly, patiently… and then snap that camera trigger to capture the moment.  In these instances you can’t have too many shots.  They won’t all turn out – so take as many as you can before the opportunity is gone.  That little ladybug devoured the winged insect the way I drink a Frappuccino!

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