2014—Spot Of Red

When I was out photographing the wild mustard near my house the other day, a bright spot of red caught my eye—a tiny lady bug crawling on an unopened bud of mustard. The red was such a contrast to the green surrounding it that I stopped looking for bees and focused on the lady bug. Because I was using my 24-70mm lens, I had to crop this shot severely. I wish I’d had my macro lens with me. It was in the trunk of my car but I knew if I left and went back to my car across the road the lady bug would be gone by the time I returned so I took my chances. It proved to be an elusive lady bug. I never got a full on photo because the little creature moved constantly around the bud, always facing away from me, but I love the shot I did get.

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