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Lady bug action
Lens: Vivitar series 1 105mm macro Camera: Pentax K-7 Photo Location: San Diego ISO: 400 
Posted By: Svendinvenn, 04-22-2011, 04:55 PM

Hi guys.

Went out again with my camera today, and lo and behold, these lady bugs were "doing it" on my rooftop! Felt like quite the perv, but they didn't seem to mind. I'm trying to better my pp skills, so feel free to criticise!





Some more captures can be seen on my Flickr; Flickr: PhotoSven's Photostream

Thanks for looking!
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Must be Spring in your part of the world as it is the time of the year that spurs Ladybirds into this activity! Very good shots, focus was spot on.
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Saw them yesterday, was in a hurry.....

Great shots, very sharp and clear, nice color too! Nice shooting!
Looks like they do it the same way as Boll Weevils?
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Eaglem; Spring it is, seemingly! It's strange to me, being Norwegian, where spring is a total transformation of the country, whereas here it's just an excuse for the bugs to get down and dirty (the weather is pretty much constant here in San Diego)..

Rupert; Those are some weird insects! Do you find them in the US?

I have a question for you guys when it comes to framing of these pictures; does it work? I sat for a pretty long time trying out different crops, but was undecided as to what was the best solution! Any input on that would be great.

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No set rule that I know of...but I like to get a tight crop, like you did on your first one. This allows the viewer to get some detail, and then follow with a larger overview, as you did.
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Went out again to get some more "action" shots, unfortunately, they seem to be satisfied for this year. I did, however, get a picture of a guy who's been partying hard, and is now probably regretting just that.

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