The Love Bug

Another sure sign of spring is when the ladybirds begin to mate.

More of the sequence in the Macro album.

Camera note: all shots taken with the Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG macro, ring flash and extension tubes.

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13 Comments

  1. Vulpes vulpes March 2, 2008 at 11:03 pm #

    Brilliant close-up…although perhaps the ladybirds might not agree! :whistle:

  2. misund007 March 3, 2008 at 12:03 am #

    Cool Macro :up:

  3. Words March 3, 2008 at 12:03 am #

    They were quite unbothered by the proximity of the camera!

  4. BitzyMe March 3, 2008 at 12:03 am #

    First things first Words! 😉

    Excellent shots. I'm partial to lady bugs.
    I believe they were imported here to the US to help control aphids.

  5. Vulpes vulpes March 3, 2008 at 1:03 am #

    …hard to tell if they're blushing! :p

  6. BitzyMe March 3, 2008 at 1:03 am #

    😆

  7. phiznlil March 3, 2008 at 2:03 am #

    Insect pornography? 😀

  8. cakkleberrylane March 3, 2008 at 2:03 am #

    Beautiful!

  9. Ukwildlife March 3, 2008 at 10:03 am #

    bah phiznill beat me to it 😀

    nice macros 🙂

  10. Words March 3, 2008 at 10:03 pm #

    Obviously a popular subject. Glad you enjoyed 😀

  11. ALLY_G March 4, 2008 at 5:03 pm #

    WOW , there you took some great shots! 🙂
    But keep it away from kids. 😀

  12. Flying Red Fox Blog March 11, 2008 at 5:03 am #

    Thats very good 😆 I have noticed Ladybirds the other week as one landed on my hand and i thought i pricked myself somehow, they do sometimes look like a drop of blood from a glance:P

  13. Words March 11, 2008 at 7:03 am #

    It's the mild weather. It seems very early for them, but hopefully they'll keep the aphids down this year.