Saturday, August 9, 2008

Camera Critter Meme #18

Critters...critters everywhere and this week's Camera Critter Meme is no exception.

One day in July of 07, I was wandering around near Fireman's Pond. Most of what a person sees in this part of the high desert is dull green sage, light brown weeds Juniper trees, blackish rocks and gray, weather-worn stumps. So when I caught a glimpse of red on a sage brush, I zoomed out the lens, squatted down and fired off a number of shots.

When I finished, I continued on my way, looking for critters both big and small to shoot.

That evening when I returned home, I opened up the series of shots of the Seven-spotted Ladybird Beetle and a smile crept over my face.

Not only did I get the beetle, but I got a virtual feast for it as dozens of Aphids were everywhere on the plant. Had I seen those little green, garden menaces when I shot the photo, I probably would have stayed around for some action shots.

19 comments:

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Wonderful capture! Enlarging the photo reveals every detail; amazing! Thanks for sharing this one on Camera Critters.

bobbie said...

I just love ladybugs.
Me Ann My Camera has pictures of one this week too.

Picturing of Life said...

great macro shot

Mine in here Thanks

ratmammy said...

i just love lady bugs! great photo.

i beati said...

I never heard them referred to as 7 spotted as opposed to ??interesting fact I bet sandy

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Great shot of the Ladybug. I do love them.

Tammy said...

What a cute picture! I like lady bugs!

fishing guy said...

Ash: It looks like the Ladybug was headed into a feast, nicely captured.

Misty Dawn said...

DANG Bear!!!!!!! That's freaking awesome and major bool! You got hundreds of critters in one shot hehe!

Faye Pekas said...

I love when I get a shot and find I also got a bonus when I start editing.

This is a great shot of the ladybug and the bonus aphids.

Rambling Woods said...

GREAT photo of the lady beetle. All I have are some blurry ones..
Happy Weekend. Michelle-
Rambling Woods

babooshka said...

Ladybirds to me too. Hrdly seen any this year. Lovely capture.

Christy said...

Very nice shots. I love that detail. Isn't amazing how you can miss something in the shots as your taking them? I am in awe sometimes at the wonderful things that I have captured this way but on the downside I have been just as disappointed because of this.

Carletta said...

What a fantastic photo!
I love opening a picture and finding surprises - this is awesome.

Teena in Toronto said...

Nice action shot!

I played too :)

Gretchen said...

Very nice! My contribution for the week would certainly love to eat these ones!

Tink *~*~* said...

That would have been interesting catching her in mid-snack! Great shot.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

AppleDebbie said...

Now that is a great shot. I don't think I've ever seen Aphids so up close and personal before!

Lapa37 said...

Cute ladybug not so cute other little bugs. It really is cool when you click on the picture you can see all those nasty little critters.