August 23, 2010

Normally over the weekend I take some photos based on the daily shoot themes. I did give it a go but it just wasn’t working so, I left it. Luckily, on Sunday I went to the Whipsnade Zoo for the last time this year 😦  and (sorry David, no  shots of fierce animals) in the wonderfully awesome butterfly gardens, I went macro mad. I love the shots I got over there, you may not if you’re sick of my macro insect shots. 😀 I’m tired as I’m writing this and, I’m scheduling for the entire week so, expect a lot  all of this week’s posts have a one word title. Feel free to suggest a better title in the comments if you want. :p

Anyway, Elliot loves ladybirds and they seem to be quite fond of him. As we wandered around the butterfly gardens he’d put his finger out and they’d crawl onto him. Here’s one that had other plans though, sitting happily on the remains of some flower. It looks like a pretty decent fluffy pillow to me. 🙂



  1. Very very nice. Excellent use of DOF to give the flower a softer appearance which suits the subject very well.

  2. I like the details on the flower edges. Color on the ladybug has turned out real nice bec’ it’s sitting on the light colored flower.

    • Thanks guys. I took this along with many other photos. It wasn’t one that I was particularly looking forward to checking out on the computer and didn’t expect much but I’m really pleased with how it turned out 🙂

  3. I like your macro bug shots. It’s nice to see details we normall can’t see. I thought maybe the lady bug was sitting on a feather or something… that is an interesting flower. Hope you took a photo of the flower. 😉

    • 😀 No. The flower looked like a lot of pollen all clumped together.

  4. I love this shot Nigel, well done!

    • oh..and..next zoo visit there best be some fierce man eating/stomping animals!! 😛

      • It’s going to be a while before I go back but, if I see some man eating/stomping animals at all… I shall photograph as they’re beating their chests, stomping on men (and women), roaring loudly and tearing limbs and flesh.

  5. Love the shot – you call call it ‘oh, me bum’s all itchy!’

    I haven’t been to Whipsnade since I was a kid, and yeah, more likely to associate fierce creatures with the place than insects, but hey – why not! Now I’m imagining a Ladybird enclosure, where you have to shut your car windows to avoid their attentions!

  6. Typo alert: That should read ‘could call it’, not ‘call call it’. Sorry!

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