September 29, 2017
Camping with Ladybug
- as seen by -Chris Spohn
All of us on the east coast should be familiar with the few warm days we get in the fall. It could be below 40 degrees for a week, and then suddenly it’s 70 degrees and sunny. Things that have been rained on dry out a bit, and maybe we get one more chance to cut the grass. We see our neighbors raking their leaves which reminds us we have similar tasks.
Humans aren’t the only ones involved in a flurry of activity. During this time, the front of our house can be a magnet for stink bugs and small milkweed beetles. And our cursed camper, which spends most of its life under the maple trees in the driveway, was host to a group of ladybird beetles also known as ladybugs. The colorful little bugs and maple leaves were together in the right place. I didn’t have to crawl around in the dirt to get the shot.
Pentax K-1, Pentax DA 50mm Macro, Extension Tubes, Pentax AF-540 Fgz Flash with Diffuser
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