Thursday, May 2, 2013


Ladybugs are cute, maybe the best looking insect after a butterfly. They do more than inspiring attractive toys for babies. They are a friend of a gardener. Especially when it comes to roses. Because they prey on aphids. Aphids are those small tiny creatures who invade a tender rose shoot in hundreds. So the ladybugs serve as a natural defense against these horrible little aphids.

I was lucky to capture this on camera. I got a few great shots of the ladybug and one absolute prize shot of it attacking the aphid.

You can click on any photo to start a slideshow and view the photos in large size.

All the photos were taken with my Canon T3i, and at f/1.8 with a 50mm prime Canon lens.

I was holding the branch, twisting it, turning it so that I can have the ladybug in the front. It took me a long time, and a few cuts on the arm from thorns, but it was totally worth it.

Next, the predator on the prowl.

The search is still on. You can see the aphid on the branch above.

Still looking.

Found it!

Thank you Madam, for finishing up those little rascals, as well as posing for the camera.

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