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Feb 22, 2021 09:45:28   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
The Ladybug is one of those insects that most children can easily identify and watch with wonder as they crawl on their hand.

Well, I wonder if they would think of them in this Ladybug nymph stage the same way. These look more like a dragon than they do the bright red polka dotted insect of the nursery rhyme fame.


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Feb 22, 2021 09:54:29   #
ndiguy
 
You do awesome work! I really enjoy your images.

Feb 22, 2021 10:18:52   #
Blair Shaw Jr
 
Really cool image Sippy

 
 
Feb 22, 2021 10:19:55   #
Vaun's photography Loc: Bonney Lake, WA
 
I would have never guessed that was a ladybug 🐞! Awesome job!

Feb 22, 2021 10:28:30   #
pithydoug Loc: Catskill Mountains, NY
 
How many shots?

Feb 22, 2021 10:29:55   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
Vaun's photography wrote:
I would have never guessed that was a ladybug 🐞! Awesome job!


Feb 22, 2021 11:27:43   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Great macro, Sippy.

 
 
Feb 22, 2021 11:29:11   #
TreborLow
 
Thanks again- great image!

Feb 22, 2021 12:39:40   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
ndiguy wrote:
You do awesome work! I really enjoy your images.


Thanks, I try to show many of natures common creatures in ways not often seen.

Feb 22, 2021 12:40:01   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Blair Shaw Jr wrote:
Really cool image Sippy


Thanks ever so much, Blair.

Feb 22, 2021 12:43:34   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Vaun's photography wrote:
I would have never guessed that was a ladybug 🐞! Awesome job!


Thanks, and what is even more fascinating is how the larvae pupates and transform from the nymph to the adult. This is one that I found held fast to a leaf that was in the process of doing just that. It was quite a rare find.


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Feb 22, 2021 12:52:27   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
pithydoug wrote:
How many shots?


This was a focus stacked session that consisted of 291 images taken at increments of 15-micrometers via a digital motorized focus rail with a little Fujifilm X-T20 mirrorless camera utilizing an industrial 5X-power microscope objective mounted on a bellows.

I set the ISO to be fixed at 200 and there is no aperture setting on a microscope objective so it is shot full open. The shutter speed is adjusted up or down as I watch the histogram to center with a bit to the left (dark).

My illumination is constant LED lamps that I shine onto two layers of vellum tracing paper placed on the lens like a lens hood with the subject under it which creates a soft enveloping tunnel of light. The subject is pinned into plasticine modeling clay that is set on top of a mirror. The mirror reflects the soft light onto the underside of the subject to avoid dark undersides.

Feb 22, 2021 12:53:03   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Earnest Botello wrote:
Great macro, Sippy.


Thanks for dropping by, Earnest.

Feb 22, 2021 12:53:36   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Longshadow wrote:


Thanks for the reply.

Feb 22, 2021 12:54:05   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
TreborLow wrote:
Thanks again- great image!


Thanks, it's nice to know that you enjoyed seeing it.

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