Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.
Taking photos of ladybugs in San Diego is a challenge. There aren’t that many of them because of the dry and hot climate and they’re not around for a long time. Even when I find some, they’re so busy looking for food that they don’t stop moving long enough for me to take a picture. Oh, and of course, they’re very small so I need a powerful macro to get a decent photo. That’s a lot of things getting in the way.
So I consider myself lucky for having been able to snap a few pictures of ladybugs a couple of weeks ago. My first ladybug was a little shy and moved too much so this is the best I could do. This ladybug was crawling on milkweed flowers.
I was luckier with the second ladybug I spotted and managed to get closer and capture a better angle.
Finally I managed to get a photo of a ladybug from above. It was actually crawling under a large leaf. I’m pretty happy with this one.
Did you notice what these three ladybugs have in common? They don’t have any spots. I have no idea why but I thought that was quite a coincidence.