It is amazing the different stages of the lady bug during its life time. Shot with Olympus TG4 on microscope mode.
So many titles to choose from. Roaming around the yard of the house we are renovating when I stumbled upon these two little love birds. This is a photo of two air potato beetles getting it on. At one point the bottom one looked like it was trying to knock the top one off. Processed this photo in Lightroom. First time using Lightroom to tweak my photos. Opened it up in Photoshop to sharpen it some more. Used my Olymput TG-4 on microscope mode. The settings were iso500, 18mm, f4.9 and 1/400sec.
Another backyard find. From what I can tell after searching the internet this looks like a leaf beetle.
Cropped and sharpened. Shot with Olympus TG4. Settings f4.9, 1/320sec, iso800, 18mm, microscope mode.
I believe this little guy is called a Click beetle. He doesn’t look happy having a camera shoved in his face. Oh well, I needed my weekly photo 🙂
Shot with Olympus TG4 on microscope mode. Settings were f4.4, 1/320sec, iso125 and 14mm.
Wow I always thought lady bugs had spots or not spots. Never seen one with stripes until now. Searched on the internet and saw they can have other markings. How very cool! Shot with Olympus TG-4 on microscope mode. Cropped, boost contrast and sharpened. Settings were f4.9,iso640,1/400sec.
That is what came to mind when I saw this beetle chopping on the this plant with his one leg hanging out. Have no idea what type of beetle this is. Was playing around with my ring light for my Olympus TG4. I have had it for awhile and never really played with it. Seems to have worked out okay. Cropped, denoised, sharpened and boost the contrast. My settings were f4.9, 1/200sec, iso800 18mm, microscope mode.
My backyard never fails me for subjects. Just have to be patient. I loved how the bright sun made this little guy glow. Yes, I know you shouldn’t take photos in the bright sunlight. But, when you put shade over him he just didn’t seem to glow. So, I went with the bright sun shot. Cropped it down some. I loved the bokeh achieved by the foliage behind. Shot with the Olympus TG-4 on microscope mode. Used Clarity filter in Topaz Adjust followed by some slight dodge and burn around the head. Settings were f3.2, 1/320sec, 6mm and iso100.
Happy Clicking! 🙂