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A ladybird in a flowering tree. Actually there were hundreds on this particular tree so it must be a specific variety. The problem with photographing ladybirds is that, unless you get them early in the morning, they scurry around so constantly that its hard to get a clear shot – this was the closest I got from about 20 efforts.

Taken in Knyeton, Victoria.

RAW Pre-processing, USM, levels/curves, shadow/highlight, duplicate layer (blended) with gaussian blur, crop.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D2X
  • Taken: 2 November, 2009
  • Exposure bias: -2/6EV
  • Focal length: 150mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

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