Photo of the Week

Multicolored Asian Ladybug
Multicolored Asian Ladybug
Harmonia axyridis, Coccinellidae
Cameron, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
December 14, 2013

This week I spent a little time photographing some of the ladybugs from the aggregations the corners of our apartment. Ladybugs like this Multicolored Asian Ladybug can live up to three years and will often form winter aggregations in buildings. I find ladybugs tricky to photograph because they are so round and shiny. It’s difficult to both get the whole insect in focus and to avoid a bright highlight on the insect from the flash (damn you specular reflection!).

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