Bill Foy  

Asian Lady Beetle by Bill Foy

November 2019 - Asian Lady Beetle

About the Image(s)

How I Did It: The image was made a few months ago at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. This is a first of it's kind for me - I've seen a lot of beetles, but never an Asian Lady. She was kind enough to pose for me for about a minute before flying off. I cropped the image, tweaked the contrast and brightness, dehazed it a bit and applied a little sharpening. Nikon D500, Sigma 150mm macro lens, f/11, 1/250, ISO-800 (auto), flash, handheld, Exposure Program - Aperture Priority

2 comments posted

Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
This is a great capture. Technically, it has great impact due to not only the composition but also the diagonal slant of its perch and the way you've caught its face straight on. The colors work well together and it looks very sharp. I was afraid there might be some slight pixelation in the head, but I believe that may be my computer. Wonderful job!   Posted: 11/17/2019 16:51:16

Denise McKay   Denise McKay
Very nice portrait of this lady bug Bill! I don't think I can say anything different than what Carol stated! I wonder if you darkened the background just a little bit, if the lady bug would stand out a little more. Just a thought, but regardless, a really nice capture!   Posted: 11/18/2019 06:36:26


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