Ladybird

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Signs of Spring. My son spotted the first ladybird.

ps. Today was my first-time contribution to Leanne Cole’s and Laura Macky’s Monochrome Madness. A wonderful challenge where they present their own and other photographers’ black and white photos every Wednesday.

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Ladybird

45 thoughts on “Ladybird

    1. Thank you so much Joe! I had to use selective color to bring out the tiny ladybird. At these moments I wish I had a macro lens. I need to check out your post now. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Shane! Yes the challenge is wonderful, I’ve really enjoyed those posts and finally got tempted to participate myself. πŸ™‚

  1. I love the delicate use of colour, for such a delicate moment. The composition is perfect. This is ‘a keeper,’ as they say. I now have it in my file of photographs that make me instantly happy. πŸ™‚

  2. It’s lovely to have photographic memories like this. πŸ™‚ I wish I had pictures of when I used to pick up handfuls of earthworms that congregated on top of a pile of lose stones and earth behind my parents greenhouse. I was afraid of everything that crawled and flew, and yet I loved picking those slippery worms up – 10 at a time! As much as I thought ladybirds were very pretty – I wouldn’t let one crawl on my hand. I’m so glad your son is happy with them, it’s good not to be afraid at a young age, it’s taken me years to feel comfortable with butterflies flying round me! πŸ˜€

    1. It’s lovely you have such memories Suzy, of picking up earthworms! Those are truly precious moments from childhood. I am glad we have so much nature around us here even though we live in a big city. Walks in the nature have been an important and wonderful thing in my childhood and I’m glad my kids can also experience it. Thank you for another wonderful comment Suzy! πŸ™‚

  3. Excellent use of selective color. Normally I”m not a big fan because it’s so overdone. Does the world really need another bright red rose in an otherwise monochrome image? I think not. This one came out very well, very unique and the effect very subtle.

    1. Thank you very much for your kind words Jeff! I have similar thoughts on selective color. It has to make sense I guess, make the photo better. Have a lovely day!

  4. I love this Elina πŸ™‚
    So precious. Your son’s dear little hands are so gentle…and enquiring?
    Makes me smile too.
    So glad you’re Monochroming along with the challenge also.

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