Madison Indiana Photography

“Ladybug Art”

How about something a little different, I have never really tried shooting insects before because of the equipment used to get in really close to these little guys, but I happened along this little ladybug and was able to get this shot. I shot it hand held and at 2.8 it gave it a really cool effect.

The photographers who get really up close to butterflies and dragonflies and get those incredible portrait shots are so good at what they do and hopefully someday with some amount of patience and equipment I hope to be able to get a few wonderful shots like they do !!

But until then I will just have to settle with a few shots like this to hold me over, hope you enjoy and thanks for stoping by !!

Lady Bug 1 2009


June 22, 2009 - Posted by | Butterfly, calla lily, Clifty Falls, girls, google, indiana, ladybug, macro, macro photography, Madison Indiana, mapquest, nature, nature photography, photography, photos


  1. That’s a cute shot, Bernie! Close-ups of insects are very interesting but difficult. Would be fun to work on though!

    Comment by montucky | June 22, 2009 | Reply

    • If there was just enough time in a day Terry 😉

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | June 22, 2009 | Reply

  2. 2.8 and handheld. Wow. That’s tough. I think the bug needs to be a little sharper here. A tripod, more dof, something like that might have helped a bit. But you’re right. These are tough. I have always been impressed with the work of macro insect photographers even though insects are not my cup of tea.

    Comment by edvatza | June 22, 2009 | Reply

    • I know what you mean Ed, I started with the tripod and then had to put my running shoes on to try and stay up with this little guy !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | June 22, 2009 | Reply

  3. Cute little guy. Nice work with the equipment you got. As they say, what’s the best lens for the job…the one on the camera!

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography | June 22, 2009 | Reply

    • Any port in a storm is what they say !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | June 22, 2009 | Reply

  4. I think its a great idea to shoot what you can find, with what you have. Never know what comes up. Insects are hard, but I’m glad you tried for this one. Kinda cute!

    Comment by Bo | June 22, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks Bo, there are some days when I wish I could win the lottery and buy all the newest stuff, but then I would have too carry it around 🙂

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | June 22, 2009 | Reply

  5. Nice capture of the lady bug and a great attempt on insect macro photography !

    Just curious, was the focusing point on the tip of leaf ? Looking at your photo, this is the feel that I got. Maybe a head on view of the lady bug would be more exciting and challenging !

    Happy shooting and keep sharing !


    Comment by JH | June 24, 2009 | Reply

    • I was trying for more dof but he wasn’t willing to cooperate anymore, you know how that goes !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | June 26, 2009 | Reply

  6. That is beautiful, did you take this picture yourself? Would you mind if I used it for my blog at some point? If you do not, what kind of attribution should I include and may I photoshop it up?

    Paul from

    (contact me at if you wish)

    Comment by paulrocket | June 24, 2009 | Reply

    • I see that you did take this shot yourself, like I said, its beautiful!

      Comment by paulrocket | June 24, 2009 | Reply

      • You can shoot me an e-mail if you want Paul.

        Comment by Bernie Kasper | June 26, 2009

  7. Nice shot Bernie.

    Comment by davidlind | June 25, 2009 | Reply

  8. Great shot! I find that most of my insect “close ups” have to be taken with 4x magnification from a distance. Things move too fast for me & I’m not the most patient person! Unfortunately it’s now too hot to venture outside much at all, so unless they’re landing on my windows, there probably won’t be many insect photos out of me until Fall.

    Comment by Lana | June 25, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks Lana, and I know the feeling about summer, just wish it would be spring and fall and forget the stuff in between !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | June 26, 2009 | Reply

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