Ladybird in the sun

Hippodamia sp. Ladybird beetle

Tucson, Arizona

Photo details: Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens on a Canon EOS 20D

ISO 100, f4.5, 1/320 sec, ambient light


  1. #1 Ted C. MacRae
    March 31, 2010

    1/320 sec – must have been a bit windy?

  2. #2 myrmecos
    March 31, 2010

    This photo was a while ago now, but as I recall the shutter speed was more a function of light levels. I wanted the blurred-out backdrop of a large aperture, and 1/320 was the shutter speed under the full-sun conditions that gave a proper exposure.

    As I’ve gotten better at photography, I’ve learned to structure more of my shots more around aperture than shutter speed.

  3. #3 Nicholas
    March 31, 2010

    Lovely image. Very inspiring, thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. #4 Sean Kane
    March 31, 2010

    Nice composition. Very nice.

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