They Have Ridges
Photo-A-Day #1377

While I was working on my learning Chinese for the day I was visited by this ladybug. Or rather, it fell on me and scared the crap out of me. I was really concentrating on writing my Chinese symbols that when the ladybug fell it completely broke my concentration.

But we patched things up and it hung out on my thumb while I did some more writing. It was very zen-like. Here I was working to educate myself and at the same time made a connection with this bug. I took a few shots with my DSLR but I couldn’t do very good macro work. So I put the ladybug on the book and went and got my canon SD 800is because it has decent macro. I must have been gone to long because the ladybug took off. I was surprised because it spent about 10 minutes on my thumb.

The nice thing about a DSLR and shooting on the largest size is that you can crop way in and still get a nice shot. I like how the ridges on my thumbprint contrast with the smoothness of the ladybug’s shell.

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6 Responses to “They Have Ridges”

  1. Christine says:

    I thought that all ladybugs died and were dead from the cold in these parts. Amazing to find one now! I hope you made a wish before she flew away…I always do when I see one!

    Hey, the Red Sox won not one but two World Series in my lifetime, now I am just waiting on that million dollars from my last ladybug wish…

    Christines last blog post..Getting a new dryer

  2. Drew says:


    I thought that they were dead too. I didn’t even make a wish. Dang.

  3. Rabair says:

    Dude, just be glad your mouth wasn’t open. Much worse than losing your concentration while writing Chinese, is inhaling a bug! (I speak from experience… with the exception of the writing Chinese part)

    • Drew says:

      Yeah swallowing a bug is not fun. Been there done that. Thanks for the comment I moderated it because you did not follow my comment policy. I appreciate that you left a comment and hope that you do in the future. Follow the policy and we’re all good. Thanks.

  4. Ron Russell says:

    Good blog, I’ll have to return when I have more time to really check it out. Thats a great photo of the ladybug, I mean a really great photo.

  5. Drew says:

    Thanks Ron, hope to see you back by this way again.

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