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Ladybug

Found this little bug on our kitchen floor so I quickly setup my softbox umbrella and flash and took these shots. After countless failed shots trying to get the bug to stay still on the blanket that I used for a background here I decided to give it something to climb on and hopefully stay still!! The measuring cup turned out to be a great idea because for some reason the bug wouldn't climb down and always flew off a short distance.. picked it up put it back on the measuring cup...After getting a few sharp shots my next goal was to catch it while it was flying away! :)

 

Strobist info: Sb800 camera left shot into softbox umbrella about 1 foot from the measuring cup 1/2 power. White cardboard camera right. Triggered via wireless trigger.

 

This shot made it on Explore #369 on May 23rd 2007!

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Taken on May 23, 2007