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Cream-spot ladybird | by nutmeg66
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Cream-spot ladybird

The first cream-spot ladybird I've seen this year (well, actually the second, but the first pinged off into oblivion when I tried to tilt the twig it was on to get it out of a shadow!).

 

On the weeping silver birch in my front garden. Taken just after a wintry shower - hence the tiny droplets of water.

 

Cream-spot ladybird, Calvia 14-guttata.

 

Handheld, natural light. The observant of you might notice that I've used a different set-up than usual - borrowed my boyfriend's camera and lens.

 

#38 in my photo-a-day project.

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Taken on April 11, 2008