A Ladies Lunch

© Laura E. Swan

A Ladies Lunch

Monnie Ryan May 19, 2013

Well, my dad used to say you can get fat eating lettuce if you eat enough of it! This little gal seems to have hit the mother lode. Very cool, Laura! #1528891

Laura E. Swan level-classic May 19, 2013

Hi Monnie! HeeHee...Thanks! Your Dad was a smart guy. That must be what happened to me! (Or was it all the MAYO I plastered on them?!) HeeHee...

HAPPY SPRINGTIME!

-Laura :D #10699794

Robert R. Goodman level-addict May 19, 2013

Hi Laura,Great capture my friend.Glad to see your having some spring.Very hot and dry here!!! #10699802

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 19, 2013

So pleased you posted this image, Laura. The water droplets on the ladybug stand out so wonderfully. Excellent presentation! 8o) #10699847

Laura E. Swan level-classic May 19, 2013

Thanks Bobby Ray. It'a barely warming up now. We had 80* last week for a day. We all took pictures of it, I'm sure! Stay cool down there!!!

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Hi Mumj! Thanks for inspiring me to enter this one. She is rather cute with water pebbles on her, isn't she?! I love my Canon pocket camera. I did have it in my pocket for most of the day and was inspired to take several photos of which you have seen most of them! :D I feel I am in kick start mode now. The SKY is the limit! Literally! :D

Thanks so much! #10699864

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe May 19, 2013

Wonderful capture of this lady eating her salad, Laura! My mom always said to wash the lettuce before eating it and I see this lady does too. Very well done! #10699943

Wm Nosal May 21, 2013

beautiful macro capture laura!
no lady bugs here
had the chance at looking at the
ground very close, sunday night
never saw the one step in my friends
garden...no damage to the cameras
my shoulder took the brunt of the
impact...now moussing and typing with my
left hand
the only thing I can wear or get on
is my 1972 track suit, slippers...
yes the fuzzy red ones
the track pants have suspenders
the elastic is gone
going to be a few weeks before
I can pick up shoot with the 5d's
#10701906

Wm Nosal May 21, 2013

beautiful macro capture laura!
no lady bugs here
had the chance at looking at the
ground very close, sunday night
never saw the one step in my friends
garden...no damage to the cameras
my shoulder took the brunt of the
impact...now moussing and typing with my
left hand
the only thing I can wear or get on
is my 1972 track suit, slippers...
yes the fuzzy red ones
the track pants have suspenders
the elastic is gone
going to be a few weeks before
I can pick up shoot with the 5d's
#10701907

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 21, 2013

Wonderful colors, detail & macro, Swanee. WTG, my friend!
#10702200

John Connolly May 23, 2013

Great work here Sister Swanee!!
Love the light color and clarity! I should eat more salads! #10704168

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic May 24, 2013

I'm so happy to see this lovely lady in your gallery, Sister.
It is so beautifully captured - with great details and natural colors. I also love the little raindrops on her back. And of course your composition rocks!!!

I have a question, though: What do you call a lady bug male?? #10704732

Nancy L. Green level-classic May 24, 2013

I LOVE this Laura, I love lady bugs and those water drops are such a bonus!!! <>< #10705297

Kathy Salerni level-classic May 25, 2013

Oh my! Water droplets everywhere! Great shot of this lady bug on greenery, Laura! I love it! #10706516

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic May 26, 2013

Love this lady bug in the greens. Great macro, especially with the water droplets! #10707147

Laura E. Swan level-classic May 26, 2013

Denny, your mom was a smart gal! :) Thanks for the fun! :D

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WM!!!!!!!! I am so sorry to hear this! Are you okay? Are you getting better? JUST what you needed with your bad back and ribs! I am -SO- sorry to hear this. I also injured mine a few months ago and have had physio therapy a few times. Four times, I think? It has been a rough go because my shoulder froze up while I babied it too much without getting help. I guess a SLING was the wrong thing to do and over babying it was, too. Try and move it as much as you can as soon as you are able to lift it up. I didn't do that and I really am really regretting it now. Having a FROZEN shoulder is spooky. Not a bright future for it now. Have you seen your doctor for good advice? (Also something I did not do right away like I should have! I wasted a month.) It is my left. I hope you are getting better? KEEP US POSTED!

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Hi Paddy! Thanks dear NL Brother! :D You're so kind!

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Brother John, we all should. I have been on a bit of a salad kick this past year and I use (eat) a thing called KALE. Soon I shall turn into a RABBIT so be watching for SP's of me with very long ears and front teeth! HeeHee!

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Hi SSSKiki! Thanks for all that you said! :) I love your visits. Everyone is so kind to me and my work. :))) Sister, I think they would be called MAN BUGS. At least I always have called them this! They are the green or yellow ones and Denny says they bite! Don't try and pet them! They are grumpy. :F

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Hi Nancy! So glad you guys are loving the droplets. I had actually just planted this plant (and several others) and was misting them all and saw her there and grabbed the camera! Now we have had rain all week. Poor lady bug has seen lots of water since she came out of hibernation! No thanks to me or mother nature!

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Hi Kathy! Long time no see!!! :D Thanks so much! :) !!! Drop in anytime! Makes me happy to know I have made you happy!

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Hi Amanda! I love shooting macros. I need a macro lens next and that is all there is to it.

Sorry for any type-o's folks. I never see them until I press SUBMIT. My life story!

-Laura :D

HAPPY SPRING TIME!

#10707184

Stephen Zacker May 27, 2013

Like the dew drops. Terrific macro #10708867

Mary K. Robison June 02, 2013

Broken shoulder? UGH! How do you shrug without both shoulders?? Or hold a heavy camera?!?
Seriously, I hope Wm recovers super-fast from his accident, and I hope YOUR shoulder misery is over very soon, Pom!! We need your cheerful spirit and cute ladybug photos back on the bp site, so stop munching lettuce and get back here, y'hear? #10718983

Emile Abbott level-deluxe June 03, 2013

Nice Lady Bug Lunch.. Get well quick Wm. #10720812

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 29, 2013

Hi Steve! I did, too! Thanks!

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Hi Mare! My shoulder is getting better each week. Sort of. Lol...Let's hope Wm is getting better each week, too! :D Thanks for always coming to spread cheer on all of our images. You're tops! xoxo

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Hi Emile! My lady bugs are as happy as my new little squirrel who is eating the buds off of my flowers! Lol...


THANKS ALL! We were all so happy to see spring finally arriving in Calgary!

-Laura Pomma-Dora :) #10748490

Tammy Espino June 29, 2013

Congratulations!!!!!! :) #10748546

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 29, 2013

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VERY MUCH, Tammers!! #10748578

Robert R. Goodman level-addict June 29, 2013

Hi Laura,Congratulations on your beautiful finalist my friend!!!! #10748587

Stan Kwasniowski June 29, 2013

Laura, congratulations #10748699

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 29, 2013

HEY, C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your finalist....wtg!

8o) #10748709

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 29, 2013

HEY, C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your finalist....wtg!

8o) #10748710

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 29, 2013

congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! #10748974

Ann Coates level-classic June 30, 2013

Ladybugs are such cool little insects. Who doesn't love ladybugs. Well, she's done you proud, congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Laura. #10749267

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 30, 2013

Well done, Laura. Congratulations on your finalist! #10749278

Mary K. Robison June 30, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS on your sweet lady making Finalist, Pom!! Well deserved, when you see such superb selective focus and those refreshing drops.
Fngers crossed for you on the next level up!
#10749324

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic June 30, 2013

I am so happy for both of you, MSSSLala.
You made it!!!
And it is so well deserved.
Everything in this photo shouts WINNER!
Congratulations!!
Hope to see it again tomorrow :) #10749336

Monnie Ryan June 30, 2013

Congratulations, Laura! #10749405

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe June 30, 2013

Beautiful. Congratulations on your finalist, Laura! Excellent! #10749895

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic June 30, 2013

Congratulations on your Finalist Laura! #10750071

Emile Abbott level-deluxe June 30, 2013

congratulations on your finalist, Laura. #10750150

Terry Cervi level-classic June 30, 2013

Congrats on your wonderful finalist of this pretty little lady, Lala!! Well done!!! #10750558

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe July 01, 2013

Huge congrats on a fantastic finalist, Laura!! #10751244

Theresa Marie Jones level-deluxe July 01, 2013

Let us all say CONGRATULATIONS Laura!
Excellent close-up!
We have orange lady bugs around my yard.
We call them little tiny pumpkins with spots. #10752621

Wm Nosal August 02, 2013

Congratulations Laura! #10793784

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 02, 2013

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VERY MUCH EVERYONE! :D You're the BEST!

ALL OF YOU! xoxoxo

-Laura :) #10793789


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Description

Throughout the Ages
FEMALES HAVE BEEN KNOWN FOR EATING SALADS.
It's No Different For The Lady Bugs!

It's Spring Time In Our Yard And
Lady Bugs By The Dozens
Hibernated Under Our Leaves.

THEY ARE AWAKE NOW AND HUNGRY!

(If you look closely you will see she is doing a great job eating off the tip of the leaf she has settled upon!)

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f 2.8, 1/500 MACRO SETTING

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 4.60 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

Uploaded on May 19, 2013

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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