Monday, July 01, 2013

Shallow Depth of Field - Ladybugs

The theme for this month's blog circle is Shallow Depth of Field.   I chose to photograph some of the four-thousand-odd new members of the family we added to our household this month:

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Yep, we got Ladybugs.  You may find it odd to call them members of the family, and perhaps it is.  But these little ladies were so excited when we released them into our garden, they called them their pets, and began naming each ladybug they could catch.  And let me tell you...Ladybugs?...now THAT is the kind of pet I can handle. So members of the family they are.  :)

Girls Looking

On a completely unrelated note, I love how my children are dressed in everything from Sunday dresses, to Pajamas, to not even fully dressed.  I feel like this is pretty reflective of a typical day at our house.  The other day I walked into the room and Maya had her shirt off.  I asked her why she didn't have a shirt on and she said, "Because I was hot."  You can't argue with that.

Anyway, back to the ladybugs.

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The girls really enjoyed having them crawl on their hands.

Lady Bug Hands

And pretty much everywhere else.  (Did I mention there were like four thousand of the little buggars). 

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The twins really had fun trying to catch them.

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Lilly was relentless! Every time I moved the bag to a different part of the garden, she'd find it and try and get more.

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But despite their best efforts, the Ladybugs, for the most part, wound up right where they were supposed to be, eating all the nasty bugs in my garden.

Lady Bugs on Leafs

Ahh, Rosalina, Julia, Shiney, No Dot, and all the rest of you whose names I can't remember,  welcome to the family!

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Now head on over to Stacey's blog to see how she captured Shallow Depth of Field.

8 comments:

lisasphotohobby.com said...

Oh my goodness!!! I've never seen so many lady bugs at one time. Love your pictures this month. They are beautiful.

Ashley said...

aww soo cute Becca!! I love ladybugs as well. More so as a child!! :D They are so fascinating!! :D

Jen R said...

Love the story you tell with your images, and I love all the lady bugs!

Cat said...

I love your story this month. My girls looove ladybugs too. In fact my oldest calls herself a "ladybug expert". So cute!

davinagruenstein said...

This post was so fun to read! Love the story with the pictures. So much fun and what awesome memories you captured!

Jen B. said...

I have never seen so many Ladybugs in my life. Great shots and love the story :)

biancajklein said...

Great story, photos and love the wardrobe! Fun post this month Becca...great job with your DOF!

Misty said...

Ladybugs are so much fun! Such a fun story and great photos.