Janet Brien's photos with the ladybird beetle

V is for Vermin Villain

V is for Vermin Villain
I watched this beautiful ladybird beetle hunting for breakfast among the dew-covered poppy leaves one morning, and when it paused by a dewdrop, I got some pictures!

My garden has many ladybugs in it and I couldn't be happier, because these predators kill…
Added on June 23, 2014

Ladybug Wingies!

Ladybug Wingies!
Every once in a while, this ladybug would open its wingies and then close them again. It never took off, which made me happy because I was able to release it outside much easier that way!

(Textures by Jerry Jones)
Added on October 17, 2013

Up Close and Personal with a Ladybug on my Glasses

Up Close and Personal with a Ladybug on my Glasses
I meant for this picture to be first but oh well! I was very pleased that I can see the composite eyes here!
Added on October 17, 2013

Ladybug Taking a Stroll on my Glasses

Ladybug Taking a Stroll on my Glasses
Look at this beauty! I really should have held the detachable macro flashes out to the side to avoid the bright spots on the back but it will do for now. Something to remember for the future. :)

(Textures by Jerry Jones)
Added on October 17, 2013

289/365: "How brave a ladybug must be! Each drop of rain is big as she. Can you imagine what you'd do, If raindrops fell as big as you?" ~ Aileen Fisher

289/365: "How brave a ladybug must be! Each drop of rain is big as she. Can you imagine what you'd do, If raindrops fell as big as you?" ~ Aileen Fisher
3 pictures above in notes! :)

Well, this day didn't turn out as expected...I am typing this on Steve's iPhone and am relieved to have this bit of access to the internet. There was a crew working down at the road putting in new cable or optical line, not…
Added on October 17, 2013

Ladybug Juggernaut

Ladybug Juggernaut
This image was taken during the MeetUp photo hike to Mt. Ashland on August 7, 2911
Added on August  9, 2011

Ladybug on the Move

Ladybug on the Move
This image was taken during the Rogue Valley Photography hike to Mt. Ashland on August 7, 2011.
Added on August 11, 2011

Ladybug with Faint Spotting

Ladybug with Faint Spotting
This image was taken during a MeetUp hike to Mt. Ashland on July 30, 2011.
Added on August  3, 2011

Lovely Ladybug on a Leaf

Lovely Ladybug on a Leaf
This image was photographed on my property in Southern Oregon
Added on July 14, 2011

Darling Ladybug

Darling Ladybug
I found this cutie pie as I walked up to the house and I can't believe this picture came out because it was so windy!! HOORAY!!
Added on May  7, 2013

I <HEART> You

I  <HEART> You
[best appreciated at full size against black]

Wandering around in one of our meadows on a bright and sunny day, I discovered this busy little ladybug making its way up and down stems and leaves. I was so busy trying to get a picture that I didn't even n…
Added on March 19, 2012

A Chance Meeting: Predator & Prey

A Chance Meeting: Predator & Prey
[best appreciated at full size against black]

I have discovered that ladybugs and cucumber beetles can be found wandering around on thistle plants, which are now beginning to pop out of the ground all over our meadows. A couple of days ago, I was quietly…
Added on March 26, 2012

Lovely Ladybug!

Lovely Ladybug!
[best appreciated at full size against black]

This is definitely Ladybug season!! If it's sunny out, I will have a 100% chance of finding a ladybug if I look at any of the new thistle plants that are beginning to grow. The other day I spent a few moments…
Added on March 29, 2012

I R Playing Dead <-- Just Pretending!!

I R Playing Dead  <-- Just Pretending!!
[best appreciated at full size against black]

Every year at this time, we begin to get ladybugs in the house, especially in our computer room. They crawl in through the vent for our air conditioner, and then fly around in the eaves where we can't reach t…
Added on April  3, 2012

44/365: "Ladybugs all dressed in red, Strolling through the flowerbed. If I were tiny just like you, I'd creep among the flowers too!" ~ Maria Fleming

44/365: "Ladybugs all dressed in red, Strolling through the flowerbed. If I were tiny just like you, I'd creep among the flowers too!" ~ Maria Fleming
Last night I found this darling ladybug on the floor in our bathroom, and at first I thought it was dead. But then I thought I saw it move, so I carefully picked it up and stared at it as it lay on its back in the palm of my hand. After about 10 seconds,…
Added on February 14, 2013