It’s amazing how photo opportunities sneak up on you. A photographer needs to be on his toes every moment, otherwise he can miss awesome shots.
Last evening I was sweating in bed and decided to turn on the fan. Surprisingly I found out that several LadyBugs decided to warm themselves by resting on the chain I have to pull to turn the fan on.
At first I was shocked that 6 or 7 ladybugs would all chose my room to be (my window was closed), and then I started to pick them up, one by one, and put them inside a negative roll tube, to let them free outside.
Only when 2 were left, I realized the opportunity I missed, to get several ladybugs on the chain right by the lamp. I decided to try anyway with the last 2 bugs, and after 30m of shooting at the closes my lens would focus, I took a shot that really made it all worth it:
I can’t stop imagining how more awesome it would be if instead of only one, there were 7 ladybugs on this shot, however I’m glad I caught up on time and managed to take at least this shot.
So keep your eyes open, and your camera near, always!