Maybe a happy meal for the Lady Bug but not a happy time for the meal itself. This image is a bit soft and that is intentional. The blue channel pulled slightly and the image left unsharpened gives it and the colors a warm look, though the meal, an aphid or what is left of it, is just bearly visible.
Manual mode/hand held
1/125 sec. @ f/7.1 ISO 100
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 macro
430EX Speedlite, full
For a while I have been using my EF 100mm macro but I have a tendency to want to get up close and personal with my subjects and the 100mm gives me fits with DOF when I do that. Though I could back off from the subject, I don't. A bad habit I suppose left over from when I used to use my Fuji FinePix S7000. Anyway I like my 60mm better anyway, it is much lighter and more versitile. Probably my best choice for a walk around lens, considering my interests, since I have not been able to decide on any one particular zoom lens.
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