Close up of ten spot ladybird

One of many ladybirds in the Kitchen Garden helping to keep aphids under control. A ladybug can eat up to 5,000 aphids over its lifetime. They can also help rid other soft-bodied insects, such as mites, mealybugs and leafhoppers, insect eggs, and even ants, without the need for insecticides. This close-up reveals details of this predator’s compound eyes and head that are impossible to see with the naked eye.

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.7
  • Camera: NIKON D850
  • Taken: 1 July, 2023
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

Location: Kitchen garden, Chiswick House and Gardens

Camera: Nikon D850 with macro lens

Age Group: over_16

Professional Photographer? no

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