Although the weather was not really inviting for a photographic trip, I returned to the Strabrechtse Heide a few days ago. I was surprised by the tremendous amount of mushrooms and the decay of the remaining black trees. On many of the black trunks the bark was damaged or gone. Due to the strong wind of the past week a lot of trees have fallen down and blocking the footpaths.
When I was lying on the ground photographing some mushroom growing in the black earth I noticed a red spot. I was surprised (as it is winter) that it was a Ladybird, resting or hiding from the wind between the massive black bark. I also found a spider (which unfortunately ran away), a second Ladybird resting on a rusty can and some flowering Heather…..it’s crazy!
Photographing Ladybirds is always a challenge as their shield shines and reflecting everything; they ‘re like a little mirror. So please smile when photographing a belle Coccinelle!
Portfolio -> Strabrechtse Heide
Canon 7D; tripod; remote release; 180 mm, 1s at F13 and ISO100
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.