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I managed to take just twenty-one photos before the ladybird decided to wander off into some long grass, which I took as a sign to get back to chopping up the tree. Of those twenty-one photos only two of them were usable and one had a slightly better composition and so becomes this weeks photo.
I was actually reasonably happy with the photo as it came out of the camera, so I haven't done any post processing to correct the white balance or colour cast. I did, however, mirror the image. I never thought I'd do that to a photo, as I like knowing that I'm looking at a photo that shows what I could have seen with my own eyes (which is why my HDR work tends to be on the subtle side) but in this case I thought having the viewers eyes led up and right through the photo worked better. Just for comparison on the left you can see the original image. Do let me know which you think is better -- I'm guessing those with a first language which runs left to right will prefer the mirrored image, whereas those who read right to left may prefer the original, but I'd be interested to know if that is true or not.
And if you are wondering why the title of the post is "Self Reflection", well you can just see my head silhouetted against the back of the ladybird. I hate having my photo taken so on reflection that is actually a good photo of me!