A few weeks ago I spotted dozens of ladybugs in different stages of their life cycle in the hedge next door to my office and decided to snap a few photos with my macro lens. I thought it would be fitting to share these at the start of this new year, as ladybugs are said to bring good luck!
A special thanks to everyone for taking the time to visit my blog and for the kind comments and conversation over the past year. I hope that 2013 brings great things to all of you!
Above you can see the empty shell left behind after the ladybug has emerged.