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Photohunt: Spotted


Sex in the coulees
Ladybugs - Spring in the Coulees

This week's Photohunt theme is Spotted. I had a couple of ideas for this but nothing inspiring. So I turned to google and checked out what other images came up for spotted. Okay... yes I cheat. :) One of the photos was of ladybugs. That reminded me of these great lady bugs that we found in Eastern Washington in 2007.

We went for a long weekend at Cave B resort. They had a winter special and a great deal. Just north of the hotel is Ancient Lake in the Quincy Wildlife Recreation Area. The day was cold but sunny. We hiked to Ancient Lake at the base of basalt coulees. In the dry grass along the shore, we found these amorous ladybugs.

Here are a few more shots of the area taken in early April.

Ancient Lakes - Quincy

Ancient Lakes - Quincy
The lady bugs were on the tall grass in the foreground

Ancient Lakes - Quincy

Ancient Lakes - Quincy

Ancient Lakes - Quincy

Comments (20)

Very pretty! Lade bugs are great take on the spotted theme.

Happy weekend, Marta.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta, great close-up photo and choice for this week's theme. I also loved your other wider shot photos of the area. Your photos are always so sharp. The clouds in that one photo almost looks 3 dimensional.

Have a great weekend!

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe:

Amazing shots! Great photo-hunt (I'll have to remember that google trick for next week).

What a beautiful area!


Those are amazing pics -- the ladybug closeups and panoramic scenery alike. Re the ladybugs... er... were they engaged in... making babies? ;b

Marta's reply - Ssshhh... yes I do think they were. :)

Ladybug porn! Ha!

more beetles, love them & what a great surrounding

Ladybugs! Such a perfect choice.

LOL at the ladybug porn comment.

These are awesome shots. I'm always happy to see ladybugs in my garden (though I've never seen them getting it on!).

Well the world needs all the ladybirds it can get! That is such beautiful sscenery, Happy weekend

What a beautiful place. Great shots and the ladybugs are a good idea for spotted.

I thought of ladybugs and wished I had a photo! I've only seen one once in the desert!

LOL. You got me with the ladybugs. :)

I love the lady bugs.
And the cat w/ box video will never cease to amuse me.
Thanks for taking the time to visit us.

great captures and what a lovely ladybug. glad you spotted it. happy weekend.

Love the close up and colors! Certainly another interesting theme with lots of different takes. I’m glad I came and saw yours.

I took a little different angle. You can drop by and check mine here.

oh so beautiful pics! and I like it very much that you showed the place where you took their photoc. Pretty amazing scenery photos you took! have a nice weekend!!

Perfect take on the theme! Lovely photos of your trip too! That sky is awesome with the "spotted" clouds!

I LOVE your ladybug photos!

A perfect take on the spotted theme.

Ahh... the spotted ladybug! Never even crossed my mind. Great take and very cool photos!

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