I recently had a session photographing ladybirds that were feeding on Goldenrod and decided to use a mixture of flash and natural light. To make things more interesting I wanted to try to photograph a ladybird as it unfolded its wings in that split second before take-off. Not easy. I did notice that sometimes when a ladybird reached the top of the Goldenrod flower, if it was in full sun and nice and warm, it would take-off. The problem was that I didn't want the ladybird in full sun as I wanted it to be shaded by my camera so that it was illuminated by the the diffused flash, rather than the undiffused sun. I was therefore trying to allow the sun to warm the ladybird but as soon as it looked like it might take off I had to move the camera to shade the ladybird. This technique met with partial success and provided the 2 images below.
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and here's a more conventional image of a ladybird on Golden Rod