Ladybird is the star of dewy photo shoot: Amateur snapper captures close-ups of bugs in his back garden
08:32 GMT, 17 December 2012
A dew-covered ladybird on an sunrise stroll, a curious grasshopper and a nifty spider were all captured mid-morning routine in one photographer's back garden.
A group of ladybirds braved the early hour to explore flowers and shoots in Cadiz, southern Spain.
Not to be outdone for the spotlight was a jumping spider, spotted striding across a garden with a drop of water balancing on its head.
Dew-tiful lady: A ladybird covered in drops of dew walks across a shoot in Cadiz, Spain
Balancing act: A spider working on the perfect posture by balancing a drop of water on its head
Velvet walk: The Spanish sun has yet to dry this lady bug as it takes an early morning walk across the petals of a flower
Spiders are born with perfect balancing
skills, spending their days dangling from nets, although for some, it
seems the ethic is that practice makes perfect.
The close-up shots show the antics of
common garden bugs such as grasshoppers and ladybirds as they go about
their business in the garden of the photographer in Cadiz, southern
Amateur close-up photographer
Alejandro Ferrer, 33, from the town of San Roque, Spain was out taking
pictures of insects when he decided to add an element of comedy to his
‘Many people hate spiders, but I think they are beautiful creatures,’ said Alejandro.
‘So I decided to portray them in my pictures in a very friendly way so people would change their minds about how they feel.'
Dewy eyed: The bright shell of a ladybird in contrast to a soft violet-hued flower
Five more minutes: A ladybird was up early and ready to face the day whilst its chosen flower friend decided to stay rolled up in bed for a little longer
Hopping along: A grasshopper enjoys a dewy morning wash
The photographer added: ‘I saw one little jumping spider in my garden and decided to place of droplet of water on its head.
‘Now it's obvious from the pictures that spiders really can be really cute and endearing creatures, capable of bringing us joy.
‘The spider did a great balancing act while running across the grass. It managed to carry the water for about 30 seconds in total.
‘I hope people seeing these images will agree we have to take care of nature.
‘Especially smaller helpless animals, as together we form this world.’
Twisted sister: One ladybird doing its morning exercise climbing a flower shoot
Early birds: The photographs were taken before the morning dew had dried up
Splash of colour: The bright red ladybird is easy to spot among the dead leaves
Winding road: A tiny bug takes a rest on a leaf before braving a twisted branch
Spider skills: It appears the rain in Spain stays mainly on this jumping spider's head
Helping hand: A ladybird gets a piggyback ride across a flower from a friend
Home grown: The snaps of the little bugs were taken in the photographer's garden in Cadiz, Spain