Pink-spotted Lady Beetle

Pink-spotted Lady Beetle on April 13, 2020 in Columbia, MD. I have had my macro lens since early February but have not used it to date. I only tested it when it arrived and back into the box it went, awaiting warm weather. With the current pandemic happening, I have not been traveling and my bird photography has been minimal. While I have a pair of Downy Woodpeckers that have nested right outside the balcony, I had decided to take my macro lens out after the rain today to get some water droplets on dandelions.

I only went across the street to a patch of grass that has many dandelions and small miscellaneous flowers. I found many small bugs over there including spiders, ants, flies, mimics, and beetles. I initially thought this was a pink ladybug but learned this was actually a beetle. It wanted nothing to do with me and was displeased with a camera 8 inches from its face. It was already almost 6 PM and I was losing my light so I left it be.

This image is actually rotated as having it climb vertical made for a less appealing image in my opinion.

Lens - Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens on Nikon D500