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Insect images - the experience of nature
Photographing insects has never been in my scheme of things, after having had a bit of success with butterflies and moths, I was encouraged to look at other insects and found so many interesting insects all around me. Insect images are indeed worth the effort. You just need patience, readiness and a steady hand to get the splendour of nature immortalised in digital images. Somehow, we are into believing that we are the only important creatures in the world around us, but I have learned otherwise. I have seen the magnificence of creation around me because I could spare a moment and look through the lens. It is easy to get a bee that is completely immersed in a flower, perhaps a little drunk in sweetness of the nectar, but to get some quick flying insects is indeed a test of patience, I have learned.
Insect image - Green fly
This magnificent looking fly was just about 5mm in size. I tried getting a good shot of this insect for days. He is a frequent visitor to my garden, he was always around basking in the warmth of the morning sun, but as quick as he was I could never get a decent picture. This image here has been selected from 20- 30 pictures of the insect that I had clicked.
Insect image - the common house fly
I have seen the common house fly around, but I did not know that he was so hairy or he had some attractive features. Doesn't he look different in this light?
Insect image - Grasshopper
This huge grasshopper was a great catch. I found him in a nearby bush, caught him and let him fly around the house. After a while he settled on my son's bed, I never really noticed his rugged features, he is such a handsome hulk, as this image shows him up to be.
Ant images - ants carrying a centipede
Walking around the apartment block on the wall I noticed some ants. Not interested I moved on, but a second inadvertent glance told me that something was happening. It was team work at its best, perfect understanding and coordination. The ants were carrying a centipede, a great community meal I guess! And a great lesson for humans to learn, to live in harmony.. what do you say?
Bug image - red bug
This bug was dead, easy to photograph, but absolute no thrill in getting his image here. I only included it to show the difference between capturing a dead bug and a finicky and an active insect. The legs all folded up and misery etched on it image isn't a great sight.
Dragonfly image - insect images
A dragon fly sitting on a stem of a carnation is a pretty picture, a little spoilt by too much sunlight. Taken in the blast of the hot midday sun, there wasn't much I could do. But the shimmering wings and those huge eyes look brilliant even in this light.
Preying Mantis image
I woke up one night for a drink of water and found that this creature had got in through some window left open by the kids. He seemed to like the bright red candle,the perfect backdrop for his brilliant green body. I could not let the moment go by although I was sleepy. oooh La la look at his eyes, they seem like they were made of plastic.
This huge visitor in our garden did not have the right setting or background. I had to get him on camera before he decided to jump over the fence to the next garden. Doesn't he look a little like Mickey mouse?
Insect picture - ant image
Back to the ordinary- the ant. Pointy face and bubbly eyes, looks a pretty picture in his own simple way. I have enjoyed my forays into the garden and bushes. Hope you like them too. Let me know what you think.. I will be delighted to hear from you.