Photography: I Don’t Want To Bug You (Part 1)

We went to the gardens again yesterday.  It was extremely hot and sunny, but I managed to get a few photos.  They didn’t turn out all that well, so I decided to share some of my old bug photos.  I am always trying to get as close to bugs as possible hoping to get a picture of them.  I don’t know why – but I am interested in everything I see.  I like looking at them up close and I find myself learning new things every time.  Once, I found two flies together, a smaller one and a bigger one.  As soon as I took my camera out, I found that one was actually eating the other.  Turns out that flies become cannibals when there is a shortage of food.  I won’t be sharing that picture, it didn’t turn out well, but it was an intriguing find to say the least.  I hope you enjoy the pictures!













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  1. Sumyanna says:

    Beautiful images. Don’t know how you do it. Close-ups are my favorite!

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  2. Those photos are lovely. You manage to bring out the true beauty of those insects. there’s something very moving about the moisture on that ladybug’s back. The feature photo – is it some kind of a bee? – is amazing. I want to stroke its back.
    Images like these could be invaluable in teaching young children to love and appreciate these beneficial creatures.
    Your post has made me feel quite choked up. You have a lot of talent.

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    1. Thank you so very much. I don’t know why I’m interested in them. While everyone else is taking photos of flowers, I am trying to hunt them down. My camera seems to be better at taking close-up photos. I do think it is a type of bee. We have seen many different kinds at the gardens. Wow. Thank you for saying so. I am still learning, but my teacher suggested that I start sharing my photos so my mom helped me put it together.

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      1. Go with what works for you, and leave the flowers for others. Your photos are stunning.
        One of my daughters takes interesting photos – open places become tunnels when she photographs them. Put like that it’s a it disturbing…
        Your mom is pretty amazing, too. I’m pretty sure that one day you’ll see her poems in print. I wonder if there’s some way you could collaborate…

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      2. Thank you. I love to see photos from a different perspective. Your daughters sound really amazing. If we found a way to collaborate, I think it would be really awesome.

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      3. I meant that you could collaberate with your mom. It would be awesome if you were able to collaborate with my daughter, but she’s not currently focusing oon photography.

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      4. I would love to do that. I think she posted my photos once along with hers to show we had different perspectives. I might have to ask her!

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      5. I think I’ll take a look – I know she mentioned your photography – that’s how I found you.

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  3. Anne J. says:

    Truly amazing photos! Love them! Even if I don’t like bugs. 😃

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    1. I find them fascinating, but I am still scared of them a little 🙂

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      1. Anne J. says:

        I’m probably fine with the “okay-looking” ones but some of them do tend to look quite freaky or creepy. Ha-ha! As you keep capturing their images, you’ll be less scared, or just used to them looking scary. 🙂

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      2. Yes, there are some rather scary ones out there. I guess I feel a bit more comfortable because there is a camera between me and them!


  4. Jude says:

    Simply wonderful macro! And many thanks for following my blog! 🙂

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