“Mosquitoes bite you as if they are in some kind of love with you”. M.F. Moonzajer

In the photo above two things catch your attention.

  1. The shining water rainwater droplet on the flower bud, which almost going to drop.
  2. The shining design of the antenna & body of the mosquito.

✔Shining water droplet

Photography of water droplets is an interesting topic.

It’s the refraction of the image through the water droplet that becomes more interesting.

The appearance of the subject resembles that of a fisheye lens view and similar to the image in lens ball photography except the image is upside down.

“True joy of nature is when every drop of water shines like a pearl”  Anamika Mishra

✔The shining antenna of the mosquito

Of course, you all know about the insect’s Antenna.

Antennae are used to feel, smell and often hear.

The antennae of male mosquito are bushy as in the photo above unlike the less hairy antennae of female.

You know pretty well that mosquitoes are not friendly insects.

Diseases caused by mosquitoes

  • Malaria ( World Malaria day is celebrated on April 25 )
  • Filariasis
  • Dengue
  • Zika
  • Encephalitis
  • Chikungunya
  • West Nile
  • Yellow fever

Which is more dangerous-Male mosquito or Female mosquito?

My friend, female mosquitoes are dangerous.

Male mosquitoes don’t need blood for survival. The survive on flower nectar.

We know that human blood tastes ‘salty’ but for the Female mosquitoes, it’s a ‘sweet candy’!

Some Humor quotes on Mosquito

“When you really want to slap someone, do it and say mosquito”  unknown

“If only mosquitoes sucked fat instead of blood”  unknown

“Mosquitoes are like family: they are annoying, but they carry your blood” Unknown 

Which is the most hurtful bite?

You don’t believe me if I say….

It’s our hurtful words my friend!

Any Biting lessons?

“Do not bite the hands that feed you and do not feed the mouth that bites you”
Ankala Subbarao

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

Image by © PTP-2021 All Rights Reserved

This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CFFC – SHINY photo challenge

  21 comments for “Shiny

  1. April 23, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Another interesting lesson!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. April 23, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    This is such a spectacular shiny macro. 😀 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. April 24, 2021 at 3:30 am

    A fun post, Doc! I love the photos & the quote about mosquitos being like family! Have a great weekend! 🌞

    Liked by 1 person

  4. April 24, 2021 at 3:47 am

    Wonderful macro! I didn’t know about the male’s feathery antennae – I don’t think I’ve ever seen a male mosquito. But then, it’s the females I notice because they love to suck my blood!

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  5. April 24, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Great post I love the quotes. Here’s an interesting Fact. The mosquito is the deadliest creature on Earth.Lions and tigers can’t even compete
    Lose Weight Laugh for twenty minutes a day

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  6. April 24, 2021 at 10:49 am

    I never knew that it’s the female mosquitos!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. April 24, 2021 at 4:33 pm



  8. April 24, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Thank you Lisa.
    You too have a wonderful Sunday


  9. April 24, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Male mosqito antenna is like men with bushy moustache!
    Females are dangerous species!


  10. April 24, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Excellent and informative post!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. spiritualfantasia
    April 24, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    LOL but informative and gave me a good laugh. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

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