Macro Monday

Golden-Hover-fly

Do you love macro photography?

Why don’t you attempt?

It’s fun.

Tiny details are captured in detail.

Most of you wonder… is it necessary to invest in a macro lens just to take photos of insects and flowers?

Is macro photography just for insects & flowers? (True, most macros are oversaturated with insects & flowers on the internet)

This is a general misconception.

The areas that can be covered with macro are vast!

Not just insect/flower photography, you can try many varieties.

A dog’s fur, or your pet cat’s paw, bird feathers, watches, antique coins, jewellery, fruits and vegetable surfaces, even cut vegetables.

How about macro shots of vehicles be they shining panels or wheels?

What about food and food products?

My friend, the sky is the limit.

You don’t need an expensive lens!

Just extension tubes are enough if you have DSLR camera bodies.

About the image above

I saw this insect in the garden.

It was resembling a big fly.

An Internet search revealed that it’s a Golden native drone fly. (Hover fly)

Hover fly

This hoverfly is golden yellow in colour and you notice those 4 black stripes on the thorax.

This fly produces a buzz similar to a bee.

These flies are said to be harmless.

They fed on nectar from daisies.

Drone flies play an important role in pollination, said to be the second most important pollinators for many ecosystems.

Instead, what do we do?

We get scared of them and kill them.

We don’t differentiate between good and bad flies.

Humans disappearing vs insects disappearing from earth 🌎 which is beneficial?

Don’t think it’s a stupid question.

“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago.

If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos”

E.O. Wilson

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philo

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