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“Of all the things you choose in your life, you don’t get to choose what your nightmares are. You don’t pick them: They pick you” John Irving

The above image is a millipede.

They feed on decomposing vegetation, faeces or organic matter mixed with soil, and play an important role in the breakdown of plant litter.

Thus maintain the balance in Nature.

What exactly is a nightmare?

A nightmare is said to be a disturbing dream associated with a negative feeling.

Simply put, a nightmare is a bad dream.

Said to be prevalent in the children.

Nightmares are said to be related to stress.

Also, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) patients usually suffer from nightmares.

Common insects like bed bugs, caterpillars, scorpion flies and cockroaches can induce nightmares in some.

Are you aware of nightmare-inducing insects?

These are really scary creatures, unlike the one I just mentioned above.

Then check this out.

15 of the world’s Nightmare inducing insects

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“All fear does is waste time.” George Michael

Are you scared of insects? or

Are you always anxious about these creepy creatures in your garden?

Then you are having entomophobia (fear of bugs).

The insects can be from cockroaches, bees, flies, ants or moths.

My friend, there is no need to fear them.

The majority of them help human beings getting rid of pests and disease-causing germs

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of

✔Cee Neuner’s CMMC-Close up or Macro photo challenge

✔Terri’s Sunday Stills- What’s Bugging you? Photo Challenge

Pupa or Chrysalis or Cocoon?

“Understand that the hardest times in life to go through are when you are transforming from one version of yourself to another” Mysticool


It’s a life stage of a moth or butterfly or other insects.

Any insect other than a butterfly undergoes metamorphosis into an adult, and the stage before becoming an adult is called a pupa.


The pupa of a butterfly is called a chrysalis.


A cocoon is a hard protective outer covering woven by the moth or butterfly to cover the pupa. It attaches the cocoon to a leaf or branch or any surface. The idea is to keep pupa safe from predators. 


All of us must have inspiration from the butterfly’s life cycle.

My friend, every stage of the development of the butterfly teaches us beautiful lessons.

Check this link regarding the lessons an insect can teach us- INSPIRATION

“Patience doesn’t mean making a pact with the devil or denial, ignoring our emotions and aspirations. It means being wholeheartedly engaged in the process that’s unfolding, rather than ripping open a budding flower or demanding a caterpillar to hurry up and get that chrysalis stage over with.” Sharon Salzberg.

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Letter G anywhere in the word


Hope moves life

“Even a tiny grasshopper moves with a hope. Hope that its next hop will make it land on a grass which is better than the grass on which ist is currently sitting”  Akhil Prakash




Don’t approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side. Proverb


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Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC)




Bee happy

Your future generations are a happy lot & grateful to you if you don’t destroy bee population


“The way humanity manages or mismanages its
nature-based assets, including pollinators, will in
part define our collective future in the 21st century
……The fact is that of the 100 crop species
that provide 90 per cent of the world’s food, over 70 are pollinated by bees.” Achim Steiner

World Bee day 2021

World Bee day is celebrated on May 20 to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators.

Be a Bee saver, my friend.

Spread the message.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CMMC May- Close up or Macrophoto challenge


“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 🙏🙏🙏

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

Life in colour-Green

Hope Moves Life

“Even the tiny grasshoppers move with hope.

Hope that its next hop will make it land on a grass which is better than the grass on which it is currently sitting”  Akhil Prakash

“Remember, God provides the best camouflage several hours out of every 24.” David M. Shoup

As I was walking in the park, the other day I noticed some movements in the green plant, and was wondering what it could be…suddenly I realised that it’s because a grasshopper camouflaging its, green body with surrounding green leaves.

I was so engrossed with its green colour body resembling the green leaves, I wondered whether I am in a position to take a photograph of the insect in total after just lifting the leaf covering its body.

To my luck, the insect did not hop and disappear and I could get the click in a fraction of a second!

  • Canon eos 600D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/500 sec
  • Lens-18-200mm
  • Focal Length 125mm
  • ISO 1600
  • Lightroom 6.1

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Jude’s ‘LIFE IN COLOUR’. And theme for this month is GREEN

Macro Monday


“Remember this. Very little is needed to make a happy life”  Aurelius

As I was taking photos of these white flowers, I noticed some movements of a black insect on the flower petal. It’s tiny and I had to magnify it to see what exactly it is.

I don’t know what type of fly this is, but I noticed it was happy in its own world, ignoring my presence and my camera noise at that moment.

I realised that nothing is needed in this world to make one happy and I felt Aurelius quote is very relevant.

All that we need is to change our mindset.

“Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it”  Steve Maraboli

Yes, my friend, believe me, you will see an entirely different world.

You need not make trials on the world population.

Just avoid your egoistic mindset with your family members and see how your beautiful world revolves around you!

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CFFC- Close up or Macro photo challenge

and also part of Sheree’s sunshines-macro-monday-76 


The moment I noticed this fly, I got attracted, and why it is so?

“Colour is a power which directly influences the soul” Wassily Kandinsky

Is this not true?

All of us wish to lead our lives colorfully!

I got attracted to this fly because of its flashy colors.

About Condylostylus

It’s a genus of flies with more than 250 species.

The fly is said to be seen during June and August.

Its eyes can be green or red.

Thorax and Body color can be green or bronze.

These flies have long legs.

The fly is a predator for small plant insects like mites.

This fly measures 6 mm.

Said to be harmless to humans even help us by getting rid of the pests!

What is the human reaction whenever a fly is spotted?

And who got time to check whether the fly spotted is harmless or harmful or helpful?

Humans are experts in killings/destruction.

“I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.”  Ellen DeGeneres

Humans are always itching for something!

Whatever is available to us at that moment we try to swat and kill it.

We even don’t mind using our hands to kill it.

“No doubt, humans will do a lot of damage before we ultimately destroy ourselves. But life will continue without humans. New forms of intelligence will emerge long after this human experiment is over.”
Zeena Schreck

Nature does its best to save the human race. But are we listening?

Do you know that insects are the ‘Unsung Heroes’ running your world?

Yes, my friend.

Unfortunately, the general impression given is that insects are disease-carrying and crop-eating demons.

The harmful insects form a tiny portion of the vast insect world.

Do you know that if at all we are existing it’s because of these insects?

They help to pollinate plants, also keep the population of agricultural pests under control, even help decomposition of animal waste.

Check this link, if you find time WHAT OUR WORLD LOOK WITHOUT HONEY BEES?🐝

When a Bee can do this free social service,imagine the role of other insects for our very survival!!

Is it moral or immoral to kill a fly?

I don’t know. You can share your views.

It’s up to the individual decision I guess.

But still, insects are beautiful!

My experience in Photographing this particular fly

I noticed that this fly moves fast and jumps quickly, and I found it is very difficult to photography it especially with a Macro Lens.

PS- if I am missing any information about this fly, please free to correct me. I am not an expert in Fly taxonomy

Thank you.


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Lens-Artists Challenge #115 – Inspiration

“Just when the Caterpillar thought the world was over,She became a butterfly”! Chuang Tzu

What exactly the Wise Man is trying to convey?

As the caterpillar is reaching the pupa stage, it realizes that it is slowing down and can’t move due to heavy body, thinking that the end is in sight since it is getting surrounded by the envelope gradually and the time has come when its eyes too covered with silk cocoon, and its body undergoing painful transformation and it is sure of impending death.

Suddenly the caterpillar realizes that it’s not dead and with the eruption of energy, it knows that it’s born again as a beautiful creature!

The wise man was drawing analogy with humans.

A butterfly is a symbol of transformation. Read further..

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”  Maya Angelou

Do we ever realize that the butterfly undergoes a painful process of change, isolation, and transformation, as it emerges from the cocoon?

“The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.”   George Carlin

We all know the stages of the butterfly life cycle

Egg stage-It’s the evolution of life, and the butterfly has to wait for its time for its dreams to become a reality.

Larva stage (caterpillar)-It’s the exciting growth stage, where a lot of eating happens, and caterpillar is popularly known as eating machine and sheds skin 5 times.

Unlike humans overeating, there is a purpose in caterpillar eating a lot, the idea is to have sufficient energy to overcome the painful but dramatic metamorphosis which is going to unfold inside the chrysalis (cocoon)

This is a learning stage of growth. For humans, this stage indicates an urge to learn things, until we reach our potential.

Cocoon stage-This is the transformation stage and the caterpillar doesn’t care about the outside world and just concentrates on the job.

This stage advises us to concentrate on our jobs without deviation.

The Butterfly– Here butterfly learns to fly and is ready to pollinate flowers and help Mother Nature and ready to start for the next generation. It tells us to be helpful to the world.

So what is the inspiration we get from the Butterfly?

  • Like butterfly evolving, we must love, every stage of our life as we pass through.
  • The struggles we are undergoing today is an opportunity given by God, to strengthen ourselves to face the adversities.
  • We love the beauty of the butterfly but fail to realize the painful transformation, it has undergone, the best example is we see the success story of someone but fail to acknowledge the struggle they underwent.
  • Remember this quote-“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly”  Richard Bach
  • Be optimistic. Something good even better going to happen.

Embrace change. Change is the way of life. Don’t grumble.

“The butterfly counts not months but moments,and has time enough” Rabindranath Tagore

This post is part of Tina’s LAPC – INSPIRATION

Thank you.


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