Tag: Macro photography

Take care of your skin than cover it up with makeup

” Be good to your skin, you will wear it everyday for the rest of your life”. Unknown

Close up shot

Macro Shot

What is Loofah?

Loofah (loofas) is a shower accessory used for getting clean while rubbing on the body along with soap solution…

These loofahs have course and spongy consistency with a feel-good factor, as you clean your body.

I am not sure whether it’s still popular these days.

How important is skincare?

“Take care of your skin and your confidence will take care of itself.”
Amit Kalantri

Loofahs are made up of…

It can be synthetic fibres are natural (from Luffa gourds)

The Luffa gourd plants are commonly found in Japan

And advantages of body scrubbing…

✔Along with the soap solutions, it helps to cleanse your skin.

✔Helps in exfoliating (removing the dead skin cells from the surface of your skin) the skin on your body and face.

✔Stimulates the blood circulation

✔Skin appears shiny

✔You feel rejuvenated after the shower

How safe is Loofah?

Usage of loofah has some hidden risks.

That is the reason I choose this topic.

After use, usually, hang the loofah up in the shower area so that it can dry up over time.

Dead skin cells are accumulated in the fibre net and a sure recipe for multiplication of the germs since the shower environment is nice for organisms to multiply (humid, no air circulation)

This requires that you should thoroughly clean your loofah regularly before you dry it for using it next time, otherwise bacteria are back on your body.

If you are still using a loofah these days, it’s time you start rethinking!

If you still love ‘Loofah’ scrub

All is not lost.

Suggestion given are

  • Thoroughly dry it after usage
  • Replace it frequently
  • Microwave it (20 seconds), avoid microwaving plastic loofahs
  • Using washing machines or treating with bleaching solutions allowed.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏
Philosophy Through Photography

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

Shiny

“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

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

Broken Wing

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

I took this shot when the butterfly was resting on the ground.

I was wondering why it should rest on the ground instead of flying, because just before I saw it moving from one flower to another in the garden.

I realised that half of its right-wing is torn. What could have been the reason? I don’t know. Maybe a close shave with a spider or lizard.

Maybe it’s getting tired too quickly because of less ‘wing power’…I am not sure.

What does broken wing signify?

Broken wing symbolises a person who is hurt badly and emotionally.

Said to be common among people who are highly sensitive.

Still, all is not lost. One can make sincere efforts to ‘fly’ again and at some stage, the unseen power lifts you high and things become easy to fly again.

This also made me recollect the friendship quote.

“Friendship is like a butterfly’s wing. Once it is torn, it may never fly again” Unknown

No surprise majority of us become introverts as we lose faith in the friendship over time.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏
Philosophy Through Photography

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

My soul speaks in flowers

Why Purple is an exciting colour?

“Purple colour said to balance the stimulation of Red and calm of Blue.

With a sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is well-liked by very creative or eccentric types

And is the favourite colour of adolescent girls”. sensational colour

“The only medal that I am certain I deserved is the Purple Heart’, Bob Kerrey

Do you know the meaning of Purple Heart?💜💜💜

According to Dictionary.Com

The Purple Heart emoji 💜 depicts a classic representation of a heart, coloured purple. It is commonly used to represent love, support, close bonds, and admiration for things that have some relation to the colour purple.

The other meaning of this emoji is an honour of sacrifice. The Purple Heart medal is awarded to the USA military veterans.

One should be careful in using this emoji in routine chats since it could also mean sexuality. The context is important.

Are there other heart symbols(Emojis)?

Yes, my friend. There are many. Each signifying one type of emotion. You have to get acquainted with the meaning of each!

No need for you to express your feelings physically! Emojis are the modern way of conveying your feelings!

Internet has changed the very meaning of the word ‘L O V E’

Have you used any one of these at any time?

  • Red Heart
  • Yellow heart💛
  • Greenheart💚
  • Blue heart💙
  • Purple heart💜
  • Blackheart🖤
  • Broken heart💔
  • Two hearts💕
  • Revolving heart💞
  • Beating heart💓
  • Sparkling heart💖
  • Heart with ribbon💝
  • Heart with arrow💘
  • Growing heart💗

My guess is millennials know more types of hearts and understand better.

Rest of the generation has to learn and understand how suitably one can express ‘Love’

So granny and grandpa out there…catch with the present generation to show or express love to your better half.

Better undergo a learning course😄😄

OK, my friends.

Have a blessed day my friend.

Spread love, smile, support, close bond and admiration. That is enough.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s FOTD photo challenge.

Setaria Viridis

“A walk you made by disappearing amongst the green grasses is always richer than a walk you make amongst the green emeralds!” Mehmet Murat ildan

It’s a species of grass known by many common names like Green Foxtail, Green bristlegrass and foxtail millet.

There are myriads of forms and hundreds of grasses throughout the entire earth, yet each grass and each form itself is the entire earth. Dogen

For unknown reasons, the very look at green grass gives us a feeling of happiness. It brings calmness.

One can spend hours watching the green grass.

And luckily, one comes across the grass in every season.

We think of grass whether it is a lawn, garden, countryside, parks, or hillside.

Of all the plants, the grass is said to be the most important for human survival.

Do you know that Grass is important to ecosystem?

✔Important food source for humans,

✔Plays an important role in nature,

✔And helps against soil erosion.

But what is that we do ?

We never look at the grass.

Even we have a glance, we never admire it’s beauty.

We take it for granted, pluck or cut it left and right, crush it and what not….

So many helpful insects live and thrive in the grass and we love to destroy them.

We consider grass as an invasive weed and destroy it.

Next time you come across grass just enjoy its beauty. It’s free of cost.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏
Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s FOTD

Close encounter of the third kind!

Have you seen the 1977 science fiction movie ‘Close encounter of the third kind’ by Steven Spielberg? If so, you understand what I am saying. (Just joking)

I had such an encounter, the other day.

I shall explain.

1.Close encounter of the first kind (Visual sighting) —   Discovering a housefly.

2. Close encounter of the second kind (body changes in the witness) — In this case, the witness is me and getting excited by the sight of the fly

3.Close encounter of the third kind (visibility of the occupants) — In this case the water bubble coming out of the mouth of the house fly

Have you witnessed a house fly blowing a water bubble?

Photographing a Hose-fly while it jets out the water bubble is a rare opportunity.

House-Fly

‘Bubble-blowing’-House fly blowing bubble of water with its mouth.,the process is said to keep the insect cool,when the temperature outside is high

House Fly Trivia

  • House flies live on fluid (strictly on liquid diet)
  • Can walk upside down (Shame on you batman!)
  • They taste their food with their legs (Yuck!)
  • House flies’ poops as they savor your food and gives- two hoots to your famous phrase ‘Don’t shit where you eat’
  • They transmit more than 50 diseases (on a deadly mission)
  • Their life span is around 30 days (yet enough damage done)
  • You puke if you wish to know. House flies make a living in filth. And their eggs are laid in filth, but strangely they love your yummy food just to defecate and eat the liquid part of your food
  • Housefly ceases to exist if humans are absent (hats off to Camaraderie!)

Food for thought

“If flying beings are called birds, then why not mosquitoes, cockroaches and house flies? Let us not be partial please” Prem

This post is part of Amanda’s  Close examinations where she encourages us to take macro or close photographs.

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Macro Monday

Black Ant

“It is the ant, not the lion, which the elephant fears.”    Matshona Dhliwayo

A beautiful Black Ant was noticed busy searching for its food.

This post is in response to Sunshine’s Macro Monday  by Irene Tron’s  Heavens Sunshine Blog.

Don’t miss to check their beautiful photography blog.

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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“Droplets of ‘Yes’ & ‘No’ in an ocean of ‘May be’ ” Kaushal Agrawal

Water droplets macro

I guess the character in the water droplet is Ben Tennyson of Ben 10- Alien Force,an animated TV series.

Humans have a knack of turning any situation into their favor by using the term ‘ May be’

‘May be’ comes to your rescue many times.

You can’t turn a ‘no’ into a ‘yes’ without a ‘maybe’ in between Frank Underwood from the TV series House of Cards

I am sure,every language has an equivalent of ‘May be’.

Please Share your thoughts on the word ‘MAY BE’

Is this word

  1. Useful,
  2. Treacherous or
  3. Solving the problems.

This post in response to Water water everywhere-28 challenge by Jez’s Photoblog

and also in response to Sunshines Macro Monday 42

Check their lovely photography blogs

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

Bud in bloom

Flower opening up

“Think not that the bud is not ready,nor that beneath the petals are not perfect.Think of it as art, ready to bloom into a Sun ready to give its light.

Think of it as the flower it already is,perfect with in destined to open.It is the promise,the hope with in,that is born to seek liberty and to be a giving part of our world”

Angela Abraham@daisydiscriptinare

And the lesson we get from the Mother Nature ?

Transitions are a part of life, allowing for perpetual renewal. When you experience the end of one chapter, allow yourself to feel the emotions of loss and rebirth. A bud gives way to a new flower, which surrenders to the fruit, which gives rise to a seed, which yields a new sprout. Even as you ride the roller coaster, embrace the centered internal reference of the ever-present witness. David Simon

This post is part of Nancy Merrill Photography’s A photo a week challenge-Opening

Thank you. Namaste  🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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