I went to photograph insects yesterday. Any of you who’ve been following me know that that is NOT my cup of tea, but my photography-club was having this outing, & I decided to participate. I find that these deviations from my preferred subjects & style are beneficial to my work. So, I sallied out to Mitzpe Modiin early in the morning, to catch the creatures while still relatively inactive, at morning temperatures
I was surprised to find I was thoroughly enjoying myself.
For those of you who enjoy (and maybe even understand about) these things, I’ll list some of the insects we found: Praying Mantises, wasps, butterflies (not very many), a Lady Bug or two, crickets, & various species of what I’ll randomly call “beetles”, for lack of more specific knowledge.
Of course, the first thing I saw (and photographed) was the beautiful early-morning light on the plants.
After we had already packed up to go, I decided that the pink wild flowers were too pretty to pass by, so I stopped to give them a bit of attention too, before heading home.
Well, what do you know? The flower I was focusing on had a visitor – some kind of fly or other. So I was unintentionally continuing the session…
Here’s one of the pictures I took of a very agreeable Praying Mantis, who patiently posed for us
And a portrait of him, in true, classical format
That’s all for now.
Till next time -
Best wishes, and -
Keep looking for the beauty and light that are everywhere!