Simple Pretty Flower with a Simple Pretty Visitor :)
I like this photo. I do not care for flies much though, so it’s taken me a while to really appreciate the image. I remember when I was taking the photo that I saw the insect through the viewfinder, and I thought that it couldn’t be a fly as he’s too pretty, and he’s eating off of a flower. But yes, he’s a fly. And I think he’s beautiful (even as something in my throat kind of threatens to revolt at that thought ;)).
So going along with the social commentary from yesterday, what can we take from this? Maybe that when you look closely, even the things that might repulse you, you may find they are actually very beautiful. And if I like a bee eating pollen, I surely can’t dislike a fly who does the same thing.
I love the early morning light on this fly; the pretty brown highlights in the black, the detail in the wings and the textures and shape to his body. I like how the curve of his wings and body mimic the curve of the flower petals. And I know that without that fly, I wouldn’t show the image, as the flower without any good contrast was simply a good photo, and not something different.
So as much as I don’t like flies (a cultural, nonsensical idea I’m sure), when I don’t listen to that strain of thought and quiet my mind, I do find that little guy beautiful.
Shot with my 105mm macro lens at f/8.
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