I’ve always been interested in the fascinating world of the insects as a very important part of Nature. But Janet has inspired me to take a deeper interest and to learn more about them, helping me a great deal with identifying and providing information on their life styles. I had to start from zero not only for identification, (I’m still not good at! ) but also in taking photos as I very seldom had taken pictures before, a bit scared off by the analogue cameras and the big costs involved, thanks to the development of digital cameras I took the challenge and slowly learned how to take satisfying pictures.
Macro photography of insects is enchanting, taking you into their worlds of wonder and awe, the camera revealed aspects I couldn't see with the bare eye, making it all the more enchanting.
Just like in any other aspect of life there is the duality of the ‘good ‘and the ‘bad’ ‘the cute and beautiful’ and what we perceive as ‘ugly and nasty’ looking ones. Often there are beautiful ‘nasty’ ones too and vice verso..
No matter how great my admiration, I always found difficulty with what I perceive as cruel aspects of Mother Nature. I can only have but trust that she knows better and all has it's purpose in the cycle of evolution that may be beyond my/our comprehension..
I hope I can inspire, through my photos, others to take a deeper interest in this enchanting world of the insects and what is most important; what evokes our interest also evokes our respect, something so badly needed for all creatures big or small!
While sorting out my Brazilian bug pics. into their respective family folders
I came upon some I find very confusing, I would very much appreciate if someone can help me in finding out to what family they could belong
I have two somehow looking related to as well the spider family (eyes) as the Crab family because of the shape of the legs specially the front ones.
The first was shiny and looked like a little precious jewel in jade colours, size was about 5 mm and if I remember well it walked sideways like a Crab would do..
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Moths are fascinating mysterious winged creatures and I have enjoyed myself tremendously in taking tons of pictures, astonished at the endless variety, some really gorgeous, some looking so delicate like made from porcelain or Mother Pearl, there were 'creepy and gloomy' looking ones too, others very weird shaped etc..
Most or nearly all are taken at night.
I was fortunate to have had my stay in a small house of Brazilian friends that had an ideal location for attracting moths. The house is located in a protected nature area in Corisco close to Paraty. It is build on top of a steep hill and some 20m down at the foot lays the beautiful wild river.