An Open Mind (Two Photographs)
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Before I turned my attention to nature photography I knew very little about insects and birds and the other things I would come across in the field. I had a long-held dislike of spiders and in fact most bugs. But as I learned more about them, their place and importance in nature and to us it became easier to appreciate them. In fact I think there is a wider issue here. The less open we are to people and things we are not familiar with the poorer we are. Poor in the sense that we are the lesser for not knowing how the world works and who and what contributes to it. An ugly worm aerates the soil and a stinging wasp pollinates fruit. The ugliness of the bug says nothing about its value. The ladybug shown here has choices about the route to take, just as we do.