An Open Mind (Two Photographs)

ladybugTo view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com

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.

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16 responses

  1. Yes! I feel the same and it’s refreshing to hear it expressed so honestly. Thank you Ray, for kindly visiting my blog this year. Wishing you a very happy new year.

    Best wishes,
    Takami

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    December 28, 2016 at 1:45 am

  2. Exactly! Well said, Victor. An open mind welcomes in such appreciative thoughts of the beauty and worth in all beings in our world. Everything has its place in nature and contributes in its own unique way to the whole. I love your busy little wandering ladybug. 🙂

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    December 28, 2016 at 2:50 am

  3. Beautiful images, Victor, and very well explained. The title of the blog itself speaks volumes. If there was a clapping emoticon I would give you a round of applause 🙂

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    December 28, 2016 at 4:39 am

  4. I do believe we become the richer the more we embrace all of life without judgment and censorship. Your photos have introduced many a fine, upstanding insect! 😉

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    December 28, 2016 at 3:17 pm

  5. Nice. 🙂

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    December 28, 2016 at 4:43 pm

  6. Thanks for sharing great words of wisdom. Looking forward to another year of your wisdom and outstanding photography!

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    December 28, 2016 at 6:27 pm

  7. nice ladybug macros

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    December 29, 2016 at 12:32 pm

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