(Don’t forget to click the images …)
Hoverflies are difficult to photograph.
Patience is needed
A pocket size camera doesn’t frighten them as much as an SLR with macro lens.
The autofocus of the Canon Ixus HS230 is a disaster … always focussing on the far away background.
A piece of paper fools the camera.
The photographer has to be
and very careful.
He can’t make any sudden movement.
The gigantic eye sees everything, even backwards!
On picture_03: ‘trying to taste the finger’,
you can see one of both “gyroscopic” stabilizers
that make these animals
so agile and free to move —
backwards, forwards, up or down.
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Our minds are like the hoverfly
jumping around all the time,
acting according to
the ‘feeling lucky’ option
of the ‘google-in-our-head’.
Try to calm your mind,
as much as that animal,
that could sit
on my finger
Or try to be as patient as the photographer:
the sharp intensity of focus
and patience together
keeps the mind so busy
that no more noise is produced
by that ‘google-in-my-head’.
Pictures by bvdb (whoisbert) July/August 2013 – @home / @Oye-Plage(F) – Canon ixus HS230 – IMG_3874/3876/4217/4218