When I lived (and worked) next to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, it was a sure bet that on buying a camera after I had to take early retirement, my main photography subject was going to be flowers.
(Bird photography came some time later).
I think I’d walked in, around, or through the gardens on the way to work something like 8,000-10,000 times and that is no exaggeration.
The Royal Botanic Gardens was my home-away-from-home OR, as I called it, My Backyard and I learned more about flowers in the first 5 years of photography than I had ever learned in my whole adult life.
I rarely notice small insects on flowers, being very short-sighted (and back to wearing thick glasses after some 40 years of wearing contact lenses doesn’t help). My ‘walkabout’ glasses are ‘distance‘ glasses. But I notice on cruising through my archives that I do actually have quite a number of flower images with insects on them.
Here’s a variety of both – large and small. I guess you can easily tell which insects were the main focus of the image and which insects were just lucky additions to the main flower subject. There are a couple of images which were made elsewhere, but that’s not important.
I won’t take the time to look up the insect names as that would take all day and I’d never get the post done 🙂 but most of the flower names should be correct. Please don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments section if I’ve got one wrong.