I’m always fascinated by the way light can cause things in a photograph to differ from the “reality” of how we experience it. The image above is a slightly sharpened version of an image I took on the day I released the mantid hatchlings. It certainly isn’t how I viewed either the newly released mantid or the flower. It’s reminiscent of the Nature series about fifteen years ago (Supersense, Episode 1) in which they modified cameras to “see” the world the way we think other organisms do.
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