Macro photography is an eye-opener in many different ways. Locations prove more valuable than expected. De Brink nature park, in my home town of Zeist, is such a location. What comes from far is not necessarily better.
For macro photography it is not necessary to further burden the environment by making long journeys. The park nearby even the private garden can be a good location.
Scientists predict that the number of insect species worldwide will decrease by 40 percent in the coming decades. Insects will become extinct eight times as fast as mammals, birds and reptiles.
If insects die out so quickly, we lose a link and the chain falls apart. Photography and macro photography in particular, can play a valuable educational role and help to raise awareness of one’s own living environment.
I think that creatively portraying plants and insects is even more important than ever before. Insects are not only an important link in the chain, they are also incredibly photogenic.