My macrophotography. Lots of bugs -- flowers, water and other things if I can't find fauna. (Click on a photo to enlarge, click again for an even greater enlargement.)
This raises the interesting question: how do you choose the gender of reference for insects you see? I assign them as well, but I'm unsure why. You assumed the mantis to be female, and this dragonfly to be male.I read a scholarly book once wherein the authors included a forward in which they said something to the effect of: "in this book, and we nominate this standard for all books, when the gender is unspecific or unknown, we will use the gender specific pronoun of the primary author."I think that makes perfect sense for such things. Now in the case of taking insect photos, I think assigning whatever gender I dream up is even better.By the way, I love the dragonfly shots.rgfgv
Sometimes I actually know from coloration or large pedipalps or ovipositor or whatever. Sometimes it's just a feeling. :) I try to put in a question mark if I'm just guessing.Thanks! I love dragonflies and my new camera has spot focus, so with a mild zoom lens I can actually catch them now.
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