Up at Ta Pinu today, I looked upon a view away
then sat and rested on a seat
feeling sense almost complete.
But I wanted to see the world up close;
a perspective I think so oft missed.
And there was resting next to me
a large March fly in February.
“They bite,” I thought but he sat quite still.
We enjoyed the breeze drinking in our fill.
Upon looking closer, I could see a beauty he had significantly.
Stripey waist coat and ruby red eyes,
yet all we see are spots of flies.
I guess we should look at the world up close
and see the things barely past our nose.

Specs: taken at Ta Pinu, Bacchus Marsh, about 2pm 11 February. Main picture Fl 18mm, F5.6, Exp 1/500th, ISO100 with macro.


fly, march fly, insect, poem


  • fazza
    fazzaover 3 years ago

    great peace of work!!!

  • thanks Steve. Anne

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • Lawford
    Lawfordover 3 years ago

    Names Louie no doubt.

  • nar, that was his brother

    – Anne van Alkemade

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