The butterfly’s wings are really torn up – especially the left one. But the patterns and shapes and colors of this shot are great. And nature isn’t always about perfection. Sometimes it’s about doing the best you can with what you have. If I were a smarter man, I’d point out that there’s a lesson in there somewhere.
Thread-waisted wasp in a riot of flowers. Its abdomen is that red/orange shape behind and to the left of it. Blends in with the flowers. Printed this one and it’s really stunning as wall art. Maybe nobody wants a wasp on the wall, but I think it’s compelling.
This was kind of interesting. Twisted around a good bit to see if I could get both faces in the focal plane. The butterfly is admittedly a bit behind, but both tongues seem to be in the right spot. Kind of a neat shot in the drizzle this afternoon.
Been sitting on this one for a few days (not having found time to post it). But at the art festival last weekend, a woman asked if I had any prints of ladybugs. Didn’t have any on hand, but I did promise to post this shot (several others to be seen on this site by clicking on the “ladybug” tag). Fun one on the foliage of the California poppy.