Just returned from my trip to Pompano, Florida.My husband and I decided to stop at the butterfly World that was located at Coconut creek, Florida. While there I did get a couple good shots I would like to share. I will share a few other shots after I get all my pictures gone through. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do. continue reading
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Sun shines high, temperature rises fast,it's already pretty green on the otherside of the glass.But wearing shorts and summer dressesin many countries you still cant't.Still be happy as soon you can!Dress up for a walk outdoors, in a park or countryside.Hear and listen the happiness of singing birds,notice butterflies coloring the world.Enjoy the moment. Memorize it. Capture it. And share with us.Create a gallery of colorful butterflies, it would be nice.... continue reading
BUTTERFLY TRUE STORY I HAVE A STORY ABOUT THIS BUTTERFLY...IT WAS A HAPPY DAY WHEN THIS BUTTERFLY FLEW INTO MY MOTHER'S HOUSE . FIRST OF ALL, THE FLOWER YOU SEE HERE WAS THE FLOWER THAT WAS PUT IN A VASE AS A PRESENT TO MY MOM ...MY DAD PLACED THE FLOWER IN THE VASE TO SURPRISE HER ON HER ANNIVERSARY BEFORE HE TOOK HER OUT ON HER SPECIAL DAY...THEN OUT OF NOWHERE IN FLEW A BUTTERFLY FROM AN OPENED WINDOW AND IT LANDED RIGHT ON TOP OF THE FLOWER. THE FLOWER MATCHED THE BUTTERFLY SO PERFECTLY... continue reading
My oldest photo of this bird served someone yesterday. I'm quite happy about this. This was probably the first or second photo online back then. My AR was something like 17% probably. Maybe worse. I don't remember because I don't want to. ;)I also recently sold the second oldest photo. Good thing is both were level 1. I'm level 1 myself so far.I have sold another photo of a pair of black winged stilts too which I believed was a really clumsy one with zero sales potential. My sale with the... continue reading
The very mention of butterfly photography creates an image of vivid attractive subjects fluttering in a dream garden. That happens if you are a buyer or end user of butterfly photos. What if you are a contributor? You begin to imagine heat, sitting in the sun, uncomfortable, sweaty and dehydrated, frustrated without any shots for the past 4 hours.But is that what really happens? No! If you know the way you can shoot hundreds of photos in an hour. I shot a total of 350 great photos (technically... continue reading
I have some tips for all of you that have just started to do macro photography of insects. I want to share what I have learned a few days ago when I was going to shoot some butterflies.It is very hard to get close to these beautiful and colorful little creatures without scaring them off. My first mistake was that I have always tryed to get close to them. I followed them until they sit on some flower and then I have been trying to photograph them while they feed. That is wrong. With macro lens... continue reading
Rhododendron tomentosum (Marsh Labrador Tea, syn. Ledum palustre) is a low shrub (usually about 30-100 cm tall) with evergreen leaves and delicate white inflorescences or clusters of flowers. Related to the large and showy Rhododendrons which grow in parks and gardens, Rhododendron tomentosum is an uncultivated plant which grows in peat bogs and pine bogs. The Common name “Labrador Tea” originates from swamps of Greenland and Labrador, where the plant is plentiful.Rhododendron tomentosum... continue reading
One of the first photo projects I thought of submitting to Dreamstime was the life cycle of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly. When I saw the caterpillars devouring my parsley in the backyard, I knew I had to take the photo opp.I snipped off a half-eaten parsley branch that had one of the caterpillars and took it to my desktop studio for a shoot. Afterwards, I put the worm back in the parsley bush to let it go on with its business.The worm was alien to me, so I had to do some online research.... continue reading
Following my other 2 blogs Part I & Part II, here's another invitation to contribute to the following series of collections (the old ones are still open btw!):Animal RomanceButterfly, My ButterflyEaster EggsSmiley FacesThornsCool CarsPlease make sure that your suggestions fit the descriptions of the collections :) continue reading
Fung Yuen (Hong Kong) Butterfly Reserve is an area that is recognized as an important breeding site for some butterflies of conservation concern, such as Common Birdwing and White Dragontail. Despite being located on the urban fringe, remarkably more than half of all local butterfly species have been recorded here.the species that I have seen during the first visitI will go Fung Yuen again and hope can see more special species to share with you.feel free to commnets, THX! continue reading
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