From the archives……..again! (I’m not doing much new photography at the moment).
I rarely photograph insects, partly because I don’t see them (being short-sighted and only having distance glasses) and partly because I’m so intent on birds or other larger subjects, I don’t look for them (insects). There’s certainly more than one image in my library where I was photographing a flower and didn’t even notice there was an insect on the flower until I downloaded the day’s shooting on to my large 27″ screen 🙂
It’s always fun to review them though. Most of the butterflies were shot in the Butterfly House at Melbourne Zoo in or around 2012.
The last image has an interesting story behind it.
It was made with my little Canon Point & Shoot in the early days of my Photography hobby in 2010. At the time, I thought it was rather good and submitted it to iStock Photos to see if they would take me on as a stock photographer, but of course in my naïvety, I didn’t realise how good you’ve have to be to be a stock photographer and I was rejected. Also they had too many flower images and that was my main subject in 2010.
The interesting fact was that I found another photo with the same insect and flower with almost the same composition on iStock Photos made by a Swedish(?) photographer. Now what are the odds of someone on the other side of the world shooting almost the same composition, insect & flower. I’ve seen many images made by different photographers in landscapes etc, but a subject this small………..amazing.