So what am I going to do next week without the Weekly Photo Challenge – well truth is I don’t know. So you’ll have to pop by to find out. In the meantime, they ask us what is our favourite photo. It is hard to choose. So I was struck by the quote used by Tina in Travels and Trifles today:
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
I think for anyone who takes photos, either as a professional or just as an amateur like me, you always wonder whether the next photo will be the one. Will it be better than the last? Will it have the wow factor?
So though we say goodbye to WPC, we will not stop taking photos and enjoying the experience of capturing moments in time.
Mating wood white butterflies have this amazing courtship where the butterflies touch and flash their wings. These two were so beloved they let me take a photo!
wood white butterfly courtship
Photo Challenge: Beloved
Peacock butterflies are one of the most colourful of our Irish butterflies. On a cold January, the thought of their summer wings, brightens the day.
Inspired by this week’s photo challenge – variations on a theme
Our natural heritage is such an important part of all our lives and one we neglect at our peril.
Green-veined white butterfly on ragged-robin
via Photo Challenge: Heritage
Butterflies are just one of many beautiful creatures that encapsulated the word “graceful”. And it is not just the bright, colourful ones either, even a simple white one looks amazing.
No weekly photo challenge this week so thought I used the daily prompt “Fragile” instead.
Butterflies are amazing creatures. Seemingly fragile they manage to survive all an Irish summer can throw at them; some get a bit battered looking but they are no less beautiful.
Why not plant a few flowers in your garden to attract some of these wonderful creatures?
Green veined white
When you see something as beautiful as this peacock butterfly it is hard not to stop in your tracks. When I managed to capture the beauty in a photograph I felt a great degree of satisfaction! This week’s photo challenge is Jubilant, adjective: showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant.
This week’s photo challenge is weigh(less) and what could seem more weightless than a butterfly on your finger. In this case a green-veined white. It is also a lovely gentle reminder of summer on a cold January day.
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. Rabindranath Tagore
I have more blurred shots in my collection that I would ever admit too! Then there is the problem of wildlife just moving too fast and disappearing from view, or just getting the timing totally messed up.
opps blurred and bee not even in photo here!
And then occasionally you mess up and still get something you weren’t expecting, and it makes it all worth while. All I can say is that goodness for digital cameras where I can make plenty of mistakes and not go bankrupt as I may have done in the age of prints and slides (do you remember those days?).
Butterfly and hoverfly
Check out this week’s weekly photo challenge to see more “oops” photos
Personally I am not so good with transition. But I wonder how a caterpillar feels after it has transformed into a butterfly. Nature is pretty amazing.