Frame it

Lens-Artists Challenge #66: Filling the Frame

You can include images of buildings, people, objects, and/or elements from nature.  Feel free to include shots of the same subject before you filled the frame and after you filled the frame.


This past summer I had a butterfly experience.

In fact…a massive butterfly experience. As a photographer, I had never been this up close and personal with so many butterflies. As I was to find out, butterfly bushes are instrumental in attracting these beautiful – and elusive – quick-to-fly-away insects.

At first I was drawn to the bushes themselves…

butterfly bush one
But, after filling the frame, I got the scene I wanted.

A butterfly resting at (almost) center stage, highlighted against its signature flowers…

butterfly bush zoom


More recently, I found a patch of ferns in varying degrees of Autumn decay tucked behind a wire fence…

ferns one


But on closer inspection…I uncovered an entirely different perspective.

A dance of textures and shades of green plus brown.


Not so much.

ferns two


18 thoughts on “Frame it

  1. The colors of that butterfly are fabulous! What a wonderful surprise to discover it. It’s true that new perspectives and details are revealed when you step closer to the subject. Glad that this experiment was helpful!

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      1. I do! So calming
        And we were on a hike last week and I saw brand new baby ferns in bright green! Like it was plugged in… and your full frame of fernies reminded me of that a little

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