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…
But, after filling the frame, I got the scene I wanted.
A butterfly resting at (almost) center stage, highlighted against its signature flowers…
More recently, I found a patch of ferns in varying degrees of Autumn decay tucked behind a wire fence…
But on closer inspection…I uncovered an entirely different perspective.
A dance of textures and shades of green plus brown.
Not so much.
Inspired by: Cee’s Flower of the Day and Citysonnet’s photo a day challenge (Soft Red).
I spotted this pot of red flowers earlier this month during our visit to the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. Unusually warm for early September; it felt like mid summer.
I don’t know what kind of flowers they were, but there they sat – all by themselves on a porch – basking in the sun.
Looking a bit lonely…
…but thriving all the same.
Inspired by Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Fuzzy
Even though I have quite the collection of unintentional fuzzy photos, I decided to take some fuzzy-on-purpose photos for this challenge. (for years, my family would hold up a finger for me to focus on with my old Canon film camera…even so, results often were fuzzy. Oh well, many of those years are fuzzy in recollection anyway)
A recent late afternoon walk around the block revealed these fuzzy flowers. The light cooperated, as it often does that time of day.
I have no idea what these flowers looked like pre-fuzz, but I enjoyed this brief stage in their plant life cycle…
Inspired by Cee’s Flower of the Day
Our second day at the Shelburne Museum was blessed with sunshine, warm temperatures and…flowers…everywhere I looked.
Camera in hand, I staked out butterflies at the Owl Cottage Garden with its glorious path of zinnias.
I sat on the steps and waited…
Another visitor with a macro lens had just had success, so I kept the faith. Tiptoeing next to collections of oranges, reds, yellows, purples….I spotted it.
The lone butterfly I hoped to capture (in a photo that is) appeared.
I assumed it was a real butterfly. It wasn’t as colorful as the ones I had seen the day before. But it cooperated…and gave me time to focus…
Does anyone know the name of this butterfly?
Inspired by: Cee’s Flower of the Day
I am not sure what kind of flowers these are, but I was attracted by the massive butterfly presence. We are spending a few days in Vermont at the amazing Shelburne Museum. The grounds at this museum are full of gorgeous flower gardens. Yesterday the butterflies were everywhere.
I finally was at the right place at the right time. Camera focused.
This could also qualify as the “Butterfly of the Day” if there was such a challenge.
More photos planned for our second visit today.
Inspired by Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge…
Roses to celebrate my recent wedding anniversary…
Hand delivered…by my groom…with a smile.