Saturday, 30 June 2018

Saturday photos revisited

I used to enjoy making a weekly photo collage, until I suddenly didn't any more.  Soma at Whims and Fancies has just relaunched her monthly photo link up, Wandering Camera, so I thought I'd have a go at joining in - should be able to manage one a month!

Last week I was in a butterfly house, taking lots of photos, trying to catch the split second when the little beggars stop moving.  I didn't do too badly.  When I looked at the pictures afterwards the thing that struck me was how well each butterfly camouflages itself - there were flowers and foliage of all shapes and colours, but look how neatly they have blended in.


16 comments:

Kim said...

Oh how wonderful to be with all those pretty butterflies. They do camouflage beautifully with the plants, don't they. The black and blue butterfly looks amazing against the blue salvia.

Robin said...

Thanks for pointing out the camouflage aspects. That black butterfly is just magic.

Shasta Matova said...

Beautiful butterflies and beautiful captures! You are right, they do camouflage themselves quite well.

~ Dixie said...

O, my. Aren’t they gorgeous butterflies! They black and green one looks very unusual and so pretty.


Lisa J. said...

Great photos . It took me quite some time to see that first butterfly. Amazing camouflage.

Mystic Quilter said...

Beautiful photos Kaja and on a favourite subject of mine. As you say the camouflage is amazing.

JanineMarie said...

I'm glad to know that Soma has revived Wandering Camera. Your photos show the camouflage so well, and it's interesting to me that you noticed it after you took the pictures.

Janie said...

Thanks for sharing your butterfly photos, fun opportunity.
They don't stay still for long do they?
I think they don't want to make it too easy for predators.

patty a. said...

I have a friend who raises Monarch butterflies. She has helped bring at least 20 into the world. Your pictures are a lovely reminder of the beauty of nature. That green and black one is stunning!

Angie said...

Those are beautiful!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I struggled to find the butterfly in the pic with the striped background. Your picture collages are always striking.

Ann said...

They are amazingly camouflaged. I haven't visited a butterfly pavilion in a couple of years but your photos remind me what delightful places they are to visit.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Beautiful butterflies. Really liked the black and green one. You are right, I would not have noticed how well they camouflaged themselves without the photos. I have missed your Saturday photos, so glad you shared these.
Thanks so much for linking up on Wandering Camera.

-Soma

Su-sieee! Mac said...

That's a lovely collage you put together. Taking photos of butterflies is definitely an exercise in patience. :-)

betty-NZ said...

I think we all do the shoot-and-hope-for-the-best shots and you did a great job.

betty-NZ said...

Fabulous mosaic of lovely photos! Wow!