Last weekend evening I was out with my camera to a nearby children’s park and to my luck I had a great opportunity to land my vision on some beautiful bugs and butterflies. It seems nature has taken more time to create these tiny cute things. I mean, look at a butterfly, it’s like it is wearing a garment with all those borders and design manufactured by a skilled designer. It is a surprising thing that their genetic material is coded to create such a great design. Each new species of butterfly has its own unique design and colors, which means each has a separate genetic code.
Though nature hasn’t given us any such cool design on our skin, may be it would have decided lets make a complex brain which would appreciate and learn all those it has created. With all those things I have seen and understood with my brain, I should say one thing. From scale as big as the whole universe to scale as small as tiny microbes, beauty is present everywhere to be seen and appreciated.
This would be the most brightest and most colorful shot I have ever got with my macro lens, but again, I have used the lens only twice and I believe its best shots are still more to come. I got to also say a special thanks to the butterfly for posing so long for the photography. May be it in turn thanked the flower for being so juicy.
These bugs kind of amazes me with their natural design. Like butterfly, they too have a special design and that too is very geometrical indeed. One more remarkable fact is the young ones don’t really have that design on the back. May be that design is the sign of these bugs reaching adulthood. It seems so by that which is happening here. Yet, I kind of find it odd to think “how would have these bugs reacted on finding their kid catching them in the middle of the adult action.”
This butterfly seemed as if it was dead. It was definitely not on any flower. It was positioned face downwards on the grass ground. Turns out it is the laziest butterfly I have ever witnessed. They are even prepared to die rather than to fly even if you have your leg hovered over them as if you are going to crush them. But, if you lift them by their wings and drop them in air, they kind of flap their wings lazily and that too as a defensive reflex. May be they are too old.
Actually this picture didn’t quite turn out as I wished it should. It is less sharp and crisp. May be next time I shall get a better picture of this sugar analyst. I am not quite sure what was it searching on the leaf. It doesn’t eat that anyway.
This is one more special moment where I had an exact focus on the exact subject. This butterfly though was quite energetic and this is the maximum I could go close to it. Nevertheless, these things are beautiful even if not in macro.
One thing I usually do when I fail to get a perfect shot of a subject is I experiment turning it to painting or art or something in between. That black butterfly was really a gorgeous one, but to my misfortune, I was not allowed to get into the bush it was resting on. Though it was a good poser, I got a blur image, which I turned it to sort of hard color painting or something close to it.
Hope I get more interesting macro shots in ensuing days.