I have been in despair for several months, the image quality of my work has been poor and I continue to seriously consider my photographic future, if any.
This Red Admiral butterfly landed on my arm, flew about a foot away from me and posed beautifully for about 10 minutes. He was kind enough to land on a fence post in the allotments near my York home which meant I could rest the camera about 1cm away from him as he twirled and displayed his glorious self. He then flew to a leaf and continued to pose while I snapped away.
I knew the RA to be a beautiful insect but had never seen so much detail in the underwing before the series he permitted today. Do view him as large as possible, he’s worth it! The unexpectedly intricate kaleidoscope of patterns, colour and texture is superb.
The color of the underwing varies from black to the subtle colour variation seen in the main image according to the way the light strikes the scales.
Thank you RA & thank you St Focus, both have smiled upon me today.
Sony H50 slight crop pf 1/250" 3.2 manual pattern 10.7mm
This sky where we live
Is no place to lose your wings.
So love, love, love.
Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.
“Of one Essence is the human race,
thus has Creation put the base;
One Limb impacted is sufficient
For all Others to feel the Mace ”
“There is only one sacred manuscript, the sacred manuscript of Nature, which alone can enlighten the reader.” Hazrat Inayat Khan
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