From Southeast Asia, this female Rumanzovia Swallowtail opens wide it’s wings, showing off it’s lovely black and red colouring. I love the stark contrast between the butterfly wings and the green leaf that she is sitting on, yet they seem to blend beautifully.
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From Southeast Asia, this Rice Paper Butterfly sure looks pretty as it takes a sip of nectar from a tropical, purple flower. Accented with green foliage. These particular butterflies were greatly abundant the day I took this photo. They would even gather in 6 or more along the walls of the conservatory.
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From Central and South America, these guys are bright blue when their wings are open, but the only time they seemed to open their wings was when they were flying. Very pretty with the flash of blue floating through the conservatory.
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From South East Asia, this black coloured butterfly was well hidden on the ground and in the dark and behind a bench! Well guess what? I found ya! Notice the grayish colouring near the bottom of the wings. Very pretty. I love the shape of the wings as well.
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This pretty little butterfly comes from Southeast Asia and was my most favourite when I went to the Butterfly Conservatory yesterday. The contrast of the teal and brown of it’s wings with the gray of the boulder it was on, made for a lovely image. Believe it or not, when this beauty opens up it’s wings, they are an almost lime colour, not the teal that you see here when it’s wings are closed. Very cool! Stay tuned to see what they look like in a future photo of the day!
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For the next number of days I will be posting photos that I took at the Butterfly Conservatory in Cambridge, Ontario. There were so many pretty butterflies, interesting creatures, and lovely scenery there that I must share some of the images with you. When they become available on products, I will post a sampling of them. Right now, just too many photos to know where to begin.
This pretty butterfly is just one of three that decided to grace itself with it’s presence this past Summer. I had never seen this beauty before and was delighted by the colours and how calm it seemed to be as it took sips of nectar from the cone flowers. So pretty with the contrast of Black, Orange, and White against the purple flower.
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This photograph of an iron wagon wheel was originally taken using the Sepia setting on my camera. I thought I would look really nice with that alone. It did, but it needed something more. So, I aged this photo using several different techniques in PhotoShop and this is the final result. Kind of an old looking photograph, but taken just yesterday.
These pretty daffodils peeked up through the soil last year, making a lovely display of the themselves for all the world to see. They remind me that despite the Winter seeming to go on forever, there will be a thaw sooner or later, bringing with it new life.
As some of us got a light dusting of snow in the night, I thought I would post this photo of a a peaceful scene that can occur when temperature drops and Old Man Winter wants to stick around even though it’s Spring. This Dove in the Snow was very contented sitting in front of a bush while I snapped his photo. He didn’t mind the cold snow beneath him, either. Perhaps we can learn from this peaceful moment.
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One of my favourite book series is the Chronicles of Narnia. One of my favourite scenes in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in particular is when Lucy discovers the lamp post in the middle of the woods, and in the dead of Winter. As I was snapping this photograph, I was once again reminded of that scene if it had occurred in the Spring.
I took this photograph one day at sunset out of the upstairs hallway window. I just love how the sun is still illuminating light even though it’s hidden behind some clouds, making a soft orange and yellow glow.
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This photograph was taken of a pond in Hamilton, Ontario where my Aunt and Uncle live. I loved how the geese looked so serene just floating on the water without a care in the world. Notice also that their reflections can be seen in the water, showing just how calm and peaceful it really was that day.
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I took this photograph while on a nature hike along the trails of Apps Mill. The leaves were all afire of colour with pretty oranges, yellows, and reds as well as some green that was still yet to turn. What made the day even better was the blue sky. This is just one of many of the photographs that I took that day, but this one particularly caught my eye because of the different layers and variety of colours.
Meet Holly the Cat! She is my grandma’s sweet cat. She is illusive and doesn’t like to have her photo taken (the cat that is!). And if her photo does happen to be snapped, it’s rare that her face is towards the camera. Despite all this, she is still adorable and very photogenic. And don’t you dare sit in HER CHAIR. She meows like crazy when you do!
When this photograph was snapped, I thought how interesting the tall trees look with a blanket of green above and below, very whimsical. When I I looked at the photograph when I got home, I realised how lovely the sunlight looks through the green leaves. Still a whimsical look, but now with Green Sunlight.
I took this photograph along the rocky banks of Whitemans Creek. I took this photograph when I noticed what a wonderful contrast the red of the maple leaf made against the browns and grays of the rocks as well as the hard and soft of the two textures.
I took this last Autumn (2010) along the trails of Apps Mill. The body of water is Whitemans Creek. It wasn’t until I got home that I realised I had captured the fly fisherman in the photo! I just thought how interesting and beautiful the creek flowed along, over the rocks and just how serene the imagery was. How peaceful it was that day.
I know, I know! I haven’t posted in a while… since around Christmastime. I got distracted and sidetracked. No matter. I’m back and I thought I would share some photos of the day to help get back in the swing of things. So each day, at least I hope each day, I will share a new and inspiring photograph that I have taken. These photos will be soon available on products such as framed prints, mugs, coasters, stickers, postcards, etc. etc.
So for the first photograph…
Pigeons on a Roof Top
This photo was taken in Waterford, Ontario. I’m not sure how old the building is, but it looks so interesting with the peeks and valleys. With the pigeons on it just hanging out, it made the structure look even more interesting.