Colorful Summer Flowers

Hybrid Camelia

It’s that time of year when colorful summer flowers are everywhere. A great time to get out and enjoy mother nature, and a most excellent time to put a macro lens on your camera. (more…)

Butterfly Courtship

Silver Spotted Skippers Mating

Today’s image is an example of butterfly courtship.  It’s one of those shots where it’s all about the good fortune of being in the right place at the right time. And of course remembering to have a camera with a macro lens.  (more…)

The Black Phase Tiger Swallowtail

Black Phase Swallowtail

This guy is one of my favorite photographic subjects, the elusive Black Phase Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus. In my universe there is nothing more enjoyable than walking through a garden, camera in hand, trying to capture a great image of a butterfly. They’re both beautiful creatures and challenging subjects. The thing is, even if you don’t get an amazing shot, it’s still a great way to spend an afternoon. If you are persistent and patient, soon or later you’ll bag a good shot. (more…)