Insects, butterflies and so on always seem to be making for great subjects to photograph. I remember well how pleased I was to manage to shoot a pic of this little fly before it left of again when making a walk in Rapaki.
And of course you have seen other pics like this pass by here of bees and butterflies or perhaps some time ago the dragonfly, the chase of which almost had me trample my own veggie patch because the animal just would not sit still.
For me this is probably as close up as it gets with a point and shoot. But I was truly amazed, admittedly even a bit jealous, by the pictures of insects I found in this post on the photography mojo blog/ site. Talk about taking it to the next level.
What an amazing bunch of photos, making me wish for options to get even closer, zoom in perhaps I will need to find out.
I suggest you go and read the post here >>> and be amazed by the beauty of these pictures and many more but then again, they became so beautiful because these little creatures are so amazing.
We were blessed again this year with a large number of monarch butterflies coming down to lay their eggs here in the garden. It’s a miracle every time to see the eggs turn into minute yet quickly growing caterpillars and from that the transformation that takes place where the butterfly is a hidden promise within the chrysalis to finally see it come out as a beautiful butterfly.
And how amazing to see how they have sort of become a part of the family and family life. It is very easy to forget how special it really is to have the butterfly land on you and sort of hang out until he’s ready for his own journey.
Some time ago I posted a picture of one of the ‘adopted’ butterflies in the house after we’d rescued the cocoons from the winter cold. When going through my archive I stumbled upon the pictures below and upon a closer look I realized that this was probably even more amazing. Of all the places this good butterfly could have chosen to sit down after the first short flight, it landed on the Bible to rest and get ready for the real world.
And sure enough. After spending some time hanging on to God’s word the beautiful creature was ready for the real world.
In hindsight it is a beautiful illustration:
By hanging on to His word we’ll find the strength and confidence and guidance to live a life as He meant it to be and open ourselves up for hearing what He has to tell us.
As it has been cold we noticed that the last caterpillars seemed a bit lifeless so we took them in and placed them in our warm home. Three turned out to be beautiful butterflies. The last one, almost as to show his appreciation came out of its cocoon when we were not watching. So here I was on a quiet early morning to find a butterfly land next to the computer on some books only to find it come to ‘papa’ and hang out on my arm for some time. It was a great moment I shared with our adopted butterfly that spend most of the day flying around the house until the sun came through and it was time to go out and have fun. It was a bit hard though trying to get a sharp picture with one hand and pointing towards yourself almost.