White-striped Longtail on zinnia.
American Lady, ventral.
American Lady, dorsal.
American Lady, nectaring.
Thank you! I have been paying a lot of attention to the things you say in your posts, in reference to interesting backgrounds! Before, I thought of my photos just as reference materials, mostly to document what I saw, but possibly to use in an artwork where I could just make the background look however I wanted. Now I am trying to get interesting backgrounds in each picture. So thank you for sharing information!
You are welcome. Many people believe photography is an art form.
Oh, of course I know it is. I must not have expressed myself well. What I was trying to say is that while I don’t aspire to become a really great photographer, and look at my photographs just more as a record of what I’ve seen, I am now trying to make those records more visually interesting in a stand-alone way. I make art quilts and use them as reference material for those too. Because I am so involved with the textile world, I don’t foresee also taking the time to learn to really understand all the camera functions, etc. to get to the level of art photographer. Sorry for this long answer but I hope this explains what I was trying to say.
I have always loved the textile museums I have visited, India, Peru, etc. Sorry if I misunderstood. What I think makes a difference for some is thinking, as you say,about making a photograph rather than taking a photograph.
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Not “just” pretty pictures at all–these are gorgeous! The colors and shapes and variety make me feel almost drunk!
Great pics…you must live in the perfect area for all these beautiful butterflies to stop by…
They are usually widely scattered but I have planted one bed of zinnias where they gather more densely, for easy photo ops! 🙂
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