Melbourne’s zoo BUTTERFLY HOUSE recently celebrated it’s thirtieth birthday. And Misha, happened to be there in the week. The brilliantly coloured insects have only a two week life span, and in the time many hundreds of thousands have spread their wings in the temperate enclosure. xxx POST Of PRAISE
ffzoo16bf-mr4. Delicately balancing on a leaf, its lightweight landing would not even made the petal sway. That’s a butterfly, light and dainty, and colourful like this one. Misha has captured it beautifully through her lens with the insect showing off its sovereignty of colours. The depth of field with the background out of focus, and the beam of white behind the bf add to this image.Totally worthy of a POST Of PRAISE
ffzoo16bf-mr3. The golden wings are a vivid contrast to the shiny green where the moth rests. Light has worked well in this image, and brings out the colour splendidly. It takes time to capture the right images, and these were well worth the time taken.
ffzoo16bf-mr2. Delicately hanging on the stem, it almost seems to bending with the load, or perhaps its just bending with the breeze. Whichever, the insect takes a break before once more stretching its wings in flight.
ffzoo16bf-mr1.Fluttering by, this butterfly prepares to rest its wings as it prepares to touch down. Once more Misha’s eyes and reflexes get ready to catch the moment. I wonder how many snaps it took to get it right. That’s the task of the photographer.