For a happier day, I usually start my mornings with a meditative nature walk. I almost always take my iPhone along to snap photos of interesting plants and animals along the way. On a recent walk, I had the good fortune to capture photos of some gorgeous butterflies featuring vibrant bursts of color. I’d like to share these beautiful, ornamental images with you.
Flowers, rainbows, and graceful butterflies represent some of the things that always make me smile. What little things bring a smile to your face or set the tone for your day? I only ask because it is so important to deliberately set the course of your day and guide the direction of your thoughts.
We all have pet peeves – little things or big things that bother us. I try not to allow these annoyances consume my thoughts and steal my peace. Instead, I deal with it immediately and move on, or if it’s something I cannot control, I simply ignore it.
People frequently ask me how I capture the butterflies in many of my photos. I usually just get lucky, but I often find these beautiful flowery creatures on my daily walks or near plants known to attract butterflies – some call them butterfly bushes. Stunning colors paint beautiful images on flower canvasses while butterflies flutter across the field of view in these photos.
I hope you enjoy viewing the colors of the flowers in this post. Previously, I published an article featuring butterflies taken with a Canon T2i. Taking these types of photos with this camera is easier because you can snap the shutter fast to capture an image of Mother Nature.
I appreciate these photos a little more since it’s more of a challenge to photograph the subject at such a close range. I took most of these photos about a half and inch away from the subject using an iPhone.
I have a happier day when I get to photograph things that bring me joy.
|Photography by Ann Tran|