Photos of the day

So, I had a thought that I would choose my favorite photo from my walk yesterday, and post it. Until I realized I didn’t have just one. What started out as a slow photo walk, ended with several photo successes.

My take away from yesterday is that composition can really make a photo. I’m far from professional, but I do love looking for background and surrounding colors to compliment my main focal point. I think the first three photos below really showcase my point.

And at the bottom you will see my little awesome surprise…


There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are. ~Ernst Haas

I love how the foliage in the back compliments the tones of the butterfly πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹

I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical. ~Trent Parke

The pink flowers stand out this one, but there’s still a lot to look at with the bee on the side and the soft colors in the back.

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” ~ Ansel Adams

The way the wings reflect the light, and the soft pinkish tone in the background blend well with the greens in this photo.

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” ~ Dorothea Lange

I thought this one was just a cool photo. Looking directly at the dragonfly with the reed in front, and his wings spread, glistening in the sunlight.

“I am not interested in shooting new things – I am interested to see things new.”
~ Ernst Haas

Below are two shots I just love. Dragonflies can mate in flight and I have seen them flying around together in the air, connected. The top photo below shows two of these dragonflies that kept zipping around the area I was walking.

The bottom photo does not show them connected, but they sure are flying close together! Dragonflies are difficult to photograph in flight, I was quite excited to have captured these two.


“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” ~ Karl Lagerfeld

I appreciate feedback! Do you agree with me? Which is your favorite photo?

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Alice says:

    Beautiful, Lisa, as usual! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I think I like the butterfly the most.

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    1. Thank you! πŸ€—I have seen that same type butterfly before, but he is always beautiful! 😊


  2. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Gorgeous photographs Lisa, I especially love your first image with the butterfly πŸ§‘πŸ¦‹

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    1. Thank you! 😊 It’s hard to find a butterfly that is not beautiful! πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹

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  3. Beautiful shots! It’s as if I’m seeing the butterflies in real life πŸ¦‹

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    1. Thank you Hannah So glad you like them! 😊

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      1. Of course! And it’s my pleasure 🌺

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  4. Amy says:

    Beautiful series of nature, Lisa. I love your dragonfly photos, they are difficult to capture in photo. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Amy! I’m partial to the dragonflies because I really started photographing them this year. But I just love photographing little creatures out in nature πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™

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  5. gr8ful_collette says:

    Amazing! πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you Collette! πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—


  6. Earthwatcher says:

    Like isn’t strong enough. Wow captures it better.

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    1. Awwwww, thank you!! 😊


  7. lolaWi says:

    awesome captures, Lisa and lovely quotes, too! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Lola! It was a fun morning at the park 😎


  8. Naomi says:

    These photos are each worthy of being the best! Hard to choose a favorite, but I do like the firs two a lot.

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    1. Awwww, thank you! 😊


  9. M.B. Henry says:

    Beautiful photos – I do love that butterfly one!

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    1. Thank you so much! …yes, that butterfly seems to be the winner of the day! πŸ˜ŠπŸ¦‹

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  10. Anita says:

    I really like the quotes you have chosen and if I should choose just one of your amazing images it would be…. no I can’t, they are all so special, they are all great!!

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    1. Awwww, thank you Anita! πŸ€—

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  11. The double dragonfly is awesome!!

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    1. Thank you Nora! I was so excited to get that photo! …but the butterfly seemed to be more popular! 😁 Thank you for appreciating that one!

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  12. Anne Sandler says:

    Great post. My favorites are the dragon flies. Beautifully captured.

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    1. Oh thank you! I am in love with dragonflies, but most of them are gone now. Thanks so much!

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