Jaak Põder - Finding each other

Jaak Põder - Finding each other

Most of butterfly wing patterns top 'Fashion TV' any day of the month, but photography-wise you don't want to see the same program every day. Maybe this is why I don't feel too comfortable with butterflies as models -- they are usually shown just as creatures who have beautiful wings, stress on wings. And their distinctive shape forces you to think the same - 'see how pretty these wings are, get close and take a pic'. But sometimes you forget they are butterflies and you just concentrate what is going on -- here the male is having a hard time impressing the female. In the end you'll find that you don't have the perfect close-up wing pattern shot of that butterfly species. And it makes you smile...

Location: Estonia

Posted on 01.12.2011
Photo info - 02.07.2008: Canon EOS-1D Mark II N, 180 mm, ISO 500, f 11, 1/100 sec
Tags: ahtalehine põdrakanep Epilobium angustifolium fireweed Heath fritillary jaak poder Mellicta athalia niidu-võrkliblikas summer willowherb wildlife photography
Jaak Põder - Finding each other

Jaak Põder - Finding each other

Most of butterfly wing patterns top 'Fashion TV' any day of the month, but photography-wise you don't want to see the same program every day. Maybe this is why I don't feel too comfortable with butterflies as models -- they are usually shown just as creatures who have beautiful wings, stress on wings. And their distinctive shape forces you to think the same - 'see how pretty these wings are, get close and take a pic'. But sometimes you forget they are butterflies and you just concentrate what is going on -- here the male is having a hard time impressing the female. In the end you'll find that you don't have the perfect close-up wing pattern shot of that butterfly species. And it makes you smile...

Location: Estonia

Posted on 01.12.2011
Photo info - 02.07.2008: Canon EOS-1D Mark II N, 180 mm, ISO 500, f 11, 1/100 sec
Tags: ahtalehine põdrakanep Epilobium angustifolium fireweed Heath fritillary jaak poder Mellicta athalia niidu-võrkliblikas summer willowherb wildlife photography