Just Butterflies and Blooms - A Photographic Walk in Longs, South Carolina
Ripe POKE Berries hanging on the bush
Take Better Nature Photos
I had to have this book and it as I figured, it was full of great tips for a photographer who wants to be a better photographer. I use it very often to make sure i am doing my best with my camera.
What a great day to have a Camera!
I guess it was right around 9:30 AM om a sunny day. I had just gone through my normal regimen of catching up with the goings on in the world and other such mundane tasks that one often turns into a morning habit.
Then, having a little time to kill, I walked over to the window, and any other plans I might have had were put on hold.
It was a beautiful, sunny South Carolina morning, and I decided that I should be outside and taking in the weather.
So, on with the walking shoes, and out the door I went.
But, just before leaving the house, my Nikon Camera caught my eye, lying so lonely on the side table near the door.
So, I grabbed it also and stuffed it into my pocket.
It only took a 1/4 of a mile or so before most of the kinks were worked out of my body,and I could relax into my own walking pace. It was probably a slow pace for most people, but one that works for me.
And, as I made my first turn onto a side street, there it was; a beautiful butterfly crossed my path and landed on a flowering bush directly in front of me.
I stopped and pulled out the camera, and realized that I had to make a decision; was I walking for the exercise, or was I walking for the beauty of the walk?
Then, a flutter of another butterfly's wings just down the street made up my mind for me.
It was going to be a walk just to enjoy the beauty of it all.
The pictures that you see here are a few of the better shots I took on that 3-mile walk that day.
Beautiful flowers and insects everywhere, and really, just a great day to observe nature at its best.
I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I do the memory of that walk.
A Collection ofmy Nature Pictures
Just another Walk, wth a Camera in hand
I took another walk today,
the weather was oh so nice,
I kicked up the pace,
and turned the day into a race.
A race between myself
and my previous best.
A quarter mile or so,
and I finally passed those
pains and strains of old age,
and yesterday's youthful abuses.
Finally, my body
kicked into gear,
the sweat started to run,
and my labored breathing
went from heaving
My mind cleared
and I realized
the abundant colors and motions
in the yards and fields around me,
So I raised my camera
and I started to shoot,
the scenes that you now see
as I continued
through my route.
I kept to my original pace.
with sweat still dripping,
from my brow,
Snapping shots of nature
along the way..
But then I remembered,
how fleeting was the life
of each fluttering insect
I was capturing so boldly.
So, I finally slowed,
on their short moment of glory.
the walk was over
and I was finally Home,
But Smiling, don't you see?
Just thinking about
these private moments
I did have with just
the Insets, and Me!.
An interesting Butterfly resting on a bloom
Get out there and look for yourself.
If you enjoyed these pictures of mine, get out there and look for yourself.
At times, you just have to slow down and open your eyes.
There is beauty everywhere Nature has a foothold.
Besides, Even if there are no Butterflies that day, there are other insects and wonderful colors just waiting for you to admire.and be amazed.
PS: IF you know the proper name for these beauties of Nature, let me know, and I will update the picture labels.
© 2010 Don Bobbitt