Monarch Butterfly watercolor photograph

Lately I find myself taking a more artistic turn with my photography.  I want to create photographs that look realistic and yet capture an artistic feel, not pushing the boundaries too far but moving in the direction of images that look more like paintings in some cases.  In this latest photograph, I think there's an interesting blend of the realistic (the Monarch butterfly) combined with a watercolor look to the milkweed flower and background. Almost like a watercolor photograph. Monarch_Butterfly_Feeds_On_Milkweed_Flower_In_Florida_IMG_4576.jpg



White Peacock Butterfly glows in sunlight

I went hunting a couple days ago... butterfly hunting!  I shot quite a few, but don't worry, no butterflies were actually harmed.  :)  This is a White Peacock Butterfly feeding on a milkweed flower as a touch of sunlight illuminates his wings.  It's easy to see why I love to make pictures of these wonderful little creatures. White_Peacock_Butterfly_Feeds_On_Milkweed_Flower_In_Florida_IMG_4514.jpg

White Tiger sleeps

A beautiful White Tiger sleeps!  I have been inspired after recently reading David duChemin's "Vision & Voice," which I highly recommend for anyone interested in photography.  The book has encouraged me to try different post processing techniques and to find my vision for the pictures I make.  I think I accomplished that well with this White Tiger picture! Beautiful_White_Tiger_Sleeps_IMG_1903.jpg



The camera loves me

OK, so what do you call the pose that models sometimes strike when they touch their faces with their fingers?  I'm not sure if that look is supposed to be thought provoking, or pensive, or maybe even seductive.  But I asked this orangutan to try that pose during our recent model shoot at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, and she pulled it off beautifully!  :)   In case you missed the other posts of this shoot with her, here they are: pouty lips and shy side. Orangutan_Poses_For_A_Model_Shoot_At_Lowry_Park_Zoo_In_Tampa_Florida_IMG_2117.jpg