If you have been following this blog thoroughly, you will have noticed that I thoroughly enjoy the possibilities of using cameras with wide angle lenses. Well, today is another day in which my ultra-wide angle greed is satisfied. Read on below the shot!
Let me introduce you to my friend Butterfly. I was able to convince her of showing her beautiful wings especially for you. She is a bit shy and does not want to be recognised. What better way to capture almost her entire colourful wingspan than with my 170° camera that I happened to be carrying with me? Any smaller angle would have been unfortunate in this rare instance of wildlife photography.
One other thing that is unfortunate today is the weather. Regular readers will know I am posting from the Netherlands, a country one does not live in for the good weather. In this very moment of writing, a heavy storm is raging outside. The trees are being blown to the ground as if they were praying obediently to the weathergods to make it stop. In memory of nicer weather I had to think of this picture I took last April, shot on the first day of the year that was warm enough to enjoy the warm sunshine on my skin. The sun was already fairly low, but still warm enough to get the melatonin in my skin dancing. Just looking at the picture makes me feel warmer.