PrettyTiny Film Company Pic A Week *2019* (#42, Oct. 15)
She looks like she could be their guardian spirit.
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(09-13-2019, 01:47 AM)neon_jellyfish Wrote: This is just too beautiful for this sinful world. No, seriously, this is beautiful. The light shining through her wings! And how did you made the butterfly pose so perfectly? Again, beautiful.
Aww.  That's very sweet yay  Thank you.  Mei4Life (Etsy) wings have a metallic finish that reflects light nicely when you get the right angle.  When they're just hatched, the butterflies aren't ready to fly for a while.  I can handle them a lot the first day.  By Day 2 out of the chrysalis, they're generally ready to go.  However, this time of year, it's often cool enough that they don't want to fly either (yeah, same here).  I think they need a minimum of about 13C to fly at all.  They'll 'shiver' their wings to warm up flight muscles (or what passes for muscles in butterflies).  It's warmer than that during the day, but, again, just hatched, they're quite easy to handle.  This one stayed put even when Natalie fell over a couple of times.  Sometimes I will blow on them a bit to get them to open their wings, or gently 'tickle' them.  

(09-13-2019, 02:51 AM)davidd Wrote: What a simply superb butterfly and "woodland goddess" photo!
You have certainly led an interesting, adventurous life, it seems!
Heh.  Well, in between the long boring bits Tongue
Thank you!

(09-13-2019, 03:32 AM)werepuppy Wrote: Oh, that is just gorgeous. The vibes of the woodland goddess are hard to resist
(09-13-2019, 08:10 AM)Elfy Wrote: She looks like she could be their guardian spirit.
Thank you both smile  That was what I was going for.

So, more butterflies...  I still have to sort the rest of Natalie's, plus the rest of Sunsette's weekend... today my butterfly-gardening neighbour brought me 6 more jars of chrysalises because she's going away again & can't watch them.
"Hmmm... who can I photograph today?... the pale dolls wash out so much in the sun..."
"OH, HEY.  I have a BLUE guy!"

We did end up in the challenging contrasty light in the fairy glen out back, chasing little patches of late sun.  So here's Jake communing with nature.

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The butterflies would just love his colouring.
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Ooooh, the pose is perfect again! Bravo, butterfly tamer! And the light is beautiful!
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Oh that's just such a beautiful shot right there
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That is a stunning shot with the patches of light.

What an interesting hobby of butterfly growing! How did you stumble into that one? It very different to the sailing hobby, which is always fascinating to read about too.
My Girls: Alice Mint du Jardine (Lottie), Brand New Purrezza (Amelia), Ayanamei Rei (Evie), Princess Ann/Roman Holiday (Kit), Aquel (Becky), Scarlet (Izzy), Meg (Jo-Meg), Laura (Antimony), Nahh-Ato (Shala), Chicca (Maeve), Peter Pan (Meredith), VeryBerryPop (Daisy), SDCC2016 Wonder Woman (Diana), Taffy (Tansy), Amelia (Beatrice), Steampunk Cheshire Cat (Antoinette), Arietta (Ashli), Naoko (Zoey), Mocha MIO (Nyxie), Steampunk Mad Hatter (Hattie), Sapphire Princess Knight (Roni)
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As LeJays says, excellent use of the patches of light to create an entrancing image.
They're not dolls, they're action figures!
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Thanks, everyone! It's a challenging location with late-day light, because I find a patch of sun but by the time I get model & tripod set up & shot framed... it's moved. Then there all the pieces of deadfall to fall over. At least the mosquitoes were tolerable that day.

(09-20-2019, 07:57 AM)Lejays17 Wrote: What an interesting hobby of butterfly growing! How did you stumble into that one?
Brought my first caterpillar home when I was 10. Dad & I found it on a walk & didn't know what it was. When we found out, & learned that the whole transformation would take only about 3 weeks, we were intrigued. 2 more followed that year, & we were hooked. I had them almost every year after that till we left Ontario; I'd collect dozens along the highways after school. After some years without, I can now get them from the neighbour's butterfly garden which has grown big enough to support them. I got into tagging after hearing a talk about it from a butterfly collector.
I got a lot of mileage out of it for school science projects, & Mom shot quite a few ribbon-winning closeups of them for the camera club.

This week's pic is for the Dal House photo/haiku challenge, but I'm gonna put it here too because why not smile

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"every book a door
whole new worlds of adventure
where shall we go next?"
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What a fun collection of nautical books, and the miniature book is super cool!
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Cool selection of books. Must take the minis a long time to read them.
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Darla! She has a real love of books.
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Oh I love that miniature book! And yay for reading together!
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Love the poem and the photo!

Haven't ventured over to The Dal House yet today, but if this weeks challenge is Books, I'm going to be super happy!
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Thanks, everyone!  grin
A bonus pic this week, because why not!  Because squee, Jake again!!  yay
Avatar fans will get what I was trying to do here...

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When butterflies attack!   Oh My

(What a cool pic!)
They're not dolls, they're action figures!
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