Flowers, A Couple of Butterflies, and a Leaf


I like to photograph zinnias but this variety (basically a big ball of petals) is my least favorite, but there it was, and I had a camera, so here it is.


Skipper butterfly


Every time I see this photo I think of the R&B song by Etta James called Something’s Got a Hold on Me.  Several decades later Christina Aguilera did a cover of it and it is really pretty good.  To me it doesn’t have the same feel as Etta Jame’s, but still it’s a good take on the song.


I’ve said this often (and will probably continue to say it often) one of the big reasons I like zinnias is the Art Deco look of it sepal, the part between the petals and stem.  This is a good example of that.  The look always makes me think of the top of the Chrysler Building in New York City.


Painted Lady butterfly




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All photos taken with a Nikon D7100 and a Sigma 105mm macro lens.

12 thoughts on “Flowers, A Couple of Butterflies, and a Leaf

    • Thank you Eliza. I’m partial to skippers as they generally seem more agreeable to being photographed up close and there are so many of them. I used to have pretty good luck with monarchs too but it’s so seldom I see them around the neighborhood anymore and the ones I do see seem to be especially skittish.


  1. Thanks Donna, funny thing though is I was going to leave the skipper out as I didn’t think it was that good but you are the second person to comment on it. Shows you what I know. 🙂


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