DP Photo Challenge: 2017 favourite

The last butterfly has emerged and flown away, leaving an empty shell and the Big T and I with new skills and great memories of our Monarch rescue mission. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

The last cocoon. The final butterfly has emerged and flown away, leaving an empty shell and the Big T and I with new skills and great memories of our Monarch rescue mission. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

2017 has proved to be a bit of a watershed for me photographically.

I have taken more shots than ever before, spent time learning about photography and my cameras, and for the first time have actively composed shots, rather than just pressing the shutter and hoping for the best.

I have also learned that seeing the world through a camera lens brings me closer to understanding and engaging with the natural environment.

So my choice of most meaningful shot for this week’s Daily Post challenge is less about my development as a photographer than a reminder of the fragile beauty of the natural world outside my door.

Daily Post Photo Challenge | 2017 favourites

39 thoughts on “DP Photo Challenge: 2017 favourite

  1. Isn’t it strange, how looking through a lens can bring you closer to nature, at least sometimes? Counterintuitive β€” always remembering that looking (with attention) through our eyeballs can do the same. Such a powerful photograph.

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      • I bought ever tinier cameras until my first smartphone.. and then the world changed. I believe real photographers use real cameras, but Jane Bloggs is contented.

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      • There are so many amazing photos taken with smartphones, it’s tempting to leave the heavy kit at home. My son who is a professional photographer has started using his iPhone a lot more and I’m loving the images he produces. I guess a good eye is a good eye, no matter what technology is used.

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