Saturday, September 17, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

I was out taking pictures of butterflies in the garden and as usual this one got away but not before I captured its shadow on the leaf where it was resting. You can see the wing of the butterfly in the upper left of the photo.
Happy Shadow Shot Sunday to all. For more shadow shots go here.

23 comments:

Rose said...

I haven't gotten many photos of butterflies this summer at all. I do see the outline on the leaf.

Did you get any rain this week? We got a nice rain on Wednesday, though I just heard yesterday that climatologists have upgraded our drought to a "severe drought." That sounds pretty bad, but I guess the worst level is "exceptional drought," which is what they're having in Texas. Anyway, we still need more rain.

Laurrie said...

Nice technique even if unintentional! I like seeing just the shadow of the departing butterfly.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

We are still in a drought here too Rose. We got a half inch of rain. I have stopped watching the weather channel etc because it is so depressing.

SandyCarlson said...

Your shadows are wonderful. I can feel the autumn light!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lisa girl it has taken me a while to get here .. I have had a bit of a stressful time lately so that means I'm not on here when I am overwhelmed .. having said that, I think you would like this meme because it makes you SEE far more shadows than you ever thought of before and this one is perfect !
I have seen those mysterious butterfly shadows only to never see the butterfly becuase it left in such a hurry sarn it !
Yours is great !
Joy

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

It's been weird here this year, I've seen hummingbirds more often than butterflies recently. Where are all the butterflies? I'm starting to get worried that they were killed off by the widespread spraying at night for mosquitoes after we had those deluges.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Thats to story of my life. I get a great shot lined up and by the time the delay is done delaying the subject matter has flown. Big sigh. :) I LOVE your header photo. Who took this? Its excellent.

Cowgirl Red said...

I love the words "Shadow Shot". We've had the monarchs here for a few weeks. The only color around here all summer due to the drought. My joy. Terah

Marguerite said...

Those butteflies are so difficult to capture! My photos are usually blurred, I like this shadow capture a lot better.

Julie said...

How cool, Lisa...perfect timing!!!

joey said...

Yes, I can see the shadow ... good work!

yoon see said...

Sometimes it's good to take picture without the butterfly!

The shadow seems to be a good reminder to start taking unexpected shot!

Lisa, let us celebrate the day with unexpected surpirses that we might overlook before!

Now, look for cocon but not just butterflies....and new discoveries are coming along...yeah!

Naturegirl said...

Lisa it is good to stop by and catch up.It has been an unusual summer for me adapting to my new location and I have been so absent from blogging.I think I've only had about 3 occasions to take photos..I'm still seeing butterflies in my woodlands and wonder when they will begin their journey to warmer climate..I think the hummers have left as my feeders have been abandoned..sigh..oh well soon I'll be heading out to the desert.Loved the pics of the special wings in your last post!hugs Anna

Gail said...

What a fun meme~I will look for shadows while I'm out in the garden.

Commonweeder said...

I can't even get a shadow shot of the butterflies in my garden. Great photo.

Geraldine said...

I love butterflies, for so many reasons. We don't see many here in Interior BC. It was heavenly to look at your header here, thanks Lisa!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Gorgeous shot. Our fall is full of drought also, but I'm now headed out for some needed sunshine.~~Dee

Marvin said...

Excellent shadow!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Ha, I like the shadow shot a lot, actually. Just think, if you'd TRIED for the shadow, you'd've gotten the butterfly. ;-)

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Shadow art is one of my favorites...
nice shot....
I do lots of shadow art in October....
Boo!
Sherry

cyndy said...

Great timing!

Off to check your link!

Gail said...

Wonderful shadow shot! I can't believe how dry it is in my garden~I look forward to the rains in November but, wish they would fall in October. gail

yoon see said...

Love your new header Lisa.

Really enjoy your recent butterfly shots!