This is probably one of my favorite photographs of all time. It’s not flashy. I don’t think it even qualifies as a macro. Even so, I love the detail of the butterfly’s wings and the flower petals. As far as I’m concerned, everything is very nearly perfect. These creatures possess spirituality, and if you spend enough time with them, it wears off on you. I’ve seen them exhibit amazingly complex behavior. I often say that when I look at a butterfly, I can no longer question the existence of a supreme being.
Published by Russell Smith
I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Maxwell, Nigel, Pirouette and GarGar. View more posts