Hoo Are You

IMG_7905Robert’s image gave me plenty to think about for my submission to the dailyphotogame.com. These open ended images can be taken so many different directions, I love/hate them for that very same reason. In following his lead, I considered pretty much everything from A to Zebra, which coincidently I did have in my library. Zebra and his rear end.

However, I chose to seek out and shoot something original, and perhaps a bit unexpected. I think I found the mark with this image of an amazing butterfly. The image presents several “reads”, the butterfly, the eyes, the tearful kiss of a couple and, of course, the Owl, from which this butterfly receives its name… "Owl Butterfly" from the genus Caligo.

P1040594As the specimen was between glass, the challenge, besides the 24 hr deadline for the Game, was to eliminate the reflections. I made a couple of successful shots, one of which made use of the shadow only, but chose this one instead… “Hoo Are You”.

Thanks to Andy at Paxton Gate PDX for access to the props.

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3 Responses to “Hoo Are You”

  1. H says:

    OO-OOsume. 😉
    What a gorgeous shot.
    I truly was fantasizing that this amazing creature was found out in nature.
    You had me convinced. Nice work.
    Wonderful how the creature is so multi-purposeful. And let’s not forget that he is inverted as well creating another thread of thought. Hmmm….

    · August 21, 2014 @ 9:19 pm


  2. Thanks for the upside down thinking Heidi 🙂

    · August 22, 2014 @ 9:00 pm


  3. John Hoover says:

    Beautiful image created in a short period of time (how refreshing). Keep surprising us. John and Susan.

    · August 23, 2014 @ 6:17 pm


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