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Micro Presence

More than seven decades have passed since my relationship with insects began.  Much of that time was spent in nature photography—specifically, in taking photographs of butterflies in their natural setting. Pursuing and capturing their images in the wild was an invaluable experience.  The purpose of insect nature photography is to capture vibrant images of insects as they go about their daily affairs; for me, it also entails the joy of doing detective work using my knowledge of nature.  For instance, if I know that a particular butterfly species tends to fly downstream along a river and I can see flowers it likes nearby, I know I can just wait there.  Or, if I see plants its larvae like to feed on in a different area, I can decide to wait there instead.  In this way, I can enjoy communing with nature.

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