Here’s a picture of a Map (Araschnia levana), the butterfly best known for having two forms: levana (spring brood) and prorsa (summer brood). levana individuals are primarily orange in colour, and prorsa individuals are mainly black with some white markings. This here is a summer brood showing off its beautiful underside (a map like pattern which look the same in both broods)-
Here’s a picture I took during my vacation in Sicily, a beautiful Violet carpenter bee (Xylocopa violacea)! This bee is huge, about 3 times the size of the biggest bumble bee we have here in Holland. Unfortunately I only had an old iPhone at hand, in real life its dark blue-purple colour was much nicer.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
It’s snowing in Amsterdam! 🙂
Photos by iPhone – one taken just an hour ago when I was waiting for the tram to go home. The other one is a collage with pictures of my cat Tonje ❤
Which is the world’s best camera? The one you have with you. 🙂
Look what I found! Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) caterpillars, aren’t they beautiful? They’re also very useful and have been successfully introduced to several continents to control ragwort. Their bright colors are like a warning sign to birds and other potential caterpillar-eaters. If a bird would eat one anyway, it’ll learn its lesson and never do it again because they taste awful from eating the poisonous ragwort.
These guys are almost ready to go into cocoon, and when they come out they’ll look like this: /tyria-jacobaeae/
I hope I get a chance to photograph them as moths as well, and I’ll bring my camera with me next time.. These shots were taken with my phone:
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a
Some random, simple pictures of everyday things-
Stat 1- Every two days, there are more pictures being taken than in the whole history of film photography.
Stat 2- There are more pictures being taken by iPhone than any other camera (~65%).
Stat 3- Before this weekend is over, there will be more photographs than bricks in the world. (Bricks!)
It makes me wonder, is there any point in taking photographs anymore, or has everything been done already?
Here are two pictures I’ve taken with my iPhone. I like both of them, even if they’re not particularly interesting or unique in any way. So is it okay to share them, or have we reached a point where we’ve had enough?
(1) The Hirschgebouw on Leidseplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(2) Autumn colours in Stadsparken, Jönköping, Sweden
My cats Odd and Tonje – ❤ – captured by iPhone
Gentle eyes that see so much, paws that have the quiet touch.
Purrs to signal “all is well” and show more love than words can tell.
Graceful movements touched with pride, a calming presence by our side.
A friendship that will last and grow, small wonder why we love them so.