Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

Aww…some Monday

Well, I gave the little camera a bit of a work-out the other day and I must say, I was impressed with the results. I shoot a little nature photography. That is, I have bird feeders set out in the winter and I will photographs the birds as they come to feed. Last year we planted a butterfly bush on one corner of the house. It didn’t get all that large, so there were few opportunities to capture images of moths and butterflies. This year has been a different story. I have posted images of several types of butterflies and the one and only hummingbird moth.

The other day my wife came into the office and said that there were several Monarch butterflies on the butterfly bush. Needless to say, I grabbed the little Canon camera and headed outside. I managed to capture fifty or sixty images and cull down to three or four really good captures. There is very little editing done to these images beyond some minor cropping and a touch of color correction.

I was surprised at how close I could actually position the camera to the subject. Honestly, I don’t believe there was any crop of this image.

Forrtunately, one of the Monarchs was more than cooperative in spreading it’s wings for the camera.

Again, I am more than a little impressed with the level of detail the Canon M50 can deliver. I can’t wait for the first real road trip.

Have a blessed week

Monday’s Music Moves Me

This week is a free choice week at 4M. As some may be aware I have purchased a pre-owned turntable at a local flea market and begun building a new collection of old and new vinyls. One of my recent purchases has inspired this post. I was a huge fan of the Moody Blues back in the day. I thought they had some of the most complex arrangements, best musicians, and pleasing harmonies of any group of the era. If there was such a thing, the Moody Blues were sophisticated psychedelic. Here are a few of their songs for your enjoyment.

18 thoughts on “Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

  1. Alana Mautone

    I love the Moody Blues, and this was so enjoyable. I wasn’t familiar with the Justin Hayward song, so that was a nice bonus. Those butterfly pictures are very nice.


  2. You captured some excellent shots of the Monarch butterflies! That little camera did a spectacularly good job. I enjoyed your Moody Blues collection this morning. I have the band in a future line-up next month. 🙂 This is one of those old bands that I forgot about until someone in recent years brought their music off the shelf reminding me just how much I liked them. It was good to play your selections while I tackled somethings this morning. Thanks for being a part of the 4M dance floor, my friend. Have a boogietastic week!

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  3. Oh my on the butterflies. They jump right off the page. Beautiful shots. You’re ever so talented.

    I love The Moody Blues. Great playlist.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, my friend. 🙂

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