A Photo a Week Challenge: Things with Wings


I have always had trouble getting good photos of live things that fly. I love photos other people have taken of birds and butterflies and bugs in flight. The Hawaiian bride and groom did a butterfly release at the end of the ceremony. The butterflies had to be kept cold and then “woken up” at the right time for them to fly. These were a little behind the time, so I was able to get some good shots of a couple of them on the bouquet.


Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

78 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Things with Wings”

  1. what a good idea to have these butterflies at the wedding – and how nice that two of them remained so you could get a nice clear shot – and with the flowers – they sure have a fun look.
    beautiful photo, Nancy

      1. yes, I imagine she wanted to fluttering wow –
        and side note – I have tried to get pictures of butterflies and it really is not easy – so how fortuitous to have two resting like that

  2. Love your shot. The story reminded me of an episode of “Two and a half men” where the butterflies all had died and the release didn’t work so well …

  3. What a gorgeous photo, Nancy. The bride must have been thrilled to have such beautiful creatures share her day. I like most things that fly, provided they don’t bite me. 🙂 I’ve sent my pingback through. Kind regards. Tracy.

  4. That’s a beautiful picture, Nancy! I’m thankful for the obliging critters that stay still long enough for us to click pictures. 🙂

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