Lens-Artists Challenge #48 – WILD

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever]
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[Photos this week are hosted on Cloudup.com site.]

The challenge this week is led by Tina.

I cannot begin to match the thoughtful insights, comments, and quotes of my fellow bloggers, or their fine photos.  Caveats aside…

That’s wild!

I’m approaching this in the adverbial sense, I think, my grammar being what it isn’t.  What I mean to say is, “That’s wild”.

Consider, if you will, the Blue Morpho butterfly at the Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, Ohio.  Looks pretty wild to me.  YOU try chasing the little bugger around to get a shot!

What about the Chihuly glass sprouting in the desert room at the aforementioned conservatory.  Franklin Park apparently owns at least 16 Chihulys and were setting them up last week for an exhibition opening 1 June.  That’s wild.

The sea is wild, isn’t it?  The Columbus [Ohio] Museum of Art is currently hosting The Age of Rembrandt exhibit, featuring many of Rembrandt’s 17th-century peers from the Dordrecht area.  The following seascape is by Adriaen van Salm, who lived 1657-1720.  It is pen and ink on panel, meant to mimic an etching.

Look at the detail.  That’s wild.

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Consider again, if you will, this 1639-40 painting by Verspronck:

It is mimicked in the 2006 work by Kehinde Wiley:

An explanation:

Priceless… and wild.

Finally, something that is actually wild.  Wildflowers, from a Colorado hike this morning just south of Denver:

That’s really wild, and that’s all folks!

Enjoy.

Weekly Challenge info from Tina’s blog:

“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”

Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/

Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/

Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/

Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/

Check ’em out!  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

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Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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27 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge #48 – WILD

  1. Tina Schell says:

    A+ for variety this week John – all great examples. And that blue butterfly is exquisite

  2. cindy knoke says:

    Especially love the Blue Morphos flying away from you!

  3. Woolly Muses says:

    Definitely fit the wild theme John. 🙂

  4. rxfrazier says:

    Nice take on the challenge, John. I especially like the Wiley. Very wild!

  5. Amy says:

    Great taken on, John. Excellent example. The blue butterfly is cool capture. 🙂

  6. Amy says:

    Oops examples.

  7. Beautiful wild collection, John. But the blue butterfly attracted my eyes the most..

  8. Raj says:

    Great definitions of wild and I agree with all of them! 🙂

  9. I really like that first image.

  10. I must say I enjoy viewing the Chihuly glass. Your photograph is wonderful. I saw him in Florida and Las Vegas. He has a very unique style. The butterfly is an awesome capture. I have a difficult time photographing butterflies. They move way too quickly. Great selections, John.
    Isadora 😎

    • JohnRH says:

      Chihuly is something. Denver Botanic Gardens had a great exhibition about two years ago. They kept one piece. I’m impressed that Franklin Park owns all theirs. (Butterflies and hummingbirds. Fascinating but quick.)

  11. pattimoed says:

    Great post, John. I love that “wild” imitation of the Verspronck painting. It’s really outstanding and a great choice for “wild.”

  12. John, I enjoyed your post, so diverse with many great images!

  13. Karen says:

    I’m happy I stopped by for a visit today, your photos gave me a smile. I do like your kind of “wild” and I know what you mean about chasing a butterfly.

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  15. Leya says:

    Great gallery, variety, beauty, fantasy! Love especially the blue butterfly!

  16. John the thought of you chasing the lovely blue butterflies around trying to get a good photo is rather amusing!!

  17. Mei-Mei says:

    Oh I just adore the Franklin Park Conservatory! They had a beautiful exhibition of orchids awhile back. Plus the Chihulys and the butterflies 😀 I can’t wait to take my son there when he’s a little older. Great shots!

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