Are you ready for this?
I took this photograph about ten years ago. I am no longer sure of the exact date. I have long since lost the original. This was my first camera (you always remember your first time). It was a Panasonic FZ50 bridge camera. It was considered a good little camera in it’s day.
I know that since then I may have taken more technical pictures and certainly cameras have come a long way but there is something special to me about this one.
Everybody needs a little bit of success, something to make them believe in themselves and keep on going. I believe that I am loved by nature and that I love it back.
This was my first time.
But wait!…. Okay you can look but then wait.
There is a story behind the picture.
I wasn’t trying to photograph a Common Lizard, I was chasing a butterfly, a White Admiral.
It was leading me a merry dance all around the bramble and then it did something beautiful….
There beside it, basking on a bramble leaf with an incredible lightness of being was a perfectly formed reptile.
I have always thought of this as a gift, meaning a present that I was given and not meaning a talent. Now I get given a lot of gifts but you always remember your first time and I still think it is a pretty good picture.
Everyone should have a little encouragement.
Wanna see it again?
I really like this picture, it helped start my interest in life and it has led me to much joy.