A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
JULY 2008: Butterflies
Colorful butterflies are common in Brazil, they also may be found in urban parks and gardens. Various Brazilian zoos and parks host interesting butterfly gardens. The zoo in Belo Horizonte had such a butterfly resort. Long queues of visitors – including many children and teenagers – were waiting patiently for more than one hour for their encounter with the colorful flying creatures. The large space, surrounded by a black, fine-maze net, was full of large and smaller butterflies. In July 2008, I spent some time together with the butterflies and made several pictures of them. It was hard to obtain clear pictures of the fast moving butterflies. But a small plate with a banana served as my ideal location for picturing some butterflies. They were attracted by the sweet scent of the banana and took their time for their meal, while they spread their beautiful wings. The butterfly species on the picture have a pattern on the wings that resemble big eyes. The curved, mouth-like shape of the banana completes this composition, as if it were a funny face.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2015