Wildlife as Art

I was all set to give the lawns a bit of a nudge today but alas my mower decided to die [yay!]. So instead I thought I'd put together a few pics and post them under a whole new heading for this blog: Art.

So can wildlife be art?. Well, no - it can't. But a photograph, painting, sculpture etc of wildlife as the subject can be. The idea being that something is art when it exists solely for it's own sake - no really. With that in mind here's a few pics, that to me are a little bit 'arty'.

The humble house gecko 


Hypolimnas bolina the checks in the eye contrast nicely with the netting 


This Giant Grasshopper chewed a convenient portal to shoot through


Using light to highlight the delicate colours and intricate patterns of this Anisoptera 


Limiting the colours gives this otherwise drab little dart butterfly some depth


Leaving a little colour hints at the splendour of this Litoria xanthomera 



I can't tell you how much fun I've had putting this post together. The freedom to simply play and create another aspect in which to view the subject from my own pics is a blast. Okay, so I'm no 'artist', but I'm gonna give myself points for sheer enthusiasm lol.

Anyhoo, I hope you enjoyed the post as much as I've enjoyed making it - take care :)

4 comments:

  1. WOW! just about covers everything I want to say about this post. These are fantastic Paulie...lets see MORE please

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  2. 'Arty' for sure along with bludy awesome! Look fab in a large frame :o)

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  3. Excellent wildlife photographs with an artistic flair! Beautiful work!

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  4. Thanks for the lovely comments guys! I really appreciate 'em. :)

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