Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bugs

Welcome to Week 65 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

Last week, I went for a highbrow challenge in going with history and was blessed by an amazing array of responses that informed, touched and truly were a pleasure to read and view.  So this week, I’m taking the low road!

This week’s theme is Bugs!  Creepy, crawly, beautiful or inspiring, bring them all!  Of course, no challenge would be in this list, unless you could take a very different view of it…

I’m very much looking forward to seeing those wonderful bugs of all varieties, but I am also very curious to find what alternate takes will show up for this week’s theme….

Surprise, entertain, fill with wonder, awe or horror!  Have fun with this one!

This is a little item to get you in a beatific mood…

Giant Swallowtail

This gorgeous creature graced me with its presence during a trip to a butterfly enclosure.  Bugs can be beautiful and inspiring (I hope!)

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

So, share what has been bugging you!

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

70 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bugs”

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  2. Hi Frank, I thought this was going to be tasking for me as I didn’t really have the photos for this week’s theme (Bugs). But I got lucky this morning as some insects/bee played into my hands. So here is my presentation for this week. And now, I will try to capture just any scene because you never know the surprises that could come from this challenge. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂


  3. Wow this is gorgeous, Frank! Love it. Good to shake it up a little.
    Not sure I’m going to participate in this one … regardless, I’m sending all the contributors peace and many blessings. 🙂
    That photo is magnificent, by the way. Thank you. Much loving, Debbie

      1. I’ve not had my phone with me while pruning in my garden, though I’ve seen many true bugs — though I have plenty of images of the butterflies and bees buzzing in my garden 🙂 {True Bugs are in the Hemiptera, including cicada, stink bugs, aphids, but not insects like bees (Hymenoptera), butterflies (Lepidoptera), etc.} Not to split hairs, but as a studied bilogist……

      2. Ha! Yes, you are absolutely right, as I stretched the definition well beyond its natural boundaries 🙂 In penance, I posted a true bug for the round up (I’m not sure bugs mind round up, as it should only kill weeds 🙂 )

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  5. Lots of cool entries his week. Lots of butterflies. I’m struggling to find a suitable subject. It’s rained most of the week including this morning. No insects to be found. I may post something from my catalog.

      1. New Jersey seems to have its own microclimate. We get some days typical of the heat and humidity of summer and some days typical of the cool wet of spring. I’m thinking I need new weatherproofed kit. 🙂

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