Would you entering a bakery, walking to the display cases full with bread rolls and asking the shop assistant for a free bread roll? Probably not.
For the umpteenth time, this week I received an email through my contact form with the request to deliver images for nothing. As I lost hope some time ago, I mentioned in three languages that I will not give away my digital files for free. So I do not understand why people (mostly design offices) still contacting me for free photo material......it’s rude behaviour as I have to pay for my camera’s and lenses too! Next to the financial investment, some images, sequences costs me a lot of time.
When I returned from my appointment last friday, the sun was shining so I tried to photograph an emerging Painted Lady. For hours I was sitting outside and waited but nothing happened. I think the air temperature was too low as I was frozen. This is almost the ‘normal’ course for photographing transformation processes: waiting and freezing for nothing. Yesterday I gave it an other try but this time inside behind the window. Due to the warmth both chrysalises emerged almost at the same time and the second butterfly moved so hard to emerge that he fell out of the chrysalis......
I rendered first aid and after the butterfly hang again he pumped blood into his wings to inflate them and two hours later he was flying into freedom.
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.