Jul 282008
 

Schmetterling, farfalla, mariposa, papillon, butterfly, … It’s interesting, in different languages some things have completely different names, just as if these languages did not have common roots. Butterflies are one of them.

The Nikon 85/1.8 is not exactly a macro lens and these images are cropped, but at least it is sharp and focuses precisely. I saw the two butterflies this afternoon in a forest, on my way to the lake. It took me 40 images and some patience to come up with these.

The Song of the Day is the Johnny Mercer standard “Too Marvelous for Words“, this time sung, yes, sung indeed, by Oscar Peterson on his 1952 album “Romance (The Vocal Styling of Oscar Peterson)“. Very recommendable, sometimes hard to get, at the moment a tad expensive, even if you get it used. Of course there’s no video of Oscar singing, but I can recommend Ella instead 🙂

  3 Responses to “653 – Too Marvelous for Words”

  1. Hi, Andreas – you wrote: “Schmetterling, farfalla, mariposa, papillon, butterfly, … It’s interesting, in different languages some things have completely different names, just as if these languages did not have common roots. Butterflies are one of them.”

    So a mariposa lily is a butterfly lily? Interesting, but I didn’t know that mariposa=butterfly – in what – Spanish?

    Your butterflies are beautiful. It was worth chasing them for some many images to get these two.

    Andreas, I’d post more often here, but I detest having to copy some jumble of letters – I know it’s necessary to keep out spammers – but still, it’s aggravating.

    Love,
    Flo from RV

  2. Yes, it’s Spanish. Farfalla is Italian, papillon is French, Schmetterling is German, of course 🙂

    Thanks for being here.

  3. Hallo Andreas,

    der Hase vom Foto vor diesem ist super, und der fliegende Schmetterling vom kleinen Foto gefällt mir besser. Die Blüten rechts unten in der Ecke wirken wie Zuschauer, die ihm beim Start zujubeln. 🙂 Schön.

    lg

    Michael

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