Insects (and spiders too) are the main reason why I started taking photography seriously - to see the faces of these intricate creatures that scared and fascinated me at the same time. I have learned appreciate the details in the earth’s most ubiquitous inhabitants, and how important they are to our ecosystem. 

Extra special in the eyes of even the most ardent bug-hater, butterflies carry with them a magical quality that can bring a smile to anyone's heart. Seemingly delicate, these are actually very strong creatures that endure a mysterious metamorphosis from creepy caterpillar to earth-bound angel. Some caterpillars actually live for years before they gather enough nutrients for their conversion from pedestrian to pilot.