Welcome to an unexpected compare-and-contrast session. Tonight, while preparing to share a bee and sunflower shot, I came across another that is surprisingly pleasing, particularly considering its vintage and source. We’ll start with that one, from Google Nexus 5 smartphone on May 30, 2014. Vitals for the Featured Image: f/2.4, ISO 100, 1/4200 sec, 3.97mm; 9:44 a.m. PDT.
I made the moment outside what was the wonderful wildlife sanctuary nicknamed the Butterfly House. The tenants maintaining the lush plants and trees moved to Hawaii in January 2019 and the sanctuary is no more.
The companion capture is a close-cropped Macro taken with Leica Q2 on May 22, 2022. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/4, ISO 100, 1/1000 sec, 28mm; 9:20 a.m.
I must admit to being impressed by the Nexus 5 photo.