What is nature? That was the question posed in an environmental ethics course I did during my undergrad. The theme this week is nature. Does this picture count even though a human-made construct is in the shot? Of course the plant is natural, but is it less natural in a park? On a path? Photo contests often disallow photos of animals in zoos, because they are less natural than free-range animals? An interesting dilemma. I think photo above depicts nature.
On a less philosophical note, a large moth or butterfly landed on a tree just off the path around Quidi Vidi. I climbed down to shoot it and it fluttered around my head for a few seconds and landed on my arm. I had never seen a moth like it before, like something out of the Newfoundland Insectarium. When the bugger landed on my arm I had my telephoto lens on my camera which has a minimum focusing distance of about 5 feet. Wish I had swapped my macro on before I went off the trail, oh well.