Flowers & Insects

Flowers & Insects

Close up nature photography by photographer Alec Messenger of flowers, bees, butterflies and other insects showing the great beauty of our flora and fauna. Printed images are available on canvas or aluminium with our recommendation to show these nature photos at there best being aluminium with a matt finish. These images look great when mounted in pairs or sets.  All images also available as stock photos in jpeg format.

  • Blue Butterfly

    Blue Butterfly On Nemesia-2

    $66.00
    A beautiful little female blue butterfly on nemesia aromatica flowers with its wings spread Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend...
  • Bumblebee On Hebe

    Bumblebee On Hebe

    $54.00
    A bumblebee gathering pollen from a hebe flower in our garden. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to their...
  • honey bee on a flax flower

    Honey Bee On Flax Flower

    $66.00
    A honey bee coming into land on a flax flower in our garden. I spent ages waiting patiently by the flax over several days to get this photo but after many blurred and fuzzy images my patience eventually paid off. Note the full pollen sacks on the hind...
  • Honey Bee on lavender

    Honey Bee on Lavender

    $66.00
    A honey bee drinking nectar from a lavender in our garden. This is a lavandula joyful cherub. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We...
  • Monarch Butterfly on salvia flowers

    Monarch Butterfly-12

    $66.00
    A monarch butterfly in our garden feeding on a purple salvia flower.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to...
  • Red Admiral Butterfly

    Red Admiral Butterfly-1

    $66.00
    One of our beautiful native butterflies, a red admiral. I spotted this butterfly sunning itself on the side of a track in Egmont National Park.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using...
  • Common Blue Butterfly on thyme

    Blue Butterfly On Thyme-3

    $54.00
    A male common blue butterfly landing on the thyme in our herb garden. We've had a lot of these beautiful little butterflies in the garden this year. They lay their eggs on clover and we've been getting a lot more of them in the garden now that we've been...
  • Bumblebee Flying Into A Foxglove

    Bumblebee Flying Toward A Foxglove

    $54.00
    A bumblebee flies in to land on a foxglove. I always let plenty of foxgloves grow in various places around the garden since they are so popular with the bumble bees.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or...
  • Honey Bee on nemesia

    Honey Bee on Nemesia-1

    $66.00
    A honey bee in our garden collecting pollen from a Nemesia Aromatica flower. These Nemesia flower steadily from Spring through to Autumn and though they're not the most popular flower in the garden for bees there's always a few bees somewhere amongst...
  • Monarch Butterfly on hebe

    Monarch Butterfly-7

    $54.00
    A monarch butterfly landing to feed on a hebe flower in our garden. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to...
  • New Zealand Native bee on nemesia

    NZ Native Bee On Nemesia-2

    $66.00
    A New Zealand native bee collects pollen from a Nemesia Aromatica flower in our garden. These tiny little solitary bees collect pollen by rubbing it onto the hairs on their back legs and abdomen. They're very active and typically only spend a few seconds...
  • Praying Mantis

    Praying Mantis

    $66.00
    A baby praying mantis. The tiny mantis fell into the kettle just as I was closing the lid and about to boil some water. I fished him out and took his photo while he was drying out. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either...
  • Flower

    Succulent Flower-1

    $54.00
    A close up of a red succulent fower, kalanchoe blassfeldiana. This flower is about 8mm across. The image is compiled as an focus stack from 44 different photos with the focus adjusted by 0.25mm between each shot.Framing & Mounting: This image can be...
  • Yellow Admiral Butterfly

    Yellow Admiral-3

    $66.00
    A yellow admiral on the lasiandra in our garden.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to their high...
  • Beesting Rhododendron

    Beesting Rhododendron-2

    $66.00
    A beesting rhododendron. One of my favourite flowers in our garden.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to...
  • Common Blue Butterfly On Nemesia

    Blue Butterfly On Nemesia Flower

    $54.00
    A common blue butterfly feeding on a Nemesia Aromatica flower in our garden. We've had lots of these beautiful little butterflies in the garden this summer. There's always afew them sonewhere in the nemesia. Framing & Mounting: This image can be...
  • Bumblebee Flying Toward A Foxglove

    Bumblebee Flying Into A Foxglove

    $54.00
    A bumblebee flying in to land on a foxglove flower. The fosgloves are always popular with the bumblebees when they start flowering in spring.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the...
  • Glade Copper Butterfly

    Glade Copper Butterfly-3

    $66.00
    One of New Zealands native copper butterflies - a glade copper.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to their...
  • Honey bee in sage

    Honey Bee In The Sage

    $54.00
    A honey bee climbing into a sage flower to collect pollen and nectar. The sage is always popular with both bees and bumble bees. I love the contrast of the little godlen bee bodies against the purple flowers. Framing & Mounting: This image can be...
  • bee on rosemery

    Honey Bee On Rosemery

    $54.00
    A honey bee just landing on a flower in the rosemary. This photo was taken in the garden of a house we stayed in on Great Barrier island during April 2017. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on...
  • Monarch Butterfly on salvia flowers

    Monarch Butterfly-13

    $90.00
    A monarch butterfly lands to feed on a purple salvia flower in our garden on Frankley Rd, New Plymouth.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We...
  • Purple Yellow Iris

    Purple Yellow Iris

    $66.00
    A beautiful vibrant petal form a freshly opened iris.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to their high...
  • Blue Butterfly On Felicia Amelloides Flower

    Blue Butterfly On Felicia Flower-3

    $66.00
    A male common blue butterfly feeds on the nectar from a Felicia Amelloides flower in our garden. The males have blue scale over their wings wheras the female only have a small amount of blue with the wings mostly a coppery brown or gray. Framing &...
  • Bumble bee in salvia

    Bumble Landing On Salvia

    $66.00
    A bumblebee lands to feed on a salvia flower. The salvia is very popular with both bumblebees and honey bees. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation...
  • Clematis

    Clematis Up Close

    $66.00
    A clematis opening up, a wonderful expression of the incomparable beauty of existence.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend...
  • Monarch Butterfly on hebe

    Monarch Butterfly-4

    $54.00
    A monarch butterfly drinking nectar from a hebe flower in our garden on Frankley Rd, New Plymouth.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We...
  • Monarch Butterfly on eucalyptus

    Monarch Butterfly-5

    $54.00
    A monarch butterfly landing to feed on a eucolyptus flower in our garden.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints...
  • Native Bee On Nemesia

    NZ Native Bee On Nemesia-3

    $66.00
    One of our tiny little NZ native bees, a lasioglossum bee, coming in to land on a nemesia aromatica flower. These are solitary beees that live in burrows in bare groundor clay banks. Note the pollen packed onto its back legs.Framing & Mounting: This...
  • Spider

    Orb Web Spider

    $90.00
    A tiny orb web spider hanging fro the undesode of its web - waiting.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to...
  • Rhododendron

    Rhododendron White-2

    $66.00
    A stunning close up image of a rhododendron flower.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to their high...
  • Beesting Rhododendron

    Beesting Rhododendron-1

    $66.00
    A stunning image of a beesting rhododendron flower taken in our garden. This image has been compled by stacking 25 separate images to get the increased depth of field.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas...
  • Common Blue Butterfly on thyme

    Blue Butterfly On Thyme-1

    $66.00
    A common blue butterfly spreading its wings in the sun as it feeds on nectar from the thyme in our herb garden. This is a female, the males wings are pale blue. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on...
  • Common Blue Butterfly on thyme

    Blue Butterfly On Thyme-4

    $54.00
    A common blue butterfly on a flower spike in the thyme. I love seeing these beautiful little butterflies in the garden and have let clumps of clover establish which is what they lay there eggs on.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased...
  • Honey bee on purple salvia

    Honey Bee in the Salvia

    $54.00
    A honey bee collecting pollen from a purple salvia flower in our garden. There's always plenty of honey bees and bumble bees around the salvia. It's one of those plants with a long flowering season that really draws the bees in. Framing & Mounting:...
  • Honey Bee On Nemesia Aromatica

    Honey Bee On Nemesia Aromatica

    $66.00
      A honey bee gathering nectar and pollen from a Nemesia Aromatica flower in our garden. Note the bright yellow pollen sack on its hind leg. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using...
  • bee in sage

    Honey Bee On Sage

    $66.00
    A honey bee landing to collect pollen and nectar from a sage flower in our herb garden. Sage is one of my favorite flowers to take photos of bees because I love the contrast between the golden bee and the purple flowers. The flowers are also just the...
  • Monarch Buttterfly

    Monarch Butterfly-15

    $66.00
    A monarch butterfly stretches its wings while feeding on golden dewdrop flowers (duranta erecta)Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We...
  • Yellow Admiral Butterfly

    Yellow Admiral Butterfly-2

    $66.00
    A yellow admiral butterfly on a lasiandra leaf with a purple lasiandra flower in the background.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We...
  • Bumblebee In The Salvia

    Bumblebee In The Salvia-2

    $66.00
    A bumblebee flying amongst the purple salvia flowers in our garden.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to...
  • Glade Copper Butterfly

    Glade Copper Butterfly-1

    $66.00
    One of New Zealands native butterflys, a glade copper, in the long grass at the Waiwhakaio river mouth.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We...