Flowers & Insects

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.

  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $54.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • Bumblebee On Slavia

    Bumblebee On Salvia

    $66.00
    A bumblebee gathering pollen from a purple salvia 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $54.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $54.00
  • 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...
    $54.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • Fresia

    Purple Fresia

    $66.00
    A purple fresia in full flower.This is a photostack image made up of 35 images taken at slightly different focal depths then compiled into a single image using Zarene Photo Stacker.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $90.00
  • 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...
    $54.00
  • 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...
    $54.00
  • Bumblebee  Landing On Honesty

    Bumblebee Landing On Honesty

    $90.00
    Bumblebee coming in to land on an honesty 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...
    $90.00
  • Blue Butterfly On Hebe

    Blue Butterfly On Hebe-3

    $66.00
    A beautiful little common blue butterfly 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $90.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $54.00
  • 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...
    $54.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $66.00
  • 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...
    $54.00
  • 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...
    $66.00