Wednesday, 18 June 2014

It's like herding cats - capturing butterfly photos!

It was tricky trying to capture a shot of this butterfly. That is, until one died, hanging off of a flower. We often find road kill, or other dead critters, and I like to take the opportunity to examine them closely.

Limenitis arthemis arthemis White Admiral 

I totally forgot about this species. I had to go back to BAMONA, to have an expert volunteer confirm it for me. It's been out and about in the garden. Several at a time! If you could see me pleading with it to stop, alight, and let me take its photo you would guffaw!
I enjoy the way the top is so much more plain that the bottom of its wing.
Its underside is different than the top!
You should have heard be begging it to alight. It did, but on the lower deck, hiding behind a pansy! What fun!

White admiral from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
This silly butterfly wouldn't let me take its photo.


Nancy J said...

Nature gives us so much beauty, even when life is over. Maybe he was shy, like the pansies. Cheers, Jean

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...and we all know that Jenn can herd cats... &*> These are stunning. YAM xx

William Kendall said...

Really beautiful!

Debbie said...

They are very difficult to photograph, your images are really beautiful.....too bad for it's passing!!