Red Spotted Purple on butterfly plant

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedJuly 25, 2017
TakenJuly 18, 2017
MakeNikon
ModelCOOLPIX P600
Exposure1/250 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length64.5 mm
ISO280
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Red Spotted Purple on July 18
Flew here briefly to be seen
Pollinating a butterfly plant
E'en tho' they've been scant.
It brought us a gentle caress
On my late mother's birthday
The gift of life after death
Is a butterfly with a bouquet!
© Poetry by me .AJP

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5 responses

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (25 Jul 2017):

    very beautiful!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (25 Jul 2017):

    So rare and beautiful.. a wonderful capture and how I love your poem.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (25 Jul 2017):

    Thank you so much for your kind words...My husband told me tonight that he had never seen this species of butterfly pollinate that flower before I shot this on the 18th....I wrote my poetry tonight with deep emotion remembering how much my mother loved butterflies!

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (26 Jul 2017):

    The poem and sentiment behind your photo touch me greatly this day. Blessings to you, Andrea.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (26 Jul 2017):

    Beautiful poem, love and a bouquet for your Mother...

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