Eastern Comma (anglewings) Butterfly "Prayer" Shadow

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© Andrea Petersen
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Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings...Psalm 17: 8

"Perhaps an angel's praying
Thru' an Eastern Comma butterfly
From this picture portraying
That we must not pass by.....
When the message it is saying
Opened wings for eyes to see
The mystery shadow on the tree!
© Poetry by me AJP

I have read in research on-line that this species, Eastern Comma butterfly is also referred to collectively as the "anglewings." (not spelled like angelwings)

A butterfly marked the spot of this unusual big shadow that I saw next to it on a tree yesterday early evening....and I stopped to shoot a picture.. The same butterfly flew on to another tree and just showed the shadow of the butterfly form itself.... then as I walked ahead a little ways further it flew toward me and landed briefly on my right shoulder...I wished I would have allowed more room for the wing on the bottom edge but I was so intrigued by the shadow bowing down as if in prayer and quickly focused on it before the butterfly flew away...I got a better angle of showing the entire wings on the next picture.

3 responses

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (28 Jun 2018):

    great colors & details!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (29 Jun 2018):

    The shadow and narrative truly accent the angel wings of this little beauty.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (29 Jun 2018):

    I love the tortoise like tones and markings on this lovely butterfly, great shot!

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