Painted Lady Butterfly

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© Andrea Petersen
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The butterfly was pollinating a false Dandelion wildflower ....I zoomed in on this shot yesterday which I like to do in the woods if there are too many thistles and weeds in spots to easily walk any closer! Sometimes it is not as easy to get a close up of a butterfly when using macro as they tend to get more nervous and flighty of any movement and it would have been long gone especially if I had thrashed through the weeds to get closer.....The painted Lady Butterfly who landed on the wooden plank in front of my feet a few days ago however didn't get flighty because I didn't make any sudden moves so that I was able to shoot a few macro shots. It depends on the situation.

Best View in light Box! Thank you!!!

Thank you Heather Mellon for the spotlight on 9/20/2019! Appreciate very much!

4 responses

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (20 Sep 2019):

    A masterful capture of this beauty.. the tones and detail are simply gorgeous!! Great work Andrea!

  • Alex Preiss

    Alex Preiss gave props (20 Sep 2019):

    Excellent photo.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (20 Sep 2019):

    a beautiful capture!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (21 Sep 2019):

    Macro-tastic! the light , detail and color spectrum is exquisite! a real beauty!

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