Butterflies at the conservatory – Butterflies Noir

“You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder.”

Author Unknown

That pretty much sums up some of the butterfly shots I was able to get.  There were a few times I had to duck from or gently blow at some butterflies that were hovering very close to my face – and making me nervous lest I automatically tried to brush them away and maybe hurt them.  They are such beautiful and amazing creatures and as I overheard some of the other visitors exclaim “Wow! I never knew there were so many different types!” There are several this year that I recall from last year and a few I have never ever seen before – yippee!

Today’s chapter features butterflies in shade of black, none of which I have a clue about the type.  The first one is a fave of DH.  He likes how the sculpture behind it (a Chiluly) curves somewhat like the nose on a butterfly.  The second one was fluttering on the steps I was trying to walk up.  It would flutter up one and I’d wait behind it until it would move again.  Finally I caved and said “Ok! I’ll take your picture!”  Sure enough after I did he fluttered up one more step and then off into the vegetation.  Ham!  The last one I am not sure the tail is supposed to look ragged like that.

Hope you enjoy.

About imagesbytdashfield

Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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6 Responses to Butterflies at the conservatory – Butterflies Noir

  1. Simply amazing 🙂 Lovely photos

  2. Obrigado! (Hope I said that properly) I wish I could have touched one but that is a big no-no.

  3. ChgoJohn says:

    These are really beautiful, both subjects & photos. Your 1st is really stunning! Well done!

  4. dhphotosite says:

    Wow super photos!!! Those little buggers never sit still very long. I think they have some kind of insect sensor that tells them when a photographer is about to push the shutter button. Then they fly away snickering to themselves. Well done!!!

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