I, Butterfly

Butterflies are such delicate and beautiful creatures; so many sizes and so many astounding colors.  They sometimes remind me of flower petals fluttering in the wind.  Have you ever seen one close up? I mean really close up?  Those delicate wings are scales, they seem to be wearing little fur coats, those compound eyes, their long curled proboscis, and those tiny thin legs that have little barbs on them to help them cling to things.

God’s beautiful little works of art. (Tomorrow I will post this lovely in color with a few words about macro photography)

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  1. #1 by hjs1951 on April 27, 2015 - 2:32 am

    WOW! This is awesome 🙂

    • #2 by imagesbytdashfield on April 27, 2015 - 3:01 pm

      Thanks you. I had to creep up slowly on this one but she cooperated very well.

  2. #3 by bulldog on April 27, 2015 - 3:45 am

    They are such a beautiful creation

  3. #5 by infraredrobert on April 27, 2015 - 6:29 am

    Your B&W rendering has a metallic look to it – kind of counter to the delicately light nature of the butterfly. Yes, macro is difficult with living things.

    • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on April 27, 2015 - 3:02 pm

      I does have a silvery sheen to it 🙂 Macro with the living takes lots of patience and stealth.

  4. #7 by Lignum Draco on April 27, 2015 - 7:19 am

    Nice capture. No, I’ve never been this close to one.

    • #8 by imagesbytdashfield on April 27, 2015 - 3:03 pm

      Thanks. I’ve had them land on me a few times. It’s like they aren’t even there unless they move and you feel it.

  5. #9 by Timothy Price on April 27, 2015 - 9:09 am

    Beautiful! I like the B&W.

  6. #11 by milfordstreet on April 27, 2015 - 9:47 am

    The monochrome really brings out the patterns. I’m looking forward to seeing the colors. Cheers

  7. #13 by A. Blake on April 27, 2015 - 12:01 pm

    Nope, can’t wait to see him up close and in color

    • #14 by imagesbytdashfield on April 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm

      They are one of my fave things to photograph and she is a beauty in color!

  8. #15 by Indah Susanti on April 27, 2015 - 3:37 pm

    Beautifully captured! I have never seen one so close….did you use long macro lens? 105 mm?

    • #16 by imagesbytdashfield on April 27, 2015 - 3:38 pm

      Thanks. I have a 100mm macro lens and this sweetie cooperated by holding still 🙂

  9. #17 by Valerie (Our Ruins) on April 27, 2015 - 6:52 pm

    Wow, stunning capture!

  10. #19 by Nancy on April 29, 2015 - 9:59 am

    Yes… beautiful creatures. They are little art works fluttering through the wind.

  11. #21 by Cindi on April 30, 2015 - 3:51 am

    “Flower petals fluttering in the wind” — what a PERFECT description!

  12. #23 by Maxima on February 21, 2017 - 5:40 pm

    Simply beautiful.

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