As those of you who follow this blog know, I love macro photography. I also love butterflies.
Usually by this time of the year I’d have memory cards full of butterfly shots ( I work on the premise that for each hundred shots I take, I might get one or two good ones, if I’m lucky!). This year, sadly, butterflies have been in very short supply. To date, I have photographed only one single butterfly. A Painted Lady. In our garden. On a breezy day.
(The media are promising us a “once in a decade” invasion of Painted Lady butterflies, similar to 2008 (or 2009, depending on which paper you read), when 11 million of these beautiful creatures migrated from Africa to the UK. Here’s hoping for this year!)
Perhaps this lone visitor to our garden a couple of weeks ago was a scout or a trailblazer for its 10,999,999 travelling companions.
All images ©HelenBushe. Fujifilm X-T3. XF80mm Macro. f6.4. ISO 1250. 1/1800sec
With thanks to Irene of Heaven’s Sunshine for offering a new weekly challenge : Sunshine’s Macro Monday. If you visit her blog you’ll see some amazing macro photography.
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