Happy Spring, bloggy friends!
Ever watched butterflies court? I feel privileged to have intruded on this pair. Must be a male thing, though, that such a hairy, old, beat up specimen as this one, has perfect confidence in his ability to charm that unblemished young thing on the leaf.
This shot, with its imperfect focus, is not .. perfect. But see that wildly distorted background? I was hanging out the window of a 4WD while it was bouncing and sliding down a gully on a washed out mud track. It happened that the butterfly was on the wing beside us, and I couldn’t resist going for a shot.
Have you been four-wheel driving in the mud and wet… with the window down?
Not even if a butterfly keeps pace and you have an irresistible urge to shoot it on the fly.
We had released the butterfly earlier, but it flew back to land in her hair.