About Butterflies

What About Butterflies?

Well, this is a new blog, and the first post. Yep, it’s about butterflies.

So, what do you reckon the chances are of me popping outside right now and getting a quick photograph of a butterfly, just to show that;

  • I love butterflies
  • I can follow my passion whenever I want

Chances are pretty slim even if I say so myself. I have a small garden. There aren’t masses of butterfly-loving plants. Even the one specific butterfly plant I have, the Buddlieah, is not yet flowering and it’s already mid-July.

It’s not looking good. Yet I feel compelled to demonstrate I have some sort of power to access, whenever I want, something butterfly-related. Yep, it’s all about butterflies.

Well it’s sunny. It’s mid-July as I said. So let’s go challenge.

——12 minutes later————————

OK, that was an interesting test. I don’t see much in the garden at any time, so that was a bit of a risk, mid-blog. The weather came up trumps though, after all, if it had been milder, there’d have been nothing flying out there, no matter how keen I was!

So, a total of 2 butterflies in 12 minutes. Not bad at all. There was a Green-Veined White floating around and a Speckled Wood. Did I get a photo? You betcha.

Speckled Wood Butterfly in Garden

Saw the White floating around the garden doing its usual ‘non-stop routine to frustrate any papparazzi hanging around in this garden’. Watched this for a while before it flew out of the garden and somewhere else. Feeling a bit cheated, I stood still waiting for another to fly by and hopefully settle.

Imagine my surprise when I spotted a stationery butterfly in the shrubbery. The Speckled Wood can be difficult to spot as it loves dappled shade and the ground, giving it amazing camouflage most of the time.

A couple of long shots first, just to make sure I get something. Then I move in slowly to try and get those close or macro shots. Fire two off with no problem, and the photo you see here is the last of those photos. I quite like that shot, especially one that was under a bit of pressure, lol.

How are we doing so far? Well this is all about butterflies, so we can’t be going wrong yet.

More About Butterflies

Challenge is over, now down to the nitty-gritty. I just wanted to outline what this blog is going to be focusing on. Yea, it’s about butterflies. It’s also about butterflies in the wild, butterflies in farms, butterflies in frames and it’s about butterflies on gifts. You know, butterfly jewelry, posters, paintings and it’s even about butterflies on stamps and anything else I can find!

Here’s to the little butterfly. You can find more about butterflies here.

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