Butterfly

Hubby came home Monday with a new macro lens, so we took it for a test drive. I spent some time shooting a butterfly, and was amazed that it never moved, even though I was right in its face. After a few minutes, theĀ  neighbor’s dogs came over to say hello, and one of them brushed against the butterfly, which took two or three steps on its leaf, but didn’t fly away.

Last night, the neighbor brought me a gift: the dead butterfly. She found it in the road when she was walking her dogs, and since I’d seemed so interested in it (the neighbors think we’re strange, with our cameras and frequent long stops to stare at things), she brought it to me. I guess I’ll have to take some time and practice shooting a dead, very still butterfly. This was Monday’s best photo.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

So many ways to interpret this week‘s theme. Any time you have perfect light on your subject, the light is fleeting, kids, animals, birds – all fleeting. This week, I went with bees and butterflies, which you could argue are more flitting than fleeting. Since neither held still very well, and both were far more interested in flying than landing, I’m sticking with fleeting.

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To look at other interpretations on the theme, or to join in the fun, check out the Weekly Photo Challenge.