Another Day, Another Butterfly

I did some butterfly chasing this afternoon and got a photograph of this painted lady, Vanessa cardui.   Painted ladies can be very common but there aren’t so many right now.

Butterfly photography, at least the way I do it, requires a great deal of stalking.  In order to get a good picture I get within a foot or even six inches from the butterfly.  I have to move very slowly in order to avoid spooking them.  Right now one of the big obstacles is that there are a number of tiny grasshoppers which I spook.  The grasshoppers have jumped right into a butterfly I was stalking on more than one occasion.  Then all that slow movement goes to waste.

I have similar issues with my dog.

 

 

About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
This entry was posted in butterflies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s