I saw this butterfly a number of times before I was able to photograph it. In fact, while I was chasing it, it landed on me several times. I did not get a picture, but it flew close enough that I heard its wings flapping.
A day or two later I saw it again. I can’t be sure, but I think it was the same one. I watched it fly up and land again. On this bright, sunny day the butterfly always seemed to land in the deep shade, only inches from the sunlight.
I chased it and got a photo–I had to use flash because of the light.
Then there were two. They circled around each other against the blue sky with lovely white clouds. It would have made a great photograph if I had been fast enough.
But I wasn’t. Maybe next time (if there is a next time).