We have had some hot, humid and stormy weather lately–weather that is great for butterflies. Tonight after work I chased the butterflies for a little bit and ended up with a couple of photos from unusual perspectives.
We had a couple of small trees toppled by the wind. I found this red admiral resting horizontally on the trunk–if the tree was upright, the butterfly would be facing down.
This individual seemed to have an unusual curvature to the upper part of its wing surface.
I also saw a great spangled fritillary. It flew down into the tall weeds in the prairie. I slowly tried to sneak up on where it was. Then I saw a monarch butterfly on a common milkweed. I wondered if my eyes had deceived me. But when it flew off I could see the original butterfly.
It didn’t stick around long enough for me to get another picture. This was not the photo I was trying to get. Still, I kind of like the result.