Butterfly Taunts (Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday)

I found myself in California for the second time in two months for a friend’s wedding last weekend. A group of us went on a hike at a little roadside attraction and saw a bunch of these butterflies:

California sister

California sister, Adelpha californica (I think…)

They kept darting away right as I hit the shutter release so I ended up with dozens of photos of random grasses with no butterflies.  Fun times with insect photography!  I got this one on something like the 50th try.  Good timing too.  Was about ready to throw my camera at one of them out of sheer frustration…  :)


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13 thoughts on “Butterfly Taunts (Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday)

    • Thanks! I was SO thrilled it sat still for a moment. Think it was sunning its wings, but it flew off a few moments later so I totally lucked out. These were such flighty little guys!

    • Thank you so much! It was pure luck really. I just aimed the camera toward the butterfly and hoped for the best on this one, so I was thrilled it actually turned out decently.

  1. I know how frustrating it can be with me trying to photograph bees and the hummingbird moths. That’s what’s great about digital photography – you can throw away all the ones with no butterfly in them!


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