Thursday, September 06, 2012

Watermelon Butterfly

watermelon butterfly by Teckelcar
watermelon butterfly, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
I found this picture from a few weeks ago on my hard drive. I don't know why I never posted it before, but now I have.

I love this particular species of butterfly, the velvety black wings with the bright blue spots make a striking combination. This particular fellow is a bit battered, but still able to fly.

Originally there were three butterflies, however they fluttered away by the time I came back with the camera. I'm glad I was able to capture this one. It took several tries before I got a picture with the wings down/open. Thank you butterfly for staying put.

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