Gulf Fritillary butterflies are, well, ubiquitous in Georgian gardens, reserves and flower beds. Once you’ve shot out some, you soon turn your attention to other species flying about. That’s fine, and the way it is.
Serious photographers of butterflies live with a persistent, muffled, and nagging desire. Get an image, get images that REALLY show Gulf frits at their best. Score a super fine dorsal image, with rich reddish-orange, bright White spots, super-fine head, spots glaring, and more. Get a ventral image with those white spots and oblongs declaring, “White, white, white” in the reflecting sun.
I labor with these siren songs in my head when I’m in Georgia, and hopefully this year in other southeastern states.
This one was taken in Kathleen. Kathleen, Georgia that is. Mike invited me to come and see if we can’t find . . . Zebra Heliconians! (We did!!!)
There’s some to like in this capture of a Gulf fritillary. What think you?