Several years of driving down to Eatonton, Georgia, and I have not ever been satisfied with my captures of Sleepy Orange butterflies. I can’t even guess how many times I crouched down to photograph them on diminutive wildflowers, or stretched to get a Sleepy while it was nectaring on the Butterfly and Blooms in the Briar Patch‘s Tithonia. 200 times? Maybe more.
You didn’t see much of my Sleepy campaign, for mostly I was not pleased with what I got.
Pleased I am now to share this look at Eurema nicippe. A smallish yellow butterfly, very camera shy, especially when approached by a big lug, sporting a Canon Macro- lens, with the chutzpah to want to approach ‘OL Sleepy just 18 inches from lens to antennae.