This one’s surely near the top of the List. What List? The List of butterflies that still stop you in your tracks, slow you down, and somehow force you to retrace your steps and come gawk at them. Approaching impossible is passing up a handsome Gray Hairstreak Butterfly without doing that, stopping to get closer, have a good look.
Equally difficult to do is take a good look at this, and Not capture a few exposures of it, de$pite the high cost of film and that.
What’s also on my List? Monarchs, Mourning Cloaks, Palamedes Swallowtails, Pipevine Swallowtails, those legions of tiny Carolina Satrys, Viceroys, American Ladies and Silver-Spotted Skipper butterflies.
Glad I am that I stopped to ogle this one, at Ft. Federica on St. Simons Island, that destination suggested by Virginia.