We see this ultra tiny blur of grayish-white, on a trail somewhere, or in our garden here in the Georgia Piedmont. Don’t we brush off the tendency to disregard this tiny butterfly, for almost each and every time this happens, we gather ourselves together and crouch down to see more. Is it an Eastern Tailed-Blue, or an Azure or maybe maybe an uncommon Blue butterfly?
While we are concluding that this one is an Eastern Tailed-Blue, we’re at the same time examining it for: fresh color, that pair of ‘tails,’ those pookie eyes matched with that snappy pair of striped antennae, those incredibly tiny legs, that look way strong enough to support such a diminutive body, and as here, a pair of very shmeksy! reddish-orange spots.
Next is the decision, with several fine images of Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterflies in the slide cabinet. Do we expose rather expen$ive Fuji Velvia 50 slide film, to try for quality, usable images of this comely beaut?
We were at Lynx Prairie Reserve in Adams County, Ohio, and I sure did. Conditions were excellent, this butterfly posed so well, you never know when you will once again meet up with such a fine Blue and, who here has the strength to not try for a good shot of an exceptional individual?
Barbara Ann? Kelly? Curt? Melanie? Deepthi? Laura? Virginia? Jim? Cathy? Beth? Peg? Roxanne? Deepthi? Ken? Phil? Elisse? Leslie? Melissa Misconstrued? Joanne?
4 thoughts on “Why Get Down With This Blue?”
I never disregard these little blues. can’t help but stop and observe these tiny little chaps I cannot get down on the ground like you to shoot them, but finally got a few decent shots of one a year ago at Chapman Dam. I was resting on the lower step of the swinging bridge and one settled next to me to nectar on a sweet little blue forget me not. Needless to say it made my day.
Thanks Monarchmama. That cap’s it, they ‘made my [your] day.”
That’s the unspoken Gift they are given, they lead us to mile, upgrade our mood, and deliver those little daily highs that so enable peace and contentment.
Best shots I seen yet of blues.
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