Once every so often, I reflect on my butterfly fascination. When some of you share your image captures, I Ooh! and Ahh! Some of you, truth be told, produce excellent, A+ work. Jeff experiences that 1/100 of a second of doubt, some sort of a throwback to maybe junior high school self-consciousness.
That’s when I regroup, so to speak, and recall the fun I have when I am on trail, when a Wow! butterfly appears, and we play ‘lion stalks zebra,’ ’til I get the images I want, or not. I recall how sweetly many of you receive my work, and reward me with encouragement and sometimes praise. I reconsider the expen$e of some of my travel, the co$t of scoring the third image down, a Clytie Ministreak butterfly, found at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas near the border wall.
But most of all, I smile, for I Love the beautiful color and pattern of butterflies, and I savor the rich real-time color that my Fuji Velvia slide film delivers,.
Four butterflies that bring a smile to this once kid from Brooklyn’s mean streets.
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I enjoy your butterflies. You share and take me to places I will never go
I was in Milwaukee the past weeks. I was going to look for butterflies but with two weeks of 50-60 degree weather, rain and possibly mosquitoes I decided not to. On my last day one darted by and then another. No way to chase after them. I wondered what attracted them. Walking away I notice the lilac tree just starting to bloom and found maybe 10 Red Admirals flying about. It was my goodbye to head to FL and treasure the memory.
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