Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Butterfly - The Gallery


Never think of myself being particularly patient, but the other day I spent a good hour happily chasing butterflies around a field, trying to catch one on camera. Definitely a challenge as they flit about so fast, and by the time I'd sneaked up close enough, holding my breath, they'd be off again, dancing above the wild flowers.
Most of my pictures are blurred or just of nothingness; but I really didn't mind that, or getting long grass stuck in my flip flops, or the pins and needles in my hand from holding the camera so tight. All worth it. I'd have clicked away for longer if I could.

Seeing them fluttering about is one of those joyful signs of summer (now we have one!) - and don't forget the Big Butterfly Count from the 20th July to the 11th August. Get involved if you can. Just 15 mins in a sunny spot, recording what you see. Such a great thing to be part of, and we learnt a lot doing it last year. I always look out for them now, which is probably why I ended up chasing butterflies around a field in the sunshine.

Linking up with The Gallery - this week's theme is SUN

14 comments:

  1. Superb photograph Tracey, well worth the wait.

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  2. That's beautiful! So hard to take a photo off... you got the best shot there, when they are lazing on a leaf, wings closed. X

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  3. I tried to get a bee last year and was much the same as you!

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  4. WOw that's beautiful - I don't think I've ever seen a butterly use its legs like that before.

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  5. what a really beautiful capture xx

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  6. Thanks for the reminder of the big butterfly hunt :)
    Lovely photo.

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  7. Well worth the wait, beautiful photo. #TheGallery

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  8. What a lovely way to spend an hour any very worth it given your beautiful photo :-)

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  9. Gorgeous and well worth the effort! Lovely bokeh! :)

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    1. well you learn something new every day! Just had to look up bokeh - what a great word! :)

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  10. Chasing butterflies - a great way to get exercise! You've done a lovley job, dappled sunlight and all. I have to be careful when I do it here in case I fall on a cactus or agarve.

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  11. Thanks so much for the lovely comments! Quite sure there'll be more butterflies fluttering onto this blog before the summer's out :)

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