Almost unreal that a creature can be so perfect. The furry upper legs and threadlike forelegs, the gleaming black eyes and graceful antennae, the colors and design of those wings, all set amidst pale lavender flowers. Bravo. Many of your various "creature" photos feature these beautiful close-ups of amazingly dark, crystalline eyes.
Thank you for your comment, Jeffrey.It looks like you've taken a bit of a stroll through my pictures, so you may have seen it, but there's another insect I think is pretty much 'perfect' featured in Evolutionary Triumph.
That would make the prettiest cover of a greeting card! So beautiful. There is a local photographer here that take floral pictures and then places on recycled paper. I also buying them at the market from her for thank you cards. Yes. I still write hand written letters!!! But thanks for sharing the butterfly...ours haven't appeared here yet.
I was just out taking more butterfly pictures, while trying to avoid the black flies and mosquitoes. I haven't seen them on my monitor yet, but I think there's one I like. If so, I'll probably post it tomorrow.You've mentioned on your blog that you live in a rich environment for artists and craftspeople. I wish there was a market or gallery in my area; it would be wonderful to experience that atmosphere now and then.
"A bit of a stroll" through your pictures is putting it mildly. Going over and over them again is more like it. Yes, the miraculous "Evolutionary Triumph" is another of your treasures that deserves to be in a book and is now in my pictures file.
If you'd been out for a 'stroll' and happened upon me taking the picture of that dragonfly, you'd have been in for a bit of a surprise.
Beautiful. Simply beautiful. I've got a lot of catching up to do with your pictures.
Thank you, Ginger Mickey.It's nice when the butterflies are so enjoying the nectar, that they don't seem to mind how close I get.