2013 Project 365

Project 365/167 – Flutter By’s

Happiness is a butterfly,

which when pursued,

is always just beyond your grasp,

but which, if you will sit down quietly,

may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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  1. A very timely post, as I have been missing our butterflies that should be here. I don’t know if it’s been the weather or what, but I have seen very few so far this year, so thank you for reminding me what they look like.

  2. Awesome pix! Like Pat said, you get a 2fer flower + flutterby. That’s what my mom used to call them. Cocoons open when the temperature is right. If your region is experiencing cooler temps than normal (like the midwest) the butterflies will stay snug as a bug in a rug. Sure wish I could!

    • I got that term from FeyGirl, she’s so creative and awesome. Had never heard that term before. Humm..somehow I think they are running a little late this year. One day I hope to make it to Mexico to see the migrating Monarchs.

  3. Beautiful photography! I love the clarity you achieved here, you’ve captured the graceful elegance of butterflies – wonderful colors!

  4. You just took me way, way back, all the way to U of WI and Early American Literature, 1969. Beautiful Flutter By Photos! I always am amazed at how little DOF a 400 has.

    • Thank you so much Robert. Well, it was drizzling when I took these photos, so I used a wide open aperture setting of f/5.6, thus the shallow DoF. If I was using something like f/11 or bigger number, then more would be in focus.
      What a telephoto does do is crunch the background with the foreground, where a wide angle doesn’t.
      So happy to take you back in time.

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