Dewy butterfly

minrose(4Mn)February 5, 2012

A couple summers ago, one early morning while walking through our vegie garden I found this dewy butterfly, had to go get my camera, of course. It was so full of dew, it could not fly away so I was able take alot of shots.

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bob_71(z7 MD)

Beautiful!

Bob

    Bookmark   February 5, 2012 at 1:57PM
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larry_gene

What was the sequence of events? I think the butterfly would have been on that perch during the entire dew-forming process, an odd place to roost, unless it managed to fly from the actual roost straight to the kale while water-logged.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2012 at 11:42PM
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minrose(4Mn)

This was very early morning like just as the sun rose, I can only guess the butterfly was there overnight resting.

It could not have flown like that all dewy, I was there for quite awhile taking photos and got pretty close, close enough that it would have flown away if it could. I am sure the butterfly had been there all night.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 7:42AM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

That's one of the coolest pictures I've ever seen!

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 12:28PM
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larry_gene

Perhaps the previous evening got suddenly cool and the butterfly was caught out in the open, reluctant or unable to fly.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 10:37PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Beautiful and interesting picture!

Sherry

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 10:49PM
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minrose(4Mn)

Thank you so much for your very nice comments, I could not believe my luck in seeing this butterfly and having the chance/time to photograph it.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 7:38AM
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