As you know, I love taking photos of nature. I love the colours of butterflies and it is a great pleasure to have so many different species of butterfly in our gardens.
One butterfly became a quest to get a photo – the Blue Triangle. Blue Triangles are seldom still and have such a fast and erratic flight, it is so hard to get a photo of them in flight. They zip around the garden and suddenly they will fly to the top of the trees, up and over and gone in an instant.
One thing they do is come down to puddles on the road near my besties to have a drink. They seem to have a 6th sense and in the blink of an eye they are off when I get close. Similar to birds they know when I am almost focused with my camera and then gone.
The other day, walking about, camera in hand, spotting a bird here a dragonfly there, getting a photo or two of a Common Crow butterfly, when suddenly I am zoomed by a Blue Triangle. Now’s my chance, I thought. I followed it around the corner of the shed and saw the butterfly disappear into the shrub.
I know the Blue Triangle landed in here somewhere. Can you spot the butterfly?
Ah…..there. I can see the butterfly. How long will it sit still for?
When they fly all you see is a dark colour and the flash of blue. Look, it has blue legs too.
The colour cahnges a bit as the wings begin to open. Perhaps it is time to take off.
You can see a bit better why they are called Blue Triangles
A truly stunning butterfly
My quest is over….until the next time I spot a Blue Triangle