Flutter by, Butterfly

Once upon a quiet forest evening
A butterfly did flutter by
It’s silken wings with damp still gleaming
As if a rain storm was it leaving

It fluttered past, I know not where
I wondered, “did it have a care?”
Oh to live a life so free
To flutter on, aimlessly

— by Me

I was hiking in the forest one day when a small detail caught my eye in a nearby tree branch. I was lucky enough to have stumbled upon a scene which I feel is rare to see.

I didn’t want to get to close and was thankful to have a longer lens already mounted to my camera, but even then I couldn’t get as close as I would have liked.

This butterfly clung onto the side of a chrysalis hanging from this spindly branch of this small tree. I captured a couple of images and left it in peace.

I’ve tried to photograph butterflies a few times in the past with varying levels of success. I’m keen to get a more suitable lens for this sort of thing and I am keen to visit the butterfly sanctuary near here for some more photo opportunities sometime soon.

In the mean time, here is another couple of butterfly photos I’ve taken if you’re into that sort of thing. Enjoy.

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