Despite the failed alliteration on my part, one thing I have noticed in my butterfly chasings is that these delicate creatures seem to always be hungry. They are far from lazy and I suppose this perpetual peckishness may be a carry-over from their even more ravenous past lives as gnawing caterpillars.
Over the months I’ve taken lots of butterfly photos and this one stands out for me not because of any particular genius on my part but simply because of the background. The vast majority of the time when you see photos of butterflies they’re against a green or flower-background. The blue sky makes this photo really pop for me though I could have done with some white fluffy clouds rather than the trees which share the backdrop. Shooting UP rather than shooting down on things almost always seems to make them better.