Red admiral butterfly on michaelmas daisies

September Admiral

Red Admiral on Michaelmas Daisies

Indian summer happened last week – a day of stunning blue sky, glowing colours, and amazing clarity of light.  For one day only… it didn’t rain.  There was an explosion of butterflies, flitting around the Michaelmas Daisies which are in bloom now.  This was photographically challenging –  the butterflies were doing their normal thing of flitting about, never stopping long enough to focus and compose, whilst also performing a constant balancing act to stay on the flowers blowing in the breeze.  I was trying to get the ‘stained glass’ effect of light coming through their wings, in combination with the backdrop of pink rosebay willowherb, partially in flower, and partially snowing its downy seeds in the breeze.

“If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.”
– Krishnamurti
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