Nature has many forms of beauty and amazing patterns in so many different places. This butterfly was a challenge for me to capture for a couple of reasons. One of them was that its pale-green color was very close to the surrounding foliage. It also didn’t move very much but tended to stay on a single leaf with wings folded so, it looked like a leaf rather than a butterfly.
I know this is all part of nature’s design to help these little creatures avoid being scooped up as food for other animals. In a lot of ways, it also adds to the fun of nature photography by requiring me to hunt for a good opportunity and be patient. I have to admit that patience is not my favorite thing. I would much rather have what I want, RIGHT NOW! But, there is only one thing that increases patience and that is PRACTICE. Of course, if you don’t have much patience, that can be very frustrating.
Ah well, I guess if I had everything immediately and didn’t have to work for it, I wouldn’t appreciate it much. When you think about it, taking time to slow down and appreciate the little things is what is really good about life. So, I guess I will need to keep practicing…
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
135mm @ f/11 – 1/80 sec – ISO 100