A Butterfly Up Top

After a lot of luck photographing the birds and bees in the backyard, imagine my surprise at catching a butterfly on top of a palm frond in the front garden.

I’m only guessing the orange colouring identifies this as a female Varied Eggfly Butterfly.

I was surprised that she sat still while I clicked away.  I was equally as surprised she was still there after I went inside to retrieve my camera.

If you look closely, however, you’ll see her orange colouring is because she is missing half a wing.  She was still alive, I could just discern minor movements now and then.  Sadly though, I think she won’t live much longer.


This is my next entry in Becky’s Square in April photo challenge Tops.

Author: Clare

Ever expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

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      1. This usually happens in spring, but for some reason this year, we’ve seen them migrating at the end of summer/beginning of autumn.

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